My Name Is Earl

Season 4 Episode 5

Sweet Johnny

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 09, 2008 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Earl wants to make up for sleeping with local stuntman Sweet Johnny's girlfriend, while Joy feels the need to buy a gun.

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  • Earl tries to help a former stuntman.

    My Name Is Earl returned tonight with another decent show. We had a fine guest appearance from David Arquette, who was able to make the decade old "Wazzup" seem funny. The episode had a good payoff with Earl not being able to help Sweet Johnny completely, yet giving him the one day he had yearned for for the last ten years.

    I did not care for the side storyline with Joy getting carjacked and eventually buying a gun. Joy's uninteresting storylines are the norm in Season 4, but luckily it did not distract much from the main plot so it was fine.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • During the montage of Sweet Johnny recovering from his various injuries, in one shot Sweet Johnny is shown to have teeth missing (in that actor David Arquette has some of his teeth blacked out), when in the next shot Sweet Johnny has all of his teeth back, with no noticeable change in his biteline or dentures installed.

    • The details of Sweet Johnny's brain trauma refers to a common misconception of anterograde amnesia. In reality, people suffering from anterograde amnesia are only able to remember information that they are processing at the moment. In other words, once someone with anterograde amnesia stops thinking about something, such as what they had for breakfast, that information is lost.

    • List Trivia:

      Introduced in this episode
      #7 Slept with SJ's GF (SJ = Sweet Johnny, GF = girlfriend)

      This episode marks the first time Earl has circles something on his list to keep instead of crossing it off.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Skvělej Johnny (Great Johnny)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: November 23, 2008 on Canal Fox
      Australia: May 20, 2009 on Channel 7
      Belgium: June 25, 2009 on 2BE
      Czech Republic: July 15, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Featured Music:
      "Love Hurts" by Nazareth (Johnny does his stunts)
      "Round And Round" by Ratt (Earl keeps trying to help Johnny)