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Posted Oct 17, 2007 @ 9:15 PM

From Zap2it:

Earl attends a creative-writing class in prison; Randy creates a make-believe world; Catalina lives out a soap-opera story.



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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 7:32 PM

That was great. Brllnt!

"The doctor always said you were a little artistic."

"Well, now you're all the way artistic."

Aww, Randy.

Heh, and Randymari! Awesome.

That end was very touching. I love this show.

Edited by jedicaboose, Oct 18, 2007 @ 7:32 PM.


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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 7:35 PM

That ending gave me warm fuzzies, although it does make me sad for Earl. Poor Guy just wants his life back.

I missed some parts of this (we're having some severe weather here in West Michigan, and they kept cutting in), but what I saw was good, even if the various parts were funnier than the whole. Ethan Suplee was very funny during Randy's fantasy, I loved the exaggerated voices during the cartoon section, and the music during the telenovela part (which I missed the beginning of) was hilarious.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 8:06 PM

During the bit where Earl "borrows" from other people's stories, I nearly choked to death on my iced tea when he sashayed across the screen in Catalina's red dress - complete with melodramatic pause and turning of the head! On an unrelated note, I want a copy of Darnell's song and I'm a complete carnivore. wanders off to send up thanks to cow who provided the ground meat I used for dinner this evening...

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 8:33 PM

Loved it! I want to send Earl a care package and include warm and bendy celery.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 8:40 PM

Oh man I am so jealous! We are having bad weather in Louisville and surrounding areas, and I've been told 88 times so far to protect my head.....I hope I get to see it soon, this show makes our Thursday night.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:12 PM

You know it sounds like a concept I wouldn't care for - each character having a fantasy story. It reminds me of every traditional sitcom having a "dream" episode, which is usually dreck. However, I really liked the way it came out. Each one was different enough, and character-grounded enough, that overall I thought the episode was a lot of fun.

Joy's story was probably my favorite. Who knew she could deliver a moral like that?

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:14 PM

Week after week I'm slackjawed in amazement over the cleverness of the writing of this show. Well, that and doubled over laughing. This episode was a real tour-de-force - originality from top to bottom. And yet there's always that core of sweetness that's never sappy. Well played, MNIE.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:31 PM

I thought that this episode was great. Putting Earl in jail seems to have rejuvenated the writers because this season has really been good thus far.

I loved that Joy's "lesson" was called Quit Your Bitching.

Edited by lanter, Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:33 PM.


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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:48 PM

Who knew she could deliver a moral like that?


The moral that God will kill you if you don't do your homework?

BTW, is wrong that I now totally want a World's Best God mug?

I liked Earl calling his CW teacher "the tiny armored lady." I was sad that Buckethead wasn't in the class, though.

17 letter alphabet?

Now I cry tears for fears.


Even Catalina was being creative, and she couldn't think of a better stripper name than Catalina!


Edited by JessicaLovejoy, Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:49 PM.


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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:57 PM

Easily my favorite of the season so far. So many great lines! "Puppet Sniper, 10:00" "Since we're going to die, I should tell you. This is actually Randy's mustache. He lets me wear it."

Bwah! I laughed throughout the whole thing.

Edited by zhanae, Oct 18, 2007 @ 9:57 PM.


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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 10:00 PM

I thought this episode was brillant. Laughed through every single story, and pretty much busted a gut, when Earl came out rapping, during Darnell's song. And "Catalina" was hilarious, especially Joy as the over-the-top villianess. And I know a few people, who I wouldn't mind seeing Joy teach the "Quit Your Bitching" lesson.

The ending was nice too. Poor Earl. I do hope he gets out soon, and gets to hang with his friends again.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 10:35 PM

I thought this episode was brillant.


Oh, me too. I absolutely loved it. And I think these kind of episodes (kind of like Cops of last season) really work for a show like this, which can easily get to be too formulatic. It keeps people from saying "Oh, another Jail episode", or "I'm so tired of that damn list", or anything. It was completely random, but still had the quirky MNIE morals and heart to it. Awesome.

And I totally want to get a copy of Crabman's video and watch it about 10 times a day. Immediately.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 10:50 PM

And I totally want to get a copy of Crabman's video and watch it about 10 times a day. Immediately.

For anyone who hasn't seen it in last week's thread, some guy named whojackie posted a link to that video on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=zUZXMiuNbBE

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 10:53 PM

whojackie comes through again!

