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Oslo Ostragoth
12-07-2006, 07:13 PM
Whee! An hour to go to Mexico and retrieve Catalina.

"Mr. Turtle got into the pills. I have to keep flipping him over."

kalex
12-07-2006, 08:12 PM
To the pit of leeches!

(My love for this show is as great as my love for airplane pills.)

OpalCat
12-07-2006, 08:18 PM
So what will happen when they get back to the US, I wonder? I'm rooting for Randy!

Menocchio
12-07-2006, 08:45 PM
I loved Evil Mexican Earl and Randy. "Our friend was tired of living with his mother, so we kidnapped her and are going to make her smoke cigarettes until she dies.'
"This is the cruelest, least justified kidnapping I've ever seen."

Also:
"WOLVERINES!!"

running piglet cheese
12-07-2006, 08:59 PM
The whole bit with Randy and the sandwich just had me rolling.
"Did you know that when you die you come back as a sandwich? After I die if you see a peanut and bologna sandwich, that's me. Eat it."

I also loved the scene where Randy is in bed talking to Earl in absentia. They both really missed each other.

Frostillicus
12-07-2006, 09:12 PM
This episode really left me cold. Earl was a dick for most of it, and Joy stayed civil far too long (although my only real laugh came when she finally confronted the neighbors.) And for an episode centered around bringing Catalina back to the US, she was not featured nearly enough. (I got dibs.)

Tangent
12-07-2006, 10:12 PM
Hilarious episode! So many great moments:

Loved the bit where Randy is laughing about the bird that flew into the window and then he sees another bird inside and he runs into the window. I had to back that up and watch it twice!

Darnell was funny when he got flustered by the neighbors asking too many questions--about his butter buns!

"To the Pit of Leeches!" had me rolling, as did the Field of Rakes.

Also, the little girl's conversation with Earl: "I was not offering to share--I was just holding it up because I am proud. I only get one a year."

My favorite thing of all was the guy playing guitar and singing "Time After Time" in Spanish while following Randy. Clever callback to the cat lady episode. Then he starts playing "Eye of the Tiger" at the Pit of Leeches.

Oh! And Randy throwing his shoes at the airport: "Do it, Earl, you get to go to the front of the line."

MilTan
12-07-2006, 10:52 PM
My favorite thing of all was the guy playing guitar and singing "Time After Time" in Spanish while following Randy.

It took me a second to get this one, and when I did, I had to pause the DVR because I was laughing so hard...

OpalCat
12-07-2006, 10:56 PM
...and then Randy singing along, except neither the English words nor the lyrics in Spanish, but just the words "in Spanish... in Spanish... in Spanish" over and over to the tune. Bahaha

Southpaw
12-07-2006, 11:15 PM
Darnell was funny when he got flustered by the neighbors asking too many questions--about his butter buns!
They were lemon squares. Darnell also made some last season.

Good episode. Too bad we have to wait a while for a new one.

Elendil's Heir
12-07-2006, 11:48 PM
At last Earl had his eyes open for a photo. Um, sort of. :D

I loved it when Darnell got his 'fro inadvertently spray-painted by the next-door neighbor who was getting rid of stains in the coffee mugs.

"Did you like the flan?"
"You mean the slimy brown stuff that I spat out...? It was OK."

LOL!!!!

Was that John Leguizamo as the Mexican gangster?

OpalCat
12-08-2006, 12:23 AM
Yes it was.

ivylass
12-08-2006, 07:08 AM
This episode really left me cold. Earl was a dick for most of it, and Joy stayed civil far too long (although my only real laugh came when she finally confronted the neighbors.) And for an episode centered around bringing Catalina back to the US, she was not featured nearly enough. (I got dibs.)

Actually, I liked the flip of Earl being the helpless one and Randy being the strong one. And Joy was hilarious, and when Earl Jr got bonked on the head I knew Mama Bear was going to come roaring out. But her super-sweet confrontation of the neighbors was excellent.

I'm showing my ignorance here...I keep hearing "Snap" as a phrase, usually used in the context of "Oh, no, you didn't just do that." Where does that come from?

WordMan
12-08-2006, 07:29 AM
I'm showing my ignorance here...I keep hearing "Snap" as a phrase, usually used in the context of "Oh, no, you didn't just do that." Where does that come from?

I thought the ep was hilarious - the break into "Eye of the Tiger" had me guffawing.

As for Snap - I have just assumed it is an evoluation from a combination of African-American Woman-Speak and Gay High-Drama Speak (two great sub-cultures that go great together!!). It started as "Oh, no you di-unt!!" (the pronunciation is key and something I would never attempt) complete with the Authority Snap(tm) used as punctuation - often with the Side-to-Side Head Shake. As this became accepted, it got shortened to where the snap on its own became sufficient. I have a clear memory of some Stereotypically Gay Characted in a Sitcom (SGCinSC) started saying "oh, snap!" when hearing about how someone crossed a line, but can't remember which SGCinSC it was...

