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      Season 4 – My Name Is Earl

      2008 Comedy List
      Reviews 83% 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 Mar 07 Buy Now

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Sep 25, 2008 The Magic Hour When Joy cons the Make-A-Wish Foundation into sending a celebrity to her trailer, Earl recalls stealing a wish from a dying child and plans to cross that off his list, only to find the boy (Seth Green) is still alive. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 25, 2008 Monkeys Take a Bath Earl and Randy uncover skeletons in the closet when they try to make amends with their childhood neighbors; Joy dupes One-Eyed Willy out of his glass eye and refuses to return it despite Darnell's urging. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 2, 2008 Joy in a Bubble Earl's attempt to give Joy a hot tub backfires when she gets a flesh-eating toe infection; Earl learns that Dodge and Earl Jr. may have a social disorder causing them not to have friends. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 2, 2008 Stole an RV Earl and Randy try to make amends with Jerry (Jerry Van Dyke) but accidentally turn him into a killing machine; Joy and Darnell try to turn a legend into a one-of-a-kind, moneymaking sideshow. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 9, 2008 Sweet Johnny Earl tries to figure out how he can cross a stuntman (David Arquette) off his list, but the man's permanent injuries make it a challenge; Joy buys a gun after being carjacked, but Darnell disapproves of the purchase. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 16, 2008 We've Got Spirit Earl goes to cheerleading camp with Randy, where Earl goes to drastic measures to ensure that Randy's cheerleading dreams come true; Joy is hurt when her son suggests that Catalina is the most beautiful woman in Camden. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 23, 2008 Quit Your Snitchin' Earl considers going to the police after Randy's birthday present is stolen. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 30, 2008 Little Bad Voodoo Brother Earl plans a Halloween party for Dodge and Earl Jr.; Randy thinks that Catalina's visiting nephew may be capable of conjuring dark magic. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 6, 2008 Sold a Guy a Lemon Car A life-or-death item jumps to the top of Earl's list when a mysterious man moves in next door; Joy becomes obsessed with winning a cash prize at a science fair so she can buy something special. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 13, 2008 Earl and Joy's Anniversary Earl remembers his first wedding anniversary with Joy when Randy threw them a surprise party; killer bees trap Darnell, Catalina, Kenny and Patty the Daytime Hooker in a phone booth. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 20, 2008 Nature's Game Show A series of tornados hit Camden County; Earl loses his list; a wild boat ride convinces Randy that he is invincible; Catalina and Patty have a religious awakening. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 4, 2008 Reading Is a Fundamental Case Earl reminisces about finding his old friend, Raynard (Ewen Bremner), living in the wild with a raccoon. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 11, 2008 Orphan Earl Earl discovers that Joy has continued a holiday scam they started years earlier, and she has expanded the hoax to include her friends. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 8, 2009 Got the Babysitter Pregnant Earl tries to make amends with a woman who used to baby-sit for him; Joy tries to tell Darnell that she lost his beloved pet. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 15, 2009 Darnell Outed Earl encourages Joy to audition for Erik Estrada's new reality show; Darnell gets a startling phone call. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 22, 2009 Darnell Outed After Joy blows his witness protection cover, Darnell must pack up the family and assume a new identity; Catalina, Earl and Randy make a devastating discovery. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 5, 2009 Randy's List Item Randy loses a winning lottery ticket; Joy is unhappy with her cover identity from the Witness Protection Program. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 12, 2009 Friends With Benefits Earl tries to return Mr. Turtle to Darnell; Joy has a difficult time fitting in with her trophy-wife neighbors; Randy accidentally begins dating a guy. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 17, 2009 My Name Is Alias Earl and Randy smell trouble when Darnell's father (Danny Glover) comes to Camden claiming he wants to make amends with his son. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 5, 2009 Chaz Dalton's Space Academy Earl reminisces about the fun he and Randy had at space camp when they were kids; Darnell tries to help Joy make friends on the Internet. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 19, 2009 Witch Lady Earl apologizes to a woman (Betty White) for all the trouble he caused her as a kid; Joy tries to prove that she has a nice side. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 26, 2009 Pinky When Dodge develops feelings for a girl in the neighborhood, Randy is reminded of his first love, Pinky. Details Episode 23 Aired Apr 16, 2009 Bullies Earl tries to make amends with an old schoolmate he used to torture; Randy tries to avoid Joy's bullying. Details Episode 24 Aired Apr 23, 2009 Gospel While trying to make things right with a local minister, Earl realizes that he and Randy have wronged the man more than once, making forgiveness harder with each revelation of a past misdeed. Details Episode 25 Aired Apr 30, 2009 Inside Probe A news show comes to Camden to investigate when the owner of the Crab Shack goes missing. Details Episode 26 Aired May 7, 2009 Inside Probe Everyone gathers at the Crab Shack to find out the truth behind Ernie Belcher's disappearance. Details Episode 27 Aired May 14, 2009 Dodge's Dad Joy asks Earl to speak at career day at Dodge's school; Earl, Randy and Catalina search for Dodge's real dad. Details

