History Series / RaisingHope

19th May '16 8:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Crossover}}: [[MyNameIsEarl Patty the Daytime Hooker]] appears as a gambling addict counselor in "Gambling Again".

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* {{Crossover}}: [[MyNameIsEarl [[Series/MyNameIsEarl Patty the Daytime Hooker]] appears as a gambling addict counselor in "Gambling Again".



* 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!"]]

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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 [[Series/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!"]]



** 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.

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** 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''.
''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.
** One of the movie posters in "It's A Hopeful Life" is ''MyNameIsEarl, ''My Name is Earl, TheMovie''
** The penultimate episode of season 2 features the return of "Inside Probe" from ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''My Name is Earl'', but paradoxically, one of the commercial breaks has an advertisement for the ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''My Name is Earl'' TV show.



* ReunionShow: Somewhere between this and a FullyAbsorbedFinale with a healthy dose of {{Expy}} involved. The episode "Making the Band" had every main actor from ''MyNameIsEarl'', most of whom had minor roles in other episodes on ''Raising Hope'' already. It was a constant stream of familiar {{Catch Phrase}}s and references to the show, adjusted to fit their new characters (Creator/JasonLee's character Smokey made a list of everyone he hurt and is trying to make up for it, Ethan Suplee's character Andrew calls Smokey "Brother" in the slang term, etc). When Smokey first shows up the Earl theme song blares almost as a ThemeMusicPowerUp.

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* ReunionShow: Somewhere between this and a FullyAbsorbedFinale with a healthy dose of {{Expy}} involved. The episode "Making the Band" had every main actor from ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', most of whom had minor roles in other episodes on ''Raising Hope'' already. It was a constant stream of familiar {{Catch Phrase}}s and references to the show, adjusted to fit their new characters (Creator/JasonLee's character Smokey made a list of everyone he hurt and is trying to make up for it, Ethan Suplee's character Andrew calls Smokey "Brother" in the slang term, etc). When Smokey first shows up the Earl theme song blares almost as a ThemeMusicPowerUp.



* SharedUniverse: Zig-zagged. We have seen a few characters from ''MyNameIsEarl'' (most prominently one appearance from Patty the daytime hooker) and there are frequent references to other characters and Camden, but there are a few moments that say [[RecursiveCanon the TV show My Name Is Earl]] exists in this world as well. The humor and characters are similar in tone (although this show is slightly more sedated), but it also doesn't help that many of the same actors have [[YouLookFamiliar notable parts in this show]], including a pseudo ReunionShow featuring those characters taking on similar roles to ''Earl''.

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* SharedUniverse: Zig-zagged. We have seen a few characters from ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' (most prominently one appearance from Patty the daytime hooker) and there are frequent references to other characters and Camden, but there are a few moments that say [[RecursiveCanon the TV show My Name Is Earl]] exists in this world as well. The humor and characters are similar in tone (although this show is slightly more sedated), but it also doesn't help that many of the same actors have [[YouLookFamiliar notable parts in this show]], including a pseudo ReunionShow featuring those characters taking on similar roles to ''Earl''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: If the constant references to ''MyNameIsEarl'' [[ProductionPosse and reappearing cast members]] didn't explain it, the show has a very similar "white trash trying to do the best they can" tone to it.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: If the constant references to ''MyNameIsEarl'' ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' [[ProductionPosse and reappearing cast members]] didn't explain it, the show has a very similar "white trash trying to do the best they can" tone to it.
18th May '16 8:09:43 AM themisterfree
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* ContinuitySnarl: The show couldn't seem to make up its' mind on whether or not ''My Name is Earl'' was in the same universe or a TV show too- it went back and forth in the same episode!
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.
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