Sep. 20, 2005
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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My Name Is Earl

Upon discovering that he is the holder of a winning lottery ticket, Earl is hit by a car and the ticket blows out of his hand as he lies unconscious in the street. While recovering in the hospital and watching television, Earl has a karmic epiphany, and sets out to right every wrong he has done...

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Joy Farrah Turner (formally Joy Darville, then Joy Hickey) is the ex-wife of Earl Hickey, and current wife of Darnell Turner. She is the mother of Dodge and Earl Jr. They live in Pimmit Hills Trailer Park.

As she felt that Earl rightfully owed her half of his lottery winnings, she at first antagonised him. However, after he helps her on several occasions, they develop a friendship and she begins to warm to him. She proceeds to help him with several items on his List, and evens assists in saving his life after he falls into a coma.

After she competed on the television show Estrada or Nada, her husband's cover with the Witness Protection was blown and the family had to move through a series of different identities because of Joy's unhappiness with most of their scenarios.


Joy is a Libra, being born between September 24 and October 23 ("Born a Gamblin' Man"). She once had a babysitter who tried to perform voodoo on her ("Little Bad Voodoo Brother").

When Joy was a child, she entered the Prettiest Pretty Princess beauty pageant with her mother. In 1981 she won the first prize, a lawnmowing figurine, but every year after that the prize was won by Shelly Stoker with her mother ("Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine").


In 1999, After having sex with a man in a skeleton costume (who, in fact, was Earl ("Dodge's Dad")), Joy became pregnant and realized that she needed to get married to support her baby. She saw Earl Hickey in the Crab Shack, and managed to get him drunk enough to marry her upon first meeting, despite him being in a relationship with Jessie.("The Bounty Hunter"). The next morning, Earl discovered that Joy was several months pregnant. She gave birth to Dodge in 2000 ("Pilot"). Joy and Earl had been married several weeks when they thought the end of the world would come on January 1, 2000. They took over a Bargain Bag store, and tried to start the world again. They soon found out that the world was not over, and quickly left the store ("Y2K").

Some months later, Joy began an affair with Darnell, the owner of the Crab Shack. Earl remained unaware of the affair up until Joy's second child, Earl Jr. was born, and he was black. Their marriage continued for several years, Earl raising the two children not his own. After Earl was run down by a car, Joy presented him with divorce papers in the hospital and he signed them, too high on morphine to realize what he was doing ("Pilot").

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04x24 - Gospel
Season 4, Episode 24
02x18 - Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy
Season 2, Episode 18
03x02 - My Name Is Inmate 28301-016, Part 2
Season 3, Episode 02
03x18 - Killerball
Season 3, Episode 18
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