Okay, I JUST started watching this on the DVR and NBC/Universal chairman Jeff Zucker comes on at the beginning for a season re-cap to catch the viewer up. He points out that in the LAST episode, Earl gets hit by a car, just like he did in the pilot episode. Then he says "writers call that...a 'callback'. I call it 'getting paid twice for writing the same thing'." OH GOD I laughed and laughed at that! It was a total jab AT the writer strike, undoubtedly WRITTEN by someone who participated in the writer strike! Oh, the humor and the irony! Haven't seen anything beyond the recap yet, but I wanted to applaud both Zucker and the MNIE writers for such a sharp, biting and hilarious line.