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Raising Hope: The Cultish Personality

Cousin Mike visits the Chance family after a six-month spiritual quest and brings his new wife, Tanya, and his three brother-husbands with him. Meanwhile, Burt tries to patch a strained father-son relationship between his brother and Mike, but winds up getting himself in trouble

Source: FOX

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x16
Airdate: Tuesday March 08th, 2011

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 13, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
As Maw Maw
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
As Bruce

Guest Stars
Bayley CrecutBayley Crecut
As Baby Hope (alternating, as Baylie Crecut)
Juan PopeJuan Pope
As Officer Buckley (as Juan Pope)
Kate MicucciKate Micucci
As Shelley
Rylie CrecutRylie Crecut
As Baby Hope (alternating)
Skyler StoneSkyler Stone
As Mike
Bob RuschBob Rusch
As Inmate
Kent AvenidoKent Avenido
As Chester
Main Cast
Lucas NeffLucas Neff
As Jimmy Chance
Martha PlimptonMartha Plimpton
As Virginia
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
As Burt Chance


The scene opens with Virginia looking around the house. She finds Jimmy in the play pen and tells him that when she finds Burt, then Jimmy is it. Virginia looks out the window to see Burt’s brother, Bruce, pull up. She tells Burt