Season 4 Episode 7

Changing Nature

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jul 20, 1994 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • (Earl chuckles as he sees the cloud cover, thinking the world's problem will be fixed soon)
      Earl: Look at those big black clouds! If that doesn't mean rain, I don't know what does! Say Frannie, could you mind turn up the heat in here? It's getting a bit nippy. Frannie?
      (Earl sees the family huddled around the TV, looking depressed)
      Earl: Hey, what's wrong with you guys? This is cause for celebration!
      Ethyl: You might want to hold off on the victory dance, fat boy.
      Fran: Earl, you better have a look at this.
      Earl: What?
      (The family is watching Howard Handupme's weather forecast)
      Howard Handupme: Unfortunately, once again the task force's latest tactic has gone tragically awry, as thick black clouds of sulfurous gas and soot now surround the entire planet, blotting the sun from the sky and causing global temperatures to drop precipitously.
      (Everyone shoots a quick glance at Earl)
      Earl: So maybe we'll get snow instead of rain. What's the diff? When the sun comes out and melts all the snow, we'll have plenty of water. And then all those plants will come up like gangbusters!
      (Howard Handupme continues his report)
      Howard Handupme: Considering the thickness of the cloud cover, scientists predict it may be tens of thousands of years before the sun shines over Pangaea again.
      (Everyone glares at Earl, who figures he's just turned the world into a giant icebox)
      Earl: ...Would anybody like a...refreshing beverage?