My Name Is Earl (season 2)

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My Name Is Earl Season 2
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 23
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 21, 2006 – May 10, 2007
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 25, 2007
Region 2 January 28, 2008
Season chronology
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List of My Name Is Earl episodes

The second season of My Name Is Earl originally aired from September 21, 2006 to May 10, 2007.[1] The season consisted of 23 episodes. The DVD was originally released on September 25, 2007. Its bonus material included deleted scenes, commentary tracks on selected episodes, as well as other features.

Unlike the previous season, there was a loose story arc, in which Joy steals a truck and accidentally kidnaps a man inside it. As this was her third strike, Joy faces life imprisonment, leading to her trial in the season finale.

Production[edit]

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment produces and distributes season 2.[2]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Ratings[edit]

7M Pictures gave the season 5 of 5.[3] DVD Town said the season was one of the funniest shows on television today, if, that is, you can get past the show's lack of political correctness and rated the audio 8 of 10, video also 8 of 10, extras 7 of 10 and the film value an 8 of 10.[4] All other reviews were mainly good.

Television rating[edit]

The season is rated TV-PG in stores.[5]

List of episodes[edit]

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No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
25 1 "Very Bad Things" Marc Buckland Michael Pennie September 21, 2006 (2006-09-21) 025
Earl helps Joy try to get rid of a stolen delivery truck, which becomes harder when they discover that someone is still in the back of the truck. Joy keeps the poor man hostage and forces Earl to make a run for the border, but Earl decides it's a plan too crazy to actually work and makes Joy turn herself in. Except—it means she's at risk of her third strike.
26 2 "Jump for Joy" Chris Koch Vali Chandrasekaran September 28, 2006 (2006-09-28) 032
Earl and Randy ask Catalina to return to her old job at the strip club, but they don't tell her that they need her to do it so that the club's owner (Burt Reynolds) will pay for Joy's bail. When Catalina does find out about Joy's bail she angrily rejects it. So Joy performs at Club Chubby for her bail but, to calm her nerves, drinks so much that she throws up on the audience. Catalina sees how stressed out Earl is and takes back her job, saying, "When I jump, I jump for Earl; I would never jump for Joy."
27 3 "Sticks & Stones" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez-Witzel October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05) 030
Earl makes up for teasing a bearded girl in school, and it forces him to confront his fear of taking his shirt off in public because of his unusually hairy nipples. He ends up helping the bearded woman, and her unusual circus friends, to feel more comfortable with themselves.
28 4 "Larceny of a Kitty Cat" Millicent Shelton Hilary Winston October 12, 2006 (2006-10-12) 026
When Randy has a crush on the next woman on Earl's list (Amy Sedaris), he pretends to be a cat lover, despite an allergy. But based on Randy's past experiences as a poser, Earl knows that this one will end badly.
29 5 "Van Hickey" Craig Zisk Teleplay: J.B. Cook
Story: J.B. Cook & Marc Singer
October 19, 2006 (2006-10-19) 027
Earl has to get his old band back together to take care of an elderly man (Larry Hankin) on his list. But it only brings out a nasty secret which ultimately forces Earl to marry Ralph's mom.
30 6 "Made a Lady Think I Was God" Marc Buckland Bobby Bowman November 2, 2006 (2006-11-02) 028
Earl wants to make amends to an angry, bitter trailer park manager (Roseanne Barr) for playing a trick on her. But the trick caused her to change her life for the better, and the apology makes her even angrier than she ever was.
31 7 "Mailbox" Michael Fresco Kat Likkel & John Hoberg November 9, 2006 (2006-11-09) 034
Catalina helps Earl cross #75 off his list, which involves delivering mail which was found in a mailbox which Randy and Earl used as a waste basket. Earl then falls in love with the intended recipient of one of the letters (Jenny McCarthy). Meanwhile, Randy delivers a second letter to Joy and upon opening it, she discovers that Darnell is part of the witness protection program with his real name being Harry Monroe.
32 8 "Robbed a Stoner Blind" Marc Buckland Kat Likkel & John Hoberg November 16, 2006 (2006-11-16) 029
After Earl and Randy attempt to make amends with a former drug addict (Christian Slater), Earl joins him for a week at a commune and then tries to prevent global warming from spreading. Randy accidentally eats some medicine which causes him to see everything animated with clay. Earl thinks this is him agreeing with Earl who is confused about this lifestyle at Commune.
33 9 "Born a Gamblin' Man" Chris Koch Victor Fresco November 30, 2006 (2006-11-30) 031
Earl's gay friend Kenny wants to be more masculine, so Earl tries to teach him. They both develop a gambling problem – indirectly causing Catalina to get deported, just as Randy is getting ready to reveal that he loves her.
34 10 "South of the Border (Part 1)" Michael Fresco Michael Pennie December 7, 2006 (2006-12-07) 035
