My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 5

Van Hickey

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • (Re-)Introduced in this episode

      #49 Been wasteful. (Previously introduced in episode "Quit Smoking")
      #50 Kicked the lead singer out of my band.
      #51 Slept with Ralph's mom.

      Crossed off in this episode

      #50 Kicked the lead singer out of my band.
      #51 Slept with Ralph's mom.

    • Frankenstein, the song that Earl's band is seen playing both times, has no vocals.

    • Here are the excuses Earl uses to avoid consummating his marriage to Ralph's mom:

      1)He just ate a big meal and his doctor told him he has to wait three hours before swimming or humping.
      2)A bunch of birds attacking a squirrel on the lawn.
      3)The string came out of his sweatpants.
      4)The Chinese are on the march.
      5)He's on hold with Mike from Bombay, who's trying to walk him through the new toaster.
      6)Randy got out.
      7)He has to drive three counties over to buy some rubbers.

    • Featured Music:
      "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter Group
      "Whiskey River Take My Mind" by Trick Pony
      "Give A Little Bit" by Supertramp
      "Mr. Roboto" by Styx
      "No Sugar Tonight" by The Guess Who

  • Quotes

    • Earl: (Voice over) No matter how young and good looking the bass player is, chicks always dig the lead singer.

    • Earl: And there she was. She wasn't young, but she was conscious... And besides, she made us Rice Krispy squares.

    • Catalina: Men don't like it when other men sleep with their mothers. It is why my brother killed my father.

    • Earl: Sometimes great things just happened. Like how peanut-butter and chocolate came together, or Mt.Rushmore, and how we started our band.

    • Ralph: Uh, yea. Just for the record, your mom doesn't like the under your arms, around the side booby scoop.
      Earl: I don't know what do say to that.

    • Earl: (voiceover) This marriage was better than my last marriage. My wife cooked, and at least one of my kids was a blood relation.

    • Ralph's Mom: I'm gonna take off this dress before I spill something on it. Besides this tag is digging in my arm pit.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Catalina mentions that her brother killed her father because men don't like it when someone sleeps with their mother. This could be a reference (intentional or not) to the Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.

      The title character, Oedipus, kills his father and marries his mother. Someone with an Oedipus complex has unconscious desires towards the mother, which often translates into jealousy and wishes for the father's death.

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