Gaming Steve

November 17, 2005

"My Name is Earl" Shows Berzerk Some Love

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What's going on with this week with video games and television shows? Last night World of Warcraft was a $1,000 answer on the college version of Jeopardy! Next Monday, the day before the Xbox 360 launches no less, CSI: Miami takes on video games with an episode labeled "Urban Hellraisers”. The plot summary: “When a group of criminals play out a violent video game in real life, the CSIs must stop them before they strike again" ... yeah, that sounds about right.

But what really caught my attention was this past week's My Name is Earl in which Darnell is seen playing Berzerk on an Atari 2600! The dialog in the episode was as follows:

EARL: That's not a bad Berzerker score.

DARNELL: Yeah. It's definitely going to make the "Wall of Fame".

CUT TO: Darnell looking at a wall filled with seventeen Polaroid photos of Berzerk, each with a score written in black marker on the bottom of each picture.

Now that's what I call classic TV!

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Comments

My Name is Earl is the best show this season, and with references like that and all that old school rap it just gets better and better.

Posted by Ryuukuro at November 18, 2005 12:56 AM

I love this show. I'm a huge Jason Lee fan. He's great in all of his Kevin Smith performances. The whole Bezerker joke gave me the biggest laugh I've had in a long time. I loved that game as a kid in the 80's, one of the very best Atari games.

Posted by Chris at November 18, 2005 9:58 AM

Darn that evil smiley face!

Posted by Chris at November 18, 2005 10:00 AM

They had game-related comments on E-Ring this week too:

Kid: "Yep, it's even better than the Xbox!"

Special Forces guy: "Easy Kid, when you're playing Halo, no one really dies"

Posted by GrumpyRobot at November 18, 2005 4:41 PM

love this show, its the funniest one this year.Earl is so funny..

Posted by Baleigh Johnson at November 29, 2005 3:13 PM