My Name Is Earl

Season 1 Episode 7

Stole Beer From a Golfer

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2005 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Earl attempts to help Scott get over his preoccupation with golf, an obsession caused when he and Randy started fixing Scott's golf game to get free beer. But after becoming so thoroughly entangled in Scott's personal life that he drives Randy away, Earl realizes that he may be the one with the obsession.moreless

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  • A hole in one! Free drinks on me!

    Earl is such a nice guy. He's so filled with good intentions that I want to be on that list. Don't you? I was amazed by that golfer's luck. Earl gets him his job back, his girlfriend, his home, and even Poochie the dog. Gosh, it's so easy to break a man, but it takes a lot of work to mend him back. This karma stuff is hard.

    Some of the highlights: Randy and Earl in their golf get-up and putting golf balls in the hole; the burning cross and swastika; "Have you seen this person?" picture; and those state fair commercials. They're Bear-awesome. Who says Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth?moreless
  • The show is just awesome.

    I have never really picked up a show other than the OC as fast as I picked up this one. It is just awesome. Beer and the Bandit are an unbeatable combination. I hope the show goes on until he actually finishes the list. And by the way he keeps anding things to the list, it could be a while.
  • another great episode.

    Another great episode from, to me anyway, this suprisingly great new show. Golf, bear, fair bare, and the car from smokey and the bandit, what else could you ask for in one 30 min episode. Not much, the humor and newness of the show still sticks around because of his list, which he actually added to this episode.
  • Simply wonderful

    Earl strikes again. This is by far one of the top comedy shows that are aring in the US. Earl is the best anti-hero of our time. In this episode the writers show that the list can hold many crazy plot twists. If one has to criticize some, I would have to say that the fact that Joy and Crabman didn’t appear was unfortunate. These two characters brings more freaky twist to the show.

    But Randy and Catalina were in their prime. The idea to original to manipulate the sad golfers play in order to get free beer is so amazing that it would almost outrank a finer episode of The Simpsons.

    I hope that will see Earl cross out at least a hundred things on his list.

  • Classic Free Beer

    This is a redreck classic ;p I like the classic free beer attitude. I can see my friends sitting in on this episode and no one would notice! haha This episode was a little more laid back than most. I could stand for a little more chuckle but it is Earl so it was good.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced in this episode
      #139 Stole beer from a golfer.
      #260 (new) Neglected Randy.

      Crossed off in this episode
      #139 Stole beer from a golfer.

    • Featured Music:
      "Everybody's Talkin'" by Harry Nilsson
      "Can't You See" by Marshall Tucker Band
      "East Bound and Down" by Jerry Reed

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Scott: Tess kept begging me to take her to Colonial Williamsberg, but when we broke up did she go? No, she went to Ozfest and churned some guy's butter.

    • Earl: Randy, I can't enjoy myself at the fair unless I cross something off.
      Randy: All right, so take something easy. Not the deaf girl that's gonna take forever.

    • Earl: Sorry about that don't worry ill find your dog but that's it right? Than your life exactly back to the way it was seven months ago! we're done?
      Scott: (Facing to his girlfriend) Yes that should put everything back to normal unless you didn't have sex with anyone while we were breaking up
      Scott's Girlfriend: I used my hand on a guy a little
      Earl: Yea I am not sure how to unring that bell

    • Scott's Boss: So wait a minute. You made him think he was great at golf just to get free beer?
      Earl: Yes we did.
      Scott's Boss: (Laughing) Unbelieveable
      Earl: Will you take him back?
      Scott's Boss: (Still laughing) Sure I'll take him back, just for the jokes alone.

    • Bus Ticket Agent: Oooh, while we're showing pictures, here's my, my daughter. That's here fiancee Paul. He's Canadian. But not the French kind, so we're fine with it.

    • Earl: (To Scott) Oh my God. I'm doing the same thing you did. I'm obsessed with my list. My list is my golf.

    • Randy: Come on Bandit. We got a long way to go and a short time to get there.

    • (Referring to Scott realizing he's not a professional caliber golfer)
      Earl: Now you can stop wastin' yer time and start drinking some free beer.

    • Randy: Well how come you always get to be the Bandit?
      Earl: Cause I got a mustache. You gotta gave a mustache to be the Bandit.
      Catalina: My mother could be the Bandit.

    • Scott: Heh, let's get these boys some hot wings and make 'em spicy, cause I'm on fire!
      Earl: He's on fire! (Wispering to the bartender) Uh, make mine mild. I got a sensitive tongue.

    • (Referring to Randy's golf handicap)
      Scott: What's that guy's handicap?
      Earl: He's just a little slow, that's all.

    • Earl: To some people, a free beer might not mean too much. But for a guy who just lost his last 12 dollars and is stuffin' free nuts in his pocket,'s a life saver.

    • Earl: Randy, I can't enjoy myself at the fair unless I cross something off.
      Randy: Alright, well pick something easy.
      Earl: I will.
      Randy: Not the deaf girl, that's gonna take forever.

    • Catalina: What exactly is the county fair?
      Randy: It's like Disney Land for poor people. They got a ferris wheel, bumber boats, bands you thought were dead. Last year they had the world's tallest midget. He was as tall as you Earl, remember?
      Earl: I think that might have been a scam, Randy.
      Randy: I don't know. That was one tall midget. This year they've got a car from "Smoky and the Bandit".
      Catalina: What is "Smoky and the Bandit"?
      Randy: The best movie they ever made!

    • Randy: Hurry up, Earl. I wanna get down there before the lines are too long for the world's smallest giant.

    • Randy: But this is the last day for the fair.
      Earl: I'll go and look for your dog.

  • NOTES (2)


    • When "Everybody's Talking at Me" plays while Earl rides on the bus missing Randy, this is an allusion to "Midnight Cowboy," in which the two main characters ride a bus at the end, while this song plays.

    • Earl: " that guy in Ferris Bueller did."

      The title character of the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off was portrayed by Matthew Broderick, who is obviously not John Cusack, who was in Say Anything... This 'error' is probably intentional.

    • Since the theme of the episode was Smoky and the bandit, there is a part, during the end credits of the Earl, where various outtakes and bloopers are shown. In the Smoky and the Bandit movies, during the end credits, there are various clips of the cast's bloopers and outtakes.

    • The girl seated next to Earl on the bus was eating a candy called Fun Dip. Fun Dip is a powdery sugar you eat off an edible chalk by licking the chalk and dipping it into the packets of sugar. Fun Dip can include one to three packets of sugar that come in a variety of fruit flavors.

    • In the country club kitchen, Earl was playing a simplified version of craps, also known as throwing dice and click-clack. The game centers around betting and throwing 2 dice. If a 7 or 11 is rolled, the thrower wins his bet. if a 2, 3, or 12 is rolled the thrower loses his bet. If any other number is rolled the thrower must again roll that number before he rolls a 7 to win his bet or he loses his bet, known as crapping out.

    • Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 film staring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, and Jerry Reed. In the film, the Bandit and Snowman are trying to bootleg Coors beer accross state line on a bet while being pursued by Sheriff Buford T. Justice.

    • Scott holding the radio above his head playing a song ouside of his ex-girlfriend's apartment is an homage to the Cameron Crowe 1989 movie Say Anything. In Say Anything, John Cusack's character, Lloyd, does the same thing outside of Diane's window.

    • Smokey and the Bandit
      The handles Bandit and Snowman, the song "Eastbound and down" and the Pontiac Trans Am are from the movie "Smokey and the Bandit" starring Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason.