List of My Name Is Earl episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the sitcom My Name Is Earl. As of April 11, 2009, 90 episodes of My Name Is Earl have aired.


[edit] Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
1 24 2005 – 2006 September 19, 2006
2 22 2006 – 2007 September 25, 2007
3 22 2007 – 2008 September 30, 2008
4 27 2008 – 2009 September 25, 2009

[edit] Season 1: 2005-2006

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
1-01(1) "Pilot" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia September 20, 2005
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 decides to try to make up for all the bad things he has done and makes a written list of 259 items. After leaving the hospital he starts on his list and right away he finds his lost $100,000 scratcher. Figuring karma works pretty well, he resolves to continue making up for items on the list. Meanwhile Earl and Randy meet their beautiful new maid, Catalina and Randy finds that he has feelings for her. 
1-02 (2) "Quit Smoking" Marc Buckland Kat Likkel & John Hoberg September 27, 2005
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 decides to kill him 
1-03 (3) "Randy's Touchdown" Marc Buckland J.B. Cook October 4, 2005
Back in their high school days, Earl ruined Randy's chance to score a touchdown during a key football game. 
1-04 (4) "Faked My Own Death" Tamra Davis Hilary Winston October 11, 2005
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. Years later, how does he tell her he's still alive? 
1-05 (5) "Teacher Earl" Chris Koch Victor Fresco October 18, 2005
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. 
1-06 (6) "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine" Lev L. Spiro Danielle Sanchez-Witzel November 1, 2005
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, hoping to trade it for a hot tub. 
1-07 (7) "Stole Beer from a Golfer" Chris Koch Michael Pennie November 8, 2005
Earl attempts to help Scott (Johnny Galecki) get over his preoccupation with golf – an obsession caused when he and Randy started fixing Scott’s golf game to get free beer. But after becoming so thoroughly entangled in Scott’s personal life that he drives Randy away, Earl realizes that he may be the one with the obsession. 
1-08 (8) "Joy's Wedding" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia November 15, 2005
Earl's ex-wife marries Darnell the crab man; 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 Crab man hears this, he is upset at first but then forgives Earl saying "Hey, you weren't mad when I did it to you". 
1-09 (9) "Cost Dad the Election" Chris Koch Bobby Bowman November 22, 2005
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 (Beau Bridges) the last mayoral election, and against 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, decides to go ahead with it. 
1-10 (10) "White Lie Christmas" Marc Buckland Timothy Stack December 6, 2005
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. Earl decides to correct his mistake of wrecking Dodge's and Earl Jr.'s Christmas one year in the meantime. 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. 
1-11 (11) "Barn Burner" Ken Whittingham Brad Copeland January 5, 2006
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 Randy burnt down the barn. This means that Randy is responsible for all of Earl's bad doings after that point, which is about 200 things. 
1-12 (12) "O Karma, Where Art Thou?" Michael Fresco Barbra Feldman January 12, 2006
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 employee 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 and that's when Karma starts to kick in. 
1-13 (13) "Stole P's HD Cart" Chris Koch J.B. Cook January 19, 2006
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. 
1-14 (14) "Monkeys in Space" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia January 26, 2006
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. Meanwhile, Randy looks for a job. 
1-15 (15) "Something to Live For" Marc Buckland Kat Likkel & John Hoberg February 2, 2006
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. 
1-16 (16) "The Professor" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez February 9, 2006
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. 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
1-17 (17) "Didn't Pay Taxes" Craig Zisk Michael Pennie March 2, 2006
Earl finds a check from an old odd job he did and feels he cheated the government because he didn't pay 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 and steal the flag but no one cares, a plane flies over them and jump up and down to get their attention but fall through the roof. The Government saves after three miserable days. And Earl receives a big check which he is more than happy to pay out. 
1-18 (18) "Dad's Car" Chris Koch Brad Copeland & Barbara Feldman March 16, 2006
Number 266: "Never gave Mom a good mothers day." Number 108: "Lost Dad's Mustang." It's Mother's day and Earl decides to make up for all of the horrible mother's days he's given his mom. So Earl & Randy help her have a perfect mother's day but when they watch some old home videos, his Dad sees the old Mustang that Earl lost and Earl decides to make up for it. 
1-19 (19) "Y2K" Marc Buckland Hilary Winston March 23, 2006
Earl goes to make up for #24, stole a ticket wheel. Earl and Randy hear a story that the world will end at midnight 1999 on New Years Eve, so they warn Joy and Crabman and decide to hide out at warehouse store. They each take different sections of the store which turns everyone against each other. And Catalina's journey to America. 
1-20 (20) "Boogeyman" Eyal Gordin Vali Chandrasekaran March 30, 2006
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 boogeyman and has since been afraid of the dark. Earl tries to make up for this mistake, but gets accused of kidnapping the little boy. 
1-21 (21) "The Bounty Hunter" Marc Buckland Hunter Covington April 6, 2006
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. 
1-22 (22) "Stole a Badge" Marc Buckland Victor Fresco April 27, 2006
Earl tackles #127, "Stole a Badge from a police officer". Earl tries to make up for stealing a police badge, and finds that the officer got demoted because of him. Earl now has to make it up to the officer by getting him promoted. 
1-23 (23) "BB" Victor Nelli, Jr. Kat Likkel & John Hoberg May 4, 2006
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). 
1-24 (24) "Number One" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia May 11, 2006
Earl has to deal with item #1 "Stole $10 from a guy at the Camden Market", which he used to buy his winning lottery ticket. 

