Episode #2 My Name Is Earl “Pilot”

My Name Is Earl “Pilot”

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Cheat Sheet:

  • Petard = bomb
  • Hoist a pilot = bad episode
  • Not hoist a pilot = good episode

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Show Notes

{1:05} Summary:

{2:22} Background: Jimbo picked My Name Is Earl because this show accompanied him through the spiritual enlightenment of his late twenties. Drew had seen the show in the past, but was not ready to accept the teaching of Carson Daily.

{4:10} High Points: A lot! Intro; Acting/actors; physical comedy; character development; satire; Crabman; Jamie Presley;

{9:10} Low Points: Objectifying women, long exposition and short conflict resolution.

{14:30} MVPs: The Intro, and not punching down to middle America.

{22:20} Dangling Threads of Interests: Jason Lee; more punching up; values of shows/morals; Carson Daily/karma.

{37:00} Watch or Rewatch: Jimbo– rewatch fo sho! Drew-maybe spot episodes.

{39:45} To Hoist or Not to Hoist? Extremely strong Not Hoist!

{42:40} Petardar: (recommendations)

Next Week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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