Carl Hickey (intentionally tried to rename himself Carl Hickey, Sr.) is the father of Earl Hickey.
Before Season 1Edit
Earl was supposed to be named after him but due to Carl's messy writing the word "Carl" looked like "Earl" in the birth certificate ("Dad's Car"). When Earl was four, he punched his father's friend Rick James in the groin. When he was 10, Earl cut a section of hair from Carl's head and stuck it under his nose, making it look like a moustache ("Cost Dad the Election").
When Earl was 11, he lost his father's two week old Mustang in a drag race. However, he told his father that he lost the car in a swamp ("Dad's Car").
Four years before making the List, Earl blew his father's chances of becoming mayor. Carl was angered after seeing the hopeful mayor-to-be Marty Park change a flight route over his and the neighbouring houses, so decided to run for mayor opposite Park. Meanwhile, Earl got into trouble with the police, something that was picked up by Park's campaigners, ruining Carl's chances of being elected ("Cost Dad the Election").
Earl re-entered his father for election in 2005. He was very popular amongst those who wanted the air route changed, but after a run-in with the police a second time Carl lost again. However, after his father bailed him out of jail Earl realized that he was coming around, as he had not done so for six years. Earl was convinced he could get his father to be proud of him if he kept doing good things ("Cost Dad the Election"). Later, Earl went to see his mother on Mother's Day to make up for never giving her a good present.After they had a good day, Kay told Earl to do something nice for his father. Earl decided to win back the Mustang he lost in the drag race. They got the car back, but Carl revealed that it was going to be Earl's car for when he turned 16. Earl decided to fix up the car, and Carl helped him do so. The two bonded, and Earl left the car at his parent's house so his father could drive the car whenever he wanted ("Dad's Car").
Carl decided to have a yard sale to sell all of Earl and Randy's old things. Whilst there Earl remembered about some neighbours that he forced off the street in the past, and decided to help them out. However, it was revealed that Clark Clark, the man who moved, had an affair with Kay Hickey, which is why they left. When Carl found out, he was angered and left the house. He trolled to attack Clark, but was unsuccessfuly when Clark's wife came to his aid. Carl then decided to have sex with someone else to get his revenge on Kay, but when he realised that he loved her and could not understand why she would hurt him, he became upset and reminisced with Earl all night. The next day, Carl went back to Kay, and forgave her ("Monkeys Take a Bath").