I've only recently discovered this show and it amazes me. Its original premise allows for a very varied selection of story lines. But is also has an enormous energy through its rhythm and editing. How many current shows would have the guts to repeat scenes like Earl's attempts to follow Hank's instructions more than twice? This one does, with funny results each time.
Like Arrested Development it uses the narrator very cleverly to heighten the pace and introduce irony. But at the heart of all the madness there is a human element. (In fact, the only weakness might be the niceness of Earl, who was supposed to be a crook before he discovered karma.) This episode gives more attention to Randy, Earl's simpleton brother. Rather than Forrest Gump Revisited, we get a real character here, played to perfection by Ethan Suplee. If he didn't win any awards for this performance, there is no justice.