- List of My Name Is Earl episodes
Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release Blu-ray release 1 24 2005 – 2006 September 19, 2006 TBA 2 23 2006 – 2007 September 25, 2007 TBA 3 22 2007 – 2008 September 30, 2008 TBA 4 27 2008 – 2009 September 15, 2009 September 15, 2009
Season 1: 2005-2006
- Eddie Steeples and Jaime Pressly are absent in three episodes.
- Nadine Valezquez was absent in one episode.
# № Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. Code 1 1 "Pilot" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia September 20, 2005 001 Earl J. Hickey is a small-time thief with a messed-up life. His "scratch and win" lottery ticket proves to be worth $100,000, but he is immediately hit by a car and watches the ticket blow away. While Earl recovers in hospital, his wife Joy divorces him, and Earl is introduced to the concept of karma while watching an interview with singer Trace Adkins on Last Call with Carson Daly. He resolves to try to make up for all the bad things he has done and writes a list of 259 items. After leaving the hospital he starts on his list by picking up litter, and right away finds his lost $100,000 ticket. Figuring karma works pretty well, he continues with the list, going next to #64: "Picked on Kenny James." Earl figures he needs to help Kenny to have friends. To Earl's shock, he learns that Kenny is gay and wants to skip this list item. After wrestling with what to do, he decides karma makes the rules to be kept, not he. Finally, he and Randy resolve to take Kenny to a gay bar where he can find friends. Meanwhile Earl and Randy meet Catalina, the motel's beautiful maid, and Randy finds that he has feelings for her. 2 2 "Quit Smoking" Marc Buckland Kat Likkel & John Hoberg September 27, 2005 003 Donny, an intimidating thug, spent two years in jail for a robbery Earl committed. Oddly enough, the only way Earl can make it up to him is by helping Donny's mom quit smoking. Meanwhile, Joy discovers she's the beneficiary of Earl's will and tries to kill him. 3 3 "Randy's Touchdown" Marc Buckland J.B. Cook October 4, 2005 002 While Earl and Randy were in high school, Earl fixed a school football game to win a bet with a store owner, but realizes that he forced Randy to give up a touchdown that he would've gotten. Earl sends Randy back to high school to get his touchdown back, but finds out that Joy had his car impounded since he refused to give her any of his lotto money. Unknown to Joy at the time, the car contained the lotto money. Earl and Randy go to the impound yard to get the car back, but Earl has to pay $3000 for unpaid parking tickets. Meanwhile, during Randy's game, Earl and Catalina were there to give him support, and Randy almost gets a touchdown, but fumbles the ball, which costs his team the game. Earl finds out that Joy (who in the meantime had found out the money was in the car) got the $3000 to get his lotto money, but Randy drives up with his car and his money, and Randy told him that he fumbled the ball on purpose to win a bet for $3000. 4 4 "Faked My Own Death" Tamra Davis Hilary Winston October 11, 2005 004 When Earl met a tough biker chick at a Halloween party, it looked like a match made in heaven – but when the costumes came off, the mismatch became apparent and Earl took drastic measures to get out of the relationship. To cross her off his list, Earl must reveal that he isn't really dead. When her current boyfriend (Dax Shepard) pulls the same trick, Earl finds himself once again trapped by her. 5 5 "Teacher Earl" Chris Koch Victor Fresco October 18, 2005 005 With Catalina's advice, Earl decides to teach English as a Second language to cross "Made fun of people with accents" off his karma list. Meanwhile Ralph, an old friend and partner in crime, is released from prison; Earl tries to teach him about karma, but Ralph kidnaps Randy to try to get his hands on Earl’s lottery winnings. 6 6 "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine" Lev L. Spiro Danielle Sanchez-Witzel November 1, 2005 006 To replace a fancy figurine that he broke, Earl lends a hand to help Joy's former adversary and her daughter win a mother/daughter beauty pageant. Joy enters the pageant also with her "dead" mother trying to win that same figurine, believing that if she prevents Earl from winning it then she can force him to buy her a hot tub in exchange. 7 7 "Stole Beer from a Golfer" Chris Koch Michael Pennie November 8, 2005 007 It's time for the Camden County Fair and Randy is eager to go, having gone with Earl every year since they were children. Earl, on the other hand, wants to cross something off the list and therefore chooses an easy one: making up for causing a golfer named Scott (Johnny Galecki) believe that he kept playing great games, in order to get him to buy everyone drinks. This proves more complicated than simply buying Scott alcohol, because Scott's obsession with golf cost him his job, girlfriend and apartment. As Earl gets more and more involved in Scott's life, Randy feels like they're never going to get to the fair. When Earl accuses Randy of not helping enough, Randy disappears, making Earl see that Scott isn't the only one with an obsession. 