Elza B
12-08-2006, 08:12 AM
Actually, I liked the flip of Earl being the helpless one and Randy being the strong one. And Joy was hilarious, and when Earl Jr got bonked on the head I knew Mama Bear was going to come roaring out.

ElzaHub and I saw that part, and before Joy gave her 'oh, snappity snap-snap-snap!', we looked at each other and said 'uh-oh...'. :D

I thought it was a great episode. Definitely fun.

E.

Dinsdale
12-08-2006, 08:23 AM
Glad you all enjoyed it.
Every week I lose more interest in this show.
The only things that made me smile were Randy running into the window - and people stepping on rakes is always funny.
All the self-referential bits impressed me as - well, sorta patting themselves on the back as terribly clever, instead of funny in their own right.
Oh well.

gigi
12-08-2006, 10:52 AM
Yes, I am lukewarm about it now. I have a soft spot for Randy and Darnell but that's about it.

UntouchedTakeaway
12-08-2006, 11:53 AM
Whee! An hour to go to Mexico and retrieve Catalina.

"Mr. Turtle got into the pills. I have to keep flipping him over."


A sedate, calm Joy is VERRRRRYYYYY frightening. Very. :p

VCNJ~

Elendil's Heir
12-08-2006, 03:25 PM
"Are you even in there, Joy?" - Darnell, peering in her eyes :p

gytalf2000
12-08-2006, 03:54 PM
This episode definitely had some gems! I liked seeing "airplane anxiety" Earl, even though I definitely sympathized with Randy, having to play "big brother"/voice-of-reason for a change! We can't have Earl always be perfect -- he is still a flawed human being who will make mistakes, give in to his anxieties, etc.! THat makes the show a lot more fun!

The "dead child" sequence was creepy as all get out, but oddly satisfying! Very bizarre, but amusing!

I really enjoyed seeing Randy get to play hero! That was great! I sure hope that Catalina will eventually see him as a romantic interest (despite the "marriage", I think she still sees him as a friend).

I think "nice, medicated" Joy was even more frightening than her usual self -- because I knew that something was going to happen to break her out of her drug-induced pleasantness, I just did not know what ... until her kid got whacked in the head! What a priceless scene! Joy is truly an awesome character!

By the way, I am totally smitten with Catalina! I hope they give her more screen time in future episodes -- she is just so sexy!

ivylass
12-08-2006, 03:59 PM
By the way, I am totally smitten with Catalina! I hope they give her more screen time in future episodes -- she is just so sexy!

Her mouth seemed less full of saliva this time.

mobo85
12-08-2006, 04:00 PM
I'm showing my ignorance here...I keep hearing "Snap" as a phrase, usually used in the context of "Oh, no, you didn't just do that." Where does that come from?

I always thought it was supposed to be a G-rated version of "Oh shit!" since you say it when something has gone wrong. Strangely enough, I've only heard it in Disney-produced media: Chicken Little, That's So Raven, etc.

StGermain
12-08-2006, 04:03 PM
I've heard House say "Snap" more than once, in a very sarcastic way.

StG

Dolores Reborn
12-08-2006, 04:41 PM
We used to say snap (back in our marijuana induced foggy days.) It was a versatile word - you could say, "I've got no snap," meaning "I can't concentrate." Or, speaking to someone who was less than sober, "You've got to snap, dude! The cops are here!" Or just talking about an airhead, "She's got no snap."

It's being used now in a similar way, but the parts of speech are different, I think.

OpalCat
12-08-2006, 05:33 PM
There was a thread a few months ago about what the heck "oh snap" meant, largely based on Joy's usage.

Labtrash
12-08-2006, 07:27 PM
I loved how the rock music changed - English lyrics in USA, Spanish lyrics in Mexico

Labtrash
12-08-2006, 07:34 PM
..and "I just got hit by a hot penny!"

Indygrrl
12-09-2006, 02:08 AM
By the way, I am totally smitten with Catalina! I hope they give her more screen time in future episodes -- she is just so sexy!

She is very sexy. So why does she still have to clean hotel rooms? They show her as a stripper (oh, hahahaha, that's so hilarious) and it makes zero sense that she'd still be as broke as she is.

Kal
12-09-2006, 02:28 AM
... and it makes zero sense that she'd still be as broke as she is.It looks like a fair bit of the money she earns goes towards paying ransoms for kidnapped relatives.

running piglet cheese
12-09-2006, 06:30 AM
What about the scene with Joy admiring the dancing Santa?
Then she starts imitating his dance moves, shaking the tush. Great stuff.
Also loved Darnell's diatribe on Yin and Yang. "I'm yin and you're yang. I'm the nice one. We can't both be yin. A family doesn't work without yin and yang!" I know I'm butchering this scene horribly. Maybe someone who recorded it can more accurately tell it.

I'm just so mad at myself for not recording it. I know there were some great lines I just missed because of laughing so hard.

middleman
12-09-2006, 11:15 AM
"When it gets to about nine minutes I try to make sure I'm behind her."

