When Earl finds out Dodge wants to go to space camp, it reminds him of his own experience at Chaz Dalton's Space Academy: He loved it, and Chaz is still his greatest hero (Randy says Earl's gay for astronauts), but he stole a space suit and shrunk it in the wash, so he didn't get to finish camp. He wants to make the space suit theft up to Chaz, so he goes back to camp to take care of that list item. Turns out Chaz hasn't aged a day and, even though he isn't mad at Earl and doesn't expect the suit back, Earl goes to the nearest NASA location to see about getting a replacement. They don't have one, but they do have photos of famous astronauts on the wall, including Chaz. But it's not the guy from space camp; it's Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. Earl's pissed, and tracks him down. Turns out this guy actually is more like Booger than our astroNOT, fake Chaz. But when he hears someone's making money using his name, he heads to the space academy with Earl and Randy.
Fake Chaz is actually a guy named Wayne, who used to work for NASA cleaning the space shuttles. Chaz would pay him to make public appearances as Chaz, because the real Chaz hated crowds. Apparently Wayne kept it up even after he was no longer asked to. But Earl's still mad, so the real Chaz takes over the school. But he gets drunk and makes an idiot of himself, so Earl locks him in the closet, and he and Randy run the school. Obviously, they know nothing about space or camps or kids, so it's a colossal failure. Wayne returns, though, to get his half a sandwich that he left in the fridge. The kids get excited when he shows them how to walk on the moon. They ask for his autograph, and he starts to tell the truth, but the real Chaz breaks out of the closet just in time to tell Wayne to give the kids his autograph. He'd read a bunch of inspirational thank-you letters while locked in the closet. So, fake Chaz gets to keep being real Chaz, and Earl gets to ride in a space simulator. He's so gay for space.
In the most minor B-plot ever, Darnell gets to be himself again (Harry Monroe), though Joy says she's not getting used to saying a new name during sex. So we'll probably still know him as Darnell. He is up to over 300 friends on BuddyBook (like MySpace and Facebook before all the old people ruined them) in no time, so he gets Joy to join. Unfortunately, no one will accept her friend requests. So Darnell stays up all night making up fake profiles, and she ends up with more friends than Catalina. Who, by the way, is not in the episode, but is mentioned twice. Which is pretty much as relevant as her appearances in the episodes this season.
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With Joy and Darnell back at the trailer, Earl and Randy have a lot of cleaning up to do. They're currently wiping something red and goopy off the windows. Joy can't believe what a mess it is, but Earl and Randy can't help that the cops chased a guy in there and then killed him. Ew. Joy tells them when they're done they can go outside and take down all of the crime scene tape. So, "ew" and "illegal." Darnell's just happy to get to use his real name, Harry Monroe, again. Especially online, where it turns out he has a lot of e-mails to return. Joy tells him not to get any ideas about going by Harry again, because she's finally gotten used to saying "Darnell" during sex, and she's not about to start over.
Dodge comes in and tells Joy he picked all the bugs off of the flypaper and unpacked her clothes; will space camp take him now? He's even wearing a space camp shirt, which helps sell it. But it also begs the question: Where'd he get the shirt if he didn't already go? Joy says space camp wants him to wash her dishes to be a future astronaut. Dodge rushes over to do the dishes, and Earl comes over to ask Dodge if he's going to Chaz Dalton's Space Academy. He and Randy went when they were kids, and it's the awesomest. Chaz went to outer space, walked on the moon, and was the first to sneeze in space. Joy asks why Earl's so gay for space, but Randy corrects Joy, saying that Earl is gay for the men who went to space. Earl says he's not gay for any of it. Randy says that if Earl had to be gay, he'd pick astronauts, and out of all them, he'd pick Chaz. Earl voiceovers that Randy had him there.
He tells us that Chaz is on his list as we flashback to Chaz Dalton's Space Academy during Earl's youth. Earl says it was the best week of his life, even though he thought it would suck at first. Turns out that all changed when he met Chaz, who young Earl actually does check out. He is totally gay for Chaz. [So am I, since he played the hysterically douchey Glenn in The Wedding Singer. - Zach] Chaz shows the kids the actual suit he wore on his mission, and Earl threatens kids with violence if they don't shut up and listen to Chaz. But Earl wanted to be Chaz, so he stole his space suit and helmet. He explains in voiceover that for once he stole something for a good reason, and he even planned to give it back. He ends up jumping on the trampoline all night (weightless between jumps). When he finished, the space suit was pretty dirty, so he put it through the washer and dryer, and it shrank into a baby astronaut suit. Cute! But Earl felt so bad he never went back to finish camp.