My Name Is Earl

My Name Is Earl

EARL (Jason Lee, who also appeared in Almost Famous and Chasing Amy) has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life. However, a twist of fate turns his life into a tailspin of life-renewing events. Earl wins a small lottery, and after an epiphany, he is determined to transform his good fortune into a life-changing event as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past.
EARL (Jason Lee, who also appeared in Almost Famous and Chasing Amy) has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life. However, a twist of fate turns his life into a tailspin of life-renewing events. Earl wins a small lottery, and after an epiphany, he is determined to transform his good fortune into a life-changing event as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past.

Season 1 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 09/20/2005 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 09/20/2005 Runtime: 21:34 min. After a lifelong ne'er-do-well loses a winning lottery ticket, he decides karma is getting back at him for all his misdeeds, so he makes a list of people he's wronged and determines to turn his life around by making amends to all of them.

  • 2. Quit Smoking

    Original air date: 09/27/2005 Runtime: 21:35 min.

    Original air date: 09/27/2005 Runtime: 21:35 min. Earl tackles two items on his karma list: making up for all the second-hand smoke he’s inflicted on the world, and confessing to a man who served time for a crime Earl committed; and Joy decides to kill Earl so she can inherit his money.

  • 3. Randy's Touchdown

    Original air date: 10/04/2005 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 10/04/2005 Runtime: 21:33 min. Earl tries to make up for having Randy fix a high-school football game years ago so he could win a bet with a bookie; and after Joy has Earl’s car towed, not realizing that all the lottery winnings are in it, she and Earl race to get the car out of impound.

  • 4. Faked My Own Death

    Original air date: 10/11/2005 Runtime: 21:27 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2005 Runtime: 21:27 min. Earl recalls how years ago he got involved with a clingy girl named Natalie, and faked his death in order to end his relationship with her; when he spots Natalie again, Earl decides to tell her the truth so he can cross “lying to her” off his list of misdeeds; but making amends to Natalie turns out to be harder than Earl expects.

  • 5. Teacher Earl

    Original air date: 10/18/2005 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2005 Runtime: 21:36 min. To compensate for having made fun of people’s accents, Earl teaches English to a group of immigrants; and an old friend of Earl’s gets out of prison and tries to go straight, like Earl, but soon returns to a life of crime... including an effort to steal Earl’s money.

  • 6. Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine

    Original air date: 11/01/2005 Runtime: 21:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2005 Runtime: 21:33 min. Earl decides to make up for breaking Joy’s fancy figurine: When he learns that the only way to get a new figurine is to win one in a beauty pageant, Earl agrees to enter the pageant... as the target in a mother/daughter team’s knife-throwing demonstration.

  • 7. Stole Beer from a Golfer

    Original air date: 11/08/2005 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/08/2005 Runtime: 21:38 min. Randy is excited when the County Fair comes to town, but Earl won’t attend until he crosses something off the list; Earl chooses a simple entry — making up for having stolen beer from a golfer — but the job proves to be surprisingly complicated.

  • 8. Joy's Wedding

    Original air date: 11/15/2005 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2005 Runtime: 21:40 min. Hurt when he isn’t invited to Joy and Darnell’s wedding, Earl shows up anyway, but ruins it when he accidentally breaks Joy’s nose; Earl decides to make up for it by throwing Joy a new wedding, but as the two plan together, they end up in bed.

  • 9. Cost Dad an Election

    Original air date: 11/22/2005 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2005 Runtime: 21:34 min. Earl decides to make up for having ruined his father’s shot at being elected mayor, four years ago; but Carl doesn’t want anything to do with Earl, sure that Earl hasn’t changed; so Earl registers Carl as a candidate for mayor, without telling Carl.

  • 10. White Lie Christmas

    Original air date: 12/06/2005 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2005 Runtime: 21:37 min. Earl and Randy try to win a new car for Joy, as part of Earl’s attempt to make up for having ruined a number of Joy’s Christmases; Joy’s parents come to visit, and Earl discovers that her whole family is keeping secrets from each other.

