History Trivia / RaisingHope

11th Jul '17 12:08:38 AM KJMackley
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* CastingGag: Most of the main cast and supporting cast of ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' appear in various smaller roles. Often it's done with a degree of irony, such as Juan Pope playing a straight laced police officer in this show, whereas in ''Earl'' he was the shifty black market dealer Jasper.
28th May '17 2:29:19 AM Bulby08
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* ActingForTwo: Cloris Leachman plays both Barbara-June "Maw Maw" Thompson and her 104 year old mother Norma June Thompson in "Mother's Day".

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* ActingForTwo: Cloris Leachman plays both Barbara-June "Maw Maw" Thompson and her 104 year old mother Norma June Thompson Mayfair in "Mother's Day".
28th Dec '16 1:09:41 AM kirara19
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** Virginia calls the whipped husband played by Ethan Suplee from the episode "Baby Monitor", "...a skinny version of the dude from ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''." Ethan Suplee ''did'' play that character in the movie.

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** Virginia calls the whipped husband played by Ethan Suplee from the episode "Baby Monitor", "...a "a skinny version of the dude from ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''." Ethan Suplee ''did'' play that character in the movie.



** "Happy Halloween" reveals that Burt would routinely dress up in costume on Halloween ''just'' to scare Jimmy (so he'd come to him for a hug). Considering that Garret Dillahunt usually plays scary figures...
*** To drive it further, Jimmy ''explicitly'' says that Burt tortured Jimmy by doing this...
* TheCastShowoff: More of a guest-star showoff, but if Kate Miccuci is in an episode, she'll likely be singing and playing the ukelele.
* FridayNightDeathSlot: The fourth (and final) season moved to Friday.

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** "Happy Halloween" reveals that Burt would routinely dress up in costume on Halloween ''just'' to scare Jimmy (so he'd come to him for a hug). Considering that Garret Dillahunt usually plays scary figures...
*** To drive it further,
roles, and that Jimmy ''explicitly'' says that Burt tortured Jimmy him by doing this...
* TheCastShowoff: More of a guest-star showoff, but if [[Music/GarfunkelAndOates Kate Miccuci Micucci]] (Shelly) is in an episode, she'll she would likely be singing and playing the ukelele.
* FridayNightDeathSlot: The When the fourth (and final) season was released, it was moved from its previous Tuesday's timeslot to Friday.Friday, at 9:00 PM. Needless to say, the fourth season ratings were the lowest that the TV show [[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/sdsdskdh279882992z1/friday-final-ratings-shark-tank-last-man-standing-hawaii-five-0-unforgettable-dateline-hart-of-dixie-adjusted-down/251667/ ever had]].



* RealLifeRelative: In the first season finale we meet Lucy's first victim, played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father. And in the third season premiere, Melanie Griffith plays Sabrina's mother as they gather for the funeral of Sabrina's grandmother- played by Griffith's real mother, Tippi Hedren.

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In the first season finale we meet Lucy's first victim, who is played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. Masterson]].
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In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father. And in Plimpton (Virginia)'s father.
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the third season premiere, Melanie Griffith plays Sabrina's mother as they gather for the funeral of Sabrina's grandmother- grandmother, who is played by Griffith's real mother, Tippi Hedren.
20th Dec '16 7:14:04 PM BobSaget9
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*** To drive it further, Jimmy ''explicitly'' says that Burt tortured Jimmy by doing this...
20th Dec '16 7:13:06 PM BobSaget9
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** "Happy Halloween" reveals that Burt would routinely dress up in costume on Halloween ''just'' to scare Jimmy (so he'd come to him for a hug). Considering that Garret Dillahunt usually plays scary figures...
18th Dec '16 6:56:14 PM themisterfree
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** In the Episode "A Germ of a Story" when watching home movie from Virginia's childhood, Burt says Maw Maw looks like the ''hot'' neighbor from ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' -- Cloris Leachman portrayed Phyllis Lindstrom on that show.

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** In the Episode "A Germ of a Story" when watching home movie from Virginia's childhood, Burt says Maw Maw looks like the ''hot'' horny neighbor from ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' -- Cloris Leachman portrayed Phyllis Lindstrom on that show.



* RealLifeRelative: In the first season finale we meet Lucy's first victim, played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father.

