History Series / RaisingHope

25th Aug '17 5:38:44 PM BobSaget9
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* HalwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.

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* HalwayPlotSwitch: HalfwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.
25th Aug '17 5:38:23 PM BobSaget9
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* HalwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.
25th Aug '17 9:58:51 AM BobSaget9
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--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.

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--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? ''Film/{{Inception}}''? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.
25th Aug '17 9:58:17 AM BobSaget9
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** In "Extreme Howdy's Makeover", after bringing up how "[s]ome dreams are better off as dreams":
--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.
25th Aug '17 9:47:30 AM BobSaget9
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** From "Extreme Howdy's Makeover", when Sabrina confronts Maxine (who claims to be Howdy's new owner):
--->'''Sabrina''': Why did you fire Barney? [[spoiler:That was not part of the plan.]]
8th Jul '17 11:10:41 PM BibiBrick
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** Burt's parents, who refuse to adapt to a less lavish lifestyle after spending all their money on luxuries and [[spoiler:they even lied to Burt by telling him that he's Jewish just so they can steal his Bat Mitzvah money.]]

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** Burt's parents, who refuse to adapt to a less lavish lifestyle after spending all their money on luxuries and [[spoiler:they even lied to Burt by telling him that he's Jewish just so they can steal his Bat Bar Mitzvah money.]]
26th Mar '17 5:44:17 PM themisterfree
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* AscendedExtra: Barney was a minor character that added some flavor to Sabrina's boring job at Howdy's, the grocery store. Once Jimmy starts working there too, Barney becomes a bit of a parental figure, eventually getting credited as main cast since the second season.

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* AscendedExtra: Barney was a minor character that added some flavor to Sabrina's boring job at Howdy's, the grocery store. Howdy's. Once Jimmy starts working there too, Barney becomes a bit of a parental figure, eventually getting credited as joining the main cast since for the second season.
17th Jan '17 10:30:38 AM MsChibi
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%%* RunningGag: A ton, starting with Burt's problem not thinking of the word "think." Also, Dancin' Dan.

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%%* * RunningGag: A ton, starting with Burt's problem not thinking of the word "think." Also, Dancin' Dan.


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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Played straight during Jimmy's childhood. Subverted, however, with Maw-Maw, when a social worker ends up taking her to a state-run nursing home.
14th Jan '17 1:48:48 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Maw-Maw "going French" for the non-existant swimsuit part of a Grandmother-Granddaughter pageant (which had already been decided) results in Virginia covering her eyes and Burt pouring hot sauce into his.

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** Maw-Maw "going French" for the non-existant non-existent swimsuit part of a Grandmother-Granddaughter pageant (which had already been decided) results in Virginia covering her eyes and Burt pouring hot sauce into his.



* FunSize: Many people in the series joke around that Sabrina is actually more shorter than Jimmy, although it's not ''funny'' to her.

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* FunSize: Many people in the series joke around that Sabrina is actually more shorter than Jimmy, although it's not ''funny'' to her.
14th Jan '17 1:35:31 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** The end of Burt and Virginia's first "date".

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** The end of Burt and Virginia's first "date"."date."



* BarrierBustingBlow: Performed by Maw Maw at the end of "The Sniffles".

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* BarrierBustingBlow: Performed by Maw Maw at the end of "The Sniffles".Sniffles."



** Burt is seen as the BlackSheep of his family since he didn't live according to his parents' expectatives, as he got Virginia pregnant when they were teenagers, and they didn't end up as rich as them. His own parents are ''[[KissingCousins third-cousins]]'', and his nephew, Mike, used to live in their house for a while before joining a cult.
** Virginia's side of her family is ''off''. She was lied about what [[DidNotDieThatWay truly happened to her mom]] (who is supposed to be dead), and was [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by Maw Maw]], while the rest of her family (especially her cousin, Delilah) traited her as a ButtMonkey.

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** Burt is seen as the BlackSheep of his family since he didn't live according to his parents' expectatives, expectations, as he got Virginia pregnant when they were teenagers, and they didn't end up as rich as them. His own parents are ''[[KissingCousins third-cousins]]'', and his nephew, Mike, used to live in their house for a while before joining a cult.
** Virginia's side of her family is ''off''. She was lied about what [[DidNotDieThatWay truly happened to her mom]] (who is supposed to be dead), and was [[RaisedByGrandparents raised by Maw Maw]], while the rest of her family (especially her cousin, Delilah) traited treated her as a ButtMonkey.
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