My Name Is Earl

Season 4 Episode 25

Inside Probe: Part 1

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 2009 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Geraldo: Joy Farrah Hickey, wife of Earl Hickey. Born Joy Farrah Darville, this blonde-haired blue-eyed beauty always had dreams of stardom. But when those dreams faded, she, too, turned to a life of crime. This low-rent Bonnie to Hickey's half-wit Clyde has a rap sheet with crimes ranging from impersonated the handicapped, huffing stolen paint, and robbing the Afro Hut.

    • Geraldo: Randy Hickey, the younger and-if you can believe it-stupider brother of Earl Hickey. Randall Doo Hickey was Camden County's first-ever unintentional underwater birth. At an early age, he developed a love for guns, smashing things with shovels, and balancing things on his head. But eventually, Randy turned to crime, as well, also with 77 misdemeanors under his belt. Randy is a classic example of "dummy see, dummy do."

    • Geraldo: Earl Jehosophat Hickey. Born and raised in Camden County, Earl epitomizes the Camden experience. Brought into the world as an innocent young child full of hopes and dreams, only to eventually realize he is stuck in this dead-end town for the rest of his life. Hope turns to despair. And often in towns like this, crime is seen as the only way out. And Mr. Hickey is no stranger to crime, with 77 misdemeanors under his belt. Hickey steals anything he can get his hands on, including, apparently, one of our cameras.

    • Joy: Shut up about Witness Protection. We've all got stories we're proud of. I went to the prom as a sixth grader.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Případ záhadného zmizení ve městě Camden (The Case of Mysterious Disappearance in Camden)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: May 10, 2009 on Canal Fox
      Belgium: July 23, 2009 on 2BE
      Australia: November 11, 2009 on Channel 7
      Czech Republic: August 19, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • During this episode, Earl mentions a dream where he gets hit by a car and is in a coma.  Then saying that "nobody wants to see that".  This might be a reference to low ratings from the previous season where Earl was in a coma.

    • When the reporter is in the grocery store, you can see a sign behind the clerk saying "Bowdeno" which looks exactly like the Marlboro sign (upside down), with the red and white segments. Marlboro is a famous brand of cigarettes company.

    • In the scene where Tim Stack is describing his cocaine use, his agent Wilifred Dierkes sits down next to Tim, asking him about the pill that Tim just gave him. Wilifred's reaction to the pill is an allusion to the popular YouTube video "David goes to Dentist" where a young boy, sitting in the back seat of a car, is on his way home from the dentist, and under the influence of an (obviously potent) anesthetic. The two lines that Wilifred said ("Is this real life?" and "Is it gonna be like this forever?"), followed by lifting himself out of his chair and screaming, were taken directly from the YouTube video.