No Heads and a Duffel Bag
No Heads and a Duffel Bag is the 17th episode of Season 3 of My Name Is Earl, and the 63rd episode overall. When Randy visits his parents with Joy, he realizes that he forgot to tell them about Earl’s prison sentence, intervention, and the following coma. While at the hospital Carl takes us back to when Earl and Randy ruined their parents’ vacation due to a stolen duffel bag full of weed. Carl is very mad and destroys all of it. Earl, Joy and Randy return home with an angry drug dealer demanding his duffel bag full of weed back. Randy tells his parents he needs their help to cross this item off Earl’s list while he’s in a coma. Problem is, they didn’t know he was in a coma. Joy lets it slip that he was hit by a car after they held an intervention for Earl because he was acting crazy after he got out of prison; a few other details his parents knew nothing about.
At the hospital, Kay goes to find the doctor and his father sits bedside to discuss 9 on Earl’s list. In a flashback Earl recalls the story. His parents left on the vacation while he and Randy stayed back to house sit. Joy came over to booze it up with boys, but the liquor cabinet was dry, so they took a trip to the liquor store.
While Joy and Earl wait for Randy to exit the liquor store, a young man puts his bag in the back of Earl’s car to avoid the police car driving by. Earl, unaware, drives off with the bag in his trunk, only to discover it when they return to their parents house. The duffle bag is full of pot. Earl decides they need to sell it, but only to bad people, not to women and children. They return to the liquor store to purchase little baggies to put the drugs in. The original owner of the bag holds them at gun point and demands the bag back, so they take him to the house, only to discover their parents have returned.
His parents are upset that Earl has turned their home into a drug den. Earl, still being held at gunpoint, asks his father where the bag of weed went. When his mother tells them they destroyed it, the man points the gun at Earl’s father, who tells the man that it wasn’t destroyed but thrown down a well. They decide to go retrieve it. When they step outside, his dad hermes uk lets them know he did destroy it by burning it. In need of new weed to replace the destroyed stash, they go to the Crab Shack to ask for Darnell’s help. Joy and his mother are left at home with the gunman.
While the gunman is in the bathroom smoking, Earl’s mom is sleeping upstair hermes uk s, involuntary inhaling the smoke through the vents. Joy remains tied up in the living room. Earl’s dad manages to sneak into the house to grab savings bonds they’ll need to cash to get enough money to buy some weed. They end up at the very motel Earl and Randy will eventually call home. Catalina, the maid, shows them to a room where they can buy weed.
Back at the house, Kay comes downstairs with a contact high. She has cut her hair off and is high as a kite. The gunman is freaking out and doesn’t know what to do with her. Earl, Randy and their dad are inside the motel room meeting with Circus to purchase the weed. When things get a little out of control, Carl turns the tables on the seller. He grabs the gun, throws the money at him and demands the weed.
They return with the weed to find Earl’s mom on the table pretending to fly. The gunman leaves with his weed. Back at the hospital, Earl’s dad tells Earl that although they didn’t go on the vacation, he didn’t know what happened after that day. Carl got such a rush from catching the bad guys that he teamed up with the police, returned to the motel, and bought more weed as part of a sting operation. The cops rushed in and arrested the dealers.
Carl let him know that although they weren’t hermes uk able to take their vacation hermes uk , he did learn a valuable lesson; that if push came to shove, he was able to protect his family. He felt like a hero and it was the best feeling he ever had. So, his dad crossed the item off Earl’s list and reminded him that he never gave up on him, and that he never will.
Circus: I’m just like wondering about this old dude.
Carl: Don’t call me dude.
Circus: Ah, easy, Lebowski. Me and Joy are here to make up for the time Earl ruined Dad’s vacation so we can cross it off the list and wake Earl up out of his coma.