8 8 "Joy's Wedding" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia November 15, 2005 008 Earl's ex-wife marries Darnell "Crabman" Turner; Randy is invited but Earl is not. Doubling the insult, Joy schedules the wedding on Earl’s birthday so that all of their friends will be unable to celebrate with him. A drunken Earl crashes the party, accidentally breaking Joy’s nose, and adds “ruined Joy’s wedding” to his list. While he is trying to help her out on plans for a second, better wedding so she would forgive him, he ends up sleeping with Joy. When Darnell hears this, he is upset at first but then forgives Earl saying, "Hey, you weren't mad when I did it to you." 9 9 "Cost Dad the Election" Chris Koch Bobby Bowman November 22, 2005 009 Earl tries to make up for stealing a car from a girl who only had one leg, and gets beat up by her boyfriend with no legs. When her boyfriend is hitting him with a campaign sign, Earl remembers #4, how he cost his father Carl (Beau Bridges) the last mayoral election by getting himself arrested. Earl visits his bitter father (who now has to put up with planes flying over his house due to losing the election) who doesn't want to run again, but despite his father's wishes Earl signs him up to run again. His father is at first angry at Earl for doing this, but after hearing the public's response, goes ahead with it. However, Earl manages to get himself arrested again and once again Carl loses the election because of this. When Carl arrives to bail Earl out for the first time in six years, Earl finds that, although he didn't manage to cross #4 off the list, he has made a little headway into patching up relations with his dad. 10 10 "White Lie Christmas" Marc Buckland Timothy Stack December 6, 2005 010 Earl has wrecked every Christmas he's spent with Joy, so he, Randy and Catalina try to win a Dodge Neon in a contest wherein they had to keep their hands on said car, in an attempt to get Joy the car for a Christmas present. Earl is eliminated when he goes to shake hands with Randy, so it's up to Catalina and Randy to win the car. Meanwhile Earl decides to make up for wrecking Dodge's and Earl Jr.'s Christmas one year. He then finds out that Joy never told her parents that she and Earl were no longer married, and lied about his absence by saying he was serving in Iraq. She explains to Earl that her father is a racist and would freak if he knew she were married to Darnell. Joy's mother (Brett Butler) has also been struck with rheumatoid arthritis and kidney failure, and needs dialysis and is in a wheelchair. Earl finds out that this is a lie: she has been gambling away the "dialysis" money at an Indian casino. Earl has much work to do if he wants this Christmas to go well. Meanwhile the contest for the Dodge Neon comes down to Randy and Catalina, and when it turns out Catalina has no intention of giving the car to Joy Randy becomes determined to defeat her. 11 11 "Barn Burner" Ken Whittingham Brad Copeland January 5, 2006 011 Earl goes back to the Camp for Troubled Boys to make up for #164 "Burned down a barn at camp" that got him and his relatives banned from the camp, so that Joy's kids can go. After building an ostrich pen to make up for it, Earl finds out that it was actually Randy who burnt down the barn. This means that Randy is responsible for all of Earl's bad doings after that point, and Earl happily hands over half of the responsibility for the list to him. 12 12 "O Karma, Where Art Thou?" Michael Fresco Barbie Adler January 12, 2006 015 Number 202: "Stole a wallet from a guy at the gas station." Earl gives back a wallet he stole, along with the $1000 that was in it. Earl finds out that the guy was going to use the money for his honeymoon, and now that he has the money, his wife wants to go on a real honeymoon. Since the guy can't get time off from work, Earl volunteers to fill in for him at a fast-food restaurant. The boss turns out to be a jerk who steals money from work, treats his employees with no respect, and cheats on his wife, but Earl can't understand why a guy like that has a good job, nice house, lots of friends, and a hot wife. Earl has had it with his new boss and when he embarrasses Earl with a balloon in front of children, Earl can't keep his cool by punching him in the face and that's when Karma starts to kick in, causing the boss to lose his wife and sending him to prison for the stolen money. Earl realizes what he has done, though Randy explains that "karma doesn't have fists" and the guy who returns from his honeymoon becomes the new manager and his workmates all get a raise. 13 13 "Stole P's HD Cart" Chris Koch J.B. Cook January 19, 2006 018 Number 159: After Earl returns a hot-dog cart that he and Ralph stole, his efforts are undone when Ralph, working for the competition, sets fire to the cart. Earl sets off to get the money to replace the cart from the competition, but that's harder than it sounds. 14 14 "Monkeys in Space" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia January 26, 2006 017 Number 18: "Told an inappropriate story at Hank Lange's birthday party." Earl must work fast, before Hank gets shipped off to the state penitentiary. Unfortunately, Hank has a rather odd list of requests that Earl must fulfill. Earl is required to obtain various items and visit Hank in prison before visit-hours end. Meanwhile, Randy looks for a job. 15 15 "Something to Live For" Marc Buckland Kat Likkel & John Hoberg February 2, 2006 014 Earl's having car trouble, and sees it as a sign to make up for "Sucked gas out of a hose." It turns out that by stealing the gas he prevented a suicide. The guy is still suicidal, so Earl sets out to help him find a reason to live. 16 16 "The Professor" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez-Witzel February 9, 2006 012 While Earl and Randy are trying to return a laptop they stole, they accidentally knock over a bus stop sign. Earl promises to fix the sign, but gets sidetracked by the laptop's owner, the beautiful college professor Alex Meyers (Christine Taylor). Alex takes an interest in Earl and his List, and they begin dating. Earl soon notices that he is the target of bad accidents and random acts of violence, and remembers that he hasn't fixed the bus stop sign yet, and Karma is punishing him. Meanwhile, Randy has taken an interest in college life and becoming a Frat Boy. 17 17 "Didn't Pay Taxes" Craig Zisk Michael Pennie March 2, 2006 013 Earl finds a check from an old odd job he did, and feels he cheated the government because he never paid taxes. When he finds out the government doesn't want his money, he tries to find unorthodox ways of repaying his debt. He and Randy trespass on the water tower to get the government to notice them and they steal the flag, but no one cares; a plane flies over them and they jump up and down to get their attention but fall through the