UPDATE: DH stated at dinner tonight that Mr. Gates' pose reminds him of yet another sinister gazillionaire, Montgomery Burns.
Oh, look. Bill Gates is so happy that his minions, er, the public, is so enthusiastic about the new XBOX 360. In the two minutes he was standing there, he probably made about $50 million.
Sigh. How do some people get so damn lucky? OOH! I know!
(From L to R: Catalina, Earl, Randy, Joy, Darnell)
Enlisting the help of his not-so-bright brother Randy and the housekeeper at his hotel, Catalina, Earl sets out on his misson of crossing off the items on his list, one by one. However, he's beset by turmoil on the way. His ex-wife, Joy (played to trashy perfection by Jamie Pressly,) is dead-set on getting his lottery money any way she can, and she tries to get her boyfriend Darnell (the "Rubber Band Man" from the Office Depot/Max/Staples commercials--I can't remember which one) to help her.
I can't tell you how enjoyable this show is. I laugh out loud for most of the episode, especially at Jamie Pressly's antics. Whoever wrote the dialogue for her character was a freakin' genius. At one point Earl asks her a question about why she hocked something and she says, "Well, cigarettes don't grow on trees, Earl." I about keeled over from that one.
Randy, Earl's brother, is a bumbling bear of a man, probably about 5 IQ points away from being declared MR, but he always has the best intentions.
And while the episodes are laugh-out-loud funny, they always make you feel good at the end, because Earl learns a lesson about life and discovers how rewarding it is helping others. Plus, watching Jason Lee breakdance is freakin' HILARIOUS! I think it's good that he's finally getting some more recognition--I loved him in the Kevin Smith movies.....I have to say, though, that he was probably wacked out on something when he named his kid--Pilot Inspektor. Woo!
So, if you haven't watched it, please give it a chance--I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. It airs 9 pm/8 pm CST on NBC.
And the plated dinner with rice pilaf and steamed squash and zucchini. I put Mrs. Dash extra spicy on the veggies! We used ground turkey instead of ground beef for the meatloaf, which is why it looks lighter than normal meatloaf....