My Name Is Earl

The WORST episodes of My Name Is Earl

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, and upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning lottery ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes on in Earl's dim head, and he sets out to right every wrong he has done. He will turn his good fortune into a life changing event, as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past. Despite his seemingly limited intelligence, he is oddly effective and has a voice and style of his own.

Last Updated: 4/8/2022Network: NBC
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Creative Writing
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6.78
1059 votes

#1 - Creative Writing

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/2007

Earl is given an assignment after attending a prison class which focuses on creative writing: to write a story. Soon Earl realises that writing is harder than he thought.

Directors: Chris Koch
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I Won't Die With a Little Help from My Friends (2)
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7.12
422 votes

#2 - I Won't Die With a Little Help from My Friends (2)

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/3/2008

After a car accident Earl is put in a coma and finds himself in an alternate world shown as a sitcom, while his friends try to keep him alive.

Directors: Marc Buckland
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Larceny of a Kitty Cat
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7.25
1007 votes

#3 - Larceny of a Kitty Cat

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2006

Earl scratches number 56 off his list when he must return a prize winning cat back to its owner after sabotaging a cat show in Joy's favor. Meanwhile Randy forms an attraction with the cat’s owner.

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My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (2)
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7.32
530 votes

#4 - My Name Is Inmate 28301-016 (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/2007

Earl begins his prison sentence. Meanwhile, Joy tries to repay Earl by taking care of Randy (who is struggling to adjust) and a prison bully is looking for Earl.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy
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7.33
902 votes

#5 - Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/22/2007

With Joy now pregnant again, Earl looks back on her pregnancy during their marriage, and how his father was responsible for one of his first truly good deeds.

Directors: Mike Fresco
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The Gangs Of Camden County
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7.33
1160 votes

#6 - The Gangs Of Camden County

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2007

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. Meanwhile, Randy looks for ways to join Earl in prison.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Girl Earl
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7.35
827 votes

#7 - Girl Earl

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/8/2008

Inspired by Earl, Billie starts a list of her own and when Earl is getting annoyed by Billie's little habits, he decides to focus on working on the list instead. He picks a task that is on both of their lists, atones for the injury of a champion grocery-bagger and discovers a unique talent of his own. But Earl soon finds out that they have different ways of interpreting Karma.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Didn't Pay Taxes
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7.37
1051 votes

#8 - Didn't Pay Taxes

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/2/2006

Earl attempts to cross off another deed of his list. This time trying to repay the government after failing to pay his taxes in the past.

Directors: Craig Zisk
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Foreign Exchange Student
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7.38
1008 votes

#9 - Foreign Exchange Student

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/1/2007

Earl goes for #44 on his list trying to help Pierre, a French foreign exchange student, he made fun of when they went to school together. Earl flies him back to the US and he tries to hook Pierre up with a girl he had a crush on as a child. Meanwhile, newlyweds Randy and Catalina find their marriage changes in ways they would never imagine.

Directors: Marc Buckland
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Barn Burner
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7.38
1286 votes

#10 - Barn Burner

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/2006

When trying to enroll her children into the Right Choice Ranch for troubled youth, Joy is denied enrollment because of a barn burning incident at the hands of a younger Earl. Earl, Randy and Catalina travel to the camp to make amends for the barn burning by building a pen for the camp’s ostrich. Earl learns the real reason behind the barn burning incident and decides that every incident on his list after the fire should be shared by Randy. Recap: The episode begins as we find Randy playing the crane game in the Crab Shack. There is a live rat inside, and Randy wins it. Unfortunately, he gets bitten as it was having it's way with Grover when Randy so rudely pulled it out. Joy complains to Darnell about the kids, saying they are even too bad to visit the "Right Choice Ranch", a place where Earl and Randy went as kids. Darnell says he is busy, but Joy reminds him that he's only delivering crabs, not doing a transplantectomy. Earl doesn't want to deal with the kids and tries to avoid Joy, but the Ranch is on his list - he burned a barn down throwing away a cigarette. He decides to go, and tries to keep it a secret because Randy is afraid of birds. When asked where they are going, Earl only offers that "they do not have funnel cakes." Upon arrival, Randy cunningly tries to avoid the birds at the Ranch (but ends up playing dead and begs two children to call the cops) while Earl volunteers to help build an ostrich pen. After seeing how much the kids enjoyed seeing his good example (and Catalina), Earl realizes that if he hadn't burned down the barn, Randy would probably have a better life. Earl decides to add Randy to the list, but Randy isn't happy about that. After some arguing, a mishap lands a nail through Earl's hand. We remember Randy's fear of blood, and he admits that it was his fault the barn burned down. Turns out he dropped an oil lamp by the still lit cigarette after a bird scared him. Earl realizes that Randy is responsible for everything -