roof. The Government saves Earl and Randy after three miserable days. And Earl receives a big check which he is more than happy to pay out. 18 18 "Dad's Car" Chris Koch Brad Copeland & Barbara Feldman March 16, 2006 016 While trying to make up for Number 266, "Never gave Mom a good Mother's Day", Earl and Randy watch some old home videos that remind Carl of Number 108: "Lost Dad's Mustang." Earl gets the car back, only to find out that his dad was planning to give him the Mustang when he turned 16 – leaving Earl in the confusing position of having to cross himself off the list. 19 19 "Y2K" Marc Buckland Hilary Winston March 23, 2006 020 Earl goes to make up for #24, "stole a ticket wheel." Crab Man tells Earl and Randy a story that the world will end at midnight 1999 on New Years Eve, so Joy, Randy, Crab Man, Earl, and Donny hide out at Bargain Bag, a warehouse store. They each take different sections of the store, which turns everyone against each other. Also shown is Catalina's journey to America. 20 20 "Boogeyman" Eyal Gordin Vali Chandrasekaran March 30, 2006 021 Earl and the gang tried to rob a house, but the owners returned. Earl ends up stuck hiding in a kid's bedroom under the bed. When he tried to sneak out the kid mistook him for the bogeyman and has since been afraid of the dark. Earl tries to make up for this mistake. After helping the boy, he thinks that Earl cares about him more than his own father and wants to live with him, then Earl is accused of kidnapping the little boy. 21 21 "The Bounty Hunter" Marc Buckland Hunter Covington April 6, 2006 019 Before he was tricked into marrying Joy, Earl had been dating Jessie (Juliette Lewis), a clerk at a bail bonds company. When Jessie objected to being dumped, Joy knocked out her two front teeth. Jessie seeks revenge by becoming a bounty hunter. Joy hides from Jessie at an abandoned caravan in which Earl and she "own" but Jessie finds her and they fight but Joy knocks out her front teeth again. 22 22 "Stole a Badge" Marc Buckland Victor Fresco April 27, 2006 024 Earl tackles #127, "Stole a badge from a police officer". Earl finds that the officer got demoted to the worst police post because of him. Earl now has to make it up to the officer by getting him promoted. 23 23 "BB" Victor Nelli, Jr. Kat Likkel & John Hoberg May 4, 2006 022 Earl goes down to the courthouse to pay some tickets and meets Gwen Waters, a woman he shot with a BB when he was young (#147). 24 24 "Number One" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia May 11, 2006 023 Earl allows Darnell to pick his next list item and Darnell picks #1, the last bad thing Earl did before finding karma: "Stole $10 from a guy at the Camden Market", which he used to buy his winning lottery ticket. Earl discovers that the guy, named Paul, was planning to buy a lottery ticket and as it would have won the $100,000 Earl feels he has to hand over the money (which is short $5,000) to Paul which he does. Now Earl has to continue doing the list despite being completely broke, hoping karma will eventually help him out. When Earl starts handing over any money he gets his hands on to Paul to make up for the $5,000 shortfall, Randy reaches breaking point with both Earl and the list.
Season 2: 2006–2007
Nadine Velazquez was absent for five episodes.
# № Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code 1 25 "Very Bad Things" Marc Buckland Michael Pennie September 21, 2006 025 Earl helps Joy try to get rid of a stolen delivery truck, which becomes harder when they discover that someone is still in the back of the truck. Joy keeps the poor man hostage and forces Earl to make a run for the border, but Earl decides it's a plan too crazy to actually work and makes Joy turn herself in. Except—it means she's at risk of her third strike. 2 26 "Jump for Joy" Chris Koch Vali Chandrasekaran September 28, 2006 032 Earl and Randy ask Catalina to return to her old job at the strip club, but they don't tell her that they need her to do it so that the club's owner (Burt Reynolds) will pay for Joy's bail. When Catalina does find out about Joy's bail she angrily rejects it. So Joy performs at Club Chubby for her bail but, to calm her nerves, drinks so much that she throws up on the audience. Catalina sees how stressed out Earl is and takes back her job, saying, "When I jump, I jump for Earl; I would never jump for Joy." 3 27 "Sticks & Stones" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez-Witzel October 5, 2006 030 Earl makes up for teasing a bearded girl in school, and it forces him to confront his fear of taking his shirt off in public. 4 28 "Larceny of a Kitty Cat" Millicent Shelton Hilary Winston October 12, 2006 026 When Randy has a crush on the next woman on Earl's list (Amy Sedaris), he pretends to be a cat lover, despite an allergy. But based on Randy's past experiences as a poser, Earl knows that this one will end badly. 5 29 "Van Hickey" Craig Zisk Story: J.B. Cook & Marc Singer, Teleplay: J.B. Cook October 19, 2006 027 Earl has to get his old band back together to take care of an elderly man on his list. But it only brings out a nasty secret which ultimately forces Earl to marry Ralph's mom. 6 30 "Made a Lady Think I Was God" Marc Buckland Bobby Bowman November 2, 2006 028 Earl wants to make amends to an angry, bitter trailer park manager (Roseanne Barr) for playing a trick on her. But the trick caused her to change her life for the better, and the apology makes her even angrier than she ever was. 7 31 "Mailbox" Michael Fresco John Hoberg & Kat Likkel November 9, 2006 034 Catalina helps Earl cross #75 off his list, which involves delivering mail which was found in a mailbox which Randy and Earl used as a waste basket. Earl then falls in love with the intended recipient of one of the letters (Jenny McCarthy). Meanwhile, Randy delivers a second letter to Joy and upon opening it, she discovers that Darnell is part of the witness protection program with his real name being Harry Monroe. 