My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 6

Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 2005 on NBC
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In order to replace a fancy figurine that he broke, Earl lends a hand to help Joy's former adversary and her daughter win a mother/daughter beauty pageant. However, Joy enters the pageant also with her "dead" mother trying to win that same figurine, hoping to trade it for a hot tub.moreless

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  • I think that was the only episode that i didnt enjoy up to know but that doesnt mean that ill stop watchin\' Earl

    6.0
    I think that was the only episode that i didnt enjoy up to know but that doesnt mean that ill stop watchin\' Earl. well, it had a message but it wasnt that funny !!! they spent a very quite episode all together and i dont think it was really smart that Joy played a role with her dead mom. i mean what does that mean, should it be Funny or someting~moreless
  • While this episode had its good bits, it didn't hold up as well as the precedent ones. the convoluted path he follows makes less sense than it did before. Maybe it's only the adding up of unlikely twists and plain silly details but it just didn't feel rigmoreless

    7.5
    While this episode had its good bits, I felt it didn't hold up as well as the precedent ones. The best aspect of the storyline would be that Earl at last decides to make something up for something wrong he did to Joy (which is hinted will happen again sometimes). However, most of the convoluted path he follows makes less sense than it did before. Or maybe it's only the adding up of unlikely twists and plain silly details but it just didn't feel right this time.

    I can only take so much wackiness. I was busy digesting the fact that a mother-daughter lawnmower-sponsored beauty pageant was taking place that I had to accept that an adult could enter it a the last minute with an urn containing cigarette ash and butts. Then I was expected to believe that said contestants could win the pageant while an unregarded Earl was left spinning on stage with a throwing knife in his leg.moreless
  • Earl sets out to help a family win a beauty pagent in order to win Joy a trophy. Easily one of the best episodes so far.

    9.2
    Favorite Quote: I've been stabbed by plenty of girls.



    The episode begins with Randy sitting down at the bar. Earl walks in and hands a cereal box to Randy. He looks very happy. Earl tells Randy no more generic cereal for him. He only gets the best now.



    When Earl and Randy get back to the apartment, Joy is there digging through all of their stuff. Earl tells Joy she isn't getting any of his money. She tells him that all she really wants his a hot tub. Earl looks on his list and sees that Joy his on it. He tells her that he will fix that so she'll leave him alone. It says that he blew up Joy's Trophy but he can't really remember what it was for. Later that night he dreams about it. Randy and him are using firecrackers to blow stuff up. They run out of things so Earl brings Joy's trophy. It is a little girl sitting on a lawnmower with the companies name on it.



    The next day Earl goes to the company and asks if he can have one of the trophies. The lady there tells him that the trophies are given out to the winners of the Lawn Mower companies Mother and Daughter beauty pageant. The lady remembers when Joy won. The next year a new mother and daughter entered and that family has won every year since. Their name is the Stokers. Earl goes to the mother and daughter and asks if he can have one of their trophies. They make a deal that if Earl helps them win this year, they will give him the trophy. Earl tells Joy he is going to enter and win her a trophy. She doesn't want him to so she is going to enter, too.



    The beauty pageant is also has a talent show part. The reason this family has won every year is because they have a "gift" in which they can throw knives with amazing accuracy. Earl is placed on a large circle which spins around while Ms. Stoker and her daughter throws knives at him. Earl finds out that the daughter, Candy, has been practicing with plastic knives and she hasn't discovered her "gift" yet. This greatly worries Earl. Ms. Stoker gives Candy real knives and has her try it. She does perfectly, a great relief to Earl.



    Later, when Earl is alone with Candy, she tells him that she really wants to become a doctor and not enter these beauty pageants. Earl convinces her that she has to do it for him. Meanwhile, Joy goes out and tries to adopt a child, with little luck. So she calls her mother and asks if she will enter with her, but has no luck either. Joy gets an idea. Crabman and her smoke a ton of cigarettes and fill up a urn. She convinces the judges at the pageant it is her mother's ashes and they allow her to enter.



    While all this is going on, Randy and Catalina hang out and get to know each other better. The pageant begins and the competition is fierce. After a first couple of groups go, Joy comes out. She is wearing a skimpy two-piece swimsuit carrying her mother's urn. She sings some songs and even starts tap dancing. She really wants to win this pageant. The Stoker family is about to come out and Earl is getting ready. Backstage, he sees Candy and she looks depressed. He talks to her and sees that she is unhappy. He tells her to hit him in the leg with the knife.



