Thursday, November 17, 2005

His Name is Earl


I love this show. Along with The Office, it’s a great way to spend an hour on a Tuesday night. By 10:00 p.m., after switching over to ABC to watch Boston Legal, I’ve made a really nice, comfortable, pre-hump-day dent in my couch cushions.

I want to take this opportunity to inform those of you who don’t have day-to-day contact with the urbanly challenged, like we do here in southeast Texas, that the characters on My Name is Earl are not caricatures. The same can be said for the characters on Boston Legal. I’ve known a lot of Earls and Joys and Randys in my life and quite a few Denny Cranes.

You know the Giovanni Ribisi character from My Name is Earl a couple of weeks ago? That guy (and lots more like him) spent many a night sleeping on my couch when I was married to my ex-husband, the Duke of Earldom.

The common thread here is that these people know who they are and they’re proud of it. They’re proud of their Dodge Hemis and their 4-wheelers and the fact that momma can cook a mean pecan pie. And, that’s the Denny Cranes.

9 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

i watched it for the first time last night and it's hilarious! i'm related to some people like that... :)

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nicole said...

I really, really need to start watching this show. I have no idea why I don't. I keep hearing how great it is.

But I am definitely up on Boston Legal. Got a few episodes waiting for me on the TiVo as I type. But would you believe I'm too lazy to WATCH them??

I know, no such thing. ;)

Jack said...

I wish I could be Denny Crane.

Lorna said...

Jason Lee is one of my faves---I love him as Earl, but he's done some other good stuff; and giovanni Ribisi is so,oh, I don't know,.... pale but Denny Crain is Canadian! Yay! I think.

Peter said...

Are you familiar with the Dixie Chicks? they have a song about Earl which is very catchy, unless you're Earl.

Anonymous said...

God, antispam words, hits on a blog site, tracking down potential e-mail stalkers, the list goes on and on...

Laurie said...

Jen - You're from Silsbee. That's a given.

NGregory - My DVR is overloaded, too. If I don't have time to watch something the first time, what are the odds, I'm going to have time to watch it later? Not very good, I've discovered.

Jack - But, he has mad cow disease!

(I can't type my anti-spam word because it has too many i's and j's and q's and g's. I can't tell what's what. On top of that, it's in some funky font that jams everything together. Sheesh. I'll have to fake it and get another shot at it.)

Lorna - "Denny Crane!"

Peter - I've heard that song. At least it has a happy ending.

Anonymous - I think I know but I don't know if I know. You know?

Danno said...

I think Earl is the best show on TV. I like Crab Man.

Laurie said...

Danno - LOVE the Crab Man.

("gdmbuz" - That's a good one.)