My Name Is Earl

Didn't Pay Taxes

Season 1, Ep 17, Aired 3/2/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Earl attempts to cross off another deed of his list. This time it is trying to repay the government after failing to pay his taxes in the past.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Pennie

  • Barbie Feldman Adler

  • Hilary Winston

  • Eyal Gordin

  • Gregory Melton

  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • Governments can be confusing

    By jimbo_001, Dec 03, 2006

  • A very special episode for me

    By Madmon20, Sep 07, 2006

  • After not paying his taxes Earl is lieterally left hanging.

    By chazzock, Apr 28, 2006

  • For the first sight it seemed the worst, but watched it again, turned out it's as cool as the others.

    By SamuGS, Apr 26, 2006

  • not the best but not the worst... as in all the episodes it did have its funny moments though

    By jasperbust, Mar 15, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Randy: (looking at old paycheck) How long are these things good for? There's no explanation date on it.

    • Randy: I'm going to try and enter your dream tonight. Earl: Huh? Randy: I'm going to concentrate real hard when I'm falling asleep and try and enter your dream. Earl: Why? Randy: I don't know, just to see what you're doing. Earl: How do you know I want you in my dream Randy? I mean, I could be with a lady or something.

    • Earl: Trespassing on a water tower, damage to a water tower, urinated in a water tower, and there was two of us. Cashier: $500 dollars. Earl: Done!

    • Earl: Give me half of that one. Randy: No. Earl: Give it to me. Randy: No. (puts the candy in his mouth) Earl: Randy spit it out. (holds Randy by the nose so he can't breath) Spit it out. (Randy spits it out and it lands on the floor) Mine's the one in the wrapper. (Earl tries to reach the candy but can't) Damnit! Randy, that was our only food.

    • Randy: Hey, Earl, who am I?(he walks around like an astronaut ) Earl: The first guy to land on the moon? Randy: Nah, the astronaut guy in all the MTV commercials.

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    Notes (2)

    • The Czech episode title is "Jak Earl neplatil daně", meaning "How Earl Didn't Pay Taxes".

    • Original International Air Dates: Czech Republic: October 5, 2009 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (3)

    • When Earl is being lifted out of the water tower by the rescue workers he is holding the American Flag. This is impossible since the flag was on the floor, where they could not reach it, just like they could not reach the candy bars.

    • Featured Music: "Slowride" by Foghat "30 Days In The Hole" by Humble Pie "Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not)" sung by Randy and Earl "One Time One Night" by Los Lobos

    • List Trivia: Introduced and crossed off in this episode #265 (new) Didn't pay taxes. For some reason "Didn't pay taxes" was written twice on Earl's list.

    Allusions (3)

    • Randy (while hanging in the water tower): Riiiiiiicola! This is a reference to Ricola Swiss Herb Drops. In the old commercial for these candies someone shouts "Ricola" in the mountains producing an echo.

    • Randy: You can paint a big fake train tunnel on the rock outside of town... maybe coyotes will run into it. Darnell: Or maybe road runners. This is a reference to the Looney Tunes cartoons starring Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Wile E. Coyote would pull outlandish stunts in his attempts to stop or capture The Road Runner including painting fake openings on large rocks or canyon walls. The two had become popular enough to earn their own series called "The Road Runner Show".

    • While hanging in the water tower, Randy and Earl sing 'Believe It or Not'. 'Believe It or Not' was the theme song to an early 1980's program called The Greatest American Hero. It was about a guy who is given a suit that gives him superpowers by aliens, but he loses the directions for it and is forced to figure it out himself.

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