    The Stoker family comes out along with Earl. Ms. Stoker goes first and does a perfect job. Candy steps up, throws the knife and it flies right in to Earl's leg! Earl gives Candy a thumbs up to let her know he's ok, aside from a knife in his leg. He tells her he is ok and that he has been stabbed by plenty of girls. The judges come out and announce that Joy is the winner. She gets a trophy and Earl realizes that he did the right thing. Joy got her trophy back and he can cross her off his list.moreless
  • Pretty good.

    9.0
    I ENJOYED IT kinda it was really funny to see that girl learning how to throw darts at Earl I loved the end when Earl told the girl to hit him with the knife because he knew it was the right thing to do that was great and put a great morel into this ep that was mainly the only part i liked.
  • Earl and his message: Do good things and good things will happen to you

    10
    The little girl is so cute. It made me sad that Earl stabbing the girl is the only method for her to become a doctor. I never can stand stupid parents on TV Shows... Mean children are as bad :) (see Grey's Anatomy 01x07 & 01x08



    Go Kellogg's!!! Made me craving for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.



    *Die wecken den Tiiiger in dir*
Chloe Moretz

Chloe Moretz

Candy

Guest Star

Gigi Goff

Gigi Goff

Young Joy

Guest Star

Ellen Albertini Dow

Ellen Albertini Dow

Gertrude Balboa

Guest Star

Timothy Stack

Timothy Stack

Himself

Recurring Role

Louis T. Moyle

Louis T. Moyle

Dodge

Recurring Role

Trey Carlisle

Trey Carlisle

Earl Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Earl gives Randy the Frostee Flakes, Randy says "You got real Frostee Flakes!" in an excited voice, to which Earl responds "No more generic Sweetie Bits for you, brother", indicating that Frostee Flakes is a seldomly enjoyed treat for Randy. However, in "Faked His Own Death", we see Randy stuffing his face with the exact same brand of Frostee Flakes at the end of the episode.

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced and crossed off in this episode
      #153 Broke Joy's fancy figurine.

    • Featured Music:
      "Pride And Joy" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
      "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Jaime Pressly
      "Push It" by Salt-N-Pepa (Shelly and Candy perform their knife throwing performance)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Little Joy: (to Earl) I got it on my own, you still owe me a hot tub you idiot.

    • (in the Shelter for wayward girls)
      Joy: (1st girl) Too little. (2nd girl) Too Tall. (3rd girl) My god, too many damn freckles. (4th girl) You're cute but you just don't have that 'it' factor. (5th girl) and how old are you?
      5th girl: Seven.
      Joy: Open your mouth (looks inside her mouth)
      Lady: What do you think you're doing?
      Joy: I'm adopting.

    • Earl: How come you never told me you won a beauty contest?
      Joy: Everyday I walk out of my front door I win a beauty contest. Did you get me my hot tub yet?
      Earl: Better. I'm gonna get you a prettiest pretty figurine.
      Joy: You can't buy those Earl.
      Earl: No, but you can win 'em.
      Joy: Oh yeah! What, you and your momma gonna enter the next pageant? Whatcha gonna do, put your moustache in pigtails?

    • Candy: My mom's boyfriend broke up with her....
      Shelly: Watch your tongue little miss mouthy.
      Candy: Yesterday.
      Shelly: I broke up with him. You can't rely on men. My mother told me that but did I listen, no. (to Randy) I bet you're not reliable.
      Randy: Not really
      Shelly: No man is. We're all alone. We're all alone in this world.

    • Earl: She only ever got one figurine and I blew it up. Damn!
      Mrs Balboa: Language.

    • ((Earl wakes up and finds Randy clipping his toenails)
      Randy: They are always jabbing me and its easier to do this while you're sleeping.
      Earl: Thank God, I was starting to worry they weren't growing.

    • (Earl enters the room with the shopping bag )
      Earl: Joy I've told you a million times the money isn't in the room. Stop breaking in here and messing the place up.
      Joy: Fine, but if you get to eat fancy cereal your kids should too. (takes the cereal from the bag and walks out)
      Earl: (shouting) They're not my kids Joy.

    • Earl: (voice over) Winning a hundred thousand dollars in the lottery has opened the door to the finer things in life.
      Randy: Where have you been?
      Earl: Food shopping. (hand him a box of cereal)
      Randy: You got real frosted flakes?
      Earl: No more generic sweetie bix for you brother. You riding on the karma train now.
      Randy: Choo-choo!

    • Joy: Hi, me and my momma's dead ashes would like to enter this contest.
      Registration Lady: Well there is no rule that says a mother or daughter can't enter even if there not. . . with us anymore.

    • (Shelly just threw knives at Earl)
      Randy: You gotta let me try that.
      Earl: Do not let him try that!

    • Crabman: Hey Earl. Temporary tattoos. You want 'em?
      Earl: No thanks Crabman. Make me itch.

