The second season of My Name Is Earl originally aired from September 21, 2006 to May 10, 2007. The season consisted of 23 episodes. The DVD was originally released on September 25, 2007. It's bonus material included deleted scenes, commentary tracks on selected episodes, as well as other features.
Unlike the previous season, there was a loose story arc, in which Joy steals a truck and accidentally kidnaps a man inside it. As this was her third strike, Joy faces life imprisonment, leading to her trial in the season finale.
When Joy and Darnell get into an argument over her surprise birthday, Earl jumps at the opportunity to cross off number 183 on his list “Never took Joy’s side”. Meanwhile Joy runs into various problems after trying to return a television set she recently purchased.
In order to help a friend Earl has to raise a lot of money. He goes to Richard Chubby (Burt Reynolds), owner of Club Chubby a local strip club. He agrees to loan Earl the money if Earl can convince his most popular dancer to come back and work for him.
Earl decides to cross off number ninety-one on his list "Made fun of Maggie Lester for having a moustache." Earl and Randy visit Maggie who is now working for a carnival as "The Amazing Bearded Woman" meanwhile Joy has a run in with the law.
Earl scratches number 56 off his list when he must return a prize winning cat back to its owner after sabotaging a cat show in Joy's favor. Meanwhile Randy forms an attraction with the cat’s owner.
Earl tries to make amends with Tom (number 50), the older man they let be the lead singer in his band but then kicked out before their first performance. While trying to arrange a reunion show Earl must also deal with Number 51, "Slept with Ralph's mom."
Earl takes on Number 12 on his list "Made a lady think I was God." Millie Banks, she was the manager of Earl's trailer park, he pretended to be the voice of God to get her to stop bothering them.
Catalina helps Earl cross off No. 75 on his list "Used a mailbox as a trash can" This leads to the discovery of two undelivered letters one is a declaration of a man's love the other reveals Darnell's secret.
In the middle of a heat wave, Earl decides to cross number 26 off his list "Robbed a Stoner Blind." To accomplish this task Earl and Randy find Woody the stoner and must live an environmentally conscious life in the commune with Woody for a week.
Earl tackles number 146 on his list. He decides to make 274 bologna sandwiches for Kenny because he stole them from him in school when they were kids. While delivering the sandwiches, Earl moves onto a new mission, to teach Kenny how to gamble but has trouble stopping. Joy goes to group therapy for her anger management issues.
In the first half of this special one hour episode, Earl and Randy face problems in their quest to take Catalina off Earl's list and bring her home after she was deported because of Earl. Joy's friendly attitude causes the neighbors to get closer and Darnell doesn't like it at all.
In the second half of this special one hour episode, Earl and Randy face problems in their quest to take Catalina off Earl's list and bring her home after she was deported because of Earl. Joy's friendly attitude causes the neighbors to get closer and Darnell doesn't like it at all.
It's a trip down memory lane for Earl, Randy, Joy, Darnell and the Crab Shack regulars when they remember their fifteen minutes of fame watching a 2003 repeat of the TV show "Cops," which was filmed in Camden County.
In classic whodunit fashion, Earl must determine who took his stolen "treasure" so he can cross it off his list. Joy, Darnell and Randy all give their own version of what happened to the buried treasure.
Earl attempts to figure out how to make amends to a dead guy that he once locked in a truck. Meanwhile, newlyweds Randy and Catalina go hunting for an apartment.
Earl goes for #44 on his list trying to help Pierre, a French foreign exchange student, he made fun of when they went to school together. Earl flies him back to the US and he tries to hook Pierre up with a girl he had a crush on as a child. Meanwhile, newlyweds Randy and Catalina find their marriage changes in ways they would never imagine.
Earl takes on number 101 on his list, "Stole a girl's identity." The girl turns out to be Joy's half-sister that she never knew about and the one person that could possibly help her get sympathy from the jury. The problem, Joy and Liberty are enemies.
Earl wants to use his birthday to look back on all the good he's done over the past year, but at his party, everyone seems to want to talk about his past misdeeds instead.
With Joy now pregnant again, Earl looks back on her pregnancy during their marriage, and how his father was responsible for one of his first truly good deeds.
As Earl and Randy work to cross No. 29 on the list "Harassed A Reporter," Randy gets tired of being in his brother's shadow. In an attempt to distance himself from his brother, Randy realizes the true power of karma and the media.
After Richard Chubby dies, Little Chubby comes to town to take over the family business. While Earl tries to cross an item off his list he learns the true meaning of sacrifice.
Earl tries to apply for a credit card but is declined because he doesn't have a job or a proper place to live, so he goes back to school to receive a diploma, where he realizes how hard it is for teachers to put up with badly behaved kids - just like the one he used to be.
When Earl decides to get his first real job at an appliance store, he experiences 'growing pains'. Meanwhile, Joy makes another irrational decision when the forthcoming trial continues to get to her.