History Series / RaisingHope

21st Feb '16 9:06:34 PM jormis29
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* EpunymousTitle: ''RaisingHope'' is about raising a baby... named Hope. The original title was ''Keep Hope Alive'' but ''Raising Hope'' was ultimately decided to have more positive upbeat connotations.

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* EpunymousTitle: ''RaisingHope'' ''Raising Hope'' is about raising a baby... named Hope. The original title was ''Keep Hope Alive'' but ''Raising Hope'' was ultimately decided to have more positive upbeat connotations.



-->'''Jimmy''': You know who would love to go on a double date? My parents. They're totally free on Tuesdays because [[Series/RaisingHope their favorite TV show]] moved to Fridays.

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-->'''Jimmy''': You know who would love to go on a double date? My parents. They're totally free on Tuesdays because [[Series/RaisingHope their favorite TV show]] show moved to Fridays.
7th Feb '16 7:58:41 PM nombretomado
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** Shelly gets her dead tooth fixed after watching [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Maureen Ponderosa]] getting made fun of for also having a dead tooth.

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** Shelly gets her dead tooth fixed after watching [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Maureen Ponderosa]] getting made fun of for also having a dead tooth.
4th Feb '16 6:41:52 AM Brynhild.Svanhvit
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-->'''Sabrina:'''Wait, do you have some popcorn?\\
'''Virginia:''' Yeah, on the top of that cupboard.\\
(Sabrina starts jumping to try and pick the popcorn bag).\\
'''Virginia:''' (loud) Jimmy, that tall girl you dated in high-school, how was she called?\\
'''Jimmy:''' (after a significant pause, loud) Rachel.\\
'''Virginia:''' (loud) Oh, yeah. Rachel.
31st Jan '16 10:24:50 AM shatterstar
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* DemotedToExtra: Shelly, Sabrina's cousin. She is an important supporting character in the first season but was reduced to pretty much a named extra in later seasons.
2nd Jan '16 6:22:28 PM nombretomado
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** "Squeak Means Squeak" has a character wearing a SonsOfAnarchy Redwood Original vest. Bonus points since this character was actually played by an actor who was on the show at the time of the episode's original airing.

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** "Squeak Means Squeak" has a character wearing a SonsOfAnarchy ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' Redwood Original vest. Bonus points since this character was actually played by an actor who was on the show at the time of the episode's original airing.
18th Sep '15 1:27:12 PM BobSaget9
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Ended after 4 seasons in 2014.

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Ended Started in 2010; ended after 4 seasons in 2014.
14th Sep '15 12:35:31 PM themisterfree
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* ActorAllusion: A number of jokes reference the cast, such as Virginia describing child stars ending up as the nutty mom on a sitcom, and several around ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' actors appearing as guest stars.



* TheCastShowoff: More of a guest-star showoff, but if Kate Miccuci is in an episode, she'll likely be singing and playing the ukelele.
14th Sep '15 12:34:52 PM themisterfree
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* MythologyGag: After the news report about Lucy being a boyfriend-killer, the news anchor begins to do a lighter side story about [[MyNameIsEarl "a small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for]] has finally finished, and [[LeftHanging you'll never guess how it ended!"]]
** Burt and Virginia write their "live on their own" plan on a bag from "Chubby's Burgers"; one of the many businesses owned by Richard Chubby (and later Little Chubby) from ''My Name Is Earl''.
** In the season finale, in a flashback, Jim watches one of Ernie Belcher's fetish videos (the one where Joy repeatedly kicks a guy in the groin) from the two-parter "Inside Probe" of ''MyNameIsEarl''.
** One of the movie posters in "It's A Hopeful Life" is ''MyNameIsEarl, TheMovie''
** The penultimate episode of season 2 features the return of "Inside Probe" from ''MyNameIsEarl'', but paradoxically, one of the commercial breaks has an advertisement for the ''MyNameIsEarl'' TV show.
** The retirement home that Maw Maw is sent to temporarily is the Earl J. Hickey Memorial Retirement Home, and it is on Camden Avenue.



* ShoutOut: After the news report about Lucy being a boyfriend-killer, the news anchor begins to do a lighter side story about [[MyNameIsEarl "a small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for]] has finally finished, and [[LeftHanging you'll never guess how it ended!"]]
** The opening credits are also a sendup of ''See Spot Run'' books.

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* ShoutOut: After the news report about Lucy being a boyfriend-killer, the news anchor begins to do a lighter side story about [[MyNameIsEarl "a small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for]] has finally finished, and [[LeftHanging you'll never guess how it ended!"]]
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The opening credits are also a sendup of ''See Spot Run'' books.



** Burt and Virginia write their live on their own plan on a bag from "Chubby's Burgers" one of the many businesses owned by Richard Chubby (and later Little Chubby) from ''MyNameIsEarl''
** In the season finale, in a flashback, Jim watches one of Ernie Belcher's fetish videos (the one where Joy repeatedly kicks a guy in the groin) from the two-parter "Inside Probe" of ''MyNameIsEarl''.



** One of the movie posters in "It's A Hopeful Life" is ''MyNameIsEarl, TheMovie''
** The penultimate episode of season 2 features the return of "Inside Probe" from ''MyNameIsEarl'', but paradoxically, one of the commercial breaks has an advertisement for the ''MyNameIsEarl'' TV show.
** The retirement home that Maw Maw is sent to temporarily is the Earl J Hickey Memorial Retirement Home, and it is on Camden Avenue.
9th Sep '15 4:02:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Virginia was 15 and Burt was 17 when Jimmy was born. The show mines A LOT of humor out of the fact they look ''and act'' like his older siblings rather than his parents.


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* TeenPregnancy: Virginia was 15 and Burt was 17 when Jimmy was born. The show mines A LOT of humor out of the fact they look ''and act'' like his older siblings rather than his parents.
18th Aug '15 4:41:22 AM bombadil211
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* FakeGuestStar: Cloris Leachman was credited as a guest star for the first season despite being prominently featured throughout the show, in the opening credits, and in all promotional material because of contractual issues.
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