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Randy Hickey
Randy Hickey
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Randall "Randy" Dew Hickey (born November 16, 1977) is the dimwitted younger brother of Earl Hickey, who helps Earl to complete items on the List.

As well as being Earl's brother, he in fact was on the List himself several times for the misdeeds Earl did to him as a child, including #260 and #277.


As a criminal[]


Randall ("Quit Your Snitchin'") Hickey was born to Carl Hickey and Kay Hickey several years after his brother, Earl. As a child, Randy always followed Earl in whatever he was doing, which usually led him into crime. He was present when Earl introduced Ralph Mariano into stealing ("Teacher Earl"), as well as many other events. When they were children, Earl and Randy went to the Camden County Fair every year ("Stole Beer from a Golfer").His first love was Pinky (Joy)


Some time before Earl discovered karma, Randy was still in high school. Earl placed a bet that Randy's team would lose and, after encouraging Randy to mess up his game, he won a lot of money ("Randy's Touchdown"). On several occasions, Randy and Earl made fun of people with foreign accents ("Teacher Earl").

Seven months before making the List, Earl and Randy manipulated a golfer, Scott, into buying them beer by convincing him that he was getting many holes in one ("Stole Beer from a Golfer"). Earl and Randy stole various drinks from a nearby corner shop on several occasions. Randy assisted Earl in using Joy's figurine as a holder to shoot a bottle rocket straight upwards ("Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine").

The List[]

Season 1[]

After Earl discovered karma, Randy agreeing to helping him make up for all his wrongdoings. After Earl and Randy moved into the Motel, Randy "called dibs" on Catalina ("Pilot"). Randy bought a tape with Catalina to help Earl quit smoking, but Earl did not seem to appreciate the gift. He then left Earl at Donny Jones' house so that he could make up for #112 ("Let Donny Jones Serve Jail Time for A Crime I Committed"). Earl later wanted to help Randy score the touchdown he had always wanted in high school, and so helped him enroll in a high school with a poor football team. Randy entered the match but was unable to score the touchdown he had wanted. Earl was disappointed, but Randy revealed to him after the match that he did not score a touchdown on purpose, as he had bet that his team would lose to earn a lot of money so that he could buy back Earl's car (which had been impounded) ("Randy's Touchdown").

Earl's class arrive to help Earl and Randy

When Ralph Mariano, a former accomplice thief of Earl and Randy, was released from prison; he tracked them down and they began to steal again. However, Earl knew it was wrong and so took back all the items Ralph had stolen whilst Ralph was asleep. He told Ralph he could not hang out with him anymore, but Randy refused to leave, saying that he did not have a list to sort out. Earl felt lonely whilst Ralph and Randy had fun, but Randy soon realised that Ralph was not a friend when he tied him up and forced Randy to tell him where Earl kept the money he won in the lottery. Randy decided to help Earl with his List from then on ("Teacher Earl").

When the Camden County Fair came to town, Randy was anxious to go, as they had done every year since they were children. However, Earl was too occupied by crossed #139 off his list, and the two missed the fair. Randy was upset, but Earl managed to secure the car from "Smokey and the Bandit", which was the main attraction at the fair, for one day. Randy was overjoyed and drove around in the car all night ("Stole Beer from a Golfer"). Joy and Darnell decided to get married, and invited Randy and not Earl. Randy decided to take Catalina as his guest, as he was excited about her dancing that she kept previewing for him. He took some "Light Beer" as a wedding present. At the wedding, Randy was struck by how wonderful Catalina looked while dancing, unable to move himself ("Joy's Wedding").

When Earl decided to help his father run for mayor again, he was shocked to learn that Randy had been going to their parents house every weekend without him. Later, after Earl secured more than enough votes for Carl to win the election, Randy let go of the sheets with the votes on and they blew away ("Cost Dad the Election").

Earl decided that he would win Joy a car to make up for his past mistakes, and entered a competition with Randy and Catalina to keep their hand on a car as long as possible, and whoever was the last to be touching the car would win it. Randy and Catalina ended up as the last two on the car, but Catalina said she did not want to win it for Joy, she wanted to keep it herself. Randy was upset, as he wanted to help Earl with the List. Catalina ended up winning, but when the DJ asked for her Social Security number, he realised that she was an illegal immigrant and she fled. Randy won by default and gave the car to Earl ("White Lie Christmas").

When Earl returned to the Right Choice Ranch to help build a fence for the ostriches, it was revealed that Randy burnt down the barn that got them kicked out of the camp, not Earl, and so Earl made Randy do items on his List. However, he eventally forgave him after seeing Dodge and Earl Jr.'s generosity ("Barn Burner"). After Earl accidentally caused Mr. Patrick to go to prison, Randy helped him to understand that maybe it was not a bad thing, as karma may have just been using Earl to teach him a lesson ("O Karma, Where Art Thou?").

Randy dresses up in a suit to keep up his disguise as an office worker

Earl decided to cross #159 off his list; "Stole Pops' Hot Dog Cart". However, Ralph burnt it down soon afterwards, and so Earl enlisted the help of Joy, Darnell, Catalina, Ralph, and Randy to pose as office workers in the Winky Dinky Hot Dog Headquarters building so they could steal enough stuff to buy a new cart. Their plan was unsuccessful, but Ralph, feeling bad for what he had done, cut off his little toe and but it in a Winky Dinky hot dog, claiming $10,000 compensation and buying a new cart for Pops ("Stole P's HD Cart").

Once Randy tried to find a job. After failing, he realised that his "purpose in life" was to help Earl crossing things of the list ("Monkeys in Space").

