My Name Is Earl

Season 2 Episode 1

Very Bad Things (1)

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 21, 2006 on NBC
8.8
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When Joy and Darnell get into an argument over her surprise birthday, Earl jumps at the opportunity to cross off number 183 on his list, "never took Joy's side". Meanwhile, Joy runs into various problems after trying to return a television set she recently purchased.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Randy Rocks!

    9.5
    I loved the no-helium ballon scene. Or when he points out, that he was being sarcastic (haha). Just ingenious. Or when he thinks, that their mom was talking about that kind of stuff, when she said, always wear clean underpants. I think Randy is not appreciated enough here, I even read, that he is annoying... Randy, stay the way you are!! Another great thing in this episode is earl speaking british. Hilarious. And what I really like about Earl in general is, that he is always responsive to the things people say (like Randy's thougts in bed every night). So he really tries to figure out, if Jesus, Batman or Robin Hood would sell the truck. That's very thoughtful of him...moreless
  • Started where it left off..

    9.2
    Episode 1 of the 2nd season throws you right back into the flow of My Name Is Earl. A great season starter. Joy through a series of events ends up stealing a van full of goods. Earl (trying to cross off 'Not taking Joy's side') helping her get her 3000 dollars back agrees to help sell the truck. My Name is Earl is probably one of the best written comedy shows on TV at the moment. This episode was close to the top of its best. It developed our view of Joy and Earls relationship, and the personalities of Randy and Joy. This is a good omen for the rest of season 2. Can't wait..moreless
  • Joy gets sent to jail

    9.2
    Season 2 starts with a bang, taking sides with Joy being revealed to be a lot more complicated than it sounds after theft, kidnapping and assault and Earl learns that the best way to help Joy is to stop the whole thing going any further, which of course lands her in jail.



    The reason this episode is hilarious is the fact that Joy getting a disappearing TV sets off a huge chain reaction which lands her in jail and it starts a string of episodes about that topic. There are jokes galore in this episode, whether it's the receipt, Randy spraying his name on the truck or the worker running into the tree in a true Earl fashion.moreless
  • Earl\'s got Joys back

    9.1
    This was a good one. I got a kick out of Joy watching Britney and K-Feds show Chaotic and spraypainting the backside of her pants to read \\\"Juicy\\\". Good times!!! At least Earls heart is in the right place, although helping Joy out with ANYTHING should make him take a pause. Turns out Joy bought a new entertainment center that wouldnt fit into her trailer, so she tried to return it and was told she couldnt (obviously not a wal-mart!) She tried to make the best of things and set the entertainment center out in her yard, but alas; it rained. Long story short, she stole a delivery truck to even the score. Problem was, the delivery truck driver was in the back of said truck....moreless
  • Under my expectations

    8.0
    Well being an season premiere I was hoping it will be an episode with an great story and a ot of laughs but I wasn; so impressed. Earl continues crossong thing of his list hoping to bring good karma in his life. He realises that he never was on Joy's side so he decided to do something for her that will change all that. So the thing is Joy made some money and bought an entretainment center with an dissapearing TV. Only there was a problem she couldn't get it inside the trailor. Keeping it outside at the first rain the tv broke so she couldn't return it. She wanted her 300 dollars back so she stole an van full of stuff from the shop. She got into trouble so Earl tried to help her. Karma told him that to do the right thing and to get her out of trouble was not to be on her side and to dump the car.

    KARMA WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYZ MY FRIENDZmoreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Earl: Randy, how'd you find us?
      Randy: Well, I went to the woods and you weren't there but I got the note you left.
      Earl: I didn't leave a note.
      Randy: I know Earl, I was being sarcastic. You should have left me a note. You don't have to add it to your list or anything but it would have been nice.

    • Tatiana: Something is suspicious, you are police I know it.
      Joy: Oh calm down I've just got to pick up the truck keys. So jumpy all of a sudden!
      Tatiana: I just don't like surprises.
      Everyone: Surprise!
      Tatiana: Ah!

