My Name Is Earl: Season 1 (2005 - 2006)

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Season 1
My Name Is Earl

Critics Consensus

Beyond the scruffy redneck façade of My Name is Earl exists a surprisingly heartfelt sitcom about a man's road to redemption.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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User Ratings: 15
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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 20, 2005
2
Air date: Sep 27, 2005
3
Air date: Oct 4, 2005
4
Air date: Oct 11, 2005
5
Air date: Oct 18, 2005
6
Air date: Nov 1, 2005
7
Air date: Nov 8, 2005
8
Air date: Nov 15, 2005
9
Air date: Nov 22, 2005
10
Air date: Dec 6, 2005
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Cast

Jason Lee
as Earl
Nadine Velazquez
as Catalina
Eddie Steeples
as Darnell
Trey Carlisle
as Earl Jr.
Noah Crawford
as Young Earl
Tim DeKay
as Hank Lange
George Frangides
as Off. Smiley
Beau Bridges
as Carl Hickey
Abdoulaye N'Gom
as Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop
Nancy Lenehan
as Kay Hickey
Cameron Bender
as Brother Todd
Ryan Armstrong
as Young Randy
Lin Shaye
as Paul's Mom
Missi Pyle
as Shelley Stoker
Mike O'Malley
as Stuart Daniels
Jon Favreau
as Mr. Patrick
Miriam Shor
as Gwen Waters
Anthony De Marco
as Little Earl
Malcolm David Kelley
as Albie Tollhurst
Kathryn Joosten
as Donnie's Mom
Darcy Shean
as Natalie's Mom
Tim Stack
as Himself
Khamani Griffin
as Young Albie
Kipp Shiotani
as Marty Park
Joe Kay
as Tow Truck Driver
Johnny Hoops
as DJ Dave
Jack Axelrod
as Fake Father
Niecy Nash
as Ronda Gibbs
Tyler Kain
as Charmaine
Eric Larkin
as Manager
Gigi Goff
as Little Joy
Steve Seagren
as Security Guard
Pam Trotter
as Daneesha
Adria Dawn
as Jessie
Gill Christner
as Contestant
Juan Pope
as Jasper
Tucker Smallwood
as Negotiator
Toya Brown
as Darnell's Mom
Tim Olyphant
as Billy Reed
Sam Rubin
as Himself
Cece Tsou
as Tiffani Lopez-Chang
Bob Remnock
as Principal
Warren Watkins
as Guest No. 1
Anne Johnson
as Guest No. 2
Kendall Clement
as Loan Officer
Frank Collison
as Kenny's Dad
Andy Pessoa
as Young Kenny
Laura Gardner
as Kenny's Mom
Mio Takada
as Father
Andrew Vo
as Asian Kid
Rachel Pham
as Younger Asian Kid
Phoenix Smith
as Young Randy
Stanley Yale
as Homeless Man
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Critic Reviews for My Name Is Earl Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Under a rough, rambunctious exterior lurks a life-affirming show. Yet series creator Greg Garcia balances the goofiness and the uplift so deftly that the show avoids mushiness.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"Earl" is, in a way, a feature movie -- it moves like one and thinks like one, with the ostensible spirit of an indie comedy.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

We have to put up with characters whose brainpower compares unfavorably with a fire hydrant, but Lee is funny even in a gay bar.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Where "Raising Arizona" was deliciously fresh and nutty in tone, the zany eccentricity in "My Name Is Earl" comes off as forced and wearying.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The karma thing gets old pretty fast, as does Earl's insistently genial narration.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Like its hero, Jason Lee's Earl, it is askew, funny, scruffy, and unexpectedly touching.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

With Earl, Lee has created a character worth cheering for without exploiting stereotypes for cheap laughs.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

I'll admit, the premise is a bit of a stretch, but the real magic of this show is in how the stories are constructed and the cast who performs it. Simply put, it's one of the best cast shows on television.

Oct 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is an implied superiority -- even a sneer -- beneath Earl's populist veneer. Viewers aren't encouraged to laugh at Earl, as much as they are with him -- at the people on his list.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

One thing, at least, is clear: Earl is not simple.

Oct 3, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Lee may lack the essential sweetness, or pathos, to make Earl ever seem like more than a cute variation on those lovable, loquacious losers who tumble, beer can spurting, through Coen brothers movies.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Earl walks the razor-thin line between exploiting stereotypes and cracking them open, primarily by granting each character room for redemption.

Oct 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Name Is Earl: Season 1

  • Aug 15, 2019
    A hilarious redneck comedy, My Name is Earl delivers a strong first season. When a petty criminal named Earl Hickey wins a million dollars from a lotto ticket and is then immediately hit by a car he decides to turn his life around by making a list of everything he's done wrong and tries to make up for them. Starring Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, and Jamie Pressly, the show has an impressive cast that has good chemistry together and delivers the broad, slapstick comedy especially well. And a number of interesting guest stars are featured, including Giovanni Ribisi, Jon Favreau, Christine Taylor, Juliette Lewis, and Timothy Olyphant. Despite having been a scammer and a criminal, the writers keep Earl likable by making his past crimes rather goofball-ish and rarely mean spirited. They also do a good job at balancing the comedy with the moral lessons so that the show never gets too preachy or too jokey. Season 1 of My Name is Earl is a lot of fun and has a positive message.
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  • Aug 10, 2019
    Great show! Definitely recommend. 7/10. Very funny and made me laugh constantly.

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