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My Name Is Earl: White Lie Christmas

As the holiday season comes under way a few secrets are exposed when Earl attempts to cross number seventy-four off of his list: "always ruined Joy's Christmas." Earl, Randy, and Catalina enter a radio contest to win a brand new car for Joy to make up for all of the thoughtless Christmas presents Earl gave her while they were married. While Randy and Catalina vie over the car, Earl finds out that Joy's parents believe that he's still their son-in-law and that he's just returned from the war in Iraq. Joy is afraid to tell her father, an alleged racist, that she is now married to Darnell, so Earl plays the part, afraid of ruining another one of her Christmases.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 1ALJ09
Airdate: Tuesday December 06th, 2005

Director: Marc Buckland
Writer: Timothy Stack

Guest Stars
Blake ClarkBlake Clark
As Buzz Darville
Brett ButlerBrett Butler
As Connie Darville
Harland WilliamsHarland Williams
As Radio Contest Announcer

Co-Guest Stars
Louis T. MoyleLouis T. Moyle
As Dodge
Trey CarlisleTrey Carlisle
As Earl Jr.
Gil ChristnerGil Christner
As Contestant
Saginaw GrantSaginaw Grant
As Dakota
Episode Notes
It is revealed that Catalina is an illegal immigrant.

Episode Quotes
Joy's Mom: Don't you judge me!

Randy: This is for a family, at Christmas. You know, 'Feliz Nobby-Blah'.
Catalina: That means nothing.
Randy: To you, maybe, but in American that means Christmas in Mexican.

Earl: I learned a valuable lesson that night. If you're gonna try to fly a bicycle, you better make sure E.T. is sitting in your basket instead of a 12 pack of beer.

Randy: You can't come between us. We're Chinese twins.

Darnell: Thanks Earl. It's cold outside in that manger. I don't know how Jesus did it.

Earl: Turns out Darnell was fine with it. While Joy's parents were in town, he was staying at the nativity scene down at the local church, since there wasn't room for hem at his own double wide inn.

Joy: You know how traditional my parents are. If they found out I got divorced and married a black man, they'd crap a sock.

Earl: For a woman who spent four days on a raft to get to America, Catalina was surprisingly sensitive to the sun.

Earl: We should go on a beer run. Are we okay to drive?
Randy: I know a good way to find out. If I can steer that remote control car in the living room without crashing, we're okay.
Earl: Randy that's the cat.
Randy: We shouldn't drive.

Joy: Why'd you flip out when I wanted to go out with that black guy in high school?
Joy's Dad: Because that particular black guy was your half-brother... one of them.

Cultural References
When Earl and Randy are riding the childrens bikes, Earl makes a reference to having E.T. in its basket. E.T. was a 1982 film directed by Steven Spielberg about an alien of the same name that levitated Eliott's bike in the film.

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