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My Name Is Earl 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2009)
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.
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4   3   2   1  
2009   2008   2007   2006   2005  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jason Lee ...  Earl Hickey 96 episodes, 2005-2009
Ethan Suplee ...  Randy Hickey 96 episodes, 2005-2009
Jaime Pressly ...  Joy Turner 96 episodes, 2005-2009
Nadine Velazquez ...  Catalina 96 episodes, 2005-2009
Eddie Steeples ...  Darnell Turner 96 episodes, 2005-2009
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Storyline

Earl is a low-life who buys a winning lottery ticket, only to get hit by a car, losing the ticket in the process. He then realizes in the hospital that his bad luck is the result of karma in which fate punishes him for all the rotten things he's ever done in his life; therefore, he then decides to dedicate his life to making amends to all the people he has hurt in his life. Written by B&M

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So I made a list of all I've done wrong. Now I want to make it right. This may take a while. See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

Earl moved out of his parents' house on 03/14/89, according to his father in "Dad's Car"--dad uses those numbers as the combination to his gun safe. See more »

Goofs

In the scenes where pregnant "Joy" is in the shower, the body double is wearing flesh colored panties, just barely visible at the bottom of the screen. This goof is likely not visible on CRT televisions that over-scan. See more »

Quotes

[title sequence voiceover]
Earl: You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things, and then wonders why his life sucks? Well... that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner. Karma. That's when I realised I had to change. So, I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and, one by one I'm going to make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.
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Crazy Credits

The "Amigos de Garcia" production company card in the closing credits features a different friend of Executive Producer 'Gregory Thomas Garcia' every week. See more »

Alternate Versions

The streaming versions of the show restore the original soundtrack (the DVD releases had a bunch of music changed) but three episodes are edited that were uncut on DVD. Pilot and Number One from season 1 originally aired as super-sized episodes that ran 24 minutes and 27 minutes respectively. South of the Border from season 2 aired as an hour long episode split into two parts for syndication. All of these episodes use their syndication edits for streaming meaning Pilot and Number One are cut down to 21 minutes and South of the Border is presented in two parts. South of the Border didn't have as much footage cut as Pilot and Number One, but the second half of the episode had about a minute of footage removed in the two part edit. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pear Cider and Cigarettes (2016) See more »

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This Show is So Good That I Expect It To Be Cancelled
26 September 2005 | by johnpenning51See all my reviews

I rarely watch sitcoms any more because they are normally both inane and indistinguishable from one another. This show may actually induce me to watch it on a regular basis. If you liked "Raising Arizona", you just might like "My Name Is Earl". After I watched the first episode I did an online search to find out who the creative forces were behind it. In doing so I stumbled into a review that described Earl as the illegitimate son of Nicholas Cage in "Raising Arizona". That just about nails the character. In In fact, while recounting the season opener to a friend who had missed it, I nearly called Earl, Hi. Catch it before it's gone. If you didn't think the first episode was brilliant, then this show is just not for you.


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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Beaumont, California, USA See more »

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