UPDATED: Here is what Greg Garcia said about the My Name Is Earl gag on Raising Hope. “To be fair, I didn’t write the joke. But the writer who did knew I would leave it in. Anyway, it’s all water under the bridge. Just a funny way to end a scene.” There will be a lot more Earl references in the February 26 episode of Hope, which stages a reunion of the stars of the NBC comedy — Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Eddie Steeples, Nadine Velazquez and Abdoulaye N’Gom. “There’s a lot of Earl jokes throughout,” Garcia said. “I enjoyed it very much. Not sure if anyone else will.”
PREVIOUS: Wondering whether Greg Garcia has gotten over NBC’s unceremonious cancellation of his comedy My Name Is Earl almost four years ago? Here is a clip from this week’s episode of Garcia’s latest series, Fox’s Raising Hope, in which Burt (Garret Dillahunt) kicks the NBC President (Graham Clarke) in the nuts over the My Name Is Earl cancellation. Earl, which was put on the air by Fox chairman Kevin Reilly while he was at NBC, was cancelled by his successor, Ben Silverman, in May 2009 after four seasons. Silverman himself was let go from NBC two months later.