    • Earl: I'll be back with your figurine.
      Joy: Yeah, and I'll be butt naked behind the trailer waiting for my hot tub.

    • (Walking in on Joy)
      Catalina: What do you think you're doing
      Joy: Hi Carolina!
      Catalina: It's Catalina.
      Joy: Hmmm, potato, tomato. So where does Earl keep his money?
      Catalina: Earl is my friend, I'm not going to help you steal his money.
      Joy: Yeah, well, that's unfortunate for you because you're not the one standing with the freshly broken bottle, now are you? (holds up a unbroken bottle and tries to break it two times; unsuccessfully) This will still hurt if I hit you with it.

    • Candy: I wanna be a doctor some day.
      Earl: Candy, there are too many doctors in the world. And if I don't get that figurine, I have to buy my ex-wife a hot tub, and hot tubs cost a lot o' cake. So you need to listen to your mother.

    • Candy: Won't it hurt if I throw a knife in your leg?
      Earl: Nah. Don't worry about it. I've been stabbed by plenty of girls. It only hurts when you twist, pull it out, and stick it back in.

    • Earl: Candy.
      Candy: Yeah.
      Earl: I want you to hit me with the knife.
      Candy: What?
      Earl: Hit me in the leg. It's the only way your nut job mother's going to let you off the hook.

    • Candy: Mom, I wanna be a doctor someday.
      Shelly: Honey, if I wanted a doctor in the family, I would have made a boy.

    • Earl: That's your bathing suits? Are you kidding me? If we're going to win this thing, you're going to have to show more skin.
      Shelly: Relax. It's all going to come down to the talent. Besides, I can't wear a bikini. (Motioning towards Candy) Somebody couldn't find their way out of mommy, so I had to mutilate my stomach with a C-section.

    • Tim Stack: Welcome the the 46th annual Balboa and Son's Mother Daughter Prettiest Pretty Princess Pageant. Here's your MC for the evening. You know him from tv's Son of the Beach and he was recently robbed of a spot on Dancing With the Stars, Mr. Tim Stack.

    • Catalina: Two Jacks, that's War.
      Randy: No, no, no. Catalina, in this country, that's called truce...and we hug. We're a peaceful nation.

    • Shelly: I can't believe you were married to Joy Darvel. I haven't thought how much I am better than her in years.

    • (Earl wakes up from a dream.)
      Earl: Balboa and Son's Lawnmowers.
      (Earl sees Randy clipping his toe nails.)
      Randy: They're always jabbin' me and it's easier to do this while you're sleepin'.
      Earl: Thank god. I was starting to worry they weren't growing.

    • Emcee: Joy hails from Camden, County. Where she enjoys feeding, sheltering and cleaning the poor.

    • Woman: (looking into urn) There's a cigarette butt in here.
      Joy: Well, that makes sense. That's what took her.

    • Joy: I might be pregnant with a little girl right now.
      Earl: Uh, the pageant's next week, not in nine months.
      Joy: Well then I guess that'll just make her the cutest, tiniest daughter in the whole pageant now won't it?

  • NOTES (5)

    • This episode marks the first of several recurring appearances by Timothy Stack as himself.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Germany: August 22, 2008 on RTL
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2009 on Prima COOL

    • The orphanage Joy visits is actually a church in North Hills, California. The parking lot of this church is also used as the set for the trailer park where Joy and Darnell live.

    • Missi Pyle plays an ultra-competitive mother in this episode, not unlike her role as Mrs. Beauregarde in the 2005 summer blockbuster "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" (which came out on DVD a week after this episode aired).

    • Although this episode is number six in the series, it screened as episode fifteen in Australia.

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • At the very end of the show, Randy is seen in bed, trying to recall the names of the A-Team. The A-Team was a TV series on NBC from 1983 to 1987, starring George Peppard as Hannibal Smith and Mr. T as B.A. Barracus.

    • Joy was singing the popular memorial and dedication song 'Wind Beneath My Wings' at the pageant. The original song was performed by Bette Midler for the movie Beaches. Bette Midler also sang it to Johnny Carson on the last night he hosted The Tonight Show.

    • Frosted Flakes is a breakfast cereal produced by the German brand Kellogg's that is essentially corn flakes that are coated with sugar. They use a cartoon tiger named Tony the Tiger as it's spokesperson and the catch phrase 'They're Grrreat!'. In Germany the catch phrase is: "Die wecken den Tiger in dir", meaning "they awake your inner tiger". The Original name is: Kellogg's Frosties

    • Son of the Beach was a program on FX, produced by Howard Stern, that was a satire of the popular show Baywatch.

    • Dancing With the Stars is a reality program on FOX that has celebrities team up with professional ball room dancers and compete weekly on who is the best.

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