An episode all for a line

My Name is Earl‘s second episode just aired in the States. About halfway through the episode, UK viewers, someone will say a line. It’s a great line. And you’ll realise the entire episode has been crafted simply to allow that line to be said. Amazing. I won’t spoil it for you now, but you will recognise it when you hear it.

It’s an interesting contrast, for once, with House, which took a sledgehammer out, smashed lines out of the way and put people through contortions, purely to get a character to say “cunning plan” for the benefit of Blackadder fans in the second episode of the season. Weird.

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