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:03 PM

I've told you all before that I let my 9 year old daughter watch this show. (I know, I know) But she laughed hysterically when Earl got squished by the World's Best God mug.

I told her she'd better do her homework right away!!

Awesome as always. Love this show.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:16 PM

Best episode of the season so far. Absolutely hilarious!

The only thing that would have made it funnier is if God's mug said "World's Best Dad" instead.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:18 PM

And when Joy called god G or G-man. Gawd, I laughed. Where have I been that I'm just now noticing Darnell's guns? Wowza

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:27 PM

This was great. I couldn't stop laughing at Randy's story. Just so great all around. Thanks for coming through whojackie I may have to show that one around. Oh lord, I think I may have to watch this one again. Was one of the gay gangsters there or was I losing it?

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:35 PM

For anyone who hasn't seen it in last week's thread, some guy named whojackie posted a link to that video on Youtube.


Thank you, whojackie. I am now crying tears of joy. While watching the video, I will be crying tears of laughter. But once it is over, I will be crying tears of sorrow that there was not one more verse.

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Posted Oct 18, 2007 @ 11:36 PM

I think this show is becoming my favorite of the Thursday night comedies. Randy as a superhero - with H.R. Pufnstuf as his sidekick...just brilliant.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 2:20 AM

It's hard to pick, but Darnell's bit was my fave. Joy and Earl joining in was hilarious! And thanks for the Youtube link, guess I know what I'll be doing at work tomorrow.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 2:42 AM

While most of the skits were funny (especially Joy's one with Canada sticking to the slob! bwahaha), I was wondering where it was all going right until the end. Great ending there! And Earl's blank white imagination reminds me of Apple's Get A Mac ads.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 3:51 AM

Nice episode. My only (slight) disappointment was calling what I thought was a telephone number on the lower left hand corner of Randy's binocular display screen, and not getting a MNIE message. Curses overactive imagination!

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 6:43 AM

Wow, I feel like such a buzzkill, but I didn't really enjoy this one that much. I completely agree there were flashes of brilliance, but the whole package just wasn't as funny as usual. I thought Randy's story went on waaay too long. I feel like Earl as I'm sitting here trying to come up with more reasons why, but the episode just didn't click for me.

Was that Darnell's (sorry, blanking on the actor's name) real singing voice? Rowr. It's hawt.

Edited by MyThreeDogs, Oct 19, 2007 @ 6:45 AM.


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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:38 AM

Awww, I love H.R. Pufnstuf! Kind of a nice tie-in to last week, too, when Randy was mesmerized by H.R. and missed the casino heist.

I never noticed Darnell's guns before either. And he does have a good voice, if that was his.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:39 AM

I enjoyed it a lot. Part of me didn't like the over-the-topness of the creative sequences, because they did seem to go on too long, but I liked how when it came down to it, write what you know is really the best advice. (Which leads me to wonder about the Earl writing staff....) I also liked that I was laughing and laughing and then got the tiniest tear for how far Earl has come. I like that it's being shown how much trying to be a better person has really worked for him and how it's developed into an appreciation for the people in his life. It allows Joy and Crabman and Catalinan and Randy not to become too cartoonish too as we see them as important to Earl.

Sorry, got a little too serious there. All I can say is I'd rather watch Catalina cry every second then that awful character on Heroes.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 7:43 AM

It reminds me of every traditional sitcom having a "dream" episode, which is usually dreck. However, I really liked the way it came out. Each one was different enough, and character-grounded enough, that overall I thought the episode was a lot of fun.


I totally agree - not like the typical dream epsisode at all. Heck, maybe MNiE could even get away with the traditional sitcom-goes-to-Hawaii episode!

And a Keri Strug reference! Hee! I think that made me laugh the loudest, because who's taked about her since the late 90s?

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 8:10 AM

I see a new career for Joy as a children's book author.

I know I would buy "Quit Your Bitchin'" for my nieces and nephews!

I especially love the part with the mice that got stuck on Randy.

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Posted Oct 19, 2007 @ 8:44 AM

I never noticed Darnell's guns before either. And he does have a good voice, if that was his


Last night was the first time I ever thought of Darnell as hot. His body is banging. But more shocking for me was Catalina's body. I'm a girl, but I was like DAMN, her body just won't quit. Has she always had that figure?