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My Name Is Earl: Teacher Earl

Earl teaches English as a Second Language so that he can cross "made fun of people with accents" off his list. When an old friend, Ralph, gets out of prison Earl convinces him to try karma, which works... for a while. Ralph ends up kidnapping Randy and demands he tell him where Earl is keeping his lotto winnings.

Meanwhile, Joy tries to sabotage the business of one of Earl's students because she's afraid of the competitive edge she is gaining by learning English.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 1ALJ04
Airdate: Tuesday October 18th, 2005

Director: Chris Koch
Writer: Victor Fresco

Alternate Airdates:

DE (RTL) Aug 15, 2008

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Giovanni RibisiGiovanni Ribisi
As Ralph Mariano

Guest Stars
Patty MaloneyPatty Maloney
As woman with chimney
Sunkrish BalaSunkrish Bala
As Doctor

Co-Guest Stars
Abdoulaye NAbdoulaye N'Gom
As Nescobar A Lop Lop
Noah CrawfordNoah Crawford
As Young Earl
Phoenix SmithPhoenix Smith
As Young Randy
Pramod KumarPramod Kumar
As Indian Storekeeper
Tanner MaguireTanner Maguire
As Young Ralph
Wahn LeeWahn Lee
As Kim
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bob MarleyOne Love/People Get Ready 

Episode Quotes
Earl: Randy was not stuck in a chimney, which is good, because it means he learned his lesson from the last two times.

Episode Goofs
Earl says that a Yin Yang symbol is Karma, while in fact it is a Tao symbol with nothing to do with Karma.

Warning: My Name Is Earl season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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