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My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 8

Joy's Wedding

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Darnell and Joy decided to tie the knot while Earl learns through Randy's invitation that he is not invited. To make things worse Joy has scheduled the wedding on Earl's birthday so that all of their friends will be unable to celebrate with him. A drunken Earl crashes the party accidentally breaking Joy's nose and now is forced to add "ruined Joy's wedding" to his list.moreless

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  • About this episode

    It had great single-camera picture editing.
  • After ruining his ex-wife's wedding day, Earl gets in touch with his feminine side (and inadverdently with ex-wife Joy) as he helps her plan the trailer park trash version of an ultimate wedding.moreless

    Every character has a chance to shine in this hilarious and touching episode. Earl brings out the best in everyone, including the heretofore flat Darnell. Pressly is extraordinary as she takes a lead role for the first time, soon-to-be-classic lines of dialogue rolling off her tongue like rhinestones. The pizza buffet rehearsal luncheon is a prime example when she reminds her friends that a small drink is really a large, only with a few extra steps. Boasting a bedazzled bride, break dancing, and that classic wedding song, Bust a Move, this episode epitomizes what is best about this series. Unlike most sitcoms, it is all about genuine characters living to the best of their abilities, sometimes classy and sometimes trashy, but always heartwarming.moreless
  • This episode was very nice

    At the end of it I just couldn't stop hearing the song "is it love, is it love, is it love, is it love that I'm feeling!!" nice!! and very funny the moment where Earl tells Darnell that he slept with "his wife" and the other answers back "you did the same!"...
  • I loved the story and acting in this episode, along with the fact that it showed sexy Catalina dancing and "shaking her stuff" at the end.

    This was truly a fun and hilarious episode of "My Name is Earl." If you like this show you will love this episode. If you have never watched this show, what are you waiting for? Find someone with a TiVo and make friends with them. One of the things I like best about this show, aside from the humor that is abundantly redneck, is Nadine Velazquez - aka Catalina the motel housekeeper. Along with her ability to bring a lot of humor for a side-line character, she is one of the most stunning women on TV. I am always waiting to see what she is going to say funny on each episode and to see some more of her natural beauty. If you too are a "Catalina" fan, make sure and catch this episode - she shakes her stuff at the wedding dance scene.moreless
  • One Of The Best.

    This ep. was really funny i loved when Earl kicked the soccor ball into Joy's face that was great. Also, when Earl and Crabman were fighting in the ball pin because he thought Earl meant he was sleeping with his mom. THis ep. has to be one of my favs it's just so great and when Crabman's mom and Joy met that was so funny. Props to this one.
Johnny Hoops

Johnny Hoops

DJ Dave

Guest Star

Pam Trotter

Pam Trotter


Guest Star

Toya Brown

Toya Brown

Darnell's Mom

Guest Star

Dale Dickey

Dale Dickey


Recurring Role

Bill Suplee

Bill Suplee


Recurring Role

Trey Carlisle

Trey Carlisle

Earl Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • In this episode, we see several members of Crabman's family. This creates an odd continuity question as Darnell is shown to be in witness protection in a later episode. However, according to Greg Garcia, Darnell's family moved to America after he got put in the Witness Protection Program.

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced and crossed off in this episode
      #261 (new) Ruined Joy's wedding.
      #262 (new) Slept with Crabman's fiancée.

      When Earl crosses the two tasks completed, you can see that previously completed task (Made Donny Jones serve jail time for crime I committed) remains uncrossed.

    • Recurring sight gags: Earl wearing his one suit (bought on the advice of his defense attorney); Earl can't take a picture with his eyes open.

    • Randy was watching H.R. Pufnstuf again in the motel room with Catalina, just like in "Faked His Own Death".

    • Featured Music:
      "The Show Must Go On" by Three Dog Night
      "White Wedding" by Billy Idol
      "Cherry Pie" by Warrant
      "Gimme Three Steps" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      "Is This Love" by Bob Marley (Rehearsal dinner)
      "Bust A Move" by Young MC (Closing scene)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Joy: You're gettin' boob glitter all over my face!

