It's time for the competition, and the referee rules that Earl's finger is broken, so he can't compete. Earl is sad that he let Joel down. Joel says, "Look, Earl. You reminded me that some things are worth living for. And then you took that away. So, of course I'm mad at you. " Heh. Randy points out that they each have one good hand left, which makes two good hands total. Earl tells Joel to grab the rule book.
Out on the competition floor, the referee is about to award the...award to Bagger Lance until Randy runs out and whispers in his ear that Earl is going to bag. Earl and Joel march out and say that there's nothing in the rulebook that says they can't each use one hand. The ref isn't having it, but Bagger Lance tells him to let them try to beat him, "mano a mano...a mano. "
The competition starts as "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo " by Rick Derringer starts up. Lance is doing awesomely, and Earl and Joel are struggling. After a while, though, Earl and Joel start catching up, and then Lance reaches for a pineapple and cuts his finger, dropping the pineapple under the table. This allows Earl and Joel to catch up, except that they drop an orange. Joel makes a grab for it, and tosses it in the air. Earl catches the orange in his free hand and dumps it in the last bag for the win. The best part -- for anyone who's ever worked in a grocery store -- is when they rip the bag away and the groceries stand up on their own. I worked as a cashier in high school, and I still remember from the training video that you should bag groceries so that they could stand on their own. Also, no meat with soap. Also, bread and eggs and berries on top. Also, put cold things together. I am such a bagging nerd that, when I go grocery shopping, I put my items on the conveyer belt in groups for easier bagging. Please don't shun me. In the audience, Randy celebrates that Earl won, and Catalina celebrates that they get to go home now.
Joel tells Earl that he knows some people think bagging is silly, but it's been his life's passion since he first visited a grocery store. He thanks Earl for giving him his life back, and some women even compliment his bagging. Billie shows up and says that she gets what Earl was trying to tell her about the List, after seeing how proud Joel and Earl were. Earl says that means a lot to him, because it makes him think that he and Billie might be able to make it after all. Billie says that she's also decided that Earl should shave his mustache. Billie walks away, leaving Earl and Randy looking horrified. Earl: "I don't like her." Randy: "She's gotta go." I wonder if Jason Lee ever hopes for some sort of storyline where he gets to shave the mustache. I mean, he got to shave it for Alvin and the Chipmunks. Not that I saw that. In the theater. Hey, I have nephews. They like bad movies. What can I do