My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 20

Two Balls, Two Strikes

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 19, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

After Richard Chubby dies, Little Chubby comes to town to take over the family business. While Earl tries to cross an item off his list he learns the true meaning of sacrifice.

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  • Earl tries to write off Little Chubby who has taken over for his father after his death, because a kick in the nuts changed him from a nasty person to a good person. But helping him makes him revert back, so Earl is in a quandrymoreless

    This is a very funny episode that is atypical of the series. Very off the wall humor mixed with genuinely touching humanity. Norm MacDonald is little Chubby the son of Richard Chubby, played by Burt Reynolds in an earlier episode.MacDonalds not usually my cup of tea, but he does a brillantly funny imitation of Reynolds. There is a very effective use of Lynard Skynards 'Freebird' in this episode. Joy is less annoying than usual and even somewhat sympathetic here. And Randy has some funny moments when he goes on stage at Club Chubby to check out the new heated pole(He even gets offered a phone number!) This is just a terrific all around episode, among the more memorable episodes from Season 2.moreless
  • Clean, good music, and very funny. Good episode.

    Loved this show, was a good one tonight. The thing that hit me the most though was the way the music come into it. But i have one question to ask...who sings the song and whats the name of it when earl almost got hit in the cruch when he was tied up but the bad guy to the hit...who sings that song? I loved it and the way it was played. Awesome show!moreless
  • I am not a huge fan of Norm, but he did a great impression of Burt Reynolds. Everytime he did the quick laugh, I started laughing my a$$ off. He had Burt down to a T.moreless

    Norm McDonald was not one of my favorite SNL regulars, but his Burt Reynolds immitation was just hilarious. He did an outstanding job of immitating Burt, he even had the look down too. Hahahahaha. Everytime I think about that quick Burt Reynolds laugh of his, I start busting out laughing. Well done Norm. Hope to see you again in later episodes.
  • Two wrongs make a right

    Much like Made a Lady think I was God, this episode proves that occasionally Earl's bad actions affect people in a positive way and Little Chubby being cruel to Joy and Earl getting his revenge actually causes him to become nice. Of course when he tries to make amends, Little Chubby goes back to his regular self now that he has testosterone overload.

    As you can tell, this episode was plotted very well and provides a lot of hilarious moments, such as Big Chubby's cause of death, Joy's priorities when it comes to LC shooting at the kids, and many more terrific moments.

    Overall, MNIE has had episodes a lot funnier than this one but it is still a great and memorable one from the second season.moreless
  • A new episode at last, boy I'm getting sick of massive mid season breaks..

    Well, like I just said, it was good to see a new episode for once, it's been a while, I dunno why they keep doing these huge breaks in the US at the moment but oh well, on with the episode.

    This episode was pretty good, above average, I'd say, was good to see little chubby being a good person but im not sure how that will change things in Camden County, possibly will make them better, for Catilina at least. I do, of course, have a couple of complaints about this episode..

    This show follows a formula.. It's SO formulaic that i am getting sick of the whole thing! I know a lot of people like it because they know it's always gonna be funny, and it usually is, but i mean you could literally write a base script and just fill in a few characters names and a different list item every week. I'm really kinda hoping they will shake it up a bit, do something that's a little more interesting than Earl being an inbred hick who's trying to fix his life. It's a nobel concept but im over every episode being identical to the last. 8.6/10moreless
Norm MacDonald

Norm MacDonald

Little Chubby

Guest Star

Charles Robinson

Charles Robinson


Guest Star

Norman Johnson Jr

Norman Johnson Jr

Aborigine Man

Guest Star

Louis T. Moyle

Louis T. Moyle


Recurring Role

Trey Carlisle

Trey Carlisle

Earl Jr.

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Introduced and crossed off in this episode

      #43 Racked a rich guy.

    • Clips of Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds) are from the earlier episode Jump For Joy.

    • After Little Chubby takes a ball to the balls near the end of the episode the balls should have continued shooting towards Earl as the ball machine was near full.

    • Featured Music:
      "I Ain't The One" by Lynyrd Skynyrd" (Richard Chubby montage)
      "Bad To The Bone" by George Thorogood (Little Chubby shows up)
      She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals (Little Chubby puts the guy's head through the juke box)
      "Walk Like A Man" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Little Chubby goes for a walk)
      "Free Bird" originally by Lynyrd Skynyrd, performed by Earl (Little Chubby is getting operated on)
      "Jump Around" by House Of Pain (Catalina jumps at the club)
      "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Little Chubby steps in front of the baseball)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Catalina: When I left tonight he was forcing two truckers to lap dance each other. It's getting dangerous down there, I'm quitting.
      Joy: Oh, hell no your not! You quit Little Chubby will pull my bail bond, and I ain't trying to go to prison just cause your afraid to get murdered at work. (hits Earl on his shoulder) Earl you better fix this.

    • Joy: You need to kill Little Chubby. He shot at the kids and then he farted in my pool bag. Now, I had my lunch in there, Earl.

    • Joy: Okay, are we done comparing this mango to a man's nuts? Cause I wanna eat it.

    • Little Chubby: Hey Joy, hey fetus, how are you two doing?
      Joy: Living large LC. Man, is these things comfortable. They should make wheelchair outer these stuff, then nobody would bitch about being in one.

    • Joy: He made me drink Randy's rat tail. I woulda rather drink a real rat tail. You need to kill Little Chubby, slowly.
      Earl: Are you crazy? I'm not messing with that psycho.
      Joy: Well, then you sure married a whore who doesn't mind being disrespected by a man instead of a real lady like me.

    • Little Chubby: Did I ever tell you that I had a fancy of doing it with a pregnant chick? It's like having sex with a fat chick, except I can't get her pregnant. (laughs)
      Joy: I wouldn't have sex with you if I was starving and your wiener was a ham sandwich.
      Randy: Ham wiener, classic

    • Big Chubby: (to drunk guy) Would you like me to freshen that drink for you? (fires the gun) All be damned! (laughs) I got the wrong gun.

    • Little Chubby: I've never been to a doctor. My dad used to say "Never trust a man who wants to put his finger up your butt."
      Earl: Well, you can't argue with that logic.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Return of the Pink Panther

      Big Chubby dies mistaking his gun for one that shoots vodka. In Return of the Pink Panther, Chief Inspector Dreyfus repeatedly mistakes his gun for a similar one that is a cigarette lighter, shooting off his nose and his assistant.

    • The Three Stooges

      Little Chubby: (punches Earl in the face) That was the Three Stooges.

      The Three Stooges were a comedy trio in the 1930s and 40s. They were known for their slapstick and pratfalls. While the trio went through many different lineups, the most famous consisted of Larry Fine, Moe Howard, and Jerome "Curly" Howard.

    • The Fall Guy

      Little Chubby: (Hits Earl with a beer bottle) That wasn't the Stooges, that was the Fall Guy.

      The Fall Guy was a 1970s TV show starring Lee Majors. It focused on a bounty hunter who also worked as a stuntman.