History Series / MyNameIsEarl

11th Sep '16 8:24:51 PM erforce
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* {{Homage}}: Season 3: [[spoiler:A guy gets innocently thrown into prison, improves the lives of his fellow inmates and becomes an asset for the warden. When his release from prison is in sight, the warden fucks with him to keep him inside and the guy begins to rebel and finally breaks out. Sounds familiar? Then you probably watched TheShawshankRedemption]]

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* {{Homage}}: Season 3: [[spoiler:A guy gets innocently thrown into prison, improves the lives of his fellow inmates and becomes an asset for the warden. When his release from prison is in sight, the warden fucks with him to keep him inside and the guy begins to rebel and finally breaks out. Sounds familiar? Then you probably watched TheShawshankRedemption]]''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'']].
3rd Aug '16 2:08:56 PM morenohijazo
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The show ran from 2005 to 2009 before it was cancelled after four seasons. Several rival networks expressed interest in picking up the show after its cancellation, though this would have resulted in near-universal pay cuts, and so the show ended with no real resolution and several unresolved plot devices, leaving it in a territory and cult status similar to FreaksAndGeeks.

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The show ran from 2005 to 2009 before it was cancelled after four seasons. Several rival networks expressed interest in picking up the show after its cancellation, though this would have resulted in near-universal pay cuts, and so the show ended with no real resolution and several unresolved plot devices, leaving it in a territory and cult status similar to FreaksAndGeeks.
''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''.


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* IncrediblyInconvenientDeity: Karma (well, the ThemeParkVersion of it, anyway) is portrayed this way. Earl has to stick to his list, even when BeingGoodSucks. Otherwise, Karma punishes either him, or people around him (such as a beautiful professor he had recently started dating).
4th Jul '16 4:25:23 PM flaminghomer
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* UnusualEuphemism: In the pilot episode, Earl decides to make up for bullying Kenny in school by trying to get him a girlfriend. Randy, before [[{{Flanderization}} he went from being just a bit simple to being completely stupid]], was the first to realize that Earl was [[IncompatibleOrientation "...trying to sell a cat to a guy who fancies dogs."]]

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* UnusualEuphemism: In the pilot episode, Earl decides to make up for bullying Kenny [[spoiler: Kenny]] in school by trying to get him a girlfriend. Randy, before [[{{Flanderization}} he went from being just a bit simple to being completely stupid]], was the first to realize that Earl was [[IncompatibleOrientation "...trying to sell a cat to a guy who fancies dogs."]]
4th Jul '16 3:52:06 PM flaminghomer
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* UnusualEuphemism: In the pilot episode, Earl decides to make up for bullying Kenny in school by trying to get him a girlfriend. Randy, before [[{{Flanderization}} he went from being just a bit simple to being completely stupid]], was the first to realize that Earl was [[IncompatibleOrientation "...trying to sell a cat to a guy who fancies dogs."]]
15th Jun '16 8:05:51 AM MattP5557
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* BrokenPedestal: Earls hero was astronaut Chaz Dalton who run a space camp Earl went to as a kid. years later he found out the man who ran the camp wasn't really Chaz Dalton, things get even Worse when he finds out that the real Chaz is a JadedWashout and a FakeUltimateHero who only got to be an astronaut because [[{{Nepotism}} his his dad was funding NASA]].
** RebuiltPedestal: Eventually he realizes that the fake Chaz (Wayne) really dose want to teach kids and his fake legacy inspires the real Chaz,they start running the camp together with Wayne as the public face and Chaz providing the equipment.
3rd Jun '16 7:34:52 PM MsChibi
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** Donnie, before he went to jail (while taking the wrap for Earl's robbery because of his cold) where he had a religious epiphany.

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** Donnie, before he went to jail (while taking the wrap rap for Earl's robbery because of his cold) where he had a religious epiphany.epiphany.
** Ralph Mariano
1st Jun '16 7:53:18 AM MattP5557
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* NeverMyFault: John the Artist from "Burn Victim" when Earl arranges an apology with his parents for burning their house down he thought they were there to [[ItsAllAboutMe apologize to HIM]], eventually Earl gave him some LaserGuidedKarma by burning all his paintings and claiming he [[IronicEcho wasn't in control of his own actions]] prompting a HeelRealization
2nd May '16 1:33:48 PM maxwellsilver
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* ChromaKey: Darnell uses this to insert Joy into various heroic situations to convince a young faith healer that she is a good person. The situations become increasingly outrageous, including Joy congratulating George Bush and US soldiers in Afghanistan and praying with the Pope.
--> '''Joy:''' I thought you said this was going to look like I was standing in front of an Alaskan oil spill. This is just our big blue sex tarp.

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Darnell uses this to insert Joy into various heroic situations to convince a young faith healer that she is a good person. The situations become increasingly outrageous, including Joy congratulating George Bush and US soldiers in Afghanistan and praying with the Pope.
--> ---> '''Joy:''' I thought you said this was going to look like I was standing in front of an Alaskan oil spill. This is just our big blue sex tarp.
2nd May '16 1:32:04 PM maxwellsilver
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* {{Bland Name Product}}: Earl refers to a Nyquil {{Expy}} as "Generic brand, nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, best sleep you ever got with a cold" Medicine.

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* {{Bland Name Product}}: BlandNameProduct: Earl refers to a Nyquil {{Expy}} as "Generic brand, nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, best sleep you ever got with a cold" Medicine.



* BottleEpisode: The crew admitted that the ''Series/{{COPS}}'' and ''Inside Probe'' episodes were to trim the budget for the normally expensive episodes. Because they were aiming for a documentary-look, filming consisted mostly of the cast just reading through their lines for an entire scene, and then moving on to the next scene.
* BountyHunter: Jesse.
** And Dog the Bounty Hunter.

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* BottleEpisode: The crew admitted that the ''Series/{{COPS}}'' and ''Inside Probe'' episodes were to trim the budget for the normally expensive episodes. Because they were aiming for a documentary-look, filming consisted mostly of the cast just reading through their lines for an entire scene, scene and then moving on to the next scene.
* BountyHunter: Jesse.
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Jesse. And Dog the Bounty Hunter.Series/DogTheBountyHunter.
* BrokenAesop: The Aesop of Witch Lady; having Earl put away his list for a day so people will stop calling him 'Karma Guy' in an episode about not letting labels define you.
10th Apr '16 11:12:17 PM aye_amber
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* TheDocumentary: Two fictional episodes of ''{{COPS}}'' and ''Inside Probe''.

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* TheDocumentary: Two fictional episodes of ''{{COPS}}'' ''Series/{{COPS}}'' and ''Inside Probe''.Probe.''
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