    • Joy: Hey, bring me something!
      Earl: What?
      Joy: I don't know. Something fun. Surprise me. But with chocolate and peanuts.
      Earl: Snickers!?
      Joy: Damn it, Earl, I said surprise me!

    • Joy: Do I look stupid enough to steal a truck with a man in the back of it?
      Earl's narration: Turns out Joy was that stupid.

    • Randy: (Talking about the grafitti) It's perfect, Earl.
      Earl: Yeah, it really is. I just don't know if it's a good idea to paint your name in six foot letters on the side of a stolen truck.
      Randy: I'm gonna go into town and get some more white paint to cover it up.
      Earl: Good idea
      Randy: If the cops come while I'm gone, tip it on it's side.

    • Joy: What the hell are you doing?
      Darnell: Throwing your surprise birthday party.
      Joy: My birthday is not until next month.
      Darnell: That's the surprise party!
      Joy: You idiot!
      Darnell: It was Earl's idea.

    • Earl's narration: Joy and Darnell had recently learned a few tips on how to fight by watching "Dr. Phil" on TV.
      Joy: You are making me feel very angry, because my needs aren't being met.
      Darnell: And you are making me feel angry, because your needs don't make sense.
      Earl's narration: Unfortunately, one episode of "Dr. Phil" couldn't undo years of watching "Springer".

    • Earl: Randy, do you think it's my fault Joy went to jail? Randy?
      Randy: I'm trying to sleep, Earl, can't this wait 'til morning?
      Earl: You woke me up last night to ask me if I thought monkeys ever worry about their looks.
      Randy: Oh yeah, sorry...you think they do?
      Earl: I already told you. If they were worried about their looks, they'd wear pants.

    • Joy: What do you hate more, flies or mosquitoes?
      Earl: Why?
      Joy: Just making conversation. Damn! Never mind.
      Earl: Mosquitoes.
      Joy: Me too. You know, they say, mosquitoes in Africa could kill people. Imagine the size those things gotta be?
      Earl: Pretty big.

    • (Joy talking about Randy)
      Joy: At least he's thinkin', it's not his fault he's bad at it.

    • Earl: We gotta get him to a hospital.
      Joy: We'll get caught!
      Earl: No we won't. We'll just drop him off and drive away like people do with babies and grandparents.

    • Jasper: It's too risky.
      Joy: Too risky? You sold a damn Iranian baby!
      Jasper: Yeah, but it didn't have "Iranian baby" painted on the side of it in big letters.
      Joy: Oh like they're not gonna know it's Iranian once it's old enough to talk.

    • Earl: You stole a truck?
      Joy: Because they wouldn't give me my money back. It was a crime of principal, like when Rosa Parks stole that bus.

    • Jasper: Same reason I don't let amateurs cut my hair, they make mistakes!
      Tatiana: It was not mistake.
      Jasper: Yeah well you better pray I find that ear lobe.
      Tatiana: He won't mind. Jasper is too much sissie to be a real criminal, this is why we live in cement closet. Bring me to this truck and I will buy with my own money I steal from Jasper.
      Joy: I like you. If I could ever get used to staring at that thing on your face we could hang out.

    • (Joy and Darnell are watching tv outside)
      Joy: So much glare out here, I can't tell if that's the white lady judge or the black lady judge.

    • (Joy and Darnell try to fit the tv into trailer)
      Joy: Damnit! How did Britney and Kevin do it?

    • (Joy and Darnell are watching TV)
      Joy: (to Darnell) Oh snap! Look at that big ass TV disappear into that entertainment center. I want a disappearing TV.

    • (Pool girl knocks Joy with the pool stick)
      Joy: Okay! Do it again and I'm going to pop those booby implants of yours and let you fly across this bar like a loose balloon.
      Earl: It was an accident Joy (looks at the girl's breasts) and I think they're real.
      Joy: (looking annoyed) Oh! So now you're on her side?

    • Joy: Don't be a dummy damnit! Just do what I tell you to, throw me a surprise party for my birthday next month.
      Darnell: But, you won't be surprised.
      Joy: I can act surprised, look....(makes a surprise face)

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