My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 14

Monkeys in Space

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 26, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This is the episode where we find out that Catalina used to work at Club Chubby.

    • Featured Music:
      "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
      "Got The Time" by Joe Jackson
      "The Weight" by The Band
      "Peace Frog" by The Doors
      "Time Has Come Today" by The Chambers Brothers

    • Although the state name on the license plate of Earl's car is painted out, from the color and arrangement of the numbers and letters, it is clearly a California plate, even though there is no Camden county in California. From the first digit (4), we can estimate that the car was registered in California sometime in the mid to late 1990's.

    • When Earl tries to put the medicine in Hank's grandma's eyes, objects disappear to show time passage. However, a woman first disappears and then re-appears.

    • When Earl gets up "bright and early" to give Hank his good day, he actually gets up at 11:00am.

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced and (probably) crossed off in this episode
      #18: Told an inappropriate story at Hank Lange's birthday party.

  • Quotes

    • Earl: (voiceover) Ever since I made my list and got us out of the stealing buisness Randy, doesn't have an income anymore.
      Randy: Can I have more money for the claw machine? (Earl closes his eyes) You're the one who told me to go after Kermit, he's got those skinny legs, he's not a cheap Muppet to claw.

    • Randy: It's not fun being blind. Why is Steven Wonder always smiling?

    • Randy: I'm going to work in the ever changing landscape of cosmetic testing.
      Joy: Cosmetics? There's not enough cosmetics in the world to cover your dumb looking face. But, seriously, if they send you free testers, you better hook me up.

    • Joy: (to Randy) Hey, Mr Clean, where you been? I promised my neighbour you'd clean her trailer.

    • Randy: Do you think when I find my purpose I'll get some sort of sign? Like a glowing light? Not like an alien abduction or anything, but a Jesus light?
      Earl: I don't know Randy, I doubt it.

    • Randy: Ma'am, would you like the deluxe, the mini deluxe or the basic deluxe package?
      Joy: Sorry honey, but we're just a little bit tight on cash right now. We usually just steal our cleaning supplies from the gas station bathroom down the street.
      Randy: Oh well, that makes sense.

    • Darnell: Hey, Randy, if you're looking for a job we need a busboy? The old man took a bad spill in the men's room.
      Randy: Thanks Darnell, but I was gonna find a job where I wouldn't slip in pee pee.
      Darnell: Okay, good luck with that.

    • (looking through the want ads)
      Randy: Here's says dancers wanted, and I love to dance.
      Catalina: That's Club Chubby, Randy. They're looking for strippers. I used to work there.
      Randy: You think I could be a Pilot?
      Earl: Keep reading.

    • Randy: Have you tried talking to him? Maybe if you just explained to him that you're not gay, he'll find someone else.
      Prisoner: I already tried that. My wife is going to put a razor in her mouth and pass it to me when we make out during my conjugal. You got anything sharp on you?
      Randy: Just my toenails, but I won't put them in my mouth, they're dirty.

    • Hank: You're here to break me out?
      Earl: You remember that, huh?
      Earl: Yeah, but don't worry about it. I'm cool inside here.

    • Earl: (to Randy) One time me and Hank polished off four bottles of cherry mad dog and swore to eah other that if one of us ever got put away for hard time, the other one would break him out. I hope he doesn't remember that.

    • Randy: Hey, Darnell, do you have a quarter I can borrow?
      Darnell: I think so.
      Joy: Yeah, he's got a quarter, and you know why he's got a quarter? Cause he's got a damn job, that's why he's got a quarter.
      Darnell: I don't have a quarter. Just three nickels and a super sour gummy worm. Sorry.

    • Randy: Can I have a quarter?
      Joy: Now, I know you're begging ass, did not just ask me for a quarter?

    • Earl: Twenty years? They're sending him to prison for twenty years?
      Joy: That's a long stretch, but, at least he'll be able to spend some quality time with his daddy.

    • Earl:(reading the newspaper) Jackass tries to rob liquor store with a crossbow. Wow! I didn't think you could say jackass in the newspaper?
      Joy: Worls'd changing Earl. You'd be surprised what the asswipes in the media are allowed to get away with.

    • Earl: ...and after dinner, I'm literally gonna have to help you use the bathroom.
      Randy: You don't have to hold anything. Just get me on the seat. I'll go like a girl.

    • (while checking the newspaper for job offers)
      Randy: Here's a good one. Make your own hours, no experience necessary.
      Earl: No experience? You got a lot of that.

    • Earl: A purpose is a great thing to have. It gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
      Randy: So, a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
      Earl: Exactly.

    • Earl: Perky, perky, hands off jerky!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Randy: You're the one who told me to go after Kermit.

      Kermit is one of the muppets created by Jim Henson, Frank Oz, and others. Kermit is a green frog and has been romantically linked to Miss Piggy.

    • Randy talks about a movie with "Footloose's wife" and "the cool Sweathog." The movie he refers to is Phenomenon, starring Kyra Sedgwick (Kevin Bacon's wife) and John Travolta, who played Vinnie Barbarino, one of the misfit Sweathogs on Welcome Back, Kotter.