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continue for another series. After a poor second half of Season 3, Season 4 gets back to what made the first 2 so funny. Namely Earl, Randy & the famous list. By season 4 Earl is back to doing what Earl does best - his list. With his dim but lovable little brother Randy by his side Earl attempts to cross off such bad deeds as "sold a guy a lemon car", "got the babysitter pregnant", "stole an RV" and "was mean to the old witch lady". On the way we also get to find out why Darnell (a.k.a. Crabman) was put into witness protection, Joy learns the sacrifices needed to be a good mother and Randy starts his own list after winning money on a lotto ticket and being knocked into by a bike. Some of this seasons episodes are the funniest yet & once again has a few famous faces such as Erik Estrada (formerly of Chips fame), David Arquette, Seth Green, Morgan Fairchild, Betty White and Danny Glover as Crabmans estranged father
The special features on this DVD boxset include about 15-20 deleted scenes, a 10 minute outtakes reel and a 30-odd minute segment called Earls Fanmail in which the cast and crew of the show answer the fans questions like "whats with Tim Stacks playing himself as an alcoholic?", "will Jason Lee's good friend Kevin Smith ever be on the show?" and "how many Joy hairpieces does Jaime Presley have on the show?" which while kinda funny at the same time runs a little long and is a little sad because it's obvious they're all thinking towards season 5 which we now know will never happen.
Its a travesty that they could have at least given Earl a chance to clear all of his list but it was not to be. And so it's with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Earl, Randy, Crabman,Joy Catalina & Company & to one of the bext comiedies since Friends & Scrubs. At least they go out with their heads held high. 5 Stars!!!