History Series / MyNameIsEarl

24th Sep '17 10:06:41 PM LittleBuster
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* IncestSubtext:
** Earl and Randy are good brothers and the motel room is small, but it's still weird that Randy pedicures Earl and knows what his nipples taste like.
** Earl and Randy sleep in the same bed. Their usual wake up routine includes Earl announcing to Randy some variation of "Wakey wakey, hands off snakey." In one episode Earl announces "Rise and shine... hands off mine!"

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* IncestSubtext:
IncestSubtext: Surprisingly a lot, as for the youth show, where there is not even a obscene speech and nudity.
** RunningGag in one of the episodes is completely built on parodying this, when the characters discuss how embarrassing they are from the words "I love you" from their siblings. Catalina even mentions that one of her brothers took such words from her as a proposal of sex...
** Earl and Randy are good brothers and the motel room is small, but it's still weird that Randy pedicures Earl and knows what his nipples taste like.
like. It is not surprising that other characters perceive this incorrectly more than 2-3 times.
** Earl and Randy sleep in the same bed. Their usual wake up routine includes Earl announcing to Randy some variation of "Wakey wakey, hands off snakey." In one episode Earl announces "Rise and shine... hands off mine!"mine!". And this is not to mention that in one episode of the second season, Earl mentions that "Randy went home alone, because I accidentally kissed him."
** One disturbing episode in the fourth season, when Joy begins to be jealous of her eldest little son, which frankly frightens Darnell and turns into frank attempts to become "desired for her own son." Fortunately, it was just an obsession because of the fear of losing him.
20th Sep '17 1:56:20 PM LittleBuster
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Playing for laughs in one of the episodes of the first season, when [[spoiler: the father tells Joy that he forbade her to meet with one of the boys, because he was her half-brother from his mistress. One of the many brothers...]]


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* BrotherSisterIncest: Playing for laughs in one of the episodes of the first season, when [[spoiler: the father tells Joy that he forbade her to meet with one of the boys, because he was her half-brother from his mistress. One of the many brothers...]]
20th Sep '17 1:54:32 PM LittleBuster
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Playing for laughs in one of the episodes of the first season, when [[spoiler: the father tells Joy that he forbade her to meet with one of the boys, because he was her half-brother from his mistress. One of the many brothers...]]
20th Sep '17 6:22:32 AM LittleBuster
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The show intentionally puts the plot on the deep south and makes the characters rude and insulting people who are prone to many ridiculous and negative stereotypes to play its for laughs and develop a progressive message.
16th Sep '17 7:14:26 AM jccw227
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* AlcoholHic: In ''Stole A Motorcycle'', a flashback shows how Earl and Randy, in a drunken stupor, steal a motorcycle and try to hide as the cops investigate. As it turns out, Earl gets the hiccups when he's drunk and nervous, and nearly blows their cover. Randy almost kills him in an attempt to smother the hiccups.
14th Jun '17 6:09:15 PM KJMackley
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* LamarckWasRight: A deliberate subversion in casting Beau Bridges as Earl and Randy's suburban dad. Rather than showing Earl as being a product of his upbringing, it showed he was a BlackSheep.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot : Jaime Pressly was pregnant during the second season, hence the written-in surrogate pregnancy.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot : Jaime Pressly was pregnant during the second season, hence the written-in surrogate pregnancy. The flashbacks to a time when Joy was pregnant increased as well.
27th May '17 2:55:55 PM nombretomado
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** The local convenience store is [[TheViewaskewNiverse the Quick Stop]]. Also something of an ActorAllusion, given that both Lee and Suplee have appeared in View Askew films.

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** The local convenience store is [[TheViewaskewNiverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse the Quick Stop]]. Also something of an ActorAllusion, given that both Lee and Suplee have appeared in View Askew films.
23rd Apr '17 2:37:08 PM nombretomado
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* AscendedMeme: Taken to ultra-meta levels. Creator Greg Garcia started up an account on TelevisionWithoutPity under the name of whojackie, and began writing all these little bits and pieces on the ''My Name Is Earl'' forum that eventually coalesced into an actual episode of the series where whojackie is revealed to be a (very) minor character on the show. When [=TWoP=] users saw the episode they looked up Jackey's post history and saw that many of the things he posted on there {{foreshadowed}} the events of that episode, including being worried about his Murphy's (wall) Bed. After the episode aired they even had "Joy" post on the site under Jackey's name mirroring the events of the episode. All of the details are discussed in the DVDCommentary of that episode.

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* AscendedMeme: Taken to ultra-meta levels. Creator Greg Garcia started up an account on TelevisionWithoutPity Website/TelevisionWithoutPity under the name of whojackie, and began writing all these little bits and pieces on the ''My Name Is Earl'' forum that eventually coalesced into an actual episode of the series where whojackie is revealed to be a (very) minor character on the show. When [=TWoP=] users saw the episode they looked up Jackey's post history and saw that many of the things he posted on there {{foreshadowed}} the events of that episode, including being worried about his Murphy's (wall) Bed. After the episode aired they even had "Joy" post on the site under Jackey's name mirroring the events of the episode. All of the details are discussed in the DVDCommentary of that episode.
16th Apr '17 6:02:37 PM IronicMouse
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* FalseFalseAlarm: * In one episode, we see a flashback to Earl & Joy stealing a diamond ring from a jewelry store. Earl's brother Randy (pretending to be an unrelated customer) "accidentally" wanders too near the door while holding a pearl necklace in order to see it under natural light, triggering the alarm. The clerk goes to deal with Randy while Earl & Joy walk out of the store with the diamond.

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* FalseFalseAlarm: * In one episode, we see a flashback to Earl & Joy stealing a diamond ring from a jewelry store. Earl's brother Randy (pretending to be an unrelated customer) "accidentally" wanders too near the door while holding a pearl necklace in order to see it under natural light, triggering the alarm. The clerk goes to deal with Randy while Earl & Joy walk out of the store with the diamond.
16th Apr '17 6:01:14 PM IronicMouse
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* FalseFalseAlarm: * In one episode, we see a flashback to Earl & Joy stealing a diamond ring from a jewelry store. Earl's brother Randy (pretending to be an unrelated customer) "accidentally" wanders too near the door while holding a pearl necklace in order to see it under natural light, triggering the alarm. The clerk goes to deal with Randy while Earl & Joy walk out of the store with the diamond.
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