My Name Is Earl Episodes

2005, TV Show

My Name Is Earl Episode: "We've Got Spirit"

Season 4, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Earl tries to spread cheer to Randy by taking him to cheerleading camp, but the brothers run afoul of one Kimmi Himmler (Jenna Elfman), a camp director with a scarred face (because of an unfortunate badger incident) who banishes them from the site. And who's the most beautiful of all the Camden County women? Joy has no joy when her own son chooses Catalina.
Original Air Date: Oct 16, 2008
Guest Cast Jenna Elfman: Kimmi Himmler Louis T. Moyle: Dodge
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Season 4, Episode 6
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Length: 06:17:12
Aired: 10/16/2008
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My Name Is Earl Episode Recap: "Quit Your Snitchin'" Season 4, Episode 6

Even though Earl (Jason Lee) gave up his life of crime way back when, he's been lucky enough to maintain the loyalty of every crook in Camden – until this week's episode. With Randy's (Ethan Suplee) birthday approaching, Earl dropped some cash on a Ford Ranchero to give his brother. After it was stolen by Clyde Fowler and his partner Bedbug, he had to drop $1500 to buy it back. When it was stolen a second time, he was forced to start dropping some information down at the police station. Crooks don't take kindly to that.

Luckily, most of the criminals on My Name Is Earl are more hilarious than heinous (I especially enjoyed Clint Howard as Creepy Rodney). Usually crooks don't steal from other crooks in Camden. However, after pleading his case to Mr. Wallace (the oldest crook with the most seniority) for the return of the car, it's determined that Earl is no longer a member of the underworld, due to his recent penchant for walking the straight and narrow. Not wanting to give up on the birthday gift, and despite warnings from Joy (Jaime Pressly), he goes to Officer Hoyne (Billy Gardell) for help.

This was a pretty funny episode right from the beginning. I always enjoy those tangential, stream-of-consciousness soliloquies that Randy sometimes rattles off. In the first scene, he expresses disbelief when he finds out that his given name is Randall and not Randolph ("At least Randolph is a name I've heard before, like Randolph Hitler").Another great Randy scene occurred when Earl decided to return to crime in an effort to get the Ranchero back. While explaining to Randy that he crushed up sleeping pills in peanut butter to put the guard dog to sleep, Randy eats the food and says "What'd you say about peanut butter sleepy . . .?" before passing out. However, it being his birthday and all, I could've used a little more Randy in this episode.

Darnell (Eddie Steeples) and Catalina (Nadine Velazquez) threw a few good one-liners in there as well, but as usual, Joy had the most. I especially liked how she reacted to Darnell ruining her attempt to amaze Earl with fake crime-solving skills ("Damn it, Darnell, I was mind-freaking him"). Criss Angel must be proud. My other favorite line occurred when she was in the police station after Earl turned the tables and got all of the crooks to inform on one another. "This is ridonkulous, I was wearin' 10 pairs of panties when I walked into that store."

So after Earl gets all the criminals to roll over on each other, he manages to get his dignity back as well as Randy's birthday gift. When he finally got to present the gift, with Catalina standing in front of it, Randy (or Porkchop) rattled off the best line of the night: "I already had her – not great." We've all been waiting for them to make some sort of reference to the Randy/Catalina thing, and I don't think I could've gotten a bigger kick out of it than when I heard that.

I'll try to touch on some more great moment, but help me out – there were a lot. Also, for the life of me, I can't place the actor who played Clyde, but I know I've seen him. Who can name him for me?

  • "I know Randy's your brother, but all you gave me for my birthday was a card that said 'Happy Bat Mitzvah.'" "I thought it said 'Happy Birthday' in Spanish."
  • "There's a present in the sink from either a very large dog or a very small man."
  • Some great dry humor from Crabman: "No pun intended, but that should be your cue."
  • After Earl makes a crack about Officer Hoyne being too lazy to wash his hands after using the bathroom: "For your information, I didn't touch anything."
  • "I see you've taken the yo-yo over the fake teeth, even though you've been very chatty lately."
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Even though Earl (Jason Lee) gave up his life of crime way back when, he's been lucky enough to maintain the loyalty of every crook in Camden – until this week's episode. With Randy's (Ethan Suplee) birthday approaching, Earl dropped some cash on a Ford Ranchero to give his brother. After it was stolen by Clyde Fowler and his partner Bedbug, he had to drop $1500 to buy it back. When it was stolen a second time, he was forced to start dropping some information down at the police station. Crooks don't take kindly to that.

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Premiered: September 20, 2005, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A petty crook sets out to make amends for his life in this quirky comedy created by Greg Garcia ('Yes, Dear'). Jason Lee brings an endearing warmth to the title role of Earl, who wins $100,000 on a lottery card, and loses it when he's hit by a car. In the hospital, Earl experiences an epiphany---courtesy of Carson Daly, of all people---and resolves to right his wrongs. Along for Earl's ride: his ne'er-do-well brother Randy and a sexy motel maid.

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