8 32 "Robbed a Stoner Blind" Marc Buckland John Hoberg & Kat Likkel November 16, 2006 029 After Earl and Randy attempt to make amends with a former drug addict (Christian Slater), Earl joins him for a week at a commune and then tries to prevent global warming from spreading. Randy accidentally eats some medicine which causes him to see everything animated with clay. Earl thinks this is him agreeing with Earl who is confused about this lifestyle at Commune. 9 33 "Born a Gamblin' Man" Chris Koch Victor Fresco November 30, 2006 031 Earl's gay friend Kenny wants to be more masculine, so Earl tries to teach him. They both develop a gambling problem – indirectly causing Catalina to get deported, just as Randy is getting ready to reveal that he loves her. 10 34 "South of the Border (Part 1)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie December 7, 2006 035 Earl and Randy head south to look for Catalina, but run into a variety of obstacles. 11 35 "South of the Border (Part 2)" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez-Witzel December 14, 2006 036 Randy is heartbroken when Catalina's uncle (John Leguizamo) announces that Earl has agreed to marry her so she can get a green card. He must complete a series of tests to become her husband. So Earl purposely fails the tests so that Randy can try to pass them to marry her instead. 12 36 "Our "Cops" Is On" Ken Whittingham Timothy Stack January 4, 2007 033 The townspeople gather around the Crab Shack's TV to watch an episode of Cops featuring Camden County. But this reveals more problems to add to Earl's list. 13 37 "Buried Treasure" Eyal Gordin Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy January 11, 2007 037 Earl, Joy and Randy stole and buried some historic silverware, that belonged to a general, from a display in the town library. Earl resolves to return it, but where is it? Randy, Joy and Darnell each have a secret. 14 38 "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck" Eyal Gordin John Hoberg & Kat Likkel January 18, 2007 041 Earl sets out to atone for having locked a man in a truck, only to discover that that man has since died, and puzzles over how he can make amends. So he tries to throw a funeral for him. (John Waters appears as a funeral director.) 15 39 "Foreign Exchange Student" Marc Buckland Mike Mariano February 1, 2007 040 In school, Earl bullied Pierre (Ernie Grunwald), a French foreign exchange student. To make amends, he flies the Frenchman back to Camden County. But the visitor flirts with Catalina, making Randy violently jealous. Catalina holds back the truth on how she really feels about Randy – until they spend the night together. 16 40 "Blow" Victor Nelli, Jr. J.B. Cook February 8, 2007 038 Earl takes on number 101 on his list, "Stole a girl's identity." The girl turns out to be Liberty Washington Joy's half-sister that she never knew about. And Liberty agrees to let Joy be the surrogate mother to her baby. 17 41 "The Birthday Party" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston February 15, 2007 039 Hoping for his good deeds to be recognized, Earl celebrates his birthday but is instead reminded of more unresolved issues on his list. But with the kind-nature of Camden County's people, will Earl heave a load off with his list? 18 42 "Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy" Michael Fresco Greg Garcia February 22, 2007 044 Joy's pregnancy makes Earl reflect on his marriage between him and Joy, and the conflicts between himself and Joy cheating on him with Darnell. And how his father helped him do his first good deed ever. 19 43 "Harassed a Reporter" Chris Koch Barbie Adler & Brad Copeland April 12, 2007 046 Earl tries to make amends with a television reporter, Nicole, whose career went down after reporting false news that Earl and the gang had given. Nicole interviews Earl about his past and the list in hopes that it will bring back her career. 20 44 "Two Balls, Two Strikes" Victor Nelli, Jr. Bobby Bowman April 19, 2007 047 Camden County's well-known businessman, Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds) dies. His son, Little Chubby (Norm Macdonald) takes his place. Like his father, Little Chubby also had a terrible demeanor, until an "unfortunate accident" caused by Earl several years ago. Earl wants to cross Little Chubby off his list, but when he goes about helping him, it only turns out for the worse. 21 45 "G.E.D." Michael Fresco Hunter Covington April 26, 2007 045 Earl's application for a credit card is rejected because he lacks a high school diploma, a job, and a real place to live. He decides he needs to take some big steps towards finally growing up. When Earl returns to school to study for the GED, he finds out how hard it is for teachers when they have to deal with students like the one he used to be when he was a kid. 22 46 "Get a Real Job" Ken Whittingham Ralph Greene, Patrick McCarthy &
May 3, 2007 043 Earl and Randy work at an appliance store as truck loaders. When Earl tries to get promoted to salesman, he gets his customers stolen away by the other junior college educated staff. With Joy's court date approaching, she prepares Darnell and her kids for their uncertain, possibly Joyless future. The episode parodies the movie Rudy, featuring Sean Astin (Rudy), Charles S Dutton (Fortune, the Groundskeeper) , and Chelcie Ross (Coach Devine). 23 47 "The Trial" Michael Fresco Timothy Stack, Mike Mariano,
May 10, 2007 042 Earl and Randy move out of the motel and get an apartment. Joy faces a life sentence in prison and Earl testifies as a character witness. Earl starts dating Ruby Whitlow (Marlee Matlin), Joy's deaf lawyer, when he still has a void in his life that an education and a job couldn't fill. As Joy was about to be locked away for life, Earl admits that "he" committed the crime so that Joy wouldn't go to prison. Sadly, the judge gives Earl a 2 year sentence, forcing him to lose Ruby, his job, his apartment, and his list.
Season 3: 2007–2008
Originally, 25 episodes were planned for the season, but due to the writers' strike there were only 22 episodes.
# № Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code 1 48 "My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (Part 1)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie September 27, 2007 048 Earl attempts to go unnoticed in prison; this is made harder when he discovers someone on his list is in prison and is ready to kill him. Meanwhile Randy is having a hard time living without Earl. Seeing that Joy is eager to repay Earl for going to prison in her place, he requests that she and Darnell take Randy in. 2 49 "My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (Part 2)" Michael Fresco Kat Likkel & John Hoberg September 27, 2007 049 Earl's initial attempts to help Glen only get him stabbed. The key to surviving in prison is not to be anonymous but to be himself. Earl starts by helping Glen do what he could not do before: earn his final scout badges. Joy tries to get Randy to start thinking for himself instead of relying on Earl to help him through life. 3 50 "The Gangs of Camden County" Michael Fresco Victor Fresco October 4, 2007 053 Earl is offered a reduction of his sentence if he can resolve problems between rival gangs. He finds the task harder than he expected, as the leaders of the gangs are lovers. Meanwhile, Randy looks for ways to join Earl in prison. 4 51 "The Frank Factor" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia October 11, 2007 050 Earl reunites with Frank, an old friend and now fellow inmate. They recall how Earl and Randy met Joy. The episode also touches upon how Catalina and Darnell came to Camden County. Guest star Howie Mandel as himself. 5 52 "Creative Writing" Chris Koch Bobby Bowman October 18, 2007 054 The prison holds a class for creative writing, but Earl can't think of anything to write. 6 53 "Frank's Girl" Eyal Gordin Danielle Sanchez-Witzel October 25, 2007 055 Earl feels guilty when Frank's girlfriend, Billie, breaks up with him. Meanwhile Catalina blackmails Joy with an embarrassing photograph. 7 54 "Our Other Cops Is On! (Part 1)" Ken Whittingham Timothy Stack November 1, 2007 051 Earl and Randy watch an episode of Cops in Camden County, involving most of the familiar local characters. Meanwhile, Kenny's hatred for Earl is caught on camera. 8 55 "Our Other Cops Is On! (Part 2)" Ken Whittingham Vali Chandrasekaran November 1, 2007 052 As a result of the Cops episode the prisoners' respect for Randy increases. 9 56 "Randy in Charge (...of Our Days and Our Nights)" Eyal Gordin Mike Mariano November 8, 2007 056 The warden offers Earl five weeks off his prison sentence if he creates a Scared Straight program: Earl and Randy are to take convicts to the schools to perform skits designed to steer kids away from crime and to be eco-friendly. Meanwhile, Earl suggests that Randy might not be right for the job of prison guard. After the brothers quarrel over who really is in charge, Randy leaves Earl at the prison when taking the other prisoners for one of the presentations. Randy takes them for ice cream, but loses control and one inmate. Also, overdue surrogate mother Joy is desperate to give birth. 10 57 "Midnight Bun" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston November 15, 2007 057 An impatient Joy prepares to give birth and pressures Darnell to expedite the process. Frank escapes to collect his hidden loot, and it's up to a bickering Earl and Randy to go find him. Catalina babysits Joy's children. 11 58 "Burn Victim" Gail Mancuso Michael Shipley November 29, 2007 058 After helping the Warden out with numerous tasks, Earl has discovered that his sentence has been reduced to six months left in jail. The Warden is faced in a major dilemma and needs Earl's help. He promises Earl six months off his sentence if he will help him start a program that will mediate a situation between an inmate and their victim. Earl decides on an inmate who was in for running a meth lab that eventually burned his parents' house down. The inmate agrees to participate if Earl would throw a prison prom, because he missed his in high school. Earl turns to Joy to help plan the prom, and soon discovers it will cost him the rest of the money he had left from his lottery winnings. Knowing that paying for the prom will earn him his freedom, Earl agrees to give up the rest of his money and the night is a success. But the inmate reneges on the deal and refuses to reconcile with his parents, leading Earl to settle things in a more direct style. 12 59 "Early Release" Jason Ensler Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh December 6, 2007 059 Thanks to all of the early release certificates that Earl has received from the Warden, the day has finally come for Earl to be released from prison... except he doesn't, as the Warden, not wanting to lose Earl after all the help he's given, has shredded all his early release certificates. Earl confronts the Warden who offers him a new deal: help out around the prison or be thrown in solitary confinement. When Earl refuses, he is thrown in solitary for sixty days which sends him crazy, leading Randy and fellow inmate Frank to devise a plan to get Earl out of jail. With the help of Darnell, Joy and Catalina on the outside combined with Randy and Frank’s help on the inside, Earl should be home free. Or will he? 13 60 "Bad Earl" Eyal Gordin Alan Kirschenbaum January 10, 2008 060 Earl’s lifestyle in prison seems to be transitioning to his regular life outside of bars. He's having a hard time adjusting back to normal life and continues to hold a grudge with karma. He has no money left; the motel gives away his room; and as an ex-convict he can find only a demeaning job. A half-hearted attempt to cross an item off the list leads to his humiliation and, upon seeing that Ralph is living a lavish life after conning an elderly woman, he decides there is no karma and refuses to do the list anymore. After Earl slaps Catalina's backside, knocks over Joy and Darnell's trailer and forces Randy to sleep in the car on Christmas Eve (having taken over conning the elderly woman from Ralph), everyone partakes in an intervention on Christmas morning to try to make Earl change his ways. Earl rejects his friends and tries to run from karma, but karma catches up to him in the shape of a car, and Billie. 14 61 "I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (Part 1)" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia April 3, 2008 061 Earl is still lying in the middle of the road next to Billie, both of whom are unconscious after being hit by a car. The accident puts Earl in a coma and takes him to an alternate world in the form of a sitcom. Meanwhile, the doctor rejects Earl so Randy, Joy, Darnell and Catalina steal an ambulance to get Earl to the hospital. Karma still seems to be getting the better of Earl when the stretcher is lost and becomes stuck to the front of a truck driven by a crazy lady who claims not to know that he is unconscious. Randy and the others get there and 'steal' Earl and take him to the hospital. 15 62 "I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (Part 2)" Marc Buckland Bobby Bowman April 3, 2008 062 Earl is still in a coma, but the doctors at the hospital refuse to try to pull him out of it. After desperate attempts to wake him up, Randy tracks down a little boy who can cure everything with his finger. The boy refuses to help because he thinks Joy has the devil on her side, so Darnell and Randy try to prove to him that she does not. Meanwhile in the sitcom world, Earl gets a promotion but will have to leave town for good to have it. Has Earl's bad karma gotten the best of him? Will he find the strength to survive his coma? Guest stars Paris Hilton as herself. 