• List Price: $39.98
  • You Save: $29.48 (74%)
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Sold by Shopcents and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
My Name is Earl: Season 1 has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.69
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazing Prime Express
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: The Big Lebowski
Add to Cart
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

My Name is Earl: Season 1

4.7 out of 5 stars 219 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 19, 2006)
"Please retry"
$7.58 $0.93
"Please retry"
$6.89 $1.80
Watch Instantly with Per Episode Buy Season

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$10.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Sold by Shopcents and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • My Name is Earl: Season 1
  • +
  • My Name is Earl: Season 2
  • +
  • My Name is Earl: Season 3
Total price: $34.35
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "My Name is Earl: Season 1” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save 80% off the $39.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Karma is a funny thing. Just ask Earl (Jason Lee), who's learning the hard way that when you do something bad, it has a way of coming back and biting you in the ass! Hoping to turn his life around, Earl's got a lengthy list of detestable deeds to make up for. Also starring Jamie Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez, My Name Is Earl is wildly offbeat and hilariously irreverent—the #1 new comedy of the season!


The most original comedy since Arrested Development, My Name is Earl marked the launch of a lovable new loser. Earl Hickey (Jason Lee) sleeps all day and drinks all night. The pattern ends when he buys a "scratcher"--and wins $100,000. Seconds later, he's hit by a car and loses the ticket. While in the hospital, wife Joy (Emmy nominee Jaime Pressly) leaves him for Darnell the Crab Man (Eddie Steeples). Doped up on morphine, he's watching TV when Carson Daly says something about karma. Earl decides that's his problem: bad karma. He resolves to spend the rest of his life making up for all the harm he's ever done. In the pilot, Earl and brother Randy (Ethan Suplee) start by picking up litter around their motel (Joy got the trailer). While they're at it, Earl finds the lost ticket and collects his bounty. The plan is working! Along with comely maid Catalina (Nadine Velazquez), they set off to right more wrongs. Created by Greg Garcia and teamed with The Office, My Name is Earl put NBC back on the must-see comedy map. Unlike most sitcoms, it drops the studio audience in favor of flashbacks, freeze frames, first-person narration, and extensive So-Cal location work. A soundtrack heavy on blue collar favorites, like Lynyrd Skynyrd, completes the picture.

Throughout the season, Earl gives an old girlfriend self-respect ("Faked My Own Death"), plans his ex-wife's big day ("Joy's Wedding"), and makes up for the birthday he ruined ("Monkeys in Space"). First year guests include Brett Butler ("White Lie Christmas"), Juliette Lewis ("The Bounty Hunter"), and Emmy nominee Jon Favreau ("O Karma, Where Art Thou?"). Giovanni Ribisi and Beau Bridges also stop by as, respectively, Earl's pal Ralph and father Carl. Speaking of originality, "Dad's Car," which takes place during Mother's Day, features commentary from the mothers of Lee, Suplee, Garcia, and director Marc Buckland. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

Stills from the First Season of My Name Is Earl (click for larger image)

Special Features

  • Commentary by creator Greg Garcia, stars Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee, and others on 5 episodes
  • Commentary by the mothers of Greg Garcia (Natalie Garcia), Marc Buckland (Mary Buckland), Jason Lee (Carol Lee) and Ethan Suplee (Debbie Suplee) on the episode Dad's Car
  • Exclusive Earl Mis-Adventure "Bad Karma"
  • "Karma Is A Funny Thing" Blooper Reel
  • "Making Things Right: Behind The Scenes Of My Name Is Earl" featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

Product Details

  • Actors: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez, Eddie Steeples
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
  • Run Time: 526 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000G6BL88
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,578 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "My Name is Earl: Season 1" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
I didn't watch this show until I found it on DVD, but I was hooked from the first episode. I watched all episodes from Season 1 in a few day; this is a pretty good show. The show has a pretty clever concept--a small time crook named Earl (Jason Lee) is almost killed after he wins $100,000 from an instant lottery ticket. He believes that Karma is punishing him for all the bad things he's done. Therefore, he makes a list of all the people he has wronged in his life and tries to make it up to them one-by-one (or one episode at a time).

The show has great writing and a very good ensemble cast--highlighted by Jaime Pressly's dead-on performance as Earl's ex-wife. What makes the show really great is that it doesn't make fun of it characters. My Name is Earl could get many easy jokes out of the subject matter--lower class, uneducated rural folk--but instead it develops the characters. And the actors play it straight--they never wink at the camera; therefore, they form well-founded characters and not just chariactures.

