History YMMV / MyNameIsEarl

20th Sep '17 6:29:05 AM LittleBuster
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* ValuesDissonance: Mostly because of the passage of time. In particular, already in the first season you can see the play of mental retardation for laugh, or the image of homosexuality as "funny strangeness". In the same episode, Joy openly tells her husband that she will go to the bank alone, because "black will never be given a credit".
20th Sep '17 6:13:50 AM LittleBuster
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* CultClassic: Even now, the show has a pretty impressive fan club of fans who love the show because of its fairly progressive message, catchy humor and StealthParody on the American south.
* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The show is overloaded with DeliberateValuesDissonance and morally gray characters, which can make his perception rather gloomy and depressing for some people.


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* MisaimedFandom: Although the concept of karma has nothing to do with Scientology, some people liked to blame this show for propaganda of Scientology, based only on the fact that Jason Lee and director was a parishioners of this church.
19th Sep '17 9:32:18 PM GroLor
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: According to "O Karma, Where Art Thou?", {{Forgiveness}} will only make you a ButtMonkey and your enemy an unrepentant KarmaHoudini, ultimately leaving you no choice but {{Revenge}} anyway, which will turn out to be the only way to EarnYourHappyEnding.

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According to "O Karma, Where Art Thou?", {{Forgiveness}} will only make you a ButtMonkey and your enemy an unrepentant KarmaHoudini, ultimately leaving you no choice but {{Revenge}} anyway, which will turn out to be the only way to EarnYourHappyEnding.EarnYourHappyEnding.
** The best way to deal with juvenile delinquents is to scare them straight by accidentally blowing their car up.
14th Sep '17 11:06:59 PM GroLor
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** Ralph is an obnoxious thug whose primary purpose is to make life harder for Earl through either ChronicVillainy or sheer callousness, and unlike Joy he had barely any redemptive qualities and received next to no character development whatsoever; his antics were almost always more annoying than funny, and he remained a one-note borderline-deranged [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Friend Nobody Likes]] all of the way up until he was finally dropped in Season 4.

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** Ralph is an obnoxious thug whose primary purpose is to make life harder for Earl through either ChronicVillainy or sheer callousness, and unlike Joy he had barely any redemptive redeeming qualities and received next to no character development whatsoever; his antics were almost always more annoying than funny, and he remained a largely one-note borderline-deranged [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Friend Nobody Likes]] all of the way up until he was finally dropped in Season 4.
11th Sep '17 11:36:52 PM GroLor
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** Ralph is an obnoxious thug whose primary purpose is to make life harder for Earl through either ChronicVillainy, or sheer callousness. The character and his antics are usually more annoying than amusing. Thankfully he's completely absent from Season 4.

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** Ralph is an obnoxious thug whose primary purpose is to make life harder for Earl through either ChronicVillainy, ChronicVillainy or sheer callousness. The callousness, and unlike Joy he had barely any redemptive qualities and received next to no character and development whatsoever; his antics are usually were almost always more annoying than amusing. Thankfully he's completely absent from funny, and he remained a one-note borderline-deranged [[TheFriendNobodyLikes Friend Nobody Likes]] all of the way up until he was finally dropped in Season 4.
28th May '17 12:31:04 PM nombretomado
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** Patty once worked for a pimp named [[JerseyShore Snookie]].

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** Patty once worked for a pimp named [[JerseyShore [[Series/JerseyShore Snookie]].
20th May '17 1:12:08 AM thecarolinabull01
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* DorkAge: Season 3. Earl goes to prison in order to save Joy from getting her third strike (which would never have happened in RealLife) and that leaves him unable to cross things off of his list. Then, once he is freed from prison [[note]]By getting an early release for blackmailing the warden after he shredded his good behavior certificates[[/note]] he loses his faith in Karma and goes back to being "bad Earl", gets hit by a car (again) and is comatose, again being unable to cross things off of his list[[note]]His friends and family do it for him as a way of bringing him back[[/note]]. Upon waking up from his coma, he marries Frank's ex-girlfriend Billie, who's a bigger bitch than Joy ever could be and even threatens to ''kill'' him for working on his list instead of being with her. Then after Billie joins the Camdenites, she divorces Earl and everything is back to normal by Season 4.

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* DorkAge: Season 3.3 is practically a season-length BigLippedAlligatorMoment. Earl goes to prison in order to save Joy from getting her third strike (which would never have happened in RealLife) and that leaves him unable to cross things off of his list. Then, once he is freed from prison [[note]]By getting an early release for blackmailing the warden after he shredded his good behavior certificates[[/note]] he loses his faith in Karma and goes back to being "bad Earl", gets hit by a car (again) and is comatose, again being unable to cross things off of his list[[note]]His friends and family do it for him as a way of bringing him back[[/note]]. Upon waking up from his coma, he marries Frank's ex-girlfriend Billie, who's a bigger bitch than Joy ever could be and even threatens to ''kill'' him for working on his list instead of being with her. Then after Billie joins the Camdenites, she divorces Earl and everything is back to normal by Season 4.
6th Mar '17 12:07:57 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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** Billie [[spoiler:getting hit by a car]] in "Bad Earl" is obvious (and shitty) CGI.

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** Billie [[spoiler:getting hit by a car]] in "Bad Earl" is obvious (and shitty) obvious, very poor CGI.
15th Jan '17 1:25:11 PM creader
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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!"
26th Dec '16 5:09:11 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The fight between Randy and Wally in "Bullies" is obviously done with stunt doubles. There are even a few instances of the doubles' faces being shown on full display and they don't even have a passing resemblance to the actors they are doubling for.

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The fight between Randy and Wally in "Bullies" is obviously done with stunt doubles. There are even a few instances of the doubles' faces being shown on full display and they don't even have a passing resemblance to the actors they are doubling for.for.
** Billie [[spoiler:getting hit by a car]] in "Bad Earl" is obvious (and shitty) CGI.
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