My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 8

Joy's Wedding

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.