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My Name Is Earl 

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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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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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Karma is a funny thing! See more »

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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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Earl See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaumont, California, USA See more »

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Stereo | Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the show's ad campaign before the series aired included billboard ads with Earl's picture and one of the items from his list printed on the billboard (for example, "Cheated my way through the seventh grade...twice", "Stole a car from a one-legged girl", "Faked my death to break up with a girl" et cetera.), with the tag line "...I'm sorry". See more »

Goofs

When Joy is shown counterfeiting 20's in 1996, they are the bills that were redesigned in 2004. See more »

Quotes

[Randy opens the door]
Earl: Randy?
Randy: No.
[Closes the door again]
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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 »

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Referenced in Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part Two (2012) See more »

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pilot was fantastic, can it continue...
21 September 2005 | by knifeintheeyeSee all my reviews

OK, it was only one episode, but it was very funny. Jason Lee, best known to me, from Mumford and most Kevin Smith movies, was perfect. His dumb brother, Randy, played by Kevin Smith alum, Ethan Suplee was fun as well. Jaime Pressly oddly was the best cast. ALthough I believed the brothers were redneck bums, down on there luck, house breaking into losers...Jaime was the best suited to her character. She was picture perfect as the just a little too old, old time beauty queen tramp. She was a blast. In fact all the characters had features of them that stood out. I'm marking Tuesday night at 8 pm on my calender. This show (if one show is any indication...) is a keeper.

9 out of 10 or better.

update...

Season One is just ending, and yes, the show chugged along nicely throughout the season. Too bad it's already changed nights (to Thursday opposite CSI) but that's a small price to pay for a funny show like this one. Here's to a great second season, cheers.


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