[edit] Season 2: 2006-2007

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
2-01 (25) "Very Bad Things" Marc Buckland Michael Pennie September 21, 2006
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. 
2-02 (26) "Jump for Joy" Chris Koch Vali Chandrasekaran September 28, 2006
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 decides to perform at Club Chubby for her bail but is nervous so she drinks alcohol to calm her nerves, but she is too drunk and throws up on the audience. Catalina sees how stressed out Earl is and decides to take back her job saying "When I jump, I jump for Earl I would never jump for Joy"
2-03 (27) "Sticks & Stones" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez October 5, 2006
Earl makes up for teasing a mustached girl in school, and it forces him to confront his fear of taking his shirt off in public. 
2-04 (28) "Larceny of a Kitty Cat" Millicent Shelton Hilary Winston October 12, 2006
Randy has a crush on the next woman on Earl's list, so 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. 
2-05 (29) "Van Hickey" Craig Zisk Story: J.B. Cook & Marc Singer, Teleplay: J.B. Cook October 19, 2006
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. 
2-06 (30) "Made a Lady Think I Was God" Marc Buckland Bobby Bowman November 2, 2006
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. 
2-07 (31) "Mailbox" Michael Fresco John Hoberg & Kat Likkel November 9, 2006
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). 
2-08 (32) "Robbed a Stoner Blind" Marc Buckland John Hoberg & Kat Likkel November 16, 2006
After Earl and Randy attempt to make amends with a former drug addict (Christian Slater), Earl decides to join 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. Earl thinks this is him agreeing with Earl who is confused about this lifestyle at Commune. 
2-09 (33) "Born a Gamblin' Man (South of the Border, Part Uno)" Chris Koch Victor Fresco November 30, 2006
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. 
2-10 (34) "South of the Border, Part Dos" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez December 7, 2006
Earl and Randy head south to look for Catalina, but run into a variety of obstacles. Randy is heartbroken when Catalina's uncle (John Leguizamo) announces that Earl has agreed to marry her so she can get a green card. So Earl agrees that Randy will marry her instead. 
2-11 (35) "Our "Cops" Is On" Ken Whittingham Timothy Stack January 4, 2007
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. 
2-12 (36) "Buried Treasure" Eyal Gordin Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy January 11, 2007
Earl, Joy and Randy stole and buried some historic silverware from the town museum. Earl resolves to return it, but where is it? Randy, Joy and Darnell each have a secret. 
2-13 (37) "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck" Eyal Gordin John Hoberg & Kat Likkel January 18, 2007
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.) 
2-14 (38) "Foreign Exchange Student" Marc Buckland Mike Mariano February 1, 2007
In school, Earl bullied 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. 
2-15 (39) "Blow" Victor Nelli, Jr. J.B. Cook February 8, 2007
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. 
2-16 (40) "The Birthday Party" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston February 15, 2007
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? 
2-17 (41) "Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy" Michael Fresco Greg Garcia February 22, 2007
Joy's pregnancy with Earl Jr. 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. 
2-18 (42) "Harassed a Reporter" Chris Koch Brad Copeland & Barbara Feldman April 12, 2007
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. 
2-19 (43) "Two Balls, Two Strikes" Victor Nelli, Jr. Bobby Bowman April 19, 2007
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. 
2-20 (44) "G.E.D." Michael Fresco Hunter Covington April 26, 2007
After Earl gets rejected to apply for a credit card for not having a high school diploma, a job, or a real place to live, he decides he needs to take some big steps towards finally growing up. When Earl returns to school to re-learn everything he needs to know to take his 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. 
2-21 (45) "Get a Real Job" Ken Whittingham Story: Ralph Greene, Patrick McCarthy & Erika Kaestle, Teleplay: Patrick McCarthy & Erika Kaestle May 3, 2007
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 segments that deal with Earl's attempts to become a salesman parody Rudy, which guest stars Sean Astin, Charles S Dutton, and Chelcie Ross starred in. 
2-22 (46) "The Trial" Michael Fresco Timothy Stack, Mike Mariano, Vali Chandrasekaran May 10, 2007
Earl and Randy move out of the motel and get an apartment. Joy faces a life sentence in prison, and Earl decides to testify as a character witness. Earl starts dating Joy's deaf lawyer when he still has a void in his life that an education and a job couldn't fill. 

