My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 13

Buried Treasure

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 11, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Fan Reviews (12)

9.2
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  • Whose name is it?

    9.5
    This has got to be one of the best episodes of my name is earl that i have ever seen. It starts off with earl telling about how he stole some fancy cutlery and now, can't find it to give it back to the museum/libary. Randy then takes over by saying that he sold the cutlery to a guy but never got the money. Joy then recounts her tale of how she switched spoons, melted them down and hid them in a dump. Crab man/darnell then says how he found the spoons and gave them back to the libary. Earl decides to make a donation to make up for losing the spoons, which is when he finds the spoons and can finally cross number 52 off his list. Then, to finish the show off, the librarian, dotty says about how she wishes she was hot. Lol!
  • Damm right hilarious!!

    9.4
    Absolutely hilarious, the best yet. Especially the spoofing of the opening credits. I loved Joy's one especially even though Darnell's one was good as well: 'You may as well call me Crabman' haha!! Randy's spoof was good as well, what with him getting confused. And at the end with the librarian's intro: You know the kinda girl that could have been...'. I think this episode reminds me of the Simpsons episode, 'Trilogy of Error' because of the different points of view for one day. The spoof parts saved this episode because the actual plot with the silverware was not the best (still enjoyed it though) but it worked!
  • My favorite episode by far! How's that for a summary?

    10
    I was cracking up through this whole episode. It was so clever how they did that and completely different from other episodes and now to to mention absolutely hilarious! I mean the narration from teach character Dottyu's and crabman's were the best 9even though Dottu's didn't even really begin) I swear I thought they were going to tell her story it would have been cool if they did I'd like to know what she had to say. Oh well I still really, really loved this episode I liked how each story connected to the other like a cop show it all ended up coming together and as it was starting to make semnse I was like 'Oh so thar;'s how that happened..' Yay my rambling got me past 100 words!
  • A character-driven plot with different narrations

    9.7
    As a fan of the His and Her Storys of Scrubs I was very happy to see that My Name is Earl had adapted that style to the My Name Is Blank episode with Randy and when they leapt to Joy, I was a little dubious but it was great in developing the mystery and it was very funny to hear the introductions to each character, particularly Darnell, aswell as showing Randy's slow mind in the bar and the spot where Crabman had his first date and conception with Joy.

    Overall, the whole episode is hilarious and it was a great twist of format on the show. This is definitely one of the best episodes in the series.
  • i loved this, it rocked! super intresting

    9.6
    this episode rocked, i loved the "inner thoughts" of the main characters!, man i could watch the "my name is randy" show all day long! that character rocks my world, he is side splittingly funny... the plot on the other hand was a little thin, but very funny, like the bad running joke... i liked how crabman is becomming a core character and the mystery behind his past also makes for very good entertainment. im not sure that the librian needed her own "my name is" segment... but regardless, camden is styling up to be a very intresting town, with lots of fleshy characters. i dont ever want this series to end!
  • Not as bad as Cops, but still far too gimmicky.

    4.0
    While the Cops episode clearly felt like a filler episode that showed up far too early in the series\' run (the X-Files didn\'t resort to that lame contrivance until it had already jumped the shark) this one is only a bit better. Rather than another clever, well-written episode it relies far too much on the flashback/simultaneous plotline mechanic and makes it feel like the writers are a bit at a loss for ideas.

    Combined with the unpleasant introduction of a season-long plot (i.e. Joy stealing the truck in the first episode) this season has been decidedly weaker than the first and has lost the wonderfully episodic nature that the show launched with.
  • 9.5
    There's probably a name for this style of producing an episode, but I'm not sure what it is. Basically, you take the same small story, and present it several time from several different characters points of view ... almost a "in the round" story telling. Anyhoo, here we get the story of Earl, Joy and Randy's sin of stealing silverware from the museum and through karma (and Crabman's) help, it acutally gets returned to the museum, albeit in a different form and credited to a different historical era. This little twist of fate allows Earl to guilt-free cross #52 off his list: "Return Buried Treasure".
  • Interesting concept

    9.0
    My Name is Earl is a show that has a neat concept to it, and this episode found a great way to bring greater depth to the white trash heroes that we have come to love. What works is the intermeshing of the storylines, as you really get to see the characters on their own. It is amusing to find out what they all are thinking at the time about the same events, and how all of them are effecting the others. Especially funny is the scene where Earl is watching the librarian, how everything goes down is priceless. The only sad thing about the episode is that it had to come after the episode which featured "Cops." nothing will ever really be able to trump the true classic feel of that. Other than that small complaint, a solid episode!
  • Very entertaining.

    9.4
    I usually don't watch this show as it competes with Smallville, but since Smallville is in reruns, I happened to catch it, and it was hiliarious.

    What a great technique to continually surprise the viewer with what actually happened in the stealing of some antique silverware. I thought it was funny that the library doubled as a museum and the gang could have access to it at night. I liked it when after seeing things from Earl's point of view, the others tell what happened from their POV and we revisit the events once again, and see more detail of what was really going on. And each of them doing the "My Name Is xxx" bit was great. A truely inspired episode, hiliarious jokes, and well played out by the actors. I may just add this to my list of must-see tv.
  • My Name Is Earl is the best series on television by far!

    10
    A very very good & funny episode! MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL MY NAME IS EARL
  • Great insight into supporting characters

    9.5
    The best part of this episode for me was getting to hear Randy and Darnell (Crabman) for more than just supplemental dialogue. Usually, neither of them have too much to say, other than some great punchlines. I think this was an important episode if for no other reason than this.

    As far as the list goes, it wasn't the strongest resolution. They stole the silverware, and they found their way back to the library. Even though we assume Earl still made the monetary donation he promised (before seeing the silverware), it seems much simpler that previous resolved items. I'm guessing that it had to be a simple resolution, otherwise they wouldn't have had time to show the story from all of the different perspectives.

    Overall, I really enjoying this episode, and will probably watch it again to see if there was anything I missed. I dig the rashomon style of storytelling.
  • Earl attempts to make up for stealing $2,000 worth of silverware from the local museum.

    10
    Wow!

    This was the best episode of My Name is Earl so far. I loved the self-parody. And of course, in true Earl style, everything fits together nicely. A full circle, and an awesome one at that. The My Name is Randy segment was particularly incredible. It was about time we hear the co-star\'s side of things.

    But the remaining POV parodies were great too. This episode really defines the series. It parodies its own format with the other characters and stays true to the coincidental style of Karma. Other episodes have had interconnected plots, but none have been so complex and intricate as this episode\'s. It\'s genius, absolute genius.
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