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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  • 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.

    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.