[edit] Season 3: 2007-2008

Originally, 25 episodes were planned for the season, but due to the writers' strike there were only 22 episodes.[1]

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
3-01 (47) "My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (Part 1)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie September 27, 2007
Earl finds out that prison life is going to be harder than it is. Randy is having a hard time living without Earl by his side, so Joy and Darnell take him in. 
3-02 (48) "My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (Part 2)" Michael Fresco Kat Likkel & John Hoberg September 27, 2007
Earl encounters one of the people on his list, Glen. Earl helps Glen by making him earn his scout badges, which in turn leads to Glen getting parole. 
3-03 (49) "The Gangs of Camden County" Michael Fresco Victor Fresco October 4, 2007
Earl is offered a deal to receive a lesser sentence if he can resolve problems between rival gangs. But, 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. 
3-04 (50) "The Frank Factor" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia October 11, 2007
Earl reunites with an old friend and now fellow inmate Frank. They recall the story on how Earl, Joy, and Randy met up. The episode also touches upon how Catalina and Darnell came to Camden County. 
3-05 (51) "Creative Writing" Chris Koch Bobby Bowman October 18, 2007
The prison holds a class for creative writing, but Earl can't think of anything to write. 
3-06 (52) "Frank's Girl" Eyal Gordin Danielle Sanchez-Witzel October 25, 2007
Earl feels guilty when Frank's girlfriend, Billie, breaks up with him. 
3-07 (53) "Our Other Cops Is On! (Part 1)" Ken Whittingham Tim Stack November 1, 2007
Earl and Randy watch the filming of Cops in Camden County where the different situations are slightly related to Earl. Meanwhile, Kenny's hatred for Earl is caught on camera. 
3-08 (54) "Our Other Cops Is On! (Part 2)" Ken Whittingham Vali Chandrasekaran November 1, 2007
As a result of the Cops episode the prisoners' respect for Randy increases. 
3-09 (55) "Randy in Charge (...of Our Days and Our Nights)" Eyal Gordin Mike Mariano November 8, 2007
When Earl suggests that Randy might not be right for the job of prison guard, the brothers quarrel over who is really in charge while Earl is in prison, but things get out of hand when Randy takes some convicts out for ice cream. Meanwhile, the warden offers Earl five weeks off his prison sentence if he creates a skit designed to steer kids away from a life of crime and encourage them to be eco-friendly; also, overdue surrogate mother Joy is desperate to give birth. 
3-10 (56) "Midnight Bun" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston November 15, 2007
An impatient Joy prepares to give birth and pressures Darnell to expedite the process. Meanwhile, escapee Frank seeks to collect his hidden loot; and Catalina babysits Joy's children. 
3-11 (57) "Burn Victim" Gail Mancuso Michael Shipley November 29, 2007
After helping the Warden out with numerous tasks, Earl has discovered that his sentence has been reduced to six months left in jail. However, the Warden is now 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 parent's house down. The inmate agrees to comply 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. 
3-12 (58) "Early Release" Jason Ensler Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh December 6, 2007
After 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. Or not? After Earl discovers that the Warden has destroyed his early departure tickets, he turns to his friends to help him escape from prison. After sixty days in solitary confinement (making Earl go crazy), Randy and fellow inmate Frank 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 not? 
3-13 (59) "Bad Earl" Eyal Gordin Alan Kirschenbaum January 10, 2008
Earl’s lifestyle in prison seems to be transitioning to his regular life outside of bars. He is having a hard time adjusting back to normal life and continues to hold a grudge with karma. With no job, no home and no money, Earl decides that his good deeds are not getting him anywhere, so he reverts back to his old bad ways. Earl's path to trouble starts when he sees that Ralph is living a lavish life after conning an elderly woman. Randy cannot handle Earl’s changed lifestyle, so he turns to Joy and many others to partake in an intervention on Christmas morning. Earl rejects his friends and tries to run from karma, but karma catches up to him in the shape of a car, and Billie. 
3-14 (60) "I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (Part 1)" Marc Buckland Greg Garcia April 3, 2008
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 a ambulance to get Earl to the hospital. Karma still seems to be getting the better of Earl when the strecher is lost and becomes stuck to the front of a truck driven by a crazy lady who has off-screen sex with Earl, claiming not knowing that he is unconscious. Randy and the others get there and 'steal' Earl and take him to the hospital. 
3-15 (61) "I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (Part 2)" Marc Buckland Bobby Bowman April 3, 2008
Earl is still in a coma, but the doctors at the hospital refuse to try and 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 form 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? 
3-16 (62) "Stole a Motorcycle" Eyal Gordin Kat Likkel & John Hoberg April 10, 2008
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 the stolen motorcycle from the Teutul family. Randy cannot remember anything about that day because both Earl and him 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 
3-17 (63) "No Heads and a Duffel Bag" Michael Fresco Hunter Covington April 17, 2008
With Earl still in a coma, Randy and Joy decide to 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? 
3-18 (64) "Killerball" Matt Ward Eyal Gordin April 24, 2008
Randy decides that putting Earl in long-term care is not the best decision, so he decides to take care of Earl himself. Joy and Darnell do not approve of Randy’s newly adopted responsibility of taking care of his brother, but decide to 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. 
3-19 (65) "Love Octagon" Michael Fresco Danielle Sanchez-Witzel May 1, 2008
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. However, no one knew 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"). 
3-20 (66) "Girl Earl" Eyal Gordin Ralph Greene May 8, 2008
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 decide to 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. 
3-21 (67) "Camdenites - Part 1" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie & Hilary Winston May 15, 2008
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, 
3-22 (68) "Camdenites - Part 2" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie & Hilary Winston May 15, 2008
Billie grows very annoyed of Earl's karmic list and forces Earl to decide between the list or 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. 

