My Name Is Earl is a bit unusual because they film much of the show's footage outdoors and on location. Because of this Earl's rural Camden County looks a lot like Los Angeles.
After fining out all of the locations I could I decided the best place to go was "the motel." I am not sure what it is called in the show, but in the real world it is The Palm Tree Inn.
You gotta love a motel that announces on their sign that they have CNN.
The Palm Tree Inn is in person just what it appears to be in the show... a run down motel that most people would avoid visiting... unless they were a hooker. Are most people hookers? I'm not sure (note: insert joke about the way women dress at the mall before posting this.)
I arrived at the hotel October 23, 2007 and I was stunned to find a camera crew setting up to shoot... Gilmore Girls (note: insert joke about the Gilmore Girls being hookers before posting.)
No, I kid. They were there to shoot My Name Is Earl. (note: insert joke about someone shooting the Gilmore Girls with a gun... try not to make it too morbid.)
I drove by the motel a bunch of times and tried to sneak a few photos:
The next day I returned to find that the film crew was gone. Here are some photos I was able to take:
Perhaps they should put that on the sign instead of CNN.
I think Earl's room is the third door down in this photo:
They only shoot exteriors here, so the inside of the hotel probably looks very different.
Here is another photo: