My Name is Earl: Randy In Charge (Of Our Days and Our Nights)
(S03E09) "If I hadn't of been here, you'd have whatever disease Hepatitis Bob has!"
How stoked was I to see Craig T. Nelson again? I was never a fan of Coach and I thought Nelson could do a lot better. It's great to see him on a show where he can really make people laugh.
I had all but forgotten about Liberty & Ray Ray. Their re-appearance. however, answers the question I had about how the writers will deal with a new baby. They won't. Just like when Phoebe had her brother's babies, Joy will give birth and we'll never see that kid again, except maybe during sweeps.
Every week, I am more impressed with the casting on this show. The Dad from Poltergeist and the Mom from ET cast as a married couple. That sure did bring back memories.
Am I the only one who saw a double meaning in Earl's concern about "wedging in" the green issue? Isn't that what all the NBC sitcoms did? Not to go off on a tangent here but hospitals throw away nine out of every ten meals they serve to patients. Many prisons force inmates to work in dangerous e-waste facilities and anyone who has ever been on a television set, knows how much craft service gets thrown away every day. Maybe I'm too cynical, but the green theme seems a little disingenuous to me especially after seeing those insipid Bee Movie ads.
Sometimes, I think Earl is specifically targeting me as an audience member. I mean, what other reason is there to make two BJ and the Bear references in one season?
Maybe I was distracted but I didn't see Frank's escape coming at all. Here's good news for all you folks who think the prison is too limiting. Now Randy & Earl have to track down Frank. So there will be plenty of opportunities, on the outside of the prison, for Earl to make amends.
If I have any criticism about this episode it would have to be the decision to end the show with "To be continued." I've always hated those words, personally, and it leads me to believe that they'll catch Frank in the next episode, which would be a waste of a funny plotline. I did, however, love that the music behind the freeze frame was Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band.
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