My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
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White Lie Christmas 

Joy convinces Earl to pretend that they're still married while her parents visit for Christmas. But Earl discovers that Joy's mom is hiding an even bigger lie.


Marc Buckland


Gregory Thomas Garcia (created by) (as Greg Garcia), Timothy Stack


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Episode cast overview:
Jason Lee ... Earl Hickey
Ethan Suplee ... Randy Hickey
Jaime Pressly ... Joy Turner
Nadine Velazquez ... Catalina
Eddie Steeples ... Darnell Turner
Blake Clark ... Buzz Darville
Harland Williams ... Radio Contest Announcer
Brett Butler ... Connie Darville
Trey Carlisle Trey Carlisle ... Earl Jr.
Louis T. Moyle Louis T. Moyle ... Dodge
Gil Christner Gil Christner ... Contestant #1
Charles Noland ... Guy
Saginaw Grant ... Dakota


Earl, Randy and Catalina enter a contest to win a brand new car. Earl ruined several Christmases for Joy and now he wants to make up for them all at once by giving her this car. Earl is out of the contest very quickly but Randy and Catalina can still win. While Randy and Cataline are doing their best to win the car, Earl goes to Joy to ask her what color the new bikes he'll get her two kids should be (he once ruined their brand new Christmas bikes the evening before Christmas). Unbeknown to Earl, Joy's parents are over for a Christmas visit and, even more unbeknown to Earl, Joy never told them she and Earl have divorced and that she's now married to a black guy. She therefore pretends Earl is still her husband and, because he doesn't want to ruin yet another Christmas for Joy, Earl plays along. It turns out Joy isn't the only one who keeps a secret: Her mother has one as well and Earl finds out about it. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Release Date:

6 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Connie confesses to having a gambling problem and mentions ' on-line Pai Gow'. There are two forms of online Pai Gow. The original Chinese domino tile game whose name means ' make 9', and the card version played with a standard poker deck + a joker. See more »


When Catalina wins the car in the radio station contest, the DJ says she has to fill out paperwork first and asks for her social security number. When she runs away because she has no SSN, the DJ hands the car keys to Randy and walks away. It's not explained why Catalina has to fill out paperwork yet Randy doesn't. See more »


Earl Hickey: If you're gonna fly a bicycle you'd better make sure E.T. is sitting in your basket instead of a twelve pack of beer.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


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