My Name Is Earl

Season 3 Episode 3

The Gangs of Camden County

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The song the warden can be seen playing on Guitar Hero III is "Avalancha" by Héroes Del Silencio.

    • Featured Music
      "Great Balls Of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis (Gang fights)
      Unknown song (Closing scene)

    • Jamal's prisoner number is 02581-733, Hector's is 03488-693.

    • Prison signs seen in this episode include:
      - This unit has been assault free for [0] days.
      - Friends don't let friends shiv.
      - In the general visitation room. Not for conjugal.

    • Earl was convicted in a state court at the county level for the crime of kidnapping and false imprisonment, which are state charges unless a state line is crossed thus bringing those crimes under Federal jurisdiction. In this episode we find out that Earl has been sentenced to a Federal prison, based on Randy's uniform which clearly reads Federal Department of Corrections. A state judge has no authority to sentence anyone to a Federal lockup for a state crime. Earl would have had to have been tried in a Federal court, which he clearly was not.

    • The warden is seen playing "Guitar Hero III" (as seen on the distinctive wireless guitar) before he is given the job with the National Guard, which was dated September 10, 2001. "Guitar Hero III" was not released until October 2007. The first "Guitar Hero" was released in 2005.

  • Quotes

    • Joy: Is this a full time job that'll get you outta the house so I don't have to see you sittin' on my couch all the time like an uncooked biscuit?
      Randy: Yes, and part of what you just said hurt my feelin's.

    • Joy: I had to go bail out this dummy and miss my Brazilian wax. If I go into labor now I'm gonna be all stubbly on my home video.
      Randy: I didn't ask you to bail me out, you could've gone to Brazil if you wanted.

    • Earl: Randy, I want you to look at Joy and find one nice thing to say about her... go on.
      Randy: Well, I suppose she does have a nice rack.
      Joy: (pleased) Was that so hard?
      Earl: Now, Joy, you say something nice about Randy.
      Joy: Well, he has been rememberin' more to flush the toilet, especially after a big job.

    • Joy: Randy, they're not going to send you to prison for slappin' a cop. And even if they did, you know the odds you'd be sent to the same place as Earl?
      Randy: Seven?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Camdenské gangy (Gangs of Camden)

    • Craig T. Nelson (Warden Jerry Hazelwood) also worked with Jason Lee (Earl Hickey) in the movie "The Incredibles".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: April 18, 2008 on TV3
      Slovenia: September 9, 2008 on Kanal A
      Belgium: May 22, 2009 on 2BE
      Czech Republic: June 3, 2010 on Prima COOL

  • Allusions

    • West Side Story
      The forbidden love between Hector and Jamal is parallel to that of Maria and Tony of the musical "West Side Story". They are associated with enemy Puerto Rican and white gangs.