History YMMV / MyNameIsEarl

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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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectsFailure:
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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.
26th Dec '16 3:28:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Season 4 appears to be this for the many who disliked Season 3. [[TheScrappy Ralph]] [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome never appears again]], the episode quality has increased and focuses on the list again, Randy is de-flanderized into "simple, not retarded" and the events of the previous season are almost never mentioned.

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** Season 4 appears to be this for the many who disliked Season 3. [[TheScrappy Ralph]] [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome never appears again]], the episode quality has increased and focuses on the list again, Randy is de-flanderized into "simple, but not retarded" and the events of the previous season are almost never mentioned.



* MartyStu: The boringly perfect Darnell.
26th Dec '16 12:45:01 AM thecarolinabull01
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: The pilot episode glossed over the circumstances of Joy's infidelity with Darnell and Earl's reaction to seeing "his" child turn out black, which mostly played it for laughs. "Look What's Coming Out Of Joy" showed that Joy did regret cheating on him and genuinely hoped the baby was Earl's, Darnell wasn't entirely an absent father and still sought to be in his kid's life secretly, and Earl was devastated when he finally realized the truth and would have left Joy if his father didn't encourage him to stay just for the kid's sake.

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow:
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The pilot episode glossed over the circumstances of Joy's infidelity with Darnell and Earl's reaction to seeing "his" child turn out black, which mostly played it for laughs. "Look What's Coming Out Of Joy" showed that Joy did regret cheating on him and genuinely hoped the baby was Earl's, Darnell wasn't entirely an absent father and still sought to be in his kid's life secretly, and Earl was devastated when he finally realized the truth and would have left Joy if his father didn't encourage him to stay just for the kid's sake.sake.
** Season 4 appears to be this for the many who disliked Season 3. [[TheScrappy Ralph]] [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome never appears again]], the episode quality has increased and focuses on the list again, Randy is de-flanderized into "simple, not retarded" and the events of the previous season are almost never mentioned.



** Darnell. He's either a funny and kind OnlySaneMan who plays off the other characters well, a boringly perfect person, or lazy with his own quirks like everyone else. It's especially pronounced because Darnell suffers from the most from DependingOnTheWriter. Then there was the secret agent plot which was either funny in its own absurd way or just bizarre and stupid even for this show.

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** Darnell. He's either a funny and kind OnlySaneMan who plays off the other characters well, a boringly perfect person, or lazy with his own quirks like everyone else. It's especially pronounced because Darnell suffers from the most from DependingOnTheWriter. Then there was the secret agent plot which was either funny in its own absurd way or just bizarre and stupid even for this show.



* 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.



* MoralEventHorizon: Ralph was already a petty thug, with a huge ChronicBackStabbingDisorder, but he hit a new low, when an elderly woman takes him into her home and mistakes him for her dead husband. The first thing he does is ask for his ATM number, then proceedes to take full advantage of the situation.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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Ralph was already a petty thug, with a huge ChronicBackStabbingDisorder, but he hit a new low, when an elderly woman takes him into her home and mistakes him for her dead husband. The first thing he does is ask for his ATM number, then proceedes to take full advantage of the situation.situation.
** Billie trying to undo all of the things Earl crossed off of his list (re-tipping the Turners' trailer over, bringing a group of tourists to make fun of the carnival people, stealing Didi's leg after she ''finally'' forgave Earl, making Nescobar A-Lop-Lop listen to his own accent, burning down Pop's Hot Dog Cart) because Earl wasn't spending enough time with her. As if that wasn't bad enough, she threatened to ''kill'' Earl after the police were called on her.



** Billie is not very well liked by the fandom. While no more flawed than any other character in the series, Earl's obsession with her and Earl's bad karma being blamed for her behavior (rather than blaming ''her'' for her behavior) left a bad taste.

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** Billie is not very well liked by the fandom. While no more flawed than any other character in the series, Earl's obsession with her and Earl's bad karma being blamed for her behavior (rather than blaming ''her'' for her behavior) left a bad taste.taste in the mouths of many.



* 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.

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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.display and they don't even have a passing resemblance to the actors they are doubling for.


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* TakeThatScrappy: Earl punching Ralph in the face and stealing Doris from him in "Bad Earl". This is also the last episode that Ralph appears in.
25th Dec '16 10:47:15 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.
25th Dec '16 9:12:04 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Joel's disfigured hand, which he aptly describes as a "spastic hunk of meat".

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** Joel's disfigured hand, which he aptly describes as a "spastic hunk "clump of spastic meat".
22nd Dec '16 12:54:11 PM DrPsyche
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Joy. Some people think she's hilarious and has some redeeming qualities, others think she's a horrible {{jerkass}} who never really develops and stays the same selfish bitch from start to finish.

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Joy. Some people think she's hilarious and has some redeeming qualities, others think she's a horrible {{jerkass}} who never really develops and stays the same selfish bitch from start to finish.finish.
** Darnell. He's either a funny and kind OnlySaneMan who plays off the other characters well, a boringly perfect person, or lazy with his own quirks like everyone else. It's especially pronounced because Darnell suffers from the most from DependingOnTheWriter. Then there was the secret agent plot which was either funny in its own absurd way or just bizarre and stupid even for this show.
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