    • Randy: For the reception, how should I have my chicken, grilled or McNuggetted? If I check McNuggetted, you think they'll let me have two different dipping sauces? I like hot mustard for the first bite but I like to chase it with a little honey on the second bite. Y'know, it's like having a small meal followed by a tiny dessert every ten to fifteen seconds.

    • Earl: Whoa! Crabman, you know how she is? You can't be that surprised? (Darnell punches Earl) It's not like the first time it's ever happened, we used to do it all the time. (Darnell hits Earl again) Come on, Crabman I didn't get mad when you slept with her. (Darnell punches Earl)
      Darnell: You take that back, I've never had sexual relations with my Mom.

    • Earl: Look Crabman this was total accident. If I could go back and change what happened …
      Darnell: It's not that Earl, like you said, I did the same thing to you when you were married to her.
      Earl: Yeah, but, that's not your fault. It's not our fault at all, it's her, she's a vixen.
      Darnell: It's that one of Santa's reindeers?

    • Earl: Marriages built on lies don't last Joy. Look at us?
      Joy: It's not the lies that screw people up, it's the finding out.

    • Joy: (to the wedding party) Okay, I got everybody smalls, but remember there's free refills, so small is really a large with a little extra walking.

    • Earl: I was just being nice so we can get along better like Bruce and Demi. I didn't know we'd get along three times in one night.
      Joy: Well, we can't undo the humping, so let's just forget it ever happened.

    • Joy:You have a lot of damn nerve seducing me like that.
      Earl: Seducing you?
      Joy: Yes, you knew exactly what you were doing. Being all nice to me, planning me wedding, helping me pick out my perfect irregular dress. How dare you? You know that I'm a passionate woman.

    • Earl: Hey Crabman. Cool tux.
      Darnell: Thanks Earl.
      Earl: Who's that pretty lady with you?
      Darnell: That's my moms.
      Earl: Hey Crabman's moms.
      Darnell's Mom Hey Earl.

    • Joy: I hope you get nut cancer, you son of a bitch
      Earl: Nice. You kiss your illegitimate children with that mouth?

    • Earl Jr.: Mommy, I need to go potty.
      Joy: Oh for god sakes, you picked today to stop going in your pants.

    • Joy: ...Besides, you think Bruce and Demi don't sleep together once in awhile and don't tell Ashton?...Please.

    • (Thinking he's talking to Joy)
      Earl: Ah, honey? I think we should talk about what happened last night. It was so crazy, I'm not sure I even remember.
      Randy: Then I wish we could trade. I remember everything.

    • (Holding a wedding dress.)
      Earl: This one's guaranteed to only be worn eight times.
      Joy: Ya, but I like this one. It's lined so I don't have to wear panties. It's perfect.

    • (Reffering to the hand blower blowing in her face)
      Joy: Woo, this things making me sweat like a whore in church, no offense, Patty.
      Patty: None taken. I don't go to church.

    • Earl: Joy's getting married? I wonder if Willy dropped my invitation in the parking lot.
      Catalina: I don't think so. This says 'Randy Hickey plus anyone but Earl'.

  • NOTES (3)


    • The Nice Price

      When Earl shows up at Joy/Darnell's trailer with the candle holder and CDs (Monsters of rock and Monsters of Rap), He mentions that he got them at the Nice Price.

      The Nice Price was a marketing tool used by Epic Records back in the days of vinyl. A new album would come out and be sold at the list price. After a few months the price would come down a buck or two and a black and orange sticker added next to the price tag. That sticker read: The Nice Price.

    • Demi Moore

      Earl: I was just being nice so we can get along better like Bruce and Demi.

      Referring to actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who got divorced in 2000

    • Randy: Like when that guy got kicked out of Van Halen for wearin' them stupid pants. Then they got even more famous. What was his name?

      His name was David Lee Roth. Roth was known for his outlandish stage presence and outfits. Depending on who you ask, Roth was fired/quit Van Halen in 1985 and was replaced by Sammy Hagar. Van Halen sold more records with Hagar than Roth, but when they were better is up for debate.

    • Joy was offered Altoids in the park's public bathroom while getting ready for her wedding. Altoids are a very strong mint/lozenge create by a 19th century London confectionary firm. They are packaged in a distinctive metal tins.