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When Earl is declined a credit card for being unemployed, homeless, and uneducated, he decides he cheated himself out of becoming an adult. Earning his G.E.D. would be that first step to adulthood, but he doesn't know enough to pass the test. Earl asks his old teachers for help, but finds they've been beaten down by students just like him - so he inspires them to fight back and reclaim their school.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 2ALJ21
Airdate: Thursday April 26th, 2007

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Sep 09, 2007

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Guest Stars
Alex MorrisAlex Morris
As Mr. Romack
Andrew CaldwellAndrew Caldwell
As Student #1
Arjay SmithArjay Smith
As Student #2
Jeanette BroxJeanette Brox
As Summer
Jesse HeadJesse Head
As Nick Daley
Kurt FullerKurt Fuller
As Mr. Baldwin
Mary-Pat GreenMary-Pat Green
As Mrs. Harding
Sharon SachsSharon Sachs
As Natalie
Vicki JuditzVicki Juditz
As Mrs. McCullum
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bill WithersLean on Me 
QueenAnother One Bites the Dust 
The Rolling Stones19th Nervous Breakdown 
Sam CookeWonderful World 
WarLow Rider 

Episode Quotes
Earl: (whispering to himself while reading a story problem) In Armando's class there are six women for every two men. (nods) Nice. If there are twelve women, how many men are there?
Earl: (narrating) I couldn't quite figure out how many men there were, but I did figure out there'd be twenty-four boobs! That didn't really help me, but... it probably helped Armando. Either way, I skipped math.

Episode References
This is the second time Earl was in the role of a teacher. The first was in the season one episode, "Teacher Earl", where he taught English to foreigners, though they were adults and much more enthusiastic students.

Warning: My Name Is Earl season 2 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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