  • 11. Barn Burner

    Original air date: 01/05/2006 Runtime: 21:55 min.

    Original air date: 01/05/2006 Runtime: 21:55 min. Earl decides to make up for having burned down a barn at a camp for wayward boys when he was young; but Earl is surprised and angry when Randy confesses that he was the one who really burned down the barn.

  • 12. O Karma, Where Art Thou?

    Original air date: 01/12/2006 Runtime: 21:37 min.

    Original air date: 01/12/2006 Runtime: 21:37 min. Earl fills in for an employee at a fast-food restaurant, but when the man’s boss mistreats his staff, Earl is certain that karma will set things right.

  • 13. Stole P's HD Cart

    Original air date: 01/19/2006 Runtime: 21:38 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2006 Runtime: 21:38 min. With some help from his old criminal gang, Earl tries to put a well-liked hot-dog vendor back in business

  • 14. Monkeys in Space

    Original air date: 01/26/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min. Earl attempts to bring a prisoner three things he asked for, but the quest turns out to be easier said than done; and Randy searches for a job.

  • 15. Something to Live For

    Original air date: 02/02/2006 Runtime: 21:11 min.

    Original air date: 02/02/2006 Runtime: 21:11 min. Earl takes his car troubles as a sign that it is time for him to redeem himself for a long run of stealing gas out of a complete stranger's car.

  • 16. The Professor

    Original air date: 02/09/2006 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 02/09/2006 Runtime: 21:39 min. Earl decides he has to make amends for stealing a laptop; he returns it to its owner, a sexy female university professor; she and Earl find themselves attracted to each other; and Randy finds himself attracted to a beer-drinking fraternity on campus.

  • 17. Didn't Pay Taxes

    Original air date: 03/02/2006 Runtime: 21:19 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2006 Runtime: 21:19 min. Earl realizes he didn’t pay taxes on all his income, and tries to give the government a check for what he owes; and when the government won’t take his money, he tries various schemes to pay his debt.

  • 18. Dad's Car

    Original air date: 03/16/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min. Joy’s husband and kids leave her alone for Mother’s Day; Randy and Earl try to do something nice for their mom for Mother’s Day; and Earl’s mom asks him to do something special for his father, so returns his father’s old car, which Earl lost as a kid.

  • 19. Y2K

    Original air date: 03/23/2006 Runtime: 21:36 min.

    Original air date: 03/23/2006 Runtime: 21:36 min. Randy attempts to stop Earl from returning a stolen Take-a-Number machine, as it holds a special meaning for him.

  • 20. Boogeyman

    Original air date: 04/06/2006 Runtime: 21:05 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2006 Runtime: 21:05 min. Earl attempts to help a 12-year-old boy conquer his fear of the dark and the boogeyman.

  • 21. The Bounty Hunter

    Original air date: 04/06/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2006 Runtime: 21:40 min. Earl wants to make things right with his ex-girlfriend Jessie, who he dumped when he abruptly married Joy years ago; Jessie wants revenge against Joy, who knocked out Jessie’s two front teeth; an arrest warrant on Joy gives Jessie a chance at payback.

  • 22. Stole a Badge

    Original air date: 05/04/2006 Runtime: 21:18 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2006 Runtime: 21:18 min. Earl makes amends for stealing a police officer's badge after he discovers that the theft resulted in the officer’s demotion.

  • 23. BB

    Original air date: 04/27/2006 Runtime: 20:35 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2006 Runtime: 20:35 min. Earl attempts to reunite a father and daughter to make amends for having shot the daughter with a BB gun when they were kids.

  • 24. Number One

    Original air date: 05/11/2006 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2006 Runtime: 21:41 min. In order to cross Number One off his list, Earl decides he must part with all of his lottery winnings.