The filth of ''My Name is Earl'' -- We rank the raunchiness of the NBC sitcom's dirty jokes

By Kristen Baldwin
Updated February 17, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
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The filth of ”My Name is Earl”

What’s a little blue humor when you’ve got karma on your side? Over the past few weeks, Jason Lee’s NBC comedy My Name Is Earl has managed to slip some jaw-droppingly off-color jokes in between all its do-goodery — a remarkable feat given the FCC’s recent sensitivity to naughty bits. ”I think we get a little forgiveness because our show is about redemption,” explains exec producer Greg Garcia. ”My kids are 8 and 5, and they’re not allowed to watch.” Below, we rank some of Earl‘s adults-only moments, from 1 (Davey and Goliath) to 10 (Vivid Video).

”O KARMA, WHERE ART THOU”
Jon Favreau plays a corrupt burger-joint manager with a penchant for ”World’s Best” coffee mugs (e.g., World’s Best Golfer). When he’s caught embezzling and sent to jail, the slogan on his prison-issued tin cup reads, ”World’s Best Bottom.” RATING: 9

”BARN BURNER”
Earl and his brother, Randy (Ethan Suplee), revisit the Right Choice Ranch, a camp for wayward boys that has a history of unintentionally offensive slogans including: ”Forcing Boys to Turn Around Since 1963” RATING: 6

”MONKEYS IN SPACE”
Joy (Jaime Pressly) pulls off the rare profanity double axel, squeezing ”jacka—” and ”a–wipe” into one scene. Marvel: ”Jacka—tried to rob a liquor store with a crossbow” and ”You’d be surprised what those a–wipes in the media are allowed to get away with.” RATING: 5

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