I wasn’t really crazy about this episode, because it’s starting to look like Earl might be in a coma for as long as he was in prison, and I really wish they’d let things get back to normal. The sitcom-in-Earl’s-head thing was kind of cute for one episode, but I’m over it already. And there wasn’t enough Darnell.
I did laugh at the reference to Sharon Stone’s “undersmile”, though.
I really don’t think you could put together
accidental smothering in an attempt to silence someone + lost memory/traumatic recovery of memory + chicken
and not be making a MASH reference. I mean, it’s not like they had Suicide is Painless on the soundtrack, but the joke’s there.
Totally agree that Earl needs to wake up soon. I am glad he is out of prison, but I’m already bored with the new plot. The TV-show-in-his-mind thing was amusing the first time, I’m over it now. Also agree that they can add Billy to the show.
And lastly, totally agree that they need more Catalina.
I just watched this episode yesterday afternoon (I was out Thursday and recorded it). It was fairly entertaining, but they do need to get Earl out of the coma very soon. The writing really lost a lot of steam during the excessively-long prison run, and they certainly don’t need to make the same mistake twice with “comatose Earl”!