16 63 "Stole a Motorcycle" Eyal Gordin Kat Likkel & John Hoberg April 10, 2008 063 Earl is still in a coma, but Randy realizes that each item he completes off Earl's list helps Earl get better. After letting fate pick his next task, Randy gathers Joy and Darnell to help him solve the mystery of a motorcycle stolen from the Teutul family. Randy cannot remember anything about that day because both he and Earl were drunk. He must retrace his steps, with the help of Joy and Darnell, and try to fix the problem before Earl's condition gets worse. Meanwhile, Earl's life in a coma is still in sitcom form and his wife, Billie, is pregnant. Earl and Billie have a baby boy and are very happy. Is this alternate life in Earl's mind his ideal life? Guest starring Paul Teutul, Sr., Paul Teutul, Jr. and cast members of American Chopper. 17 64 "No Heads and a Duffel Bag" Michael Fresco Hunter Covington April 17, 2008 064 With Earl still in a coma, Randy and Joy continue crossing items off Earl’s list to improve his recovery. Earl’s parents went on a vacation and left the house to Earl and Randy. Upon returning early from the airport due to a flight delay they found a duffel bag full of marijuana in the house. Carl, Earl’s dad (Beau Bridges), is very mad and destroys all of it, only to find Earl, Joy and Randy return home with an angry drug dealer holding a gun demanding his entire duffel bag full of weed back. Carl, reluctantly, was left with no other decision than to buy back all the marijuana from the local drug dealer. What will Randy do to amend this situation? Or is this a task that Earl can resolve just by listening to his father? 18 65 "Killerball" Eyal Gordin Matt Ward April 24, 2008 065 Randy decides that putting Earl in long-term care is not the best decision, so he takes care of Earl himself. Joy and Darnell do not approve of Randy’s newly adopted responsibility of taking care of his brother, but let it play out for a bit. Randy feels that if they work together to complete tasks off the list, then Earl might recover even faster. Together they tackle the next task off Earl's list. Earl and Randy messed with two kids in the past, handicapped thanks to skydiving gone wrong, and Randy makes up for by having comatose Earl "participate" in a handicapped sport with some fancy remote controls. Meanwhile, Earl and his sitcom world counterparts have suddenly aged into senior citizens, allowing Earl to discover he's living in a fake world and finally emerge from his coma. 19 66 "Love Octagon" Michael Fresco Danielle Sanchez-Witzel May 1, 2008 066
After waking up from a coma, Earl now knew what was important in his life and he was set on going after it. He knew that he had to find Billie, whom he felt karma brought to him to be his soul mate. No one knows where to find Billie and so Earl turned to an unlikely place, Frank. Elsewhere, Darnell and Joy have moved into the Crab Shack, since their trailer is still turned on its side (from the events in "Bad Earl").The episode is dedicated to one of the show's producers in the Amigos de Garcia Productions logo that states: "Our Amigo Forever!" 1943-2008.
20 67 "Girl Earl" Eyal Gordin Ralph Greene May 8, 2008 067 After karma leads Earl back to Billie, they decide that they were meant to give their relationship a chance. Billie is inspired by Earl’s good deeds and creates a karma list of her own. On her list is a champion grocery bagger (guest star Jon Heder) that both Billie and Earl previously stole from so they track him down to make things right. After they find the grocery bagger completely down and out, Earl quickly discovers another side of Billie and what being in a relationship with her is really like. 21 68 "Camdenites (Part 1)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie & Hilary Winston May 15, 2008 068 Earl is still questioning karma bringing Billie into his life. With the troubles in their marriage escalating, Earl turns to friends for advice. He realizes the best advice he gets is to follow his dad's example, which was to just work late and spend less time with his wife. In Earl's world, working late meant spending a lot more time devoted to the list. For a while it seemed to really work. 22 69 "Camdenites (Part 2)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie & Hilary Winston May 15, 2008 069 Billie grows very annoyed of Earl's karmic list and forces Earl to choose between the list and Billie. When Earl chooses the list, Billie starts to undo all his good deeds by hurting the residents of Camden County. Earl focuses on helping the Camdenites, an Amish-like sect, by convincing one of the young women, Greta, to return to the sect. When Billie hijacks Greta (who develops an attraction to Randy), Earl thinks all is lost. But Billie, in an attempt to escape the law, stumbles into the Camdenite compound and joins the religious order. She briefly returns to make amends with Earl, grant him a divorce, and in an act of good karma, gave him the remainder of her insurance settlement amounting to $72,000. With his faith in karma fully restored, Earl reflects afterward that after being sent to prison, rejecting karma and ending up in a coma he is finally back where he belongs.
Season 4: 2008-2009
Season four began on September 25, 2008. Greg Garcia said in an interview with Television Without Pity (which was mentioned in a season 2 episode) that season four's focus will return to its original place: Earl going through his Karma List and righting his past wrongs. Actress Alyssa Milano, who played Earl's (ex-)wife Billie, was initially announced to return for a few episodes in season four, but did not reappear.
- Nadine Valezquez is absent in four episodes.
- Eddie Steeples was absent in one episode.
# № Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. Code 1 70 "The Magic Hour" Eyal Gordin Timothy Stack September 25, 2008 077 When Joy uses Make-A-Wish to stop her and the boys from waiting in lines at the grand opening of an amusment park, Earl remembers and feels guilty about stealing wishes from a Make-A-Wish child a few years back, so he goes to the house where the boy lived to return the pony he stole. It turns out that the boy is still alive and doesn't want a pony, but wants Earl's help in making his movie, 2 The Max. Earl and Buddy (Seth Green) do a really good job at getting together the cast, including Randy, who turns out to be a really good actor. After several storm-offs because Buddy didn't like the acting, all of the actors quit and leave Earl and Buddy to finish the movie. It turns out that Buddy was only going to get treatments for his cancer. Buddy is able to get the movie premiered and Earl is able to get everyone to attend. Buddy dies before the premiere, but Buddy's mother comes with the movie that he had finished before he died. Earl decides to tell everyone of Buddy's death after the premiere, and can cross "Stole Pony from Make-A-Wish kid" off his list. 2 71 "Monkeys Take a Bath" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia September 25, 2008 078
Earl and Randy decide it's time to make amends with their childhood neighbours, the Clarks. But when they discover more skeletons in the closet than they had expected, the brothers find themselves needing to sort out some family issues between their mom and dad (Beau Bridges). Meanwhile, Joy has duped one-eyed Willy out of his glass eye, and despite Darnell's efforts Willy may never "see" that eye again.(Note: This episode aired as the second half-hour with "The Magic Hour" as the season premiere.)