Push You Down
12-09-2006, 11:55 AM
"When it gets to about nine minutes I try to make sure I'm behind her."

That was probably my favorite line of the episode.


As for "Snap"... You guys must be some oldies or some younguns. "Snap" is as current a saying as "Word". That's mid-90s terminolgy and Joy's usage of it is supposed to play into the 'behind the times' aspect of their world.

What Exit?
12-09-2006, 12:05 PM
She is very sexy. So why does she still have to clean hotel rooms? They show her as a stripper (oh, hahahaha, that's so hilarious) and it makes zero sense that she'd still be as broke as she is.
Just last week they made a big deal out of sending home $600 a week to keep kidnappers from harming her little brother. So she is working two jobs to help out her family.

Jim {or try not to apply to much logic or the show might shatter, let's not even talk about the passports}

OpalCat
12-09-2006, 03:44 PM
That was probably my favorite line of the episode.


As for "Snap"... You guys must be some oldies or some younguns. "Snap" is as current a saying as "Word". That's mid-90s terminolgy and Joy's usage of it is supposed to play into the 'behind the times' aspect of their world.
...I'm almost 35 so I'm probably between the oldies/younguns categories. For me, it's a matter of not being involved in the hip culture that comes up with such phrases.

ZipperJJ
12-09-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm 27 and very un-hip, and I use "snap!" in place of "sweet!" FWIW

This Earl being a selfish baby thing was sort of wearing on me, too, but then I realized it was actually a really good way to remind us that before Earl's epiphany he really was a "bad" dude - doing mean things, stealing, beating people up, etc. A lot more like Giovanni Ribisi's character. So we've got to remember that at his core Earl really is a self-centered ass and this episode showed us how he's NOT infallible and still not the goody-goody we know him as, as viewers. Earl is really just having to try hard to not be the same selfish guy he used to be.

running piglet cheese
12-10-2006, 02:19 AM
[QUOTE=What Exit?]Just last week they made a big deal out of sending home $600 a week to keep kidnappers from harming her little brother. So she is working two jobs to help out her family.

Obviously with all the excitement after gambling with Catalina's money, Earl did forget to mail the money for her brother. The last two fingers on his hand are bandaged. But why was brother running around with Bandito Dude if he was supposed to be kidnapped? And why did he take Earl's pants?

What Exit?
12-10-2006, 07:47 AM
Just last week they made a big deal out of sending home $600 a week to keep kidnappers from harming her little brother. So she is working two jobs to help out her family.
Obviously with all the excitement after gambling with Catalina's money, Earl did forget to mail the money for her brother. The last two fingers on his hand are bandaged. But why was brother running around with Bandito Dude if he was supposed to be kidnapped? And why did he take Earl's pants?
My WAG: once the supply of money was cut off, they allowed the weasel to eat his fingers as threatened, but then turned him loose.

Jim {Yeah, that's the ticket!}

Oslo Ostragoth
12-10-2006, 06:10 PM
A favorite scene not yet mentioned: Randy doing cartwheels down the fire pit.

ftg
12-10-2006, 09:40 PM
William Schallert!

RumMunkey
12-11-2006, 07:17 AM
Not to derail this thread too much but "Oh, snap" has been around since at least the 80s.

It used to just be a generic expression of surprise or disdain.

Give a listen to Biz Markie's "Just a Friend (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/biz+markie/just+a+friend_20018799.html)".

Yo, could you tell me where is door three?
They showed me where it was for the moment
I didnt know I was in for such an event
So I came to her room and opened the door
Oh, snap! guess what I saw?
A fella tongue-kissin my girl in the mouth,
I was so in shock my heart went down south

Tangent
12-11-2006, 08:05 AM
Not to derail this thread too much but "Oh, snap" has been around since at least the 80s.

It used to just be a generic expression of surprise or disdain.

Give a listen to Biz Markie's "Just a Friend (http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/biz+markie/just+a+friend_20018799.html)".


Great--thanks a lot! Now I'll have that stupid song stuck in my head all day.

"Oh baby, YOU
You got what I need.
But you say he's just a friend.
And you say he's just a friend."

Trunk
12-11-2006, 08:06 AM
I thought the funniest line was Leguizamo after the carnage.

"Oh, he's right. We did have the wrong address. Send him a ham."

"Spiral cut?"

"Were you in there? Yeah, spiral cut."

(also, the "9 minutes" line was nice)

I thought that their adventures with flying for the first time were funny.

"Do you want a window seat or an aisle seat?"

"I want a chair seat."

muldoonthief
12-11-2006, 10:48 AM
And why did he take Earl's pants?

There was an old commercial in the 80's where a woman would drive past a hitchhiker, stop, ask him "Are those Bugle Boy jeans you're wearing?" He'd reply, "Yes, these are Bugle Boy jeans I'm wearing." The commercial ended with the woman driving away and the guy now pants-less.

So John L. was just following the commercial script. He is in love with America pre-1988 you know.

My favorite bit was the Field of Rakes representing what to do when your wife asks if she's getting fat.