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      Season 2 – My Name Is Earl

      2006 Comedy List
      91% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 92% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Earl has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life as a bully and a low-rent crook, but he wins a lottery and has an epiphany: He will turn his good fortune into a life-changing event, as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past. Despite his seemingly limited intelligence, he is oddly effective -- and has a voice and style all his own. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Dec 11 Buy Now

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      My Name Is Earl — Season 2

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      The second season of My Name is Earl continues to strike a winning balance between mocking the trailer park lifestyle and showcasing the community's spunk and sparkle.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 21, 2006 Very Bad Things Earl decides to take Joy's side when she gets into an argument with Darnell; the purchase of an entertainment center does not turn out the way Joy planned. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 28, 2006 Jump for Joy A strip joint's owner (Burt Reynolds) will lend Earl money if he can convince Catalina to return to work there. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 5, 2006 Sticks & Stones When Earl watches Catalina give another motel maid a facial wax, he decides to make amends for number 91 on his list. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 12, 2006 Larceny of a Kitty Cat After sabotaging a cat show in Joy's favor, Earl returns an award-winning cat to its rightful owner. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 19, 2006 Van Hickey Earl runs into No. 50 on his list while Joy does community service, but he meets No. 51 while trying to make good on the previous task. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 2, 2006 Made a Lady Think I Was God Earl confronts No. 12 on his list when Joy needs a restraining order lifted to improve her image; Earl disguises his voice as that of God. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 9, 2006 Mailbox Bored, Catalina offers to help Earl with No. 75 on his list, cleaning out a mailbox he once used as a trash can. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 16, 2006 Robbed a Stoner Blind Earl and Randy find the next man (Christian Slater) on the list living an eco-friendly life on a commune, prompting Earl to try to save the world from global warming. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 30, 2006 Born a Gamblin' Man While delivering sandwiches to a former classmate, Earl decides to help make him a real man by teaching him to gamble. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 7, 2006 South of the Border, Part Uno After Earl accidentally gets Catalina deported, he and Randy go on a mission to get her back. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 7, 2006 South of the Border, Part Dos While Earl befriends hostage-taker Diego (John Leguizamo), Randy encounters a married couple who use him to fill a void in their lives. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 4, 2007 Our Cops Is On Earl, Randy, Joy, Darnell and other Camden County residents relive the day that they were filmed for the show "Cops." Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 11, 2007 Buried Treasure Earl learns that the treasure he had stolen is no longer where he buried it. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 18, 2007 Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck The man whom Earl once locked in a truck dies; Randy and Catalina look for an apartment together. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 1, 2007 Foreign Exchange Student Earl flies a former foreign-exchange student, whom he used to torture, to America to show him all of the great things the country has to offer. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 8, 2007 Blow In preparing for her trial, Joy discovers that she has a half sister (Tamala Jones), who turns out to be her lifelong mortal enemy. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 15, 2007 The Birthday Party As he celebrates his birthday, Earl reflects on the items that he has crossed off his list in the past year. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 22, 2007 Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy Earl remembers when Joy was pregnant with a child he thought was his, and he also recalls that his father (Beau Bridges) pushed him to stay with her. Details Episode 19 Aired Apr 12, 2007 Harassed a Reporter While trying to separate himself from Earl, Randy realizes the power of karma and the media. Details Episode 20 Aired Apr 19, 2007 Two Balls, Two Strikes Little Chubby (Norm MacDonald) comes to town to take over the family business after the death of his father. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 26, 2007 GED Earl studies to get his GED after being rejected for a credit card. Details Episode 22 Aired May 3, 2007 Get a Real Job Earl gets a job as a salesman at an appliance store; Joy makes an irrational decision when the dread of the upcoming trial gets to her. Details Episode 23 Aired May 10, 2007 The Trial With a new, unlikely love interest, Earl is on the road to maturity; Earl commits the ultimate good deed to help Joy as her trial arrives. Details

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      Austin Smith New York Post "My Name is Earl" is a series on the way down, if not out. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Kat Brown Empire Magazine Sharp, well-observed and consistently funny, My Name Is Earl is a daft treat. Rated: 4/5 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review William Thomas Empire Magazine There's no dip in quality for this second season as Earl's efforts to right every wrong are occasionally disrupted by ex-wife Joy's...arrest and upcoming trial. Rated: 4/5 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The series returns eager to impress, but not over-eager. There's a greater emphasis on developing the characters, especially Earl's ex-wife, Joy. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Kelly West CinemaBlend Earl is a great show because while it does mercilessly poke fun at lower class trailer park dwelling rednecks, the level of heart within the series, which is often displayed by Earl...adds a nice balance to the series. Rated: 4/5 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Travis Fickett IGN Movies This season proved that the show wasn't a one-trick pony and that its characters were far more realized and versatile than those you tend to find in situation comedies. Rated: 8.6/10 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Super funny, and some nice heartfelt character moments Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member The redneck philosophical journey of Earl continues and well, shit keeps happening. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Definetely not as good as the first season, and there were some issues for example Our cops is on didn't make any sense because nescobar couldn't speak English until earl taught him how There were a few more things that made no sense in that episode And the next episodes timeline was all messed up as well Other than those two episodes everything else was still good and even though I had some issues with the season, that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member My Name is Earl loses its way in Season 2 and gets a little too preachy and cartoonish. Pretty criminal turned do-gooder Earl Hickey continues to make up for his past wrongs, but he soon gets pulled into his ex-wife's scheme to sell a stolen truck and works to help her beat the wrap. Earl's moral compass goes kind of wonky as he convinces a friend to become a stripper, helps Catalina and Randy pull off a fraudulent Green Card marriage, and services as a wingman for a French lothario who comes to Camden to sleep with a bunch of women. Yet the shows gets all sanctimonious about treating people with abnormalities as "freaks" or cleaning up the environment or gambling (feeling more like a "the more to know" PSA). Still, a lot of the humor works and delivers plenty of laughs; though the characters are becoming more buffoonish. Also, the show tries a few format changes to keep things fresh, like a Cops crossover episode and a Claymation episode. Plus, a ton of guest stars are featured, including Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Jenny McCarthy, Christian Slater, John Leguizamo, John Waters, Norm MacDonald, and even Dog the Bounty Hunter. Season 2 of My Name is Earl is real hit-and-miss, but there's more good than bad. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Marc Buckland, Chris Koch, Ken Whittingham, Victor Nelli Jr., Michael Fresco, Eyal Gordin
      Executive Producer
      Greg Garcia, Marc Buckland
      Screenwriter
      Kat Likkel, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Hilary Winston, Vali Chandrasekaran, Bobby Bowman, Erika Kaestle, Michael Pennie, Tim Stack, Victor Fresco, John Hoberg, Patrick McCarthy, J.B. Cook
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-14
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 21, 2006