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Episode 1.01 - Pilot Episode - September 20, 2005
In the first episode Earl played by Jason Lee has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a small lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his limp hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes off in Earl’s dim head and he sets out to right every wrong he has done starting with a grade school geek
Episode 1.02 - "Quit Smoking" - September 27, 2005
Earl has to make something up to Donny, a criminal who spent two years in jail for a robbery Earl committed. The only way he can help Donny is by helping his mother quit smoking. In another storyline Joy finds out she is the beneficiary of Earl's will and tries to kill him to get the money.
Episode 1.03 - "Randy's Touchdown" - October 4, 2005
Back when Earl and Randy were in highschool, Earl ruined Randy's chance to score a touchdown during a key football game; now Earl must figure out a way to make things right.
Episode 1.04 - "Faked His Own Death" - October 11, 2005
When Earl met a rough biker chick at a Halloween party once, it seemed like a match made in heaven. As it turns out it was a mismatch of great proportions. Earl then takes a drastic step to get out of her life. Now, years later, Earl must find a way to make amends for deceiving the girl.
Episode 1.05 - "Teacher Earl" - October 18, 2005
Earl decides to teach English as a Second language. Ralph, an old friend of Earl's is released from prison and Earl tries to convince him in the ways of karma. Giovanni Ribisi from "Gone in Sixty Seconds" Guest Stars
Episode 1.06 - "Broke Joys Fancy Figurine" - November 1, 2005
It seems Earl broke a Figurine Joy won in a beauty contest. Earl help's Joy's former adversary and her daughter win a mother/daughter beauty pageant to get the figurine. Earl's plan takes a wrong turn when Joy enters the pageant also with her "dead" mother trying to win that same figurine, hoping to trade it for a hot tub.
Episode 1.07 - "Stole Beer From Golfer" - November 8, 2005
When Earl tries to atone for something simple from his list, things get complicated and he ends up neglecting Randy. From TVguide.com, Earls repayment of ill-gotten beer reveals his actions had severe repercussions for a golfer, and he sets to right them all, though it may mean missing the county fair.
Episode 1.08 - "Joy's Wedding" - November 15, 2005
It seems Joy and Darnell are getting married. Randy's invited to Joy's wedding but Earl isn't. The event is purposely scheduled on Earl's birthday, leading to an addition to Earl's list.
Episode 1.09 - "Cost Dad The Election" - November 22, 2005
In this episode you will meet Earl's father Carl played by Beau Bridges. Earl cost his father the election 4 years ago when Earl was caught on tape in a misunderstanding with a police officer. Carl's oponent at the time used the tape for his campagne commerical. So Earl, Randy and Catalina set out to help Carl become mayor.
Episode 1.10 - "White Lie Christmas" - December 6, 2005
Well this time it is number 74 on the list. Number 74 is "Always Ruined Joy's Christmas." Earl, Randy, and Catalina enter a radio contest to try and win a new car for Joy. Winning the new car for Joy will make up for all of the thoughtless Christmas presents Earl ever gave her while they were married. Meanwhile, Earl finds out that Joy's parents still think they are married. Joy is afraid to tell her father, an alleged racist, that she is now married to Darnell. Earl see's an opporunity to make this Christmas right and plays the part.
Episode 1.11 - "Barn Burner" January 5, 2006
Joy tires to enroll her children into the Right Choice Ranch for troubled youth, unfortunately she is denied enrollment because of a barn burning incident at the hands of Earl when he was younger. Earl, Randy and Catalina go to the camp to make amends for the barn burning by building a pen for the camp’s ostrich. Earl learns the real reason behind the barn burning incident and takes action.
Episode 1.12 - "Oh Karma, Where Art Thou" January 12, 2006
In this episode Earl and Randy try to return a stolen wallet they found. They find out when they took the money it cost two newlyweds their honeymoon. In an attempt to make things right Earl takes over for the groom at his fast food restaurant. After time Earl finds out the boss is a jerk and Earl wonders how such a man with a luxurious house and beautiful wife could not be affected by the only thing he believes in, Karma.
