My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 5

Van Hickey

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



  • 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.