Earl tries to apply for a credit card but he is declined because he doesn't have a job. He decides to take steps to adulthood by going back to school in order to earn his G.E.D. At school he realizes how hard it is for teachers to deal with badly behaved kids, just like the one he used to be.
Season 2 Episode 21 of My Name Is Earl resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Earl Hickey's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, and 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, thanks to Carson Daly, who attributes his success to doing good for others. A light bulb goes on in Earl's dim head, and he sets out to right every wrong he has done, starting with a geek he tormented in grade school.