History Series / MyNameIsEarl

9th Jun '18 12:30:48 PM Buck
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* AcquaintedInRealLife: In the second season the witness in Joy's case is killed in a bizarre accident. They hold a funeral for him and are saddened when nobody shows up, not even his neighbor. They later do some investigating and discover he had a strong presence on the internet. One of the people he knew online was a fellow player in an online game...the aforementioned neighbor.



* AnimalMotifs: Wally Panzer is associated with butterflies. Wally was one of Earl's many victims in his youth due to his love of butterflies, Wally was emasculated and bullied until Earl was expelled. Wally's sensitive side began to erode when he accidentally crushed a butterfly when Earl pushed him. As an adult Wally is obsessed with manliness and refuses to compete in Mr Camden because it required him to shave off his body hair, oil his body, tan and wear small underwear which he deemed as unmanly. When Wally finally makes his peace with Earl after Earl is trapped in a net. He competes in the contest and releases a Kaleidoscope of butterflies into the audience. Signifying the return of his sensitive side.

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* AnimalMotifs: Wally Panzer is associated with butterflies. Wally was one of Earl's many victims in his youth due to his love of butterflies, Wally was emasculated and bullied until Earl was expelled. Wally's sensitive side began to erode when he accidentally crushed a butterfly when Earl pushed him. As an adult Wally is obsessed with manliness and refuses to compete in Mr Camden because it required him to shave off his body hair, oil his body, tan and wear small underwear which he deemed as unmanly. When Wally finally makes his peace with Earl after Earl is trapped in a net. He competes in the contest and releases a Kaleidoscope of butterflies into the audience. Signifying the return of his sensitive side. side, something that Earl comments on in his final monologue.
-->'''Earl:''' Like a butterfly, Wally finally came out of his cocoon and became the person he was meant to be


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* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: In the second season the witness in Joy's case is killed in a bizarre accident. They hold a funeral for him and are saddened when nobody shows up, not even his neighbor. They later do some investigating and discover he had a strong presence on the internet. One of the people he knew online was a fellow player in an online game...the aforementioned neighbor.
9th Jun '18 12:20:13 PM Buck
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* AnimalMotifs: Wally Panzer is associated with butterflies. Wally was one of Earl's many victims in his youth due to his love of butterflies, Wally was emasculated and bullied until Earl was expelled. Wally's sensitive side began to erode when he accidentally crushed a butterfly when Earl pushed him. As an adult Wally is obsessed with manliness and refuses to compete in Mr Camden because it required him to shave off his body hair, oil his body, tan and wear small underwear which he deemed as unmanly. When Wally finally makes his peace with Earl after Earl is trapped in a net. He competes in the contest and releases a Kaleidoscope of butterflies into the audience. Signifying the return of his sensitive side.
15th Apr '18 3:10:33 PM MattP5557
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* TheEeyore: Philo, the man Earl helps in "Something To Live For.


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* TheOldConvict: {{Subverted}} When in prison Earl tries to join a gang of elderly prisoners thinking they know enough about how to survive jail to help him, turns out they wanted him so he could protect them.


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* VillainRespect: When Carl operates a sting operation against a drug dealer in "No Heads in a Duffel Bag" he just tells him "that's what I like about you, you never do what I'm expect you to do."
1st Apr '18 8:21:11 PM MattP5557
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* HappyEndingOverride: Little Chubby who ended his first appearance performing a HeelFaceTurn returned in [[SeriesFinale the last episode]] a bigger bastard than ever.
22nd Mar '18 1:06:09 PM Xtifr
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* FakeFaithHealer: The show featured a rather young one after Earl fell into a coma. It turns out that when Earl was bad, he and Joy had gone to him for an injured leg and a facial blemish. After the kid cures those, Earl and Joy pull off a robbery that would have been impossible if they hadn't been cured, leading the boy to quit faith healing. Randy convinces him to come out of retirement to cure Earl's coma. [[spoiler: It's then revealed that the boy doesn't actually have any healing powers and Earl and Joy were hired by his father to pose as clients.]]
* FakingTheDead: Earl did that, as did Natalie in order to get him back for it.



* FakingTheDead: Earl did that, as did Natalie in order to get him back for it.
17th Mar '18 9:42:56 PM nombretomado
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* CreativeClosingCredits: In the episode citing ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'', "Stole Beer From a Golfer".

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* CreativeClosingCredits: In the episode citing ''SmokeyAndTheBandit'', ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', "Stole Beer From a Golfer".
17th Mar '18 9:39:08 PM nombretomado
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* CelebrityParadox: Earl and Randy are fans of SmokeyAndTheBandit and Burt Reynolds plays a local respected and feared businessman.

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* CelebrityParadox: Earl and Randy are fans of SmokeyAndTheBandit ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'' and Burt Reynolds plays a local respected and feared businessman.
14th Jan '18 3:41:29 AM BobSaget9
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* UnusualEuphemism: In the pilot episode, Earl decides to make up for bullying [[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."]]

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* UnusualEuphemism: In the pilot episode, Earl decides to make up for bullying [[spoiler: Kenny]] 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 "trying to sell a cat to a guy who fancies dogs."]]
14th Jan '18 3:38:58 AM BobSaget9
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** 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.

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** RebuiltPedestal: Eventually he realizes that the fake Chaz (Wayne) really dose want to teach kids and his fake legacy inspires the real Chaz,they Chaz, they start running the camp together with Wayne as the public face and Chaz providing the equipment.
14th Jan '18 3:38:35 AM BobSaget9
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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]].

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* BrokenPedestal: Earls hero was astronaut Chaz Dalton who run a space camp Earl went to as a kid. years later Years later, he found out the man who ran the camp wasn't really Chaz Dalton, things 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]].NASA]]. [[EpicFail He never even went into space.]]
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