My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 18

Guess Who's Coming Out Of Joy

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 2007 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (7)

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  • hahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Really funny,'that porno that Jodie Foster did' one of the most graphic and harrowing rape scenes ever filmed and Joy thinks it was a porno!!HA HA!This series just goes from strength to strength, just when you think theyre going to run out of ideas they deliver a gem like this.
    I dont always like flashback episodes, its sometimes a way of disguising what is essentially a filler. However the difference here is that theyre not just splicing old clips together, theyve actually thought about it and theyre giving you more rather than less.
    My name is Earl is a classic in the making, a program that will be watched for years, the serial format and the clever references will ensure it survives a long time in the TV world. Just a shame we have to wait so long for the next one.
  • An improvement on last week

    Good news! I managed to sit through this episode without wanting to kill myself. A big improvement on last week. I still didnt think it was the best episode ever, but It's showing promise, i suppose, because last week's episode really was painfully bad.

    Earl remembers the good old days when he used to steal stuff and put up with his cheating wife. He remembers Earl junior being born and the events leading up to his conception. It was quite funny with one or two unexpected jokes which i enjoyed.

    Overall, not a bad episode, but i wouldnt call it a classic. Lets hope the writers take some time over the break to re-think this show because i think it's losing some steam.. It still has potential, they just needa do something with it!
  • A hilarious background story

    This episode is hilarious and gives more depth to the characters of Joy and Earl and even Crabman.

    Adultery being the solution to Joy's marital problems is hilarious as is Earl's idea of the all-American family and we also see Earl do one good thing in his life back when he was a criminal, but only because he was forced to, to save his precious gerbils.

    Earl declaring that he'll steal things for Earl Jr in front of the doctor, Darnell's conversation with Randy and Joy and Earl hooking up while Crabman was in the closet are just some of the hilarious moments in this episode and we also get to see just how disappointed Earl is to see that his wife was cheating on him and he didn't have a son aswell as his parents' reactions which was quite a heartbreaking moment followed by a hilarious scene in the bar.

    Overall, it is great to see the whole story behind Joy and Earl's marriage and starting and finishing it off with Earl's poor electrician skills is all the more comedic.
  • #195 - Tried to make an episode with only flashbacks.

    The title itself (Guess Who's Coming Out Of Joy) suggested that the storyline would revolve around Joy's pregnancy. Or someone actually WOULD come out of her. But we just got to see an old, already seen stuff. But still it was funny.
    And what the hell was that lamp about?

    Earl saw Joy's pregnant belly and remembered of a lamp that he wanted to finish. And somehow with no apparent reason he started flash backing back to the time when he married Joy and expected her 2 kids that wasn't his. Basically there were a lot of already seen footage from the beginning of season 1 and some new stuff that didn't make any sense. Just made a few details about Earl's and Joy's former marital life. The best part was when Earl's dad threw the gerbals out the window!
  • Hilarious!

    I laughed myself silly during this episode! I thought it was funny watching them go back & see what it was like when Earl found out that Joy was pregnant. I t was even funnier to see Crabman's reaction to learning he is a father. Randy as always so funny & clueless. I loved it when he was asking Crabman if he had made some of the words up. I have a hard time thinking of what I liked best. Either the walker on the rope or his father throwing gerbils out the window. I couldn't believe that one. Hilarious! I mena where do they come up with this stuff? :)
  • Earl recalls the time Joy was pregnant with Earl Jr.

    This is by far the funniest episode I've seen in a long while. There are just so many great moments in this episode. We get a small recap of Earl's marriage and the birth of Dodge. But we get more story on why Joy hooked up with Darnell. Plus we see that Earl wasn't always so estranged from his father. Earl realizes Joy cheated on him and thinks why should he raise two kids that aren't his. But his father makes him go back and do the right thing. Probably the funniest part of the entire episode was his father was tossing the gerbils out the window till Earl agreed to to stick with Joy.
  • I liked this episode but did they air this episode already?.

    I liked the ending when Earl's father turned off the lamp and got electrocuted and the city's power went out. And I liked the beginning when Earl got shocked that was very funny. On a scale of 1 to 20 I rate this show 12.5%. Is this a repeat?. I just wish they wouldn't do flash backs.
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