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* RealLifeRelative: In the first season finale we meet Lucy's first victim, played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father. And in the third season premiere, Melanie Griffith plays Sabrina's mother as they gather for the funeral of Sabrina's grandmother- played by Griffith's real mother, Tippi Hedren.
4th Dec '16 9:46:48 AM themisterfree
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** Creator/StephenRoot plays Sabrina's eccentric, rich father, which brings to mind his role as [[Series/NewsRadio Jimmy James]].
23rd Aug '16 3:36:00 AM kirara19
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** In the Episode "A Germ of a Story" when watching home movie from Virginia's childhood, Burt says Maw Maw looks like the neighbor from TheMaryTylerMooreShow - Cloris Leachman's character on that show.

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** In the Episode "A Germ of a Story" when watching home movie from Virginia's childhood, Burt says Maw Maw looks like the ''hot'' neighbor from TheMaryTylerMooreShow - ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' -- Cloris Leachman's character Leachman portrayed Phyllis Lindstrom on that show.



** Smokey Floyd, played by Jason Lee A.K.A Earl Hickey, calls Barney (Gregg Binkley) "Kenny" by accident. Guess the name of the character Binkley played in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''...

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** Smokey Floyd, played by Jason Lee A.K.A Earl Hickey, calls Barney (Gregg Binkley) "Kenny" by accident. Guess the name of the character Binkley played in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''...''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.



** In the ItsAWonderfulPlot episode, Maw Maw plays the angel. Cloris Leachman once played this role in ''It Happened One Christmas'', a gender-flipped version of ItsAWonderfulLife. There was also a version of the ItsAWonderfulPlot when Leachman was on ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
** In "Yo Zappa Do", Brian Doyle-Murray appears as [[Series/YesDear a president of a movie studio]]. Of course considering who appear next, it could have been the actual Mr. Savitsky. In the same episode, Virginia points out that child actors never last. They appear in a [[Film/TheGoonies Steven Spielberg movie]] and then end up "as the mom on a wacky sitcom."

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** In the ItsAWonderfulPlot Christmas episode, Maw Maw plays the angel. Cloris Leachman once played this role in ''It Happened One Christmas'', a gender-flipped version of ItsAWonderfulLife.''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''. There was also a version of the ItsAWonderfulPlot when Leachman was on ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
** In "Yo Zappa Do", Brian Doyle-Murray appears as [[Series/YesDear a president of a movie studio]]. Of course course, considering who appear appears next, it could have been the actual Mr. Savitsky. In the same episode, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) points out that child actors never last. They last, that they appear in a [[Film/TheGoonies Steven Spielberg movie]] and then end up "as the mom on a wacky sitcom."sitcom".



* RealLifeRelative: In the first season finale we see Lucy's first victim, played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father.

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* RealLifeRelative: In the first season finale we see meet Lucy's first victim, played by Bijou Phillips' actual husband, [[Series/That70sShow Danny Masterson]]. In the episode "Anniversary", the cowboy running the dude ranch is veteran character actor Keith Carradine, Martha Plimpton's (Virginia) father.
19th May '16 8:22:36 PM nombretomado
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** Smokey Floyd, played by [[MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee A.K.A Earl Hickey]], calls Barney (Gregg Binkley) "Kenny" by accident. Guess the name of the character Binkley played in MyNameIsEarl...
*** Smokey Floyd returns in "Making The Band" with a list of people he's wronged that he is making amends to, complete with ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' theme music, he is joined by the actors who played Randy, Darnell, Joy and Catalina as well as TV's Tim Stack.

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** Smokey Floyd, played by [[MyNameIsEarl Jason Lee A.K.A Earl Hickey]], Hickey, calls Barney (Gregg Binkley) "Kenny" by accident. Guess the name of the character Binkley played in MyNameIsEarl...
''Series/MyNameIsEarl''...
*** Smokey Floyd returns in "Making The Band" with a list of people he's wronged that he is making amends to, complete with ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' ''My Name is Earl'' theme music, he is joined by the actors who played Randy, Darnell, Joy and Catalina as well as TV's Tim Stack.
1st May '16 3:44:26 PM bjshipley1
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Teenage Virginia, Kelley Heyer, looks uncannily like Martha Plimpton. The show later recast teenage Burt with Corey Eid, who similarly resembles Garret Dillahunt.

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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Teenage Virginia, Kelley Kelly Heyer, looks uncannily like Martha Plimpton. The show later recast teenage Burt with Corey Eid, who similarly resembles Garret Dillahunt.
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