My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 7

Mailbox

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 09, 2006 on NBC
9.0
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Episode Summary

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Catalina helps Earl cross off no. 75 on his list, "used a mailbox as a trash can". This leads to the discovery of two undelivered letters: One is a declaration of a man's love, the other one reveals Darnell's secret.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • We learn more about Darnell Turner aka Crabman aka Harry Monroe

    9.8
    Mailbox is a hilarious installment of Earl with so many great moments and a lot of revelations, though not too many as to give away Darnell's whole secret.



    Catalina helping with the list was also an interesting idea and paid off well at the end where Earl doesn't want to cross it off his list so she goes behind his back to destroy his relationship to get a good feeling, Karma's funny that way, literally.



    Darnell's secret identity was a good follow up from the Millenium episode where he is shown to be in the witness protection program and Joy's overreaction was hilarious, both plots combining to make a very entertaining episode.moreless
  • This has to be the best Earl episode ever! Great performances from every single actor, brilliant jokes, and a superb storyline.

    9.2
    So Darnell has a dark secret and a shady past? Didn't see that one coming! The "list item" this time was a true classic as well. Earl tries to cross a guy off his list whose love letter never got delivered because it was stuck in a mailbox that Earl & Randy used as a trashcan. When Earl sees the recipient of that letter - a hot, slightly cheap looking blonde personal trainer - he is torn between doing good for the list and doing even better for himself. Meanwhile, Randy accidentally reveals Crabman's past as a member of a witness protection programme. The result: Joy kicks Darnell out and he moves into the brothers' motel room.



    "My name is Earl" is definitely one of the top TV series at the moment, and in my opinion a little under-appreciated. The writing is consistingly excellent, the cast has real chemistry between them, and you can really feel that every one working on this show has their heart in it. Iäm looking forward to next Thursday!moreless
Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy

Wendy

Guest Star

Johnny Sneed

Johnny Sneed

Will

Guest Star

Hayden Lee

Hayden Lee

Singer #2

Guest Star

Jack Axelrod

Jack Axelrod

Electrolarynx Guy

Recurring Role

Trey Carlisle

Trey Carlisle

Earl Jr.

Recurring Role

Louis T. Moyle

Louis T. Moyle

Dodge

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Earl: (voiceover) That's when I learned that, sometimes with the list, other people get the good feeling and I just feel like I've been punched in the gut.

    • Darnell: Dang it, baby, I can't! When I was Harry Monroe, I had to give up everything because of what I knew. And I didn't care. But if I tell you my secret now, I could lose everything again, and this time I do care! Because I love you! I can't start my life over again without you! Don't you understand? I can't tell you the truth because I love you too much, stupid! (Joy walks out of view of the window) Joy!
      Joy: (from the front of the trailer) I love you, too, stupid.

    • Catalina: You can't do this to me, Earl. You can't screw up my only chance to cross something off your list and get a good feeling. I need this in my life! I scrub toilets all day, and at night I dance for drunk losers who flick nickels at my ass. I'm going crazy! I need to feel good about something before I kill someone again!!! (long, awkward pause) What?
      Randy: You said you were gonna kill someone.
      Catalina: It's a figure of speech. "I'm gonna kill someone."
      Earl: Yeah, but you, uh...you said "again."
      Randy: You did, you said "Kill someone again."

    • Randy: When you go into the Witness Protection Program, do they let you pick your own name? 'Cause if I ever witness anything, I'm going to name myself "Crash Fistfight."
      Darnell: Damn. That's a good one.

    • Randy: Hey Joy, can you help me?
      Joy: The only thing that would help your worthless, never-achieve-anything-in-your-waste-of-a-breath life is if somebody drowned you in the river. (starts laughing) I'm just giving you a hard time sweetie. Whatcha need?
      Randy: I'm trying to return this letter for Earl's list, but the address has a shamrock smudge. I've been asking everyone in the trailer park to help me figure out who wrote it.
      Joy: Well that's easy! (opens it)
      Randy: Earl says it's illegal to open somebody else's mail.
      Joy: That's the good thing about having three strikes. You don't have to worry about stupid laws anymore.
      Randy: I wish I had three strikes.
      Joy: (sweetly) You will someday.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Joy: For all I know you could be Son of Sam killer.

      Son of Sam, aka The .44 Caliber Killer, is a serial killer named David Berkowitz. He murdered six people and injured seven others in New York during the 1970s. The name Son of Sam came from a letter he wrote to a police officer who was investigating his crimes.

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