Raising Hope Episode Guides
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What To Do
It's "Gay Christmas," a.k.a. Halloween, and Sabrina asks Jimmy to hang out with her gay best friend and his partner. But first, Jimmy asks Burt to do some recon by spending time at the local gay bar. When Burt keeps going back to the bar, Virginia wonders if he's enjoying his time there a little too much and tracks him down in costume on Halloween night.
Throw Maw Maw from the House - Part Two
The Chance family devises a ridiculously intricate plan to break Maw Maw out of a state-run nursing facility. The plan backfires when Virginia notices how gentle the staff is with Maw Maw, and begins to think that she might be better off in her new home. Meanwhile, Jimmy fears that he's destined to go crazy in his old age, and interrogates the other elderly patients for tips on staying sane.
Not Indecent But Not Quiet A Decent Enough Proposal
The Chance family meets Sabrina's mother, Tamara, at the funeral of Sabrina's grandmother, Nana. Nana's last will and testament, revealed in a video she recorded before she died, has a big impact on Jimmy and Sabrina's relationship.
Throw Maw Maw from the House - Part One
If a Ham Falls in the Woods
Jimmy and Sabrina attend a marriage retreat lead by a priest before they get married. Not wanting to miss out on a free vacation, Virginia and Burt pose as a newly engaged couple, so they can attend too. It becomes a true family affair when Sabrina's mom Tamara and her young lover, Roberto, tag along. Meanwhile, Barney forgoes his birthday plans to babysit Maw Maw.
What Up, Bro?
Jimmy finds a childhood photo of himself with an older boy and a family he doesn't know, Burt reveals that he and Virginia gave him up for adoption for a short time when they were teen parents. Jimmy recruits Sabrina to forge a scheme to meet and bond with his would-have-been big brother Brad. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt question their decision to take Jimmy back when the would-be adoptive parents turn out to be affluent and nurturing.
Natesville holds its annual Thanksgiving Radish Harvest Festival, Jimmy is determined to sell the most candy bars around town, so that Hope can ride atop the town's Thanksgiving Day float. But when Jimmy doesn't sell enough to win the contest, Virginia and Maw Maw unveil a dark, mafia-inspired family secret that could lead the Chances to victory.
The Walk for the Runs
The annual Angry Bowel Syndrome (ABS) 1K walk comes to Natesville, the Chance family decides to band together and support the cause that Jimmy suffered from as a child. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia start to feel the effects of aging, and Jimmy struggles to support Sabrina in a fight with her ex-boyfriend when she is clearly in the wrong.
Squeak Means Squeak
Jimmy confronts Sabrina about only doing the "fun stuff" with Hope, and none of the heavy lifting of parenthood. Sabrina gets the chance to prove him wrong when Jimmy joins Barney as a Natesville Auxiliary cop for the day, and leaves her with Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt are determined to capture a squirrel that has been harassing all of the other squirrels in the neighborhood.
The Last Christmas
Like the Mayans, Virginia is convinced that the world is going to end on December 21, 2012, so she uses her extreme couponing skills to stock up on supplies and forces the family to train for the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Jimmy is determined to give Hope the best Christmas he can, since it will likely be the first one she remembers and Maw Maw tries to knock a few more items off her bucket list before the end of the world.
Credit Where Credit is Due
When Jimmy and Sabrina decide to buy a new car that will be safer for Hope, they discover that Jimmy has a rock-bottom credit score that dates back to when he was a child. Burt and Virginia confess that they had maxed out a credit card in Jimmy's name, and plead with their bank representative Dennis to clear his debt, even if it means giving up their new DeLorean.
Lord of the Ring
Burt tells Jimmy that he needs to buy Sabrina a nice engagement ring, even if she claims she doesn't need one, so Jimmy starts volunteering for a series of exotic medical experiments to come up with the cash. Meanwhile Virginia has been pawning her engagement ring for years behind Burt's back to pay for odds and ends. But when Jimmy visits the pawnshop and falls in love with his own mom's ring, her secret may be out.
What Happens at Howdy's Doesn't Stay at Howdy's
Frank wants to throw Jimmy a memorable bachelor party, but Jimmy resists the idea, citing the crazy things that tend to happen when he goes wild. But, when Sabrina convinces him to cut loose, things get a little out of control and Frank reveals an ulterior motive for encouraging Jimmy's outlandish behavior.
The wedding day is finally here and Sabrina's mom has hired the camera crew from "Modern Family" to capture the whole blessed event. But a series of catastrophes threatens to ruin the day, including a battle between Maw Maw and Reverend Bob. So Burt and Virginia scramble to save the ceremony and keep Jimmy and Sabrina in ignorant, matrimonial bliss.
Yo Zappa Do: Part One
For a taping of the kids show "Yo Zappa Do", Barney offers to fly Jimmy and Sabrina to Los Angeles.
Making the Band
It's a "My Name is Earl" reunion as the Chances throw a birthday party for Hope. Jason Lee reprises his guest-star role as former rock star Smokey Floyd, and he is joined by guest stars Jaime Pressly, Ethan Suplee, Nadine Velazquez and Eddie Steeples as Natesville locals who all band together to save the party. Then, Sabrina is excited to introduce her new friend Rachel to the family, but Virginia and Burt are shocked when she turns out to be Jimmy's ex-girlfriend who broke his heart as a teenager.
The Ghost of Arbor Day Past, Present and Future pays a visit to Sabrina in the middle of the night, after she takes a stand against the way the Chance family celebrates the tree-themed holiday.
Yo Zappa Do: Part Two
Hope lands a spot on a kids television show.
Sex, Clown and Videotape
Virginia and Burt lose a video that means a lot to them.
The Old Girl
Burt Mitzvah: The Musical
Burt's parents come to town with the surprising news that he actually is Jewish. So Burt takes a musical crash course in his newfound heritage to prepare for the Bar Mitzvah he never had. Then, it's a Mother's Day to remember as Burt and Barney take a road trip to Maw Maw's childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive. Multiple generations of crazy gather under one roof.
It's a Mother's Day to remember as Burt and Barney take a road trip to Maw Maw's childhood home and discover that her mother may still be alive.
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