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      Noel Murray New York Times As wacky as this sitcom can get, it's always rooted in the heartwarming idea that in the long run it pays to be nice. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Phelim O'Neill Guardian My Name Is Earl was an oddly good-natured show about thieves, hookers, bullies, depressives, idiots, thugs and losers and it made them all, if not always lovable, then at least funny. Oct 3, 2018 Full Review Jason Bailey DVDTalk.com Season four is the series' most consistently entertaining and funny since season one, and while not every episode is a home run, it remains goofy, enjoyable fun. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 2, 2018 Full Review Jonah Krakow IGN Movies Whether it was that it lost its ability to blend humor with emotionally charged stories or that it started to rely too heavily on silliness instead of well-written jokes, it's a shame that such a promising show ended without much fanfare. Rated: 6.5/10 Oct 3, 2018 Full Review

      Audience Ratings

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      Jay S Ok, Whoever decided to cancel My Name is Earl...AND LEAVE IT ON A CLIFFHANGER is a rotten terrible person...THAT SHOW WAS WONDERFUL AND THAT PERSON TOOK IT FROM US AND IN THE WORST WAY POSSIBLE!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The least funny final 27 episodes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/24/23 Full Review Phill c Whoever canceled this show is an idiot! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/15/22 Full Review Audience Member Such a shame this show was cancelled, this season sets up something very interesting that can never be explored Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Gilgamesh can go to hell, coz Earl J. Hickey is done with his list and getting real with Karma. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Earl Hickey's karmic journey comes to an end in Season 4 of My Name is Earl. With prison and his third failed marriage behind him Earl gets back to his list, but he soon inadvertently outs Darrell – forcing Witness Protection to relocate Darrell and Joy, and Earl has to try to get them back. Among other things, Earl makes up for stealing an RV, breaking up Randy and his boyhood crush, ruining an astronaut suit, and wrecking a bookmobile. Yet try as it might, the show just can't get back to the wit and humor of the first season. The comedy is still overly cartoonish and most of the characters have been turned into goofy caricatures with no resemblance to real people. However, there are a number of funny sketches and the low-brow jokes work to a degree. Additionally, the list of guest stars is quite impressive and features Seth Green, Jerry Van Dyke, David Arquette, Jenna Elfman, Jason Priestley, Jane Seymour, and Danny Glover. Season 4 of My Name Is Earl is the weakest of the series and is more concerned with telling wacky stories than good ones (leading NBC to cancel it). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Eyal Gordin, Greg Garcia, Marc Buckland, Chris Koch, Michael Fresco
      Executive Producer
      Greg Garcia, Marc Buckland
      Screenwriter
      Alan Kirschenbaum, Jessica Goldstein, Greg Garcia, John Hoberg, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Hilary Winston, Michael Shipley, Matt Ward, Michael Pennie, Tim Stack, Chrissy Pietrosh, Hunter Covington, Vali Chandrasekaran
      Network
      NBC
      Rating
      TV-14 (V|L|D)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 25, 2008