Season 2[]

Catalina and Randy

Randy finally planned to tell Catalina how he felt about her. However, she was deported to Mexico after speeding on her way to Club Chubby as she was late, because of Earl. Earl felt bad, and he and Randy decided to go to Mexico to get her back ("Born a Gamblin' Man"). While in Mexico, he was separated from Earl and befriended by a grieving couple. When he finally finds Earl and Catalina, he proves his love to Catalina and they tied the knot so she could return to America legally as Randy's wife. When they returned to Camden County, things fell apart. It is not known if Randy and Catalina remained married. When Earl decides it's time to become an adult, Randy follows Earl's lead into becoming one with him. After Randy gets his GED, he and Earl both get jobs loading and unloading boxes at Waadt Appliances. When Earl tries working for a promotion to a salesman, the other co-workers disapprove of Earl's goal. Randy, trying to fit in with the staff picks on Earl with them. After Earl gains the other docker's respect by unloading boxes in his salesman position, Randy apologizes to Earl. Randy moves into a new apartment with Earl and continues his career of shipping appliances at Waadt Appliances. After Earl goes to prison for a crime committed by Joy, he has nobody to rely on for guidance.

Season 3[]

Randy lost his job because he always relied on Earl to wake him up to go to work. With no place to live and nobody to rely on, Joy took Randy in and helped him learn how to depend on himself. After Joy learns that she saved Earl from going to prison for twenty years by getting him drunk and marrying him, she declares that Earl owes her and kicks Randy out. Randy became a guard at the prison so he could stay close to Earl. However, the two have an argument as to who is in charge in their relationship, leading to a prison escaping. Randy is humiliated, but he helps Earl to escape prison which reconciles their relationship. Soon after leaving prison Earl realized that not a lot of good had happened to him since starting the List and so decided to quit working for Karma. Randy arranged an intervention to help him to see that he should be doing good, but Earl stormed out and was soon run down.

Whilst Earl was in a coma, Randy started to cross items off the List in the hopes that it would bring Earl back. Miraculously, it did, and Earl began to cross items off the list again himself.

Randy was attracted to Greta, a Camdenite that was on Earl's list. Earl wanted her to go back to the Camdenites so that his wife, Billie, would be nicer to him (as karma would make her nicer), but Randy insisted that she should stay ("Camdenites (Part 2)").

Season 4[]

Earl and Randy with Camden County's cheerleading squad

Randy played the role of the President in the film created by Buddy, "2 the Max". Buddy credited him for his talented acting style, saying that he was the only one who could act well ("The Magic Hour"). He learnt of his mother's affair with Clark Clark at the same time as Earl, and conforted his mother who was left by her husband, Carl. However, Carl returned and the two reunited ("Monkeys Take a Bath"). Earl learnt of Randy's former desires to be a cheerleader, and so attended and performed in a cheerleading event with him, much to Randy's pleasure ("We've Got Spirit").

Several days before Randy's birthday, Earl bought him a car to cross off an item on his List which referred to the fact that Earl always had better things than Randy. However, the car was stolen by Clyde and Bed Bug, and Earl was unable to get it back as he was no longer classed as a criminal. As a result, Earl went to the police and snitched on Bed Bug, eventually getting the car back for Randy ("Quit Your Snitchin'").

Randy was angered that Earl took away his chance of having a little brother, and so Earl made it up to him by showing him how to look after Catalina's newphew, Oscar, as a big brother would ("Little Bad Voodoo Brother").

Randy scratched off a lottery ticket from his Great Aunt Leela and won $250 dollars on a lucky ticket, but he ran outside and got hit by a cyclist (much like how Earl got hit by a car when he won the lottery). After having a similar experience to Earl, Randy made his own list (which he wrote on his arm) and returned Earl's Andrew Dice Clay belt-buckle to him, inadvertently causing Earl to add Zeke Cavanaugh to his list. After fixing the relationship between Zeke and Arlo and crossing off an item on his own list, Randy finds his lottery ticket (much like how Earl's ticket came back to him when he did a good deed on his list) ("Randy's List Item").


It is often alluded to that Randy is "simple", with his mother saying this specifically in Cost Dad the Election. He does not seem to understand things as well as others, and is often entertained by minor things, such as a radiator in Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine.

Often Randy is shown to be a good liar after drinking four beers ("Pilot"), ("Stole P's HD Cart"). He is shown to be a talented actor, proving himself as knowing dialogue from many films, as well as being able to act certain scenes flawlessly.


  • Randy thought that his full name was "Randolph" until Quit Your Snitchin'.
  • It has been implied in "Larceny of a Kitty Cat" that Randy is uncircumcised.
  • Randy can't taste salt ("Little Bad Voodoo Brother").
  • Randy's first girlfriend was Joy ("Pinky").
  • Randy's simpleness may indicate, that he suffers from a presumebly mild development disorder.
  • It has been shown numerous times that Randy is very strong despite his unhealthy diet, being capable to grab and drag Earl to a bus while in Mexico, rip a phone out of a wall and being capable to take on Wally at equal strength. However, he was under the influence of shark adrenaline.
  • Randy won $250 dollars on a lotto ticket after a short interaction with Karma.
  • There is a hint that Randy might be autistic in O Karma, Where Art Thou? where a helmet he bought the year before reminded him of kindergarden. This is also implied in S3E05 "Creative Writing" when Earl states "the doctor did say that you were Borderline Artistic" in reference to a poster Randy drew.

Randy's mug shots[]