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Chapper1
01-19-2006, 09:57 PM
This was a great episode. It had a Resevoir Dogs/Blues Brothers vibe to it.

The best part was seeing Darnell get his job at the Winky Dinky Dog office, as a mail/office supply guy. My wife and I had to pause for a couple minutes we were laughing so hard...

boywaja
01-19-2006, 10:20 PM
The best part was seeing Darnell get his job at the Winky Dinky Dog office, as a mail/office supply guy. My wife and I had to pause for a couple minutes we were laughing so hard...

rubberband man. My favorite moment in this ep as well.

Hockey9
01-19-2006, 10:28 PM
I did not realize that he was the officemax rubberband man. I was reading a Channel 4 (UK) forum and they mentioned on their boards the similarity between Darnell and the officemax guy. They have just begin to air "Earl" in the UK. Anyway , I found videos of the officemax ads at

http://rubberbandman.officemax.com/mov/rubberbandman.swf

http://www.visit4info.com/details.cfm?adid=18838&type=coolad&startrow=1

skinnyjm
01-19-2006, 10:52 PM
This was a great episode. It had a Resevoir Dogs/Blues Brothers vibe to it....
You forgot Kill Bill when they were all walking toward the Winky Dinky Dog office. :D
And speaking of "Winky Dinky Dog", wasn't that the name of the place in Hollywood Shuffle. ???

cmontyburns
01-19-2006, 10:52 PM
Anyway , I found videos of the officemax ads at ...

Thanks for those. I've heard a lot about the OfficeMax ads since Earl started, but had never seen them. They're kind of fun, but I don't really see what the fuss is about, honestly.

MarkofT
01-20-2006, 12:36 AM
"Your it, stinky lips."

The ads are fun, office supplies are not. Thus the attraction to the ads.

Ntombi
01-20-2006, 03:25 AM
The Rubber Band Man ads are my favorites. They are among the very few I'll stopped FFFing for! :D

Warren
01-20-2006, 05:10 AM
the copyier stuck in the door was funny. also the toe in the hot dog.

emandbri
01-20-2006, 07:04 AM
the copyier stuck in the door was funny. also the toe in the hot dog.

My husband and I got the joke before he said anything because we were watching on a tv where the close captioning was on before the kids lost the remote. With the words there you can't help but read them "well the thing is earl....."

Emily

speedcouch
01-20-2006, 07:40 AM
My husband and I thought this episode was just so-so. In fact, he pointed out Earl is "regressing" and I agree. The last two episodes weren't that good. Have they just abandoned the show now that NBC put it up against CSI? And frankly (pun intended), the toe thing was just plain gross. Funny that the guy had already cut it off, but seeing it was gross. I know TV is big on the "gross-out factor" these days with all the stuff on CSI and NCIS, but I guess I'm just a bit squeamish.

Cheryl

TiVo'Brien
01-20-2006, 08:04 AM
Yeah, Earl regressed in this episode. He eliminated some bad karma while earning some more.

Gotta love Darnell's Rubber Band Man remake. Classic! :up:

yostmatt
01-20-2006, 08:20 AM
"well the thing is earl....."

Emily

That was great, not what he said, but how he said it.

dtle
01-20-2006, 09:35 AM
It's a funny coincidence that the episode aired just days after the Wendy's fake-finger woman got convicted.

VegasVic
01-20-2006, 10:34 AM
It's a funny coincidence that the episode aired just days after the Wendy's fake-finger woman got convicted.

That's what I was thinking. I liked how they didn't tell Darnell about it because they wanted an honest reaction.

SparkleMotion
01-20-2006, 12:08 PM
Okay, I may be reaching here, but did it seem to anyone else like the little CEO guy ("Mr. Winky Dinky") was a living version of the insurance company boss in The Incredibles (voiced by Wallace Shawn)?

I only mention this because if so, it might have been an intentional tie-in to Jason Lee, who voiced Syndrome/Buddy Pine in that movie.

ClutchBrake
01-20-2006, 01:37 PM
Perhaps it didn't mean anything but it cracked me up that the Winky Dinky CEO's entourage were all as short as him. :D

bdlucas
01-20-2006, 01:38 PM
Great episode! I also thought the copier stuck in the doorway was hilarious.

The "throw-away sight gag" (if there is such a thing) of Randy in a suit with a four-beer buzz giving a pie-chart presentation in the conference room had me in stitches. Deft touch to leave it to your imagination what he might be saying. :)

"All we had to do was avoid getting fired before 5:00" :D

This show continues to deliver, in my view.

5thcrewman
01-20-2006, 01:40 PM
"...But they look like pens!"

ravonaf
01-20-2006, 01:47 PM
Great episode. I loved how they all came out of hiding. One of the funniest yet. I especially love how they keep bringing back characters from previous episode. I think this show just keeps getting better.

FourFourSeven
01-20-2006, 02:51 PM
Probably my least favorite episode so far. I've enjoyed in the past how Earl is a formerly bad dude trying to be good for karmic purposes. Being bad to bad people to help good people doesn't strike me as particularly karmic (though, I must confess, I know less about karma than an expert like Carson Daly). Wouldn't the toe thing hurt lots of innocent people, too (innocent Winky Dinky employees, etc.)?

Yes, I'm overthinking, but this show is SO good that seeing a show that doesn't quite fit the premise bothered me a little. Still the most entertaining show I've watched this week (since Arrested Development wasn't on)...

