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My Name Is Earl Episode: "Quit Your Snitchin'"

Season 4, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: When a mysterious someone pilfers Randy's birthday gift, Earl considers calling the police to report the crime---which only cues Joy to accuse him of being a snitch.
Original Air Date: Oct 23, 2008

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Season 4, Episode 7
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Length: 21:00
Aired: 10/23/2008
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My Name Is Earl Episode Recap: Little Bad Voodoo Brother Season 4, Episode 7

This week's episode gave us a look at how Earl (Jason Lee), Randy (Ethan Suplee), and the rest of the Camden crew celebrate Halloween. But even though there were many treats to be had, there were a few unexpected tricks due to Catalina's (Nadine Velazquez) nephew Oscar.

In a rare change of pace, Earl finds himself trying to cross two items off his list. First, Joy asks him to throw a Halloween party to make up for ruining Dodge and Earl Jr's Halloween years ago. Also, he cost Randy the prospect of having a little brother (by inspiring his parents to not have any more kids after they caught Earl washing Randy in the laundry machine). After a hilarious few scenes where Randy applies for a little brother from "Big Bros, Little Bros," it seems Earl has the problem taken care of when Catalina offers to let Randy look after her nephew Oscar, who was shipped to her in a wooden crate. He wasn't a new dishwasher, as Crabman (Eddie Steeples) found out.

Everything seems to be going well until Oscar steals tip money at the Crab Shack and Randy decides to give talk to him about it. Apparently, Oscar doesn't like when people "tell him what to do," and that's when things start getting spooky. Out of nowhere, the youngster starts spouting spells and doing voodoo rituals, complete with dolls. Earl is unimpressed, comparing Oscar to his "cousin with Tourette's who's really religious." However, everyone else is not as skeptical.

Probably my favorite scene of the entire episode is when Earl and Randy bring Oscar to Joy's (Jaime Pressly) Halloween party. For some reason, I thought it was hysterical to see Darnell wearing an orange A-shirt cut and shredded to look like a jack-o-lantern. And when Earl looks confused after Joy claims her costume is Barbie, she explains "I taped my nipples down so my boobs are smooth." But after Oscar pulls out some of her hair and she realizes he's performing voodoo, the funniest scene occurs as we flashback to Joy as a little girl. Watching a curse be placed on her ensuring that she will get pregnant before marriage followed by Joy's signature "Oh snap!" was a definite highlight.

And leave it to the fanatical and headstrong Joy to be able to form a witch hunt posse to go after Oscar - if anyone can whip up a mob at a moment's notice, it's her. But even after being scared out of his wits and almost being forced to make out with his brother, Randy knows he still has a job to do. Armed with a sense of brotherly duty to Oscar and the fact that he's "always wanted to fight 30 people at once," Randy takes on the crowd. Earl soon follows suit to protect Randy, but with much less success. But knowing that he can now cross Randy off of the list, he scrambles in the melee to find the piece of paper and cross the item off. As soon as he does this, things turn around - Oscar uses his dolls to inspire everyone to regroup and have a great Halloween party.

The message this time around comes in the form of Earl and Oscar's argument over which is better - karma or voodoo. Neither wins, but Earl comes to the realization that it doesn't matter. Whatever beliefs inspire you to be the best person you can be are good. I agree, but for humor's sake, I'm glad Earl's settled on karma.

Here's a few more funny lines and moments. Don't forget to add your favorites too.

  • Randy's costume idea of being "Sunburn Guys."
  • When asked to talk about himself at the interview for a little brother, one of Randy's most prominent qualities is that he has "three pairs of pants and five shirts."
  • When Catalina mentions that Oscar needs a role model, Randy replies "I'm no male model, but I'd make a great big brother."
  • Earl using his "high-pitched lying voice."
  • "Dos means 'poo' in Spanish."
  • Crabman gives a few more vague details about his past in the scene where he explains that he was "trained to think three steps ahead."
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This week's episode gave us a look at how Earl (Jason Lee), Randy (Ethan Suplee), and the rest of the Camden crew celebrate Halloween. But even though there were many treats to be had, there were a few unexpected tricks due to Catalina's (Nadine Velazquez) nephew Oscar.

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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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