Original airdate: October 2, 2008
Earl and Randy are walking down the street when Randy spots a fedora and picks it up. Apparently every time Randy finds a new hat he adopts a new persona, and this hat inspires him to become his skewed idea of an English gentleman. He’s still English-ing it up at the Crab Shack when Joy bursts in and declares that she’s spotted Pigsquatch, the legendary prehistoric pig of Camden. This prompts Earl’s list-related memory of the week, as he recalls the time that he, Joy and Randy stole an old guy’s RV and went to see the world’s biggest anthill, only to accidentally blow the RV to smithereens, as tends to happen when Randy’s around.
Earl tracks down the RV’s former owner, Jerry (Jerry Van Dyke), who’s just been sitting waiting to die (literally—he never moves from the chair in his tiny shack) since he lost his RV. Earl doesn’t know how to cheer Jerry up and make up for stealing his RV, but he finally discovers that Jerry loves jug music, and thus buys Jerry a jug, along with fixing Jerry’s roof so it no longer rains on him all the time. This perks Jerry up just enough for Earl to feel encouraged to find more ways to help the guy out.
Meanwhile, Joy hatches a plan to catch Pigsquatch and use it as a tourist attraction, but she misjudges the amount of sedative to use in the bait, and only ends up with a giant dead pig. Earl gets Jerry more things he lost in the RV, including Joy’s Real Doll (which she used as a decoy when she ran off to Mexico) as a replacement for his late wife. The more of his old things Jerry gets replaced, the better he feels, until he tells Earl that the last thing he wants is a war memento, of which his old buddy has the only other remaining one in existence.
Earl drives Jerry to his buddy’s house, but when they arrive Jerry reveals that the memento he’s after is actually his buddy’s ear. See, back in the war the cowardly Joe ran off and left Jerry for dead, and all Jerry was able to do before Joe skipped out on him was cut off the guy’s ear. Earl manages to get inside and warn Joe (John Amos) of what’s about to happen, and the old guy is prepared; he’s got a stockpile of guns to defend himself with. But Jerry is stealthy, and he manages to get inside the house and get the drop on Joe, only to drop himself with what appears to be a heart attack. Joe, too, starts having chest pains, and he tells Earl to give the last of his heart pills to Jerry, since he now realizes what a coward he was leaving his buddy to die on the battlefield.The paramedics arrive, and both Joe and Jerry are okay. Jerry forgives Joe for leaving him behind; they’re now even thanks to Joe saving his life with the heart pill. The two buddies celebrate their newfound friendship by helping Joy and Darnell blow up the giant pig that’s now stuck in their yard. How patriotic.