With Earl in a coma for the past few weeks, I've found myself wondering how on earth he can act as narrator so well. Doesn't he need to remember things well in order to recount them? We know that Randy wouldn't be able to tell him what happened with a great measure of detail. Earl even made a funny allusion to it tonight when recounting a key moment in the Killerball game and saying "I wish I remembered it." It was a nice touch to the ultra-post-modern storyline we've been following recently.
As mentioned, Earl was still in a coma this week, but got kicked out of the hospital (as Darnell said, "It's nice to see they throw out white people, too"). So Randy wheeled him around and tried his best to take care of him while attempting to cross more things off of the list in hopes that Earl would awake. As with most of Randy's plans, it was easier said then done. But while he bit off more than he could chew, Randy actually managed to right two wrongs in one episode.
Due to a brother and sister duo that Earl and Randy wronged as children, and to Earl himself, the handicapped jokes were flying left and right tonight. It's always worth pointing out this show's ability to transcend its audience's hyper-politically correct culture. Oftentimes, the jokes poke fun at political correctness itself, albeit in a roundabout way - when Randy says something like "For someone in a wheelchair, you're not very inspirational," the joke isn't necessarily on those confined to wheelchairs, but rather on the way they're often paraded around by the media.
Goodbye, faux classic sitcom! Earl finally woke up from his coma at the end of tonight's installment - a development I welcome with open arms. However, in a sort of grand finale, some of the best sitcom clichés were riffed upon this last time around. It was especially humorous that they included Cousin Wendell so as to touch on the idea of the oft used random youngster who's brought in to breathe life into a show after the original kids have grown too old to be cute. And how many times have we seen sitcoms of yore make their characters old for an episode and look back on their memories? This was definitely one of the more enjoyable uses of the show-within-a-show plot we've had to endure of late.
All things considered, this was a fairly decent episode. Although she had a great last line ("Oh crap, I think the coma made him gay"), I could still use some more Joy. Now that Earl's awake and able to defend himself, I have no doubt she'll be scheming against him again in no time. And of course, more Joy means more Crabman. It will also be interesting to see how things play out with Billie - the writers ended the dream relationship at the perfect time while leaving us wanting to dive into the real thing.
Whereas Earl learned a valuable lesson tonight about doing good things even though you may not experience a reward, we still got our reward for watching tonight in the form or a few pretty hilarious moments. Let's review a few:
" Randy prepares for Earl an IV drip of Chubby's chicken with fries and a couple beers. "It's going to taste so good in your blood."
" Randy uses a blowdryer and pair of tongs to tend to Earl's unmentionables during a sponge bath.
" Darnell to Randy: "If this ends the way I think it's going to end, I'm testifying against you. No hard feelings."
Jason Lee's hilarious job playing Earl's twin brother in the sitcoma.
" "What you lookin' at, Risky Business?"
" Randy's long laugh after remembering a dog humping the girl he and Earl wronged "to completion."
" "You don't think it kills me to see his mustache like that?"
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With Earl in a coma for the past few weeks Ive found myself wondering how on earth he can act as narrator so well Doesnt he need to remember things well in order to recount them We know that Randy wouldnt be able to tell him what happened with a great measure of detail Earl even made a funny allusion to it tonight when recounting a key moment in the Killerball game and saying I wish I remembered it It was a nice touch to the ultra-post-modern storyline weve been following recently As mentioned Earl was still in a coma this week but got kicked out of the hospital as Darnell said Its nice to see they throw out white people too So Randy wheeled him around and tried his best to take care of him while attempting to cross more things off of the list in hopes that Earl would awake As with most of Randys plans it was easier said then done But while he bit off more than he could chew Randy actually managed to right two wrongs in one episode Due to a brother and si