[edit] Season 4: 2008-2009

Season four began on September 25, 2008.[2] 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, is set to return for a few episodes in season four.

# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate
4-01 (69) "The Magic Hour" Eyal Gordin Timothy Stack September 25, 2008
When Joy cons Make-A-Wish to send a celebrity to her trailer, 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. Turns out 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 it to Earl and Buddy to finish the movie. Turns out Buddy was only going to get treatments for his cancer. Buddy was able to get the movie premiered and Earl was able to get everyone to attend and it turns out that Buddy died before the premiere, but Buddy's mother comes to the premiere with the movie that Buddy had finished before he died. Earl decides to tell everyone of Buddy's death after the premiere. So Earl was able to cross "Stole Pony from Make-A-Wish kid" off his list, he helped Buddy do better things. 
4-02 (70) "Monkeys Take a Bath" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia September 25, 2008
Earl and Randy decide it's time to make amends with their childhood neighbors, 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. 
4-03 (71) "Joy in a Bubble" Michael Fresco Jessica Goldstein
& Chrissy Pietrosh
October 2, 2008
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? 
4-04 (72) "Stole an RV" Chris Koch John Hoberg
& Kat Likkel
October 2, 2008
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. 
4-05 (73) "Sweet Johnny" Eyal Gordin John Hoberg
& Kat Likkel
October 9, 2008
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 that makes a regular list item seem impossible. Elsewhere, Joy buys a gun after someone carjacks the Brat, but Darnell does not approve of owning the firearm. 
4-06 (74) "We've Got Spirit" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston October 16, 2008
To cross Randy off his list, Earl takes his brother to cheerleading camp. Once there, the tight cheer pants and their lack of flexibility are not their only problem. They also have to deal with Kimmi Himmler (Jenna Elfman), the camp owner with a deeply scarred face and milky eye - both a result of a badger accident suffered while cheering in high school. When Himmler wants the brothers out of her camp, Earl goes to drastic measure to make sure that Randy's cheerleading dreams will come true. Elsewhere, Joy is hurt when her son Dodge indicates that Catalina is the most beautiful woman in Camden. 
4-07 (75) "Quit Your Snitchin'" Chris Koch Matt Ward October 23, 2008
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. 
4-08 (76) "Little Bad Voodoo Brother" Chris Koch Alan Kirschenbaum October 30, 2008
While Earl is busy planning a Halloween party for Dodge and Earl Jr., Randy befriends Catalina's visiting nephew and tries to be a good older brother example to him. When he is caught stealing tips however, 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. This episode contains a reference to the internet phenomenon Leeroy Jenkins. In the scene where Randy jumps into the crowd to keep them from attacking the boy, he jumps onto the rail of the porch and slurs "Leeroy Jenkins!". 
4-09 (77) "Sold a Guy a Lemon Car" John Putch Michael Pennie November 6, 2008
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. 
4-10 (78) "Earl and Joy's Anniversary" Michael Fresco Danielle Sanchez-Witzel November 13, 2008
