All of Camden County has gathered at the Crab Shack to learn about the dramatic conclusion to the story of Ernie Belcher’s disappearance. Earl and Randy think it was an alien abduction.
Darnell suspects a hundred-year-old feud. Joy and Catalina wonder if Ernie’s freaky sex tapes could be the answer. But when the truth is revealed, everyone is shocked to find the answer has been under their noses all along.
original airdate--May 7,2009 rating--6.6 million
music--Theme song "What goes around, that comes around" by Nescobar-a-lop-lop @ The Camden Country Band
Trivia: When the newspaper mock-up is shown, in the far right column is a story titled "Losers with Old Televisions Miss Out on High Definition Jokes". The column is outside the 4:3 safe zone and can only be seen by those with a 16:9 TV. (The rest of the story is: "Many of the poor can't afford upgrades to HD television. Adding insult to injury clever writers mock us from the safety of their 16x9 title safe zones. Why don't you come out into the 4x3 zone and see if you are as brave! I dare you. Starting in a...")
You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Well, that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting round the corner: karma. That's when I realized that I had to change, so I made a list of everything bad I've ever done and one by one I'm gonna make up for all my mistakes. I'm just trying to be a better person. My name is Earl.