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Our Other Cops is On! (1)
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7.39
1109 votes

#11 - Our Other Cops is On! (1)

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/2007

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.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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B.L.O.W.
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7.40
858 votes

#12 - B.L.O.W.

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/8/2007

Earl takes on number 101 on his list, "Stole a girl's identity." The girl turns out to be Joy's half-sister that she never knew about and the one person that could possibly help her get sympathy from the jury. The problem, Joy and Liberty are enemies.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
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Burn Victim
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7.41
1144 votes

#13 - Burn Victim

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/29/2007

Earl helps the Warden solve another jail house problem between an inmate and his victims. Later Earl realizes that planning a prom for the inmates might deplete his lottery winnings.

Directors: Gail Mancuso
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Frank's Girl
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7.41
1018 votes

#14 - Frank's Girl

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/2007

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.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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We've Got Spirit
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7.42
1066 votes

#15 - We've Got Spirit

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/16/2008

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 (guest star 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.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Mailbox
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7.42
944 votes

#16 - Mailbox

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2006

Catalina helps Earl cross off No. 75 on his list "Used a mailbox as a trash can" This leads to the discovery of two undelivered letters one is a declaration of a man's love the other reveals Darnell's secret.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Van Hickey
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7.43
967 votes

#17 - Van Hickey

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2006

Earl tries to make amends with Tom (number 50), the older man they let be the lead singer in his band but then kicked out before their first performance. While trying to arrange a reunion show Earl must also deal with Number 51, "Slept with Ralph's mom."

Directors: Craig Zisk
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Very Bad Things
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7.43
988 votes

#18 - Very Bad Things

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2006

When Joy and Darnell get into an argument over her surprise birthday, Earl jumps at the opportunity to cross off number 183 on his list “Never took Joy’s side”. Meanwhile Joy runs into various problems after trying to return a television set she recently purchased.

Directors: Marc Buckland
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Sold a Guy a Lemon Car
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7.43
1032 votes

#19 - Sold a Guy a Lemon Car

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/6/2008

Suddenly at the top of Earl's list a life-or-death item appears right after a new mysterious man moves in next door. Meanwhile, a science fair has Joy all worked up to the point of obsession. She' so fixated on winning the fair so she can buy something special with the prize money.

Directors: John Putch
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Reading Is A Fundamental Case
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7.43
929 votes

#20 - Reading Is A Fundamental Case

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/4/2008

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.

Directors: Michael Fresco
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Bad Earl
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7.44
1021 votes

#21 - Bad Earl

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/10/2008

Earl is having difficulty re-adjusting to life on the outside. He returns to his old ways after he encounters Ralph. Randy plans an intervention for Earl on Christmas morning.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Boogeyman
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7.44
1031 votes

#22 - Boogeyman

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/30/2006

Earl decides to cross off "made a kid scared of the boogeyman" from his list. Earl soon discovers just what kind of lasting affect he had on the little boy.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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The Frank Factor
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7.45
1225 votes

#23 - The Frank Factor

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/2007

Joy visits Earl in prison and they are surprised to meet an old friend who is also in prison. The three reminisce about their past and how they met.

Directors: Greg Garcia
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Stole a Motorcycle
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7.47
991 votes

#24 - Stole a Motorcycle

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/10/2008

While Earl is still in a coma, Randy starts to believe that he can help Earl get better by crossing things off the list.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Randy in Charge (...Of Our Days and Our Nights)
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7.48
1086 votes

#25 - Randy in Charge (...Of Our Days and Our Nights)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/8/2007

The Warden ask Earl to make a skit called 'scared straight' that will stop kids from committing crimes and stay out of jail. Meanwhile, Randy uses his authority to make Earl's life difficult in prison.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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