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My Name is Earl: Girl Earl - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted May 9th 2008 10:44AM

Jon Heder(S03E20) "And Barry Schmo heads home with an empty sack!" - Announcer at Bagging Competition

You would think now that Earl and Billie are married, Earl would expect some changes. Of course, everyone has little annoying habits, but we all know compromise is what makes a marriage work. I have to admit, though, the Van Halen thing would be a deal breaker in my house.

That fact that Earl is already getting irritated by Billie just proves the old adage, "Show me the most beautiful woman in the world and I'll show you a guy who's tired of F-ing her."

I find it a little hard to believe, however, that after being married to a nightmare like Joy, Earl would complain about someone because they're annoying. Maybe someone should point out that Billie isn't cheating on him or expecting him to raise kids that aren't his.

I was surprised to see Jon Heder in this episode, mainly because NBC usually promotes the hell out of a guest star like that. I guess they were too busy talking about the "Finale" of Scrubs.

I enjoyed seeing Heder bag those groceries almost as much as I was horrified by his deformed hand. I'm guessing he went to the hospital but Camden County's lackluster medical community had nothing to offer. It was also nice to see Jon Henson again. Now I can finally stop asking whatever happened to him.

I didn't see the bagging training coming and I really enjoyed it. All the inane exercises and how seriously Heder was made it really funny. Of course, Earl eventually got the hang of it. Once again, the good folks of Camden come out to support their favorite "athlete." I guess the Killerball league didn't have a game that night.

When I saw Saviero Guerra as the referee, I hoped he would have more to do than wave his flag. It wasn't much but his line about the web address where he got his license made me laugh out loud. Now I just have to hope that they bring that character back for repeat visits.

Bagger Lance was pretty damn funny. I have always loved Pat Kilbane and there was a time when he was on his way to having his own sitcom. I don't know what happened but his performance tonight was proof that he still is a very funny dude.

I thought this was a damn good episode. It gave us the basic plot of the karma list while advancing other story lines at the same time. It seems clear things won't be working out for Earl and Billie, but if the show is going to continue the way it should, that's probably just as well.

Should Earl and Billie try to work things out?
Yes97 (53.6%)
No84 (46.4%)

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Skunk Boy!

May 12 2008 at 12:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Funniest moment of the whole show: Randy near-vomiting in the background when Jon Heder showed his deforemed hand the first time. I rarely rewind shows to watch something over, but I had to watch that bit three or four times. Freakin' hilarious!

and as much as I hate to say anything to disparage Alyssa Milano and the thought of looking at her, um, body of work, I think her being a permanent character would be a mistake, so it's time for her to go.

May 09 2008 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It was a pretty good episode, though there wasn't enough Catalina, Crabman or any of the other secondary characters and I am not sure if I like the Billie being bad thing. I want her to be good.

May 09 2008 at 11:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

after the wedding last week i was immediately wondering how they were going to get rid of Billy.
i just didn't think Alyssa Milano would become a permanent cast member and thought her guest appearances weren't going to last much longer.
looks like i may have been right but i hope not, she's been pretty funny on the show at times.

May 09 2008 at 11:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This felt like the really good older episodes of Earl. Maybe the show's completely back.

May 09 2008 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Show me the most beautiful woman in the world and I'll show you a guy who's tired of F-ing her."

Oh man I was gonna bust out knowing the source of that quote and where I first heard it, then I had I realized who was doing review :) But I had the same thought during the episode.

Last weeks review actually made me believe that Earl hooking up with Billy was a good idea, so I expected this weeks review to reflect my own semi-disappointment that it looks like they've decided to short-circuit the Billy storyline.

May 09 2008 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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