Sweet Johnny is the 5th episode of Season 4 of My Name Is Earl, and the 74th episode overall. Earl needs to make up for sleeping with local stuntman's girlfriend. Joy gets carjacked and feels the need to buy a gun.
Earl remembers he has to make it up to Sweet Johnny, the local daredevil. He use to have Johnny do dangerous stunts so he could screw with his girlfriend Sheila. Soon, Earl realizes Johnny had a head injury and thinks he's in the same day.
- During the montage of Sweet Johnny recovering from his various injuries, in one shot Sweet Johnny is shown to have teeth missing (in that actor David Arquette has some of his teeth blacked out), when in the next shot Sweet Johnny has all of his teeth back, with no noticeable change in his biteline or dentures installed.
- The details of Sweet Johnny's brain trauma refers to a common misconception of anterograde amnesia. In reality, people suffering from anterograde amnesia are only able to remember information that they are processing at the moment. In other words, once someone with anterograde amnesia stops thinking about something, such as what they had for breakfast, that information is lost.
- Sheila says the accident happened 10 years ago, when the song "Livin' La Vida Loca" was big. The song was released in 1999, placing this episode in 2009.
- Introduced in this episode
- 7 Slept with SJ's GF (SJ = Sweet Johnny, GF = girlfriend)
This episode marks the first time Earl has circles something on his list to keep instead of crossing it off (but not the first time he decides to leave an item on permanently).
- "Love Hurts" by Nazareth (Johnny does his stunts)
- "Round And Round" by Ratt (Earl keeps trying to help Johnny)
- Joy: You're steppin' on my first amendment rights.
- Darnell: Freedom of speech is the first amendment.
- Joy: (holding up gun) And nothin' speaks louder than this.
- Jason Lee as Earl Hickey
- Ethan Suplee as Randy Hickey
- Jaime Pressly as Joy Turner
- Nadine Velazquez as Catalina Aruca
- Eddie Steeples as Darnell Turner
- David Arquette as Sweet Johnny
- Katy Mixon as Sheila
- Hemky Madera as Carjacker
- Andy Siegel as Spectator Paul