I will say, though, that Randy's presentation on a four-beer buzz was pure comedic genius (especially, as mentioned, the closed-door aspect).

Magister
01-20-2006, 03:21 PM
Great episode. I loved how they all came out of hiding. One of the funniest yet. I especially love how they keep bringing back characters from previous episode. I think this show just keeps getting better.

Yeah, this was pretty funny. I have watched the episodes and the 'gay dude' was funny in the other episodes he has been in. He is so happy with Earl, that he was just happy to help.

RGM1138
01-20-2006, 08:54 PM
Randy: "Ellen Downs for Treasurer!"

Earl: "Other side, Randy."

:)

Bob

NoThru22
01-20-2006, 11:15 PM
I hope no one thinks that World's Best Bottom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_%28sex%29) was referring to Fav's butt.

verdugan
01-21-2006, 12:50 AM
[QUOTE=SparkleMotion]Okay, I may be reaching here, but did it seem to anyone else like the little CEO guy ("Mr. Winky Dinky") was a living version of the insurance company boss in The Incredibles (voiced by Wallace Shawn)?
QUOTE]

Wasn't the actor who played the CEO the mechanic in Chips? I tried IMDB, but it really didn't help. Anybody know?

Meathead
01-21-2006, 01:33 AM
And speaking of "Winky Dinky Dog", wasn't that the name of the place in Hollywood Shuffle. ???

YES!! That's where i knew the name from!

BLACK ACTING SCHOOL! Hello, I'm Robert Taylor...and I'm a black actor. BLACK ACTING SCHOOL!

Bondelev
01-21-2006, 02:04 AM
I've enjoyed in the past how Earl is a formerly bad dude trying to be good for karmic purposes. Being bad to bad people to help good people doesn't strike me as particularly karmic

I had hoped that they would learn that two wrongs don't make a right.

LooseWiring
01-21-2006, 09:36 AM
That final scene where all of the "gang" where touching hot-dogs together and the Giovanni Ribisi character said, "This is just like prison" was pure gold.

Took me a second to figure out what he meant but when I did I couldn't stop laughing.

sketcher
01-21-2006, 11:50 AM
I've enjoyed in the past how Earl is a formerly bad dude trying to be good for karmic purposes. Being bad to bad people to help good people doesn't strike me as particularly karmic
I had hoped that they would learn that two wrongs don't make a right.
They covered this in a previous episode. Earl realized that Karma may sometimes need to use him to smite someone who has bad karma coming to them.

JYoung
01-21-2006, 01:35 PM
I find it amusing that the Del Taco guy was helping them to rip off a hot dog fast food company.

jgerry
01-21-2006, 02:32 PM
And speaking of "Winky Dinky Dog", wasn't that the name of the place in Hollywood Shuffle. ???
I immediately busted out with the "Hollywood Shuffle" reference as well! My brother who was watching with me said "A whole lot of important things must have fallen out of your brain for you to remember THAT obscure fact!"

It's true, lots of stuff falls out of my brain.

DavidTigerFan
01-21-2006, 02:43 PM
Did you guys stop and read Earl's list this time?

"Helped myself to the tip jar at Crab Shack"
"Gave Joy a tape Worm"
"Gave Joy 256 bladder infections" :eek:
"Accidentally neutered Joy's breeding dog" :D

alpacaboy
01-22-2006, 06:55 PM
Woah. Sherminator's post has me confused. I'll have to defer to Carson Daly for karma mediation/arbitration rulings. :)

Peter000
01-22-2006, 08:09 PM
Did those who enacted the bad Karma upon Earl know that it was Karma leading them to those actions?

If you perform bad karmic actions towards a person deserving bad Karma knowingly and for that reason only, should Karma punish you for evening the balance?Oh WOW dude. :eek:

I guess it's all up to karma to decide.

Rkkeller
01-23-2006, 01:07 PM
I love this show !!! It is such a hoot. Its more of a guys show than a family one.

MickeS
01-23-2006, 01:19 PM
I thought this was one of the best episodes of the series so far. So many jokes packed in that it's hard to even remember them all.

But my favorite was probably when Randy excitedly pointed out that he had his head laying on the keyboard and pressing down the z-key so it typed zzzzzzzzzzzzzz on the screen like he was sleeping.

:D

chavez
01-23-2006, 01:39 PM
"But my favorite was probably when Randy excitedly pointed out that he had his head laying on the keyboard and pressing down the z-key so it typed zzzzzzzzzzzzzz on the screen like he was sleeping."

but instead of a "screen" he called it a "tv"

SparkleMotion
01-23-2006, 02:29 PM
Bit of side info from the EW article:

Lee and the guy who plays Randy (Ethan Suplee) have known each other for more than a decade...they were in "Mallrats" together--it's was Suplee's first film. :)

JakeyB
01-23-2006, 02:33 PM
Bit of side info from the EW article:

Lee and the guy who plays Randy (Ethan Suplee) have known each other for more than a decade...they were in "Mallrats" together--it's was Suplee's first film. :)
"It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!"

bdlucas
01-23-2006, 02:38 PM
Its more of a guys show than a family one.
I dunno, my wife loves the show.

madscientist
01-23-2006, 03:51 PM
I dunno, my wife loves the show.Mine too.