The show features several recognizable faces in cameos including Dax Shepard, Giovanni Ribisi (hilarious in 2 episodes), Missi Pyle, Timothy Stack, Johnny Galecki, Beau Bridges, Jon Favreau, Adam Goldberg, Samm Levine, Christine Taylor, Malcolm David Kelley, Juliette Lewis, Clint Howard, Mike O'Malley, Max Perlich, and Lin Shaye. The DVD also includes delete scenes, which are better than the deleted scenes you usually find on a DVD.
Comment 14 of 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
If you've read the last 14 reviews, you already know the premise and story of the show. Here's what you won't read from anyone else: Under this show's veneer of blue collar humor lies a deeply spiritual and optimistic journey. The show is comedy in the classical sense--characters in a low place are raised up in the end by a series of events--but it is mainly about repentence, restitution and redemption. Earl decides to change his life for the better and stops doing the bad things he did before (repentence), he goes about seeking forgiveness from the people he has wronged and tries to restore what he has taken from them (restitution) and in the end he and the wronged people are better off for it (redemption). I believe the writers chose well in using the concept of instant karma as the vehicle--the driving force Earl has faith in--because that is a universal concept that all religions can identify and respect. Also, I love how intelligently subtle the change in Earl is portrayed. In every episode you will see a flashback of the "before" Earl along with "new" Earl; notice that there is no difference in clothing or hairstyle from before and after. The change is in his heart and behavior only, where it matters. TV writers usually smack you over the head with visual cues.

Anyone who has strived for spiritual improvement can readily identify with Earl. There are some aspects of that path that are easy and immediately rewarding, but that's not always true. Sometimes you have to suffer the misunderstanding, mocking or rejection of your friends and/or relatives or difficult, unforgiving souls. Later epsiodes have their difficult moments and Earl has to hold tight to his faith to get through it.
Read more ›
1 Comment 41 of 48 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
The premise of this show is one that you won't find in a lot of other places/shows/movies/books, etc. Imagine a character actually concerned with undoing his past wrongs to others (but then again, he's also worried about his karma). I mean, in one episode, Earl even wants to pay his TAXES!!! What sane person wants to do that? He believes he owes the gov't a certain amount, and when they don't take his money, he tries pay them back by picking up trash with prisoners (and gets taken to prison), finally breaking the law by getting stuck in a water tower with Randy. The police have to rescue them, which costs a lot in fines and rescue work - but Earl can relax now that they're "even."

One of my favorite episodes is when Earl tried to give Joy a better wedding to make up for the first ("Ruined Joy's Wedding" on his list). Darnell aka "Crab Man" has to go to the park to reserve the shady spot, Joy and Crab Man are registered at the liquor store (not a bad idea though), and the cake is made of Twinkies, other Tastykake desserts like cupcakes, and donuts too, I think. Also liked "Stole a Police Badge" (Earl and Randy got away with Everything, along with getting free food) and "Stole Beer from a Golfer." In the golf one, Earl and Randy fixed games to get free beer at the country club (the high scorer would buy everyone beer when he won). With that incentive, the brothers ran around the golf course to put the ball right in the hole, hiding in the shrubbery before the golfer had walked over.

Jason Lee is an intelligent actor - his mannerisms and accents seem authentic to his environment. While I'll always remember Ethan Supplee (Randy) as that bully who hung out with some other thugs in the hallway (by the payphone) on "Boy Meets World," now I think of him more as the dim-witted Randy.
Read more ›
Comment 15 of 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I grew up in a very trailer-trash and cars-in-the-yard town so I seldom get much entertainment vicariously re-living situations I went through by watching a TV show. But "Earl" was an amazingly funny and sometimes poignant program that reminded me that there were people worth knowing and times worth living in my home town. But the thing about this series that really reached me was the wonderful selections of music. The situation of the moment is positively enhanced and brought home when just the right song starts up.

The actors carried their characters with skill and panache and made this series so much more than just another sit-com.

G.T. Garcia created a gem with "My Name Is Earl."
Comment 8 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Second Season

If you enjoyed season one, you won't be disappointed from season two. You just got to see this season.
Dec 15, 2006 by Lynn Z |  See all 3 posts
hebrew subtitles Be the first to reply
Bad Kharma Be the first to reply
Karma Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
My Name is Earl: Season 1
This item: My Name is Earl: Season 1
Price: $10.59
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?