My Name Is Earl

Season 3 Episode 21

Camdenites, Part 1

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 15, 2008 on NBC
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When Earl can't get along with Billie, he tries to find the reason Karma brought the two together, so he continues to work on the list. He finds out that working on the list, especially on items where he pissed off a girl, helps to change Billie's behavior to the better.moreless

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  • Billie's got more mood swings than a pregnant primate.

    This episode is very funny, as Earl starts crossing off some bad things he's done to women, in an attempt to have a happy marriage. While this clearly shows that Earl's karmic beliefs have gone way into overdrive, since he thinks karma controls Billie's personality, it is quite funny.

    As he finally crosses Didi off his list, with a bit of an anticlimax, as well as some hilarious moments involving Billie's cruelty, the episode is a great one, and while it seems the marriage is doomed to fail, it does prove that you shouldn't rely on a karma coma to make your decisions for you.moreless
  • Not the same Earl.

    I really didn't think that this installment of "My Name Is Earl" was anything special. Yes, it is Part 1 of a 2 parter but even with watching Part 2, it doesn't make Part 1 any better. It just didn;t have that good of a plot, I understand that the writers wanted to fit all that they could in these two episodes instead of leaving some stuff on the floor but I am one you thinks that this episode would have been better if it would've been just 1 episode because it still seems like they tried to cram to much into this one.moreless
  • Earl continues to struggle to make his marriage work,but thinks that by dealing with past mistakes will improve his relationship with Billie,but it backfires when Billie makes Earl choose between her and his list.Billie then sets out to undo his work.moreless

    After a very uneven and sometimes disappointing season, the 3rd season ends on a remarkable return to form. Earl is not sure what to do about Billie, but he think that dealing with the women on his list it will help him and Billie. One notable moment in this episode is Earl finally resolves his problems with the one legged girl. Things take a turn for the worse when Earl is trying to resolve his seduction 7 virgins from the Camdenite religious sect, and Billie makes him choose between her and the list. Earl choosesthe list thinking it will bring her closerto him, but it backfires as Billie leaves and sets out to undo all the good work of the last 2 seasons. When Earl brings in the cops, she takes refuge at the Camdenites. Where the last episode felt a bit contrived, this week feels more real and has a genuine feel good ending the way it used to be. They managed to find a way to get Earl some money without it feeling contrived. And I like how they found a way to deal with Billie. Apparently the show had to go through some difficulty for it to return to what it does best. Im just not sure why they had to get Earl married off to Billie when they knew it couldnt last. But I hope this means the show can move on in a positive way.moreless
Brandon Ficara

Brandon Ficara

Kevin the Hornman

Guest Star

Julanne Chidi Hill

Julanne Chidi Hill


Guest Star

Jim Lau

Jim Lau


Guest Star

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Billie Cunningham

Recurring Role

Timothy Stack

Timothy Stack


Recurring Role

Gregg Binkley

Gregg Binkley

Kenny James

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced in this episode
      #86 Stole a car from one legged girl.
      #204 Seduced seven virgins.
      #275 (new) Never bought Randy a Ferrari. (Added by Randy when Earl was in a coma)
      #276 (new) Never told chicks Randy was a fighter pilot. (Added by Randy when Earl was in a coma)

      Crossed off in this episode
      #86 Stole a car from one legged girl.

    • Featured Music:
      "Country Roads" sung by Alyssa Milano (Billie sings in the shower)
      "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish (Billie tortures Randy)
      "I Know A Little" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Earl visits his mother for advice)
      "Jingle Bells" (Earl's mom sings as they are about to go caroling)
      "Get On The Good Foot" by James Brown (One legged Earl)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Earl: Hey, Catalina. When I saw you at Club Chubby at Christmas I was a pig, right? And I slapped your butt cheek?
      (Randy replays the moment fondly in his mind.)
      Catalina: Yeah! Hard enough to leave a mark. When Santa came I couldn't even sit on his lap, and he's a BIG tipper!

    • Billie: Look, Earl, I'm sorry I've been a little stingy with you. It's our money. Here's an ATM card so you don't have to ask me for it any more.
      (Randy has a sudden epiphany moment.)
      Randy: Ahhhh! There's a special card you have to put in.

    • Didi: I want you to hop a mile in my shoe.

