Gregory Thomas Garcia won the 2005/06 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Hickey (Jason Lee) is a small-time thief with a messed-up life.His "scratch-and-win" lottery ticket proves to be worth 0,000, but he is immediately hit by a car and watches the ticket blow away.After leaving the hospital he starts on his list by picking up litter, and right away finds his lost 0,000 ticket.Figuring karma works pretty well, he continues with the list, going next to #64: "Picked on Kenny James." Earl figures he needs to help Kenny to have friends.You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting around the corner: karma. The series premiered on September 20, 2005, drew in 14.9 million viewers in the United States, earning a 6.6 rating.That's when I realized that I had to change, so I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one I'm gonna make up for all my mistakes. By the airing of the third episode it was apparent that My Name Is Earl was the highest rated of NBC's new fall offerings, and a full season (22 episodes) was ordered.But when he discovered the biker-girl persona was just a Halloween costume, the mismatch became apparent, as she was revealed to be a fluffy toy collector and nature-lover.Earl took drastic measures to get out of the relationship, culminating in getting Randy to tell her he's been killed.
Meanwhile, during Randy's game, Earl and Catalina were there to give him support, and Randy almost gets a touchdown, but fumbles the ball, which costs his team the game.
Donny, an intimidating thug, spent two years in jail for a robbery Earl committed.
Oddly enough, the only way Earl can make it up to him is by helping Donny's mom quit smoking.
To Earl's shock, he learns that Kenny is gay and wants to skip this list item.
After wrestling with what to do, he decides karma makes the rules to be kept, not he.