My Name Is Earl

Season 4 Episode 12

Reading Is A Fundamental Case

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 04, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Earl helps his old friend Raynard who lives in the wild.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The El Camino can be seen in this episode still sporting its one blue door. At the end of the previous episode (with the tornadoes), Earl found the guy whose car he stole the door from. 'I believe I owe you a blue door'. He shoudln't really still have a door on that side of his car.

      • Featured Music:
        "Oh Susannah" by Dan Coscino's Band (The band is playing live in the bar while Earl and Randy and Raynard pick up girls)
        "Rainy Day Mushroom Pillow" by Strawberry Alarm Clock (Joy is drugged by berries)
        "Jump Around" by House of Pain (Catalina jumps)
        "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO (Raynard gets a job)
        "Colours" by Donovan (Closing scenes)

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • International Episode Titles:
        Czech Republic: Zásadní význam četby (Fundamental Importance of Reading)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Latin America: January 18, 2009 on Canal Fox
        Belgium: July 6, 2009 on 2BE
        Australia: July 29, 2009 on Channel 7
        Czech Republic: July 28, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • In the episode, Earl reads the book "Trazan: The Ape-Man", which is a parody of Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Also, the episode's plot is similar to the book: civilized people find a man who acts like a beast, then try to take him to their land to make him a normal person, but at the end, they decide to let him stay in the wild where he belongs.

      • Darnell said one of the books in the Bookmovile was "Chuckleberry Flinn", which is a parody of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.