Earl and Randy head south to look for Catalina, but run into a variety of obstacles.
35 11 "South of the Border (Part 2)" Marc Buckland Danielle Sanchez-Witzel December 14, 2006 (2006-12-14) 036
Randy is heartbroken when Catalina's uncle (John Leguizamo) announces that Earl has agreed to marry her so she can get a green card. He must complete a series of tests to become her husband. So Earl purposely fails the tests so that Randy can try to pass them to marry her instead.
36 12 "Our "Cops" Is On" Ken Whittingham Timothy Stack January 4, 2007 (2007-01-04) 033
The townspeople gather around the Crab Shack's TV to watch an episode of Cops featuring Camden County. But this reveals more problems to add to Earl's list.
37 13 "Buried Treasure" Eyal Gordin Erika Kaestle & Patrick McCarthy January 11, 2007 (2007-01-11) 037
Earl, Joy and Randy stole and buried some historic silverware, that belonged to a general, from a display in the town library. Earl resolves to return it, but where is it? Randy, Joy and Darnell each have a secret.
38 14 "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck" Eyal Gordin Kat Likkel & John Hoberg January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18) 041
Earl sets out to atone for having locked a man in a truck, only to discover that that man has since died, and puzzles over how he can make amends. So he tries to throw a funeral for him. (John Waters appears as a funeral director.)
39 15 "Foreign Exchange Student" Marc Buckland Mike Mariano February 1, 2007 (2007-02-01) 040
In school, Earl bullied Pierre (Ernie Grunwald), a French foreign exchange student. To make amends, he flies the Frenchman back to Camden County. But the visitor flirts with Catalina, making Randy violently jealous. Catalina holds back the truth on how she really feels about Randy – until they spend the night together.
40 16 "Blow" Victor Nelli, Jr. J.B. Cook February 8, 2007 (2007-02-08) 038
Earl takes on number 101 on his list, "Stole a girl's identity." The girl turns out to be Liberty Washington, Joy's half-sister that she never knew about. And Liberty agrees to let Joy be the surrogate mother to her baby.
41 17 "The Birthday Party" Eyal Gordin Hilary Winston February 15, 2007 (2007-02-15) 039
Hoping for his good deeds to be recognized, Earl celebrates his birthday but is instead reminded of more unresolved issues on his list. But with the kind-nature of Camden County's people, will Earl heave a load off with his list?
42 18 "Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy" Mike Fresco Greg Garcia February 22, 2007 (2007-02-22) 044
Joy's pregnancy makes Earl reflect on his marriage between him and Joy, and the conflicts between himself and Joy cheating on him with Darnell. And how his father helped him do his first good deed ever.
43 19 "Harassed a Reporter" Chris Koch Barbie Adler & Brad Copeland April 12, 2007 (2007-04-12) 046
Earl tries to make amends with a television reporter, Nicole, whose career went down after reporting false news that Earl and the gang had given. Nicole interviews Earl about his past and the list in hopes that it will bring back her career.
44 20 "Two Balls, Two Strikes" Victor Nelli, Jr. Bobby Bowman April 19, 2007 (2007-04-19) 047
Camden County's well-known businessman, Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds) dies. His son, Little Chubby (Norm Macdonald) takes his place. Like his father, Little Chubby also had a terrible demeanor, until an "unfortunate accident" caused by Earl several years ago. Earl wants to cross Little Chubby off his list, but when he goes about helping him, it only turns out for the worse.
45 21 "G.E.D." Michael Fresco Hunter Covington April 26, 2007 (2007-04-26) 045
Earl's application for a credit card is rejected because he lacks a high school diploma, a job, and a real place to live. He decides he needs to take some big steps towards finally growing up. When Earl returns to school to study for the GED, he finds out how hard it is for teachers when they have to deal with students like the one he used to be when he was a kid.
46 22 "Get a Real Job" Ken Whittingham story: Ralph Greene & Patrick McCarthy & Erika Kaestle
teleplay: Patrick McCarthy & Erika Kaestle
May 3, 2007 (2007-05-03) 043
Earl and Randy work at an appliance store as truck loaders. When Earl tries to get promoted to salesman, he gets his customers stolen away by the other junior college educated staff. With Joy's court date approaching, she prepares Darnell and her kids for their uncertain, possibly Joyless future. The episode parodies the movie Rudy, featuring Sean Astin (Rudy), Charles S Dutton (Fortune, the Groundskeeper) , and Chelcie Ross (Coach Devine).
47 23 "The Trial" Michael Fresco Timothy Stack, Mike Mariano,
Vali Chandrasekaran
May 10, 2007 (2007-05-10) 042
Earl and Randy move out of the motel and get an apartment. Joy faces a life sentence in prison and Earl testifies as a character witness. Earl starts dating Ruby Whitlow (Marlee Matlin), Joy's deaf lawyer, when he still has a void in his life that an education and a job couldn't fill. As Joy was about to be locked away for life, Earl admits that "he" committed the crime so that Joy wouldn't go to prison. Sadly, the judge gives Earl a 2 year sentence, forcing him to lose Ruby, his job, his apartment, and his list.

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