My Name Is Earl

Get a Real Job

Season 2, Ep 22, Aired 5/3/07
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  • Episode Description
  • When Earl decides to get his first real job at an appliance store, he experiences 'growing pains'. Meanwhile, Joy makes another irrational decision as her the upcoming trial draws closer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Eddie Steeples

    Darnell Turner

  • Ethan Suplee

    Randy Hickey

  • Jaime Pressly

    Joy Turner

  • Jason Lee (I)

    Earl J. Hickey

  • Nadine Velazquez


  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Yikes.....

    By gbvfan13, May 04, 2007

  • Now that Earl has his GED, he wants to go out and find a real job he likes. He think he has found a great job as a stocker, until he sees the salesman and all their glory.

    By Baycityrookie, Aug 05, 2008

  • this episode was pretty good.

    By crazedsovergein, May 04, 2007

  • Earl gets a source of income in the form of parody

    By jimbo_001, May 04, 2007

  • if you have a sense of humor and liked the movie Rudy as well as Rudy references you will like this episode. (Contains spoilers)

    By kevinb4444, May 04, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Earl: (To Randy, waking up) Rise and shine, hands off... mine! Randy, hands off mine!

    • Joy: So 'snap' is 'chasquido.' "Oh, Chasquido" - that'll work.

    • Darnell: Oh, my god! Joy: Found one that looks just like me! She takes two triple-A batteries and you can get'em at Dodges Lite Brite. Check that out - she has even got that new car smell. I know how you like that! Darnell: I do like that smell, but I also like the smell of bacon but I'm not gonna fornicate it.

    • Earl: I don't know if I mentioned this, but the microwave you bought has a tray that spins around so your food doesn't get tired of the view!

    • Reggie: Hey rookie, anyone ever teach you the right way to use a broom? You take the handle, put it at a 45 degree angle, lean it against a wall, then sit your ass down and eat some lunch!

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Sháním práci (I Am Looking For a Job)

    • Guest stars MacKenzie Astin and Sean Astin, who both play salesmen, are brothers. They are the sons of actors Patty Duke and John Astin.

    • Original International Air Dates: Canada: May 1, 2007 on Global Czech Republic: November 24, 2009 on Prima COOL

    Trivia (6)

    • Featured Music: "Mule Skinner Blues" by Jerry Reed "Working Man" by Rush "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum "Midnight Rider" by Gregg Allman

    • Re-Introduced in this episode #273 Kept myself from being an adult. #273B Get a real job. (Previously introduced in episode "G.E.D.") Crossed off in this episode #273B Get a real job.

    • Earl's first job is at Waadt Appliance.

    • The Spanish phrase that Catalina teaches Joy, literally translated, is "Good day, I am here to be your bitch"

    • At the end of the video that Joy puts together for Darnell there was a little bit of footage of something. That "something" is from the show Yes, Dear (another show of Greg Garcia's). It is the video footage that Greg and Jimmy videotaped of Sam's first steps but they were in a casino when it happened, so they paid someone to put a fake background on the video to cover up where they went.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Arm & Hammer Randy: Or that "Arm & Hammer" stuff. My mom always had that in the fridge and it was a terrible snack. No matter how much you eat it doesn't fill you up. Arm & Hammer is a trademark of American manufacturer Church and Dwight. This brand is associated predominately in the United States with baking soda.

    • Episode a parody of the theatrical movie "Rudy"...included as guest stars in this episode were Charles Dutton, Sean Astin & Checlie Ross, all of whom starred in "Rudy". Episode included key scenes taken straight from the movie as well, such as the Dutton speech & the employees donating their cards to help Earl make his sales quota.

    • Shawshank Redemption When Earl is unloading the truck in the rain at the end of that when his arms are raised and rejoicing that he got it done is alluding to the movie The Shawshank Redemption when Andy (Tim Robbins) escapes the prison.

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