My Name Is Earl
“I Won’t Die With a Little Help From My Friends”
Original Air Date: April 3, 2008
Laura Kelley, TwoCents Reviewer
After a long writers strike filled with less-than-stellar reality shows, the return of My Name is Earl was a welcome one. When I first heard Paris Hilton would be making a cameo, my immediate physical reaction was not pleasant, but the episode thankfully did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this unusual episode and its subconscious-sitcom twist. After an odd Jeff Zucker recap (to presumably make studio heads seem actually human after said strike) the episode began with Karma finally bringing Earl his good thing in the form of Billie, played by a fairly likeable Alyssa Milano, only to “plow into her at 40 miles per hour” exactly as it did to Earl when we last saw him. After being hit by a car, Earl retreats into a place where he felt safe as a child: television sitcoms.