Episode 1.13 - "Stole P's HD Cart" January 19, 2006
Earl crosses another number off the list when he returns Pops’ Weiner Hot Dog cart he and Ralph (Giovanni Ribisi) stole in his youth. The good deed does not last long as Ralph, who works for a competing franchise sets fire to Pops cart. Earl now must set things right with a bizarre plan while recruiting Randy, Joy, Catalina and Darnell to assist him.
Episode 1.14 - "Monkeys In Space" January 26, 2006
When one of Earl's old friends is arrested he decides to make amends for number eighteen on his list - "told an inappropriate story at Hank Lange's birthday party" Hank requests that Earl give him one good day to make up for that one bad one before he is sent away to the state prison.
Episode 1.15 - "Something To Live For" February 2, 2006
Earl (Jason Lee) takes his car troubles as a sign that it is time for him to redeem himself for a long run of stealing gas out of a complete stranger's car. A few months back, Earl and Randy (Ethan Suplee) siphoned gasoline for about a month from an unlock car in the trailer park. When Earl goes back to the trailer park to return the gasoline, he discovers that the owner Philo (guest star Adam Goldberg, "A Beautiful Mind") is an annoying and suicidal man who is more determined than ever to succeed with his suicide attempts. Unable to just walk away, Earl makes it his duty to give Philo a reason to live and it seems that setting him up on a date with Joy (Jaime Pressly) is the only way of doing this. Earl and Randy however, find that something else they provide is what will ultimately save Philo. Nadine Velazquez and Eddie Steeples also star.
Episode 1.16 - "The Professor" February 9, 2006
Earl stole a laptop from a college professor and now has to return it but he is nervous, mostly because he's uncomfortable around smart people. When the professor turns out to be a beautiful woman, he feels even more ill at ease, until she flatters him and asks him to speak about his list in front of her class. Meanwhile, Randy finds out what FRAT life is all about and has some fun doing it.
Episode 1.17 - "Didn't Pay Taxes" March 2, 2006
Earl trys to repay his taxes to the goverment after failing to pay his taxes.
Episode 1.18 - "Dad's Car" March 16, 2006
Mother's Day has come again and Earl remembers that he has never given his mother a Mother's Day gift. Just as he and Randy are about to finish carrying out his long overdue gift, his mother decides her repayment should include Earl doing something for his father.
Episode 1.19 - "Y2K" March 23, 2006
While Earl is attempting to cross number 24 off his list, Randy tries to get Earl to back down by trying to make him remember, through a flashback, how they got the machine around New Year’s Eve 1999. Darnell convinces the gang to believe that Y2K will signal the end of the world.
Episode 1.20 - "Boogeyman" March 30, 2006
Earl decides to cross off "made a kid scared of the boogeyman" from his list, he discovers that the lasting effects on a little boy could be more then he wants to deal with
Episode 1.21 - "The Bounty Hunter" April 6, 2006
This time earls list brings him to #45 "Ditched Jessie to Mary Joy". Jessie, Earl's ex-girlfriend returns to town seeking revenge. Earl must protect Joy in a lakeside retreat while Randy fights not to reveal there location to Jessie.
Episode 1.22 - "BB" April 27, 2006
Earl attempts to cross out number 147 on his list "Shot Gwen Waters with a BB Gun". To make things right he must reunite Gwen with her estranged father which Earl finds increasingly difficult.
Episode 1.23 - "Stole A Badge" May 5, 2006
Episode 1.24 - "Number 1" May 11, 2006
Earl decides to cross off the first number on his karma list, “Stole ten dollars from a guy at the Camden Market.” Earl to his dismay finds out that he owes much more than ten dollars, in fact he must surrender all his lotto winnings. Earl now ponders when karma is going to help him with his misfortunes.
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