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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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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]

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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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Earl and Randy are returning the items they stole from the convenience store, Earl refers to it as the Quick Stop, the store made famous in Clerks (1994), and referenced in the other movies, in which Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee appeared. See more »

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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 »

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[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 »

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Referenced in My Name Is Karl (2008) See more »

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Finally something original
21 September 2005 | by wellscatsSee all my reviews

I loved the show........but what I loved most was finally seeing something that showed some semblance of an original thought. Time will tell how good or bad this show is but I think it is off to a great start..Almost every show that debuts today is simply the repackaging of a previous idea or concept.My name is Earl is an obvious attempt to provide something different and hopefully far better than todays traditional boiler-plate sitcom model.Expect that this show will break new ground in television and someday will be mentioned with other shows like "Married with Children " or" All in the Family" that stretched the limits while showcasing the dysfunctional direction of family life in todays America.


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