Dad's Car
Episode 18 of 24 within Season One. Item 18 of 96 overall.
Production number 1ALJ18.
Barbie Adler - Writer
Brad Copeland - Writer
Chris Koch - Director
9 votes

When Mother's Day rolls around, Earl remembers that he has never given his mother a good Mother's Day gift. Just as he and Randy are about to finish carrying out his long overdue gift his mother decides her repayment should entail Earl doing something nice for his father Carl. In order to fulfill his promise to his mother, Earl sets out to reclaim his father's classic Mustang, which he lost in a bet as a kid. 

Meanwhile, Joy'sMother's Day present a week away from her kids-- leaves her missing them all the more.

original airdate--March 16,2006     rating--10.6 million


music--Theme song "What goes around, that comes around" by Nescobar-a-lop-lop @ The Camden Country Band

  1. "Slowride" by Foghat
  2. "30 Days In The Hole" by Humble Pie
  3. "Theme From 'Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not)" sung by Randy and Earl
  4. "One Time One Night" by Los Lobos


list--#267 Never gave mom a good Mother's Day.

#42 Cut holes in all of Dad's shirts to show his nipples.

#108 Lost Dad's Mustang.

#268 Lost my own car because I am an idiot.

Introduced and not crossed off in this episode:

#67 Ran over Crackers


  1. Joy is angered on several occasions by things Dodge and Earl Jr. did.
  2. Earl and Randy steal a Mother's Day present from Kenny as a child, but are upset to find they are homemade coupons for chores they would have to do. However, they end up not doing the chores.
  3. On the family's old movie tapes, Earl, Randy, Carl and Kay see several events from their past.
  4. Earl and Randy skateboard
  5. Carl makes a Thanksgiving turkey, which breaks the dining table
  6. Carl washes his new car
  7. An 11-year-old Earl loses a drag race to Billy Reed.


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.

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regional titles

Pappa's auto
Dad's Car
La Voiture de la discorde
Papa's Auto
Carr daid
La macchina di papŕ
El coche de papá