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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.