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Vanity, Thy Name Is Earl?

20 Sep

I hope you’ve seen some of the ads or the great reviews for My Name Is Earl. The show debuts tonight on NBC at 9pm. I saw the pilot episode a month and a half ago because I was lucky enough to interview Jason Lee for one of the magazines I work on, and it’s really funny.

I mean, just look at the guy! As Jason has said in multiple interviews, he looks like a porn star from the ’80s. Based on appearances alone, this is the funniest show on TV this season.

But there’s more to it than a sweet ‘stache. Basically, here’s the premise: Jason Lee plays Earl, a dim-witted low-life thief who wins the lottery one day, and when he runs into the street to celebrate — SLAM! he’s hit by a car. Of course, he loses the ticket.

While he’s laid up in the hospital, Earl hears Carson Daly (of all people) explain the concept of karma and he realizes, maybe if I was nicer to people, good things will happen to me, too. So … Earl sets out to correct all the things he’s done wrong over the course of his life. Hilarity ensues. Continue reading