When Earl goes to fix one of his wrongs he begins to reminisce about his first wedding anniversary with Joy when Randy threw them a surprise party at the crab shack. But when Earl's more successful and handsome cousin Blake (Jason Priestley) shows up Earl feels like a less than adequate husband. Meanwhile, killer bees have descended on Camden county trapping Darnell, Catalina, Kenny and Patty the daytime hooker in a phone booth. 
4-11 (79) "Nature's Game Show" Eyal Gordin Hunter Covington November 20, 2008
A series of tornados hitting Camden County aren't Earl's biggest concern when he loses his list. Meanwhile, a wild ride in a boat causes Randy to think he's invincible and he ponders how he should use his newfound power. Elsewhere, Joy and Darnell argue over who is the smart one in the relationship and Catalina and Patty have a religious awakening. 
4-12 (80) "Reading Is a Fundamental Case" Michael Fresco Mike Mariano December 4, 2008
While reading to the children of Camden County, 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. (Production Code: 4ALJ09) 
4-13 (81) "Orphan Earl" Marc Buckland Michael Shipley December 11, 2008
Earl discovers that Joy has continued a holiday scam they started years before, and has expanded the scam to include her friends. 
4-14 (82) "Got the Babysitter Pregnant" Mike Mariano Vali Chandrasekaran January 8, 2009
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. 
4-15 (83) "Darnell Outed" Eyal Gordin Ralph Greene January 15, 2009
When auditions for Erik Estrada's (guest star Erik Estrada) new reality show 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. 
4-16 (84) "Darnell Outed, Part 2" Eyal Gordin Alan Kirschenbaum & Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh January 22, 2009
After losing his witness protection cover, Darnell must pack up the family and assume a new identity; meanwhile, Earl and Randy, make a shocking discovery at the post office: maybe Joy can challenge Erik Estrada in his show anyway. 
4-17 (85) "Randy's List Item" Paul Burke Pedreira Bobby Bowman February 5, 2009
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. 
4-18 (86) "Friends with Benefits" Allison Liddi-Brown Jessica Goldstein & Chrissy Pietrosh February 12, 2009
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. 
4-19 (87) "My Name Is Alias" Eyal Gordin Matthew W. Thompson February 19, 2009
Darnell's absentee father (guest star 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. 
4-20 (88) "Chaz Dalton's Space Academy" Marc Buckland Hilary Winston March 5, 2009
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. 
4-21 (89) "Witch Lady" Eyal Gordin Michael Shipley & Matt Ward March 19, 2009
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. 
4-22 (90) "Pinky" Greg Garcia Greg Garcia March 26, 2009
Earl helps Randy find his first love, a girl with pink hair called Pinky. However, 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 someone he'd known all along,Joy. 
4-23 (91) "Bullies" TBA TBA April 16, 2009
Randy takes drastic measures to avoid Joy's bullying, while Earl attempts to cross off another list item for bullying an old schoolmate. 
4-24 (92) "Gospel" April 23, 2009
4-25 (93) "Inside Probe, Part 1" TBA TBA April 30, 2009
4-26 (94) "Inside Probe, Part 2" TBA TBA May 07, 2009
4-27 (95) "Dodge's Dad" TBA TBA May 14, 2009

[edit] References

  1. ^ "My Name Is Earl". Retrieved on 2008-03-31. 
  2. ^ Fall TV: NBC Unveils Its Premiere Dates, TV Guide

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