My Name is Earl

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.8  (108,663)

My Name is Earl is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 2005 to 2009. The show follows the life of Earl Hickey, played by Jason Lee, a low-life criminal who discovers karma after winning the lottery and decides to turn his life around by righting the wrongs he's committed in the past.

Joined by his dim-witted brother, Randy, played by Ethan Suplee, the two set out to mend their ways by making a list of all the people Earl has wronged. Along the way, they encounter a variety of colorful characters, old flames, and long-lost family members, all while trying to stay out of trouble and fulfill their mission to cross off every item on Earl's list to earn his redemption.

Jaime Pressly portrays Earl's ex-wife, Joy. A brash, manipulative woman who was the cause of many of Earl's problems in the past. Joy and Earl remain at odds throughout the series as Joy tries to sabotage Earl's redemption journey at every turn.

Eddie Steeples plays Darnell, a quirky employee at the local motel where Earl and Randy take up residence. He becomes Earl's confidant, offering words of wisdom and unconventional advice on how to cross off items on his list.

Nadine Velazquez portrays Catalina, the feisty hotel maid who captures Earl's attention. Earl accidentally deported her back to her home country, and he makes it his mission to make amends with her.

Mike Cochrane plays Officer Stuart Daniels, a police officer who is constantly at odds with Earl and Randy but eventually becomes an unlikely ally.

Noah Crawford and Maggie Wheeler play Earl and Joy's son and Earl's mother, respectively. They both add to the comedic relief of the show and provide insight into Earl's troubled past.

Various guest stars make appearances throughout the series, including Dale Dickey, Timothy Stack, Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges, Craig T. Nelson, Mike O'Malley, Derek Mears, Malcolm David Kelley, Marlee Matlin, Larry Hankin, Beth Grant, Silas Weir Mitchell, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kadeem Hardison, and Dennis Burkley.

The show was well-known for its inventive storytelling, clever jokes, and maturing characters. As the series progresses, the characters develop and evolve, making for a satisfying and emotional conclusion to the show's run. My Name is Earl was a critical success, earning numerous award nominations and a loyal fan base that still enjoys it to this day.

My Name is Earl is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (96 episodes). The series first aired on September 20, 2005.

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Dodge's Dad
27. Dodge's Dad
May 14, 2009
Earl searches for Dodge's dad, despite Joy's protests.
Inside Probe, Part 2
26. Inside Probe, Part 2
May 7, 2009
The mystery of the disappearance of the former Crab Shack owner is finally resolved.
Inside Probe, Part 1
25. Inside Probe, Part 1
April 30, 2009
Part 1 of 2. The news show "Inside Probe" arrives in Camden to investigate the vanishing of Crab Shack owner Ernie Belcher. The story finally airs eight years later---with Earl and Randy emerging as the suspects. Guest stars include Geraldo Rivera and racer Michael Waltrip.
24. Gospel
April 23, 2009
Hulu Plus subscription required. Learn MoreThe locals gather round the TV at the Crab Shack as Geraldo Rivera and Inside Probe investigate the disappearance of its owner, Ernie Belcher. Mike Waltrip guest stars.
23. Bullies
April 16, 2009
Earl atones for bullying a kid at school, while Randy uses steroids to overcome his own bully: Joy.
22. Pinky
March 26, 2009
Earl helps Randy find his first love, Pinky.
Witch Lady
21. Witch Lady
March 19, 2009
Earl works on a list item that deals with a crazy witch lady. Meanwhile, Joy wants to show Darnell her good side.
Chaz Dalton's Space Academy
20. Chaz Dalton's Space Academy
March 5, 2009
Young Dodge's desire to attend space camp prompts Earl to reflect on the blast he and Randy had as kids at Chaz Dalton's Space Academy. Earl then sets out to reconnect with the heroic Chaz (Curtis Armstrong). Meanwhile, Darnell tries to help Joy click with new friends on the Internet.
My Name Is Alias
19. My Name Is Alias
February 19, 2009
Danny Glover guest stars as Darnell's father who comes looking for him in Camden only to raise Earl and Randy's suspicions. However, a family reunion leads to father and son partaking in one last undercover mission.
Friends with Benefits
18. Friends with Benefits
February 12, 2009
When Mr. Turtle returns back to Earl, he wants to bring him back to Darnell. Meanwhile, Joy and Darnell have to adapt to a new lifestyle of their cover identities.
Randy's List Item
17. Randy's List Item
February 5, 2009
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.
Darnell Outed, Part 2
16. Darnell Outed, Part 2
January 22, 2009
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.
Darnell Outed, Part 1
15. Darnell Outed, Part 1
January 1, 2009
Joy steals Randy's audition for Erik Estrada's reality show "Estrada or Nada", but her public appearance has consequences for Darnell.
Got the Babysitter Pregnant
14. Got the Babysitter Pregnant
January 8, 2009
A young Earl gets his heart broken by the babysitter and swears revenge on her and her boyfriend. Now, Earl is older and wiser, so he decides to cross them off his list, but it may have terrible repercussions for Randy. Meanwhile, Joy loses Darnell's pet turtle.
Orphan Earl
13. Orphan Earl
December 11, 2008
Earl crosses a conned man off his list for a scam he and Joy started many years ago. Then he finds out that Joy has been continuing the scam behind his back along with some of her friend's.
Reading Is a Fundamental Case
12. Reading Is a Fundamental Case
December 4, 2008
Earl remembers a list item he crossed off while reading to the children of Camden County. While going down memory lane, Earl recalls that his old friend Raynard kept company with a raccoon while living in the great outdoors.
Nature's Game Show
11. Nature's Game Show
November 20, 2008
Earl loses his list when tornadoes blow through Camden County.
Earl and Joy's Anniversary
10. Earl and Joy's Anniversary
November 13, 2008
Earl remembers his first wedding anniversary.
Sold a Guy a Lemon Car
9. Sold a Guy a Lemon Car
November 6, 2008
Earl needs to make up for a passed on lemon, while Joy wants to win at a science fair.
Little Bad Voodoo Brother
8. Little Bad Voodoo Brother
October 30, 2008
While Earl is busy planning a Halloween party for Dodge and Earl Jr., Randy befriends Catalina's visiting nephew and discovers that the child may be capable of conjuring some dark magic. Jaime Pressly and Eddie Steeples also star.
Quit Your Snitchin'
7. Quit Your Snitchin'
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.
We've Got Spirit
6. We've Got Spirit
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, the camp owner with a deeply scarred face and milky eye - both the result of a badger accident she 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.
Sweet Johnny
5. Sweet Johnny
October 9, 2008
Earl decides it's time to make it up to local stunt man, Sweet Johnny 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.
Stole an RV
4. Stole an RV
October 2, 2008
To cross Jerry off 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.
Joy In A Bubble
3. Joy In A Bubble
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 a lot 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.
Monkeys Take a Bath
2. Monkeys Take a Bath
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. Meanwhile, Joy has duped one-eyed Willy out of his glass eye, and despite Darnell's efforts Willy may never "see" that eye again.
The Magic Hour
1. The Magic Hour
September 25, 2008
When Joy cons Make-A-Wish to send a celebrity to her trailer, Earl remembers a wish he stole from a dying child and decides it's time to cross him off the list. When he returns to the kid's home, he finds that little Buddy has exceeded all of the doctors' expectations and is still alive. Buddy asks Earl to produce his movie and suddenly all of Camden County find themselves starring in a high-octane action film. Randy surprises everyone when his acting skills get rave reviews.
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My Name is Earl is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Name is Earl on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 20, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (108,663)