My Name is Earl: Our Other Cops is On (parts 1 & 2)
(S03E07/S03E08) Crazy ho! - Earl Hickey
Seeing how the first Cops episode was my personal favorite I was psyched to see another one. I love seeing all the gang back together again; one-legged girlfriend, now-deceased kidnapping victim, throat cancer survivor, gay Kenny and the addition of Billy Gardell as Officer Hoyne was a smart casting move.
The great thing about these kind of episodes is that they seem like a bunch of random jokes and scenes strung together documentary style but when it's over, you realize that an intricately woven plot has just unfolded.
Unfortunately, the reunion of Mike O'Malley and Billy Gardell brought on flashbacks of Yes Dear. I kept expecting Anthony Clark to show up playing another unconvincing straight guy.
Every once in a while, it's nice to be reminded how much of a scumbag Earl used to be, not to mention funny. At the same time, I enjoy seeing how his circumstances had a lot to do with his actions. I mean, being married to the craziest woman in Camden County can make even the best man go bad, unless, of course, he's trying to keep a low profile due to his witness relocation.
I'm sure there were some viewers who asked themselves, "Is it really funny to make jokes about 9-11?" In this case, the answer is yes. When the butt of the jokes are the flag-waving reactionary douchebags whose lives were unaffected by those events, it's completely appropriate. This episode reminded me of every piss-ant business in Los Angeles who increased their "security" to make their employees feel safer. I'm sure the Starbucks in Burbank was high on the list of terrorist targets.
In case any writers of Earl read this blog, I'd like to request more stripper cat fights. That was a really, um, funny scene. Yeah, funny.
When the heat-vision camera was introduced, I knew it would be used later but I didn't expect to laugh so hard and feel so guilty about it. It's one thing to laugh at a crotch joke but multiple crotch jokes with a visual payoff is disturbingly hilarious.
So, in the end, we learned that Catalina had to work two jobs to pay alimony to her immigrant ex-husband, Son of the Beach was canceled because Tim Stack contracted Lyme Disease and how Patty ended up with a really short daughter. Okay, none of that is true but I did have a craving for Chinese food and corn dogs when it was all said and done and if that doesn't say "God bless America," I don't know what does.
|Patty the hooker||115 (23.4%)|
|Gay Kenny||160 (32.6%)|
|Tim Stack||155 (31.6%)|
|One-legged girlfriend||61 (12.4%)|