3 72 "Joy in a Bubble" Michael Fresco Jessica Goldstein
& Chrissy Pietrosh
October 2, 2008 071 Earl's attempt to give Joy the hot tub she's always wanted backfires and she is forced to stay in a makeshift bubble because of a flesh eating toe infection. While she is out of commission, Earl must fill in as the new Joy. Between gossiping with the ladies at the salon and shopping for meat out of some guy's trunk, Earl learns about the Turner family. This includes the fact that Dodge and Earl Jr. might have a social disorder that causes them to have no friends. Can Earl fix this problem too? 4 73 "Stole an RV" Chris Koch John Hoberg
& Kat Likkel
October 2, 2008 073 To cross Jerry (Jerry Van Dyke) off of his list, Earl can't just return the RV he stole, mostly because Randy blew it up. Earl and Randy set out to find what might make this grumpy war hero happy, and accidentally turn him into a 75-year-old killing machine. Elsewhere, Joy and Darnell attempt to turn the legend of a giant pig that lives near the trailer park into a one-of-a-kind, money making sideshow. 5 74 "Sweet Johnny" Eyal Gordin John Hoberg
& Kat Likkel
October 9, 2008 072 Earl decides it's time to make it up to local stunt man Sweet Johnny (David Arquette) for sleeping with his girlfriend. When Earl finds Sweet Johnny, he discovers his friend has a permanent injury and learns that sometimes crossing an item off the list isn't always the best thing to do. Elsewhere, Joy buys a gun after someone carjacks the Brat, but Darnell does not approve of owning the firearm. 6 75 "We've Got Spirit" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston October 16, 2008 070 Randy secretly wanted to be a cheerleader, which Earl unknowingly prevented. Earl takes his brother to cheerleading camp – but his determination wanes when it emerges that most of the Crab Shack customers will be watching their final performance. Elsewhere, Joy is hurt when her son Dodge calls Catalina beautiful and starts to try and make herself look glamorous to her son, much to Darnell's concern. 7 76 "Quit Your Snitchin'" Chris Koch Matt Ward October 23, 2008 076 Earl finds out that he is no longer covered by the criminal code of ethics when someone steals Randy's birthday present from him. When he learns that the law of the underworld no longer protects him, Earl struggles with the idea of going to the police, despite Joy's protests that snitches are the lowest of the low. 8 77 "Little Bad Voodoo Brother" Chris Koch Alan Kirschenbaum October 30, 2008 074 While Earl is busy planning a Halloween party for Dodge and Earl Jr., Randy befriends Catalina's visiting nephew Oscar and tries to be a good older brother example to him. When he is caught stealing tips, Randy tries his best to confront him and tells him to return the money. The boy then appears to go into some sort of trance, which Randy takes to be voodoo. Earl tries to convince Randy that it isn't voodoo, despite seeing voodoo dolls of each other made. After the nephew steals some of Joy's hair, Joy leads the locals in a mob intent on getting their hands on him. Randy and Earl have no choice but to defend the boy from the clutches of the mob. 9 78 "Sold a Guy a Lemon Car" John Putch Michael Pennie November 6, 2008 075 When a mysterious man named Lloyd (Courtney Gains) moves next door to Earl and Randy, a life-or-death item suddenly jumps to the top of the list. Meanwhile, Joy becomes obsessed with winning a science fair so that she can buy a necklace designed by Jane Seymour with the $500 prize money. 10 79 "Earl and Joy's Anniversary" Michael Fresco Danielle Sanchez-Witzel November 13, 2008 079 Earl remembers the surprise party that Randy threw for his and Joy's first wedding anniversary, during which Earl's more successful and handsome cousin Blake (Jason Priestley) made him feel less than adequate as a husband. Killer bees invade Camden, trapping Darnell, Catalina, Kenny and Patty in a phone booth. 11 80 "Nature's Game Show" Eyal Gordin Carter Covington November 20, 2008 080 A series of tornados hitting Camden County aren't Earl's biggest concern when he loses his list. A wild ride in a boat causes Randy to think he's invulnerable and he ponders how he should use his newfound power. Joy and Darnell argue over who is the smart member of the couple. Catalina and Patty have a religious awakening. 12 81 "Reading Is a Fundamental Case" Michael Fresco Mike Mariano December 4, 2008 082
While reading to children, Earl reminisces about a recent list item that he and Randy righted. It all began when Earl found his old friend Raynard (Ewen Bremner) living in the wild and keeping company with a raccoon.The episode is dedicated to Garcia's newborn son Gump in the Amigos de Garcia Productions logo stating: "Happy Birthday, Gump!"
13 82 "Orphan Earl" Marc Buckland Michael Shipley December 11, 2008 081 Earl discovers that Joy has continued a holiday scam they started years before, and has expanded the scam to include her friends. 14 83 "Got the Babysitter Pregnant" Mike Mariano Vali Chandrasekaran January 8, 2009 083 After having his heart broken by the babysitter, a young Earl goes to drastic measures to make sure she and her boyfriend pay the ultimate price. Now older and wiser, Earl decides it's time to cross them off his list. When he finds the couple and their live-in, obnoxious, grown son, he believes karma wants him to help the freeloader learn how to make it on his own. But when Earl finds that the lesson in tough love also applies to Randy, he realizes the difficulty in kicking someone out of the nest. Meanwhile, Joy struggles to tell Darnell that she lost his beloved pet turtle. 15 84 "Darnell Outed" Eyal Gordin Ralph Greene January 15, 2009 084 When auditions for Erik Estrada's new reality show (Estrada or Nada) come to Camden, Earl encourages Joy to go for her childhood dream of becoming famous and try out, thus allowing him to cross an item off his list. Joy, initially reluctant, steals Randy's audition and makes a fool of herself. Her crazy antics are a cause for concern when Darnell receives a startling phone call. 16 85 "Darnell Outed (Part 2)" Eyal Gordin Alan Kirschenbaum & Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh January 22, 2009 085 After losing his Witness Protection cover, Darnell must pack up the family and assume a new identity. Earl and Randy make a shocking discovery at the post office: maybe Joy can challenge Erik Estrada in his show (Estrada or Nada) anyway. 17 86 "Randy's List Item" Paul Burke Pedreira Bobby Bowman February 5, 2009 086 When he wins on a scratcher Lottery ticket, Randy is immediately hit by a bike and the ticket blows away. Following in Earl’s footsteps, he believes that was a message from karma, and he too should start a list of past wrongs he needs to right. When the brothers realize that their karma lists share an item, they set out to work on it together. Meanwhile, a frustrated Joy tries to convince the FBI to give her and Darnell a better identity in the Witness Protection Program. 18 87 "Friends with Benefits" Allison Liddi-Brown Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh February 12, 2009 090 When Mr. Turtle finds his way home after being lost, Earl sets off to return him to Darnell, who now lives in an upscale community with his family, thanks to Witness Protection. Meanwhile, adjusting to her new wealthy lifestyle proves difficult when Joy struggles to fit in with her trophy-wife neighbors. Back in Camden, Randy unwittingly shares a bed with a guy named Jim who has a crush on Randy. 19 88 "My Name Is Alias" Eyal Gordin Matthew W. Thompson February 19, 2009 089 Darnell's father (Danny Glover) arrives in Camden claiming he needs to make amends with his son. Earl and Randy smell trouble and go to warn Joy and Darnell. Unfortunately, trouble follows them there and the family reunion results in Darnell and his dad going on one last super-secret, undercover operation. 20 89 "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy" Marc Buckland Hilary Winston March 5, 2009 087 Earl makes up for ruining the space suit that Chaz Dalton wore in space, only to find out his childhood hero was a fake. Meanwhile, Darnell gets back in touch with his friends he met as Harry Monroe, getting Joy interested in the social networking website BuddyBook. 21 90 "Witch Lady" Eyal Gordin Michael Shipley & Matt Ward March 19, 2009 088 Earl conjures up a karmic plan to atone for all the wicked wrongs he did to an oddball "witch lady" (Betty White) when he was a youngster. But the golden girl proves to be certifiably unhinged, putting the Camden crew in a life-or-death situation. Elsewhere, Joy tries to prove that she has a good side. 22 91 "Pinky" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia March 26, 2009 092 Earl helps Randy find his first love, a girl with pink hair called Pinky. Randy learns Earl had come between them all those years ago, lying to Pinky by telling her Randy had broken up with her. After reuniting on a bridge, Randy finds out his first love is actually Joy. 23 92 "Bullies" Eyal Gordin Vali Chandrasekaran & Hunter Covington April 16, 2009 091 Randy takes drastic measures to avoid Joy's bullying, while Earl attempts to cross off another list item for bullying an old schoolmate, Wally Panzer (Matthew Willig), whom Earl dubbed "Pansy." 24 93 "Gospel" Ken Whittingham Mike Mariano April 23, 2009 093 Earl tries to return a stolen church organ to a preacher (formerly a "gangsta" known as "Hash Brown"), but finds that he's on the list more than one time. Meanwhile, Joy accidentally kidnaps Catalina, and Darnell tells her they have no choice but to kill her. 25 94 "Inside Probe (Part 1)" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia April 30, 2009 094 News show Inside Probe investigates the disappearance of the Crab Shack's owner, thinking that he was abducted by aliens. After eight years the show airs on TV, and several Camden residents become murder suspects. Michael Waltrip guest stars 26 95 "Inside Probe (Part 2)" Greg Garcia Michael Pennie & Timothy Stack May 7, 2009 095 The Inside Probe investigation continues, revealing the final fate of Ernie: in a freak accident he fell into wet cement, half drunk, while trying to change the tape of the hidden cameras in the women's restroom. 27 96 "Dodge's Dad (Part 1?)" Chris Koch Alan Kirschenbaum & Danielle Sanchez-Witzel May 14, 2009 096 Series finale. After being reminded of ruining Dodge's Career Day a few years earlier, Earl agrees to appear again. Awkward questions remind Earl that Dodge doesn't know that Earl isn't his natural father. Under pressure, Joy reveals that Little Chubby – the richest businessman in Camden – is Dodge's real dad. Earl tries to get Little Chubby to do his duty to Dodge; Little Chubby responds to Earl's efforts by freezing his bank account and having him evicted from the motel. Eventually a DNA test reveals that Dodge's father is not Little Chubby but Earl himself: the conception occurred during a Halloween party, at which Earl and Little Chubby wore similar costumes. Even more surprising, Darnell is not Earl Jr's father. To Be Continued ... Because the series was cancelled, the mystery remains unsolved.
- Episodes divided by disk, Season 4
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- List of My Name Is Earl episodes at the Internet Movie Database
- List of My Name Is Earl episodes at TV.com
- List of all the songs played in the series by episodies at the TV IV
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