When petty criminal Earl Hickey wins the lottery, he sets off on a quest to repair his questionable karma.
Season 2 – Episode 10
In the first half of this special one hour episode, Earl and Randy face problems in their quest to take Catalina off Earl’s list and bring her home after she was deported because of Earl. Joy’s friendly attitude causes the neighbors to get closer and Darnell doesn’t like it at all.
The episode was rated from 243 votes.
#2 – Dodge’s Dad
Season 4 – Episode 27
When Dodge tells Joy he doesn’t want Darnell to speak at career day, she enlists Earl to pretend to be his father. Things don’t go well and Earl realizes Dodge needs to know his real dad. Despite Joy’s protests, Earl enlists Randy and Catalina to help him hunt down the deadbeat dad, but what they discover is worse than they could have imagined.
The episode was rated from 209 votes.
#3 – Number One
Season 1 – Episode 24
In the season finale, Earl decides to cross off the first number on his karma list, “Stole ten dollars from a guy at the Camden Market.” Earl to his dismay finds out that he owes much more than ten dollars, in fact he must surrender all his lotto winnings. Earl now ponders when karma is going to help him with his misfortunes.
The episode was rated from 257 votes.
#4 – Buried Treasure
Season 2 – Episode 13
In classic whodunit fashion, Earl must determine who took his stolen “treasure” so he can cross it off his list. Joy, Darnell and Randy all give their own version of what happened to the buried treasure.
The episode was rated from 248 votes.
#5 – The Trial
Season 2 – Episode 23
Things are finally looking up for Earl with a GED, a job, a new apartment and love interest however it may all come crashing down during Joy’s trial date. Earl’s shocking testimony could help Joy but at what cost?
The episode was rated from 215 votes.
#6 – The Professor
Season 1 – Episode 16
Earl’s nervous about returning a laptop computer he stole from a college professor, mostly because he’s uncomfortable around smart people. When the professor turns out to be a beautiful woman, he feels even more ill at ease, until she flatters him and asks him to speak about his list in front of her class. Meanwhile, Randy experiences fraternity life—and absolutely loves it.
The episode was rated from 273 votes.
#7 – Get a Real Job
Season 2 – Episode 22
When Earl decides to get his first real job at an appliance store, he experiences ‘growing pains’. Meanwhile, Joy makes another irrational decision when the forthcoming trial continues to get to her.
The episode was rated from 215 votes.
#8 – Jump For Joy
Season 2 – Episode 2
In order to help a friend Earl has to raise a lot of money. He goes to Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds), owner of Club Chubby a local strip club. He agrees to loan Earl the money if Earl can convince his most popular dancer to come back and work for him.
The episode was rated from 275 votes.
#9 – Pilot
Season 1 – Episode 1
Today is the first day of the rest of Earl Hickey’s life. After coming into a $100,000 scratch-off lottery ticket and losing it just as fast upon being hit by a car, Earl has an epiphany in the hospital–to make up for all the terrible things he’s done in the past. With his brother Randy and a motel maid named Catalina, Earl writes up a list of every misdeed he was a part of. Earl sets out to do just that, starting with #64–Kenny James, a boy he picked on in elementary school. Recap When we meet Earl Hickey, he describes himself as “that guy you see going into the convenience store when you stop off in that little town on the way to Grandma’s house–sorta shifty looking fellow who buys a pack of smokes, a couple lotto scratchers and a tallboy at 10 in the morning.” He’s a petty thief who proceeds to steal some CDs and a flag from a van parked outside of the aforementioned convenience store. Earl’s narration introduces us to Joy, his unfaithful wife of, presumably, six years. He also introduces his two children (neither of which he fathered), Dodge and Earl Jr, and his brother Randy. The narration montage also introduces Darnell, an employee at Ernie’s Crab Shack and also the father of Earl Jr. This all brings us to three weeks ago. Earl gets his due in the form of a $100,000 scratch off ticket… only to promptly lose it when he runs into traffic and gets hit by a car. He wakes up in a hospital with an injured leg and neck, a morphine drip, and divorce papers from Joy. While flipping channels on the television, Earl stops on Carson Daly’s late night talk show. Carson recites his philosophy on karma and it inspires an epiphany in Earl. After he’s released, he and Randy get set up in a motel room, where Randy quickly makes nice with the maid, Catalina. Earl decides that he will write out a list of all of the bad things he’s done and sets out to right his wrongs. He starts with #136, being a litterbug. Right after throwing away garbage in the motel parking
The episode was rated from 582 votes.
#10 – Dad’s Car
Season 1 – Episode 18
It’s Mother’s Day again when Earl remembers that he has never given his mother a Mother’s Day gift Just as he and Randy are about to finish carrying out his long overdue gift his mother decides her repayment should include Earl doing something for his father.
The episode was rated from 263 votes.