    • Randy: Sometimes I wish Karma could talk. It'd take a lot of guesswork out of what we do.

    • Joy: That's it, Earl. I'm done waiting for you to put my house back. I was walking past our ceiling fan which is now on our wall and it lopped off one of my pony tails.
      (She shows Earl her left pony tail in her clenched fist.)
      Joy: You owe me 25 bucks!

    • Earl: (Narrative) ... our annual family portrait ...
      (Flash back to a photo shoot with the Hickey family, they're all dressed in white. Earl & Randy's mother, Kay, gets off the phone.)
      Kay: There's an emergency down at the framing shop. Apparently all the 5x7 frames came in 7x5s. Father's going to be there all night. We're going to take the 'White Picture' without him.
      Young Earl: Can my gerbil be in the picture?
      Kay: (Exasperated) Is he white!?

    • (Randy observes Billie eating a Klondike bar.)
      Randy: Can I have a Klondike bar? Please?
      Billie: That depends. (Sings) What would you do for a Klondike bar?
      (Randy thinks for a moment, then makes like a chicken and clucks.)
      Billie: Nah. Seen it.

    • Earl: Listen. I need to ask you a marriage question. How do you handle being married to someone who's difficult?
      Darnell: Try this.
      (Darnell retrieves a notebook from under one of the couch cushions.)
      Darnell: I just write down everything Joy does that bothers me. Most psychologists will tell you to express your thoughts and feelings without fear of confrontation. These are individuals I call 'People Who Have Not Met Joy'.
      (Joy then crawls through the tipped-over trailer door.)
      Joy: Earl!! You gotta put this trailer right side up. I've got so many bruises by climbing through this door I'm like a woman in a Lifetime movie.
      Earl: I'm gonna do it, Joy. I just need to figure how to get some money from Billie to rent a crane.
      Joy: One way would be to grow some 'nads. Speaking of bein' 'nadless ... Darnell, are you showin' Earl your poetry book?
      Darnell: Uh, yeah. We were havin' a poetry slam.
      Joy: Let me read one.
      (Joy grabs notebook from Darnell and reads from it.)
      Joy: Today she hit a new low.
      (Darnell winces.)
      Joy: Got mad cookin' dinner and threw the chicken on the lawn.
      (Earl's eyes go wide with fear while Darnell closes his eyes with fear.)
      Joy: Once again I see why everyone in our trailer park despises her and wishes we would move.
      (Joy thinks about it for a moment, then chuckles to herself.)
      Joy: That's a terrible poem, Darnell. It don't even rhyme.
      (Earl and Darnell relax a bit.)
      Joy: Hey, remember the time I threw a chicken on the lawn? You should write a poem about that, but make it rhyme.
      (Joy scoffs at Darnell, gives him a condescending smile as she hands his notebook back to him and walks off. Darnell turns quietly to Earl after Joy leaves the room.)
      Darnell: Did you pee a little?
      Earl: Yup.
      Darnell: Me too!

    • (Darnell is trimming the grass that is growing through one of the tipped-over trailer windows. Earl climbs through the tipped-over trailer door.)
      Earl: Hello? Crabman?
      Darnell: Hey, Earl.
      Earl: I really am sorry about this whole trailer thing.
      Darnell: Ahh! Don't sweat it Earl. I kinda like it. Besides, with the grass growin' on the floor, Mr. Turtle has his own little park.
      (They both observe Mr. Turtle enjoying his tiny patch of grass.)
      Earl: Huh! Never seen him wag his little tail before.

    • (Earl takes two tissues out of the box to blow his nose.)
      Billie: Hey, whoa whoa whoa! How many tissues you got there?
      Earl: Two.
      Billie: How many times are you gonna blow your nose?
      Earl: One.
      Billie: You might want to check your math, Mr. Rockefeller.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Earlovy ženy (Earl's Women)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: July 10, 2008 on Network 7
      Denmark: July 11, 2008 on TV3+
      United Kingdom: August 7, 2008 on Channel 4
      Belgium: June 17, 2009 on 2BE
      Czech Republic: July 6, 2010 on Prima COOL


    • Randy: You should just cut her head off like that King of England dude.

      Randy is referring to King Henry VIII of England. He was married six times; two of his wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, were executed by beheading.

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