My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 20, 2005 on NBC

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  • Finally…a comedy I can get behind! And here I thought the laughter ended the day Seinfeld was put to pasture. Fortunately, we now have Jason Lee (late of the Kevin Smith “Jersey” films) playing a hard-luck hillbilly who is impossible not to like.

    Let’s face it. Rednecks, through no fault of their own, are FUNNY! The enticing hallmark of being a redneck stems from the fact that they don’t realize that the way they behave is outside of the social norm. Here however, we have Earl – the hick with a heart. Inspired by (of all people) Carson Daley, Earl Hickey is on the path to good Karma. He now wants to make restitution for all of the bad things he’s done in his life. But he isn’t doing so because it’s the right thing to do. He performs his windmill-tipping endeavors in the hopes that his own life will improve. Altruism is re-defined yet again in a surprisingly fresh, and caustic new series.