My Name Is Earl

10 Best Episodes of My Name Is Earl

When petty criminal Earl Hickey wins the lottery, he sets off on a quest to repair his questionable karma.

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#1 - South of the Border (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)

In the first half of this special one hour episode, Earl and Randy face problems in their quest to take Catalina off Earl's list and bring her home after she was deported because of Earl. Joy's friendly attitude causes the neighbors to get closer and Darnell doesn't like it at all.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 243 votes.

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#2 - Dodge's Dad (Season 4 - Episode 27)


When Dodge tells Joy he doesn't want Darnell to speak at career day, she enlists Earl to pretend to be his father. Things don't go well and Earl realizes Dodge needs to know his real dad. Despite Joy's protests, Earl enlists Randy and Catalina to help him hunt down the deadbeat dad, but what they discover is worse than they could have imagined.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 209 votes.

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#3 - Number One (Season 1 - Episode 24)

In the season finale, Earl decides to cross off the first number on his karma list, “Stole ten dollars from a guy at the Camden Market.” Earl to his dismay finds out that he owes much more than ten dollars, in fact he must surrender all his lotto winnings. Earl now ponders when karma is going to help him with his misfortunes.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 257 votes.

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#4 - Buried Treasure (Season 2 - Episode 13)


In classic whodunit fashion, Earl must determine who took his stolen "treasure" so he can cross it off his list. Joy, Darnell and Randy all give their own version of what happened to the buried treasure.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 248 votes.

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#5 - The Trial (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Things are finally looking up for Earl with a GED, a job, a new apartment and love interest however it may all come crashing down during Joy's trial date. Earl's shocking testimony could help Joy but at what cost?

The episode was rated 7.92 from 215 votes.

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#6 - The Professor (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Earl's nervous about returning a laptop computer he stole from a college professor, mostly because he's uncomfortable around smart people. When the professor turns out to be a beautiful woman, he feels even more ill at ease, until she flatters him and asks him to speak about his list in front of her class. Meanwhile, Randy experiences fraternity life---and absolutely loves it.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 273 votes.

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#7 - Get a Real Job (Season 2 - Episode 22)

When Earl decides to get his first real job at an appliance store, he experiences 'growing pains'. Meanwhile, Joy makes another irrational decision when the forthcoming trial continues to get to her.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 215 votes.

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#8 - Jump For Joy (Season 2 - Episode 2)


In order to help a friend Earl has to raise a lot of money. He goes to Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds), owner of Club Chubby a local strip club. He agrees to loan Earl the money if Earl can convince his most popular dancer to come back and work for him.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 275 votes.

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#9 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Today is the first day of the rest of Earl Hickey's life. After coming into a $100,000 scratch-off lottery ticket and losing it just as fast upon being hit by a car, Earl has an epiphany in the hospital--to make up for all the terrible things he's done in the past. With his brother Randy and a motel maid named Catalina, Earl writes up a list of every misdeed he was a part of. Earl sets out to do just that, starting with #64--Kenny James, a boy he picked on in elementary school. Recap When we meet Earl Hickey, he describes himself as "that guy you see going into the convenience store when you stop off in that little town on the way to Grandma's house--sorta shifty looking fellow who buys a pack of smokes, a couple lotto scratchers and a tallboy at 10 in the morning." He's a petty thief who proceeds to steal some CDs and a flag from a van parked outside of the aforementioned convenience store. Earl's narration introduces us to Joy, his unfaithful wife of, presumably, six years. He also introduces his two children (neither of which he fathered), Dodge and Earl Jr, and his brother Randy. The narration montage also introduces Darnell, an employee at Ernie's Crab Shack and also the father of Earl Jr. This all brings us to three weeks ago. Earl gets his due in the form of a $100,000 scratch off ticket... only to promptly lose it when he runs into traffic and gets hit by a car. He wakes up in a hospital with an injured leg and neck, a morphine drip, and divorce papers from Joy. While flipping channels on the television, Earl stops on Carson Daly's late night talk show. Carson recites his philosophy on karma and it inspires an epiphany in Earl. After he's released, he and Randy get set up in a motel room, where Randy quickly makes nice with the maid, Catalina. Earl decides that he will write out a list of all of the bad things he's done and sets out to right his wrongs. He starts with #136, being a litterbug. Right after throwing away garbage in the motel parking

The episode was rated 7.88 from 582 votes.

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#10 - Dad's Car (Season 1 - Episode 18)


It's Mother's Day again when Earl remembers that he has never given his mother a Mother's Day gift Just as he and Randy are about to finish carrying out his long overdue gift his mother decides her repayment should include Earl doing something for his father.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 263 votes.

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    #11 - Sticks & Stones (Season 2 - Episode 3)

    Earl decides to cross off number ninety-one on his list "Made fun of Maggie Lester for having a moustache." Earl and Randy visit Maggie who is now working for a carnival as "The Amazing Bearded Woman" meanwhile Joy has a run in with the law.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 265 votes.

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    #12 - GED (Season 2 - Episode 21)


    Earl tries to apply for a credit card but is declined because he doesn't have a job or a proper place to live, so he goes back to school to receive a diploma, where he realizes how hard it is for teachers to put up with badly behaved kids - just like the one he used to be.

    The episode was rated 7.85 from 213 votes.

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    #13 - Darnell Outed: Part 2 (Season 4 - Episode 16)

    In the aftermath of having his cover blown, Darnell must pack up and leave Camden. Meanwhile, Earl, Randy and Catalina discover a devastating truth within the post office.

    The episode was rated 7.84 from 183 votes.

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    #14 - South of the Border (2) (Season 2 - Episode 11)


    In the second half of this special one hour episode, Earl and Randy face problems in their quest to take Catalina off Earl's list and bring her home after she was deported because of Earl. Joy's friendly attitude causes the neighbors to get closer and Darnell doesn't like it at all.

    The episode was rated 7.83 from 136 votes.

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    #15 - Frank's Girl (Season 3 - Episode 6)

    It's conjugal visiting day at the prison and since no one is visiting Earl, Frank wants Earl to explain to his girlfriend why he cannot see her today. Things don't go as planned and Frank's girlfriend dumps him because of Earl. Earl is blames himself and vows to get them back together.

    The episode was rated 7.82 from 232 votes.

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    #16 - Y2K (Season 1 - Episode 19)


    When Earl is attempting to cross number 24 ("Stole a red 'Take-a-number' machine” ) off his list, Randy tries to get Earl to back down by trying to make him remember, through a flashback, how they got the machine around New Year’s Eve 1999. Darnell convinces the gang to believe that Y2K will signal the end of the world and they, happily, will be the last people on Earth.

    The episode was rated 7.82 from 271 votes.

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    #17 - Our 'Cops' is On (Season 2 - Episode 12)

    It's a trip down memory lane for Earl, Randy, Joy, Darnell and the Crab Shack regulars when they remember their fifteen minutes of fame watching a 2003 repeat of the TV show "Cops," which was filmed in Camden County.

    The episode was rated 7.82 from 252 votes.

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    #18 - Midnight Bun (Season 3 - Episode 10)


    Joy enlists the help of Darnell to expediate the baby's birth. Meanwhile, Frank escapes from prison when Randy takes the convicts out for ice cream. Elsewhere, Catalina baby-sits Dodge and Earl Jr.

    The episode was rated 7.82 from 239 votes.

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    #19 - Joy's Wedding (Season 1 - Episode 8)

    Darnell and Joy decided to tie the knot while Earl learns thru Randy’s invitation that he is not invited. To make things worse Joy has scheduled 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 now is forced to add “ruined Joy’s wedding” to his list.

    The episode was rated 7.81 from 317 votes.

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    #20 - The Birthday Party (Season 2 - Episode 17)


    Earl wants to use his birthday to look back on all the good he's done over the past year, but at his party, everyone seems to want to talk about his past misdeeds instead.

    The episode was rated 7.81 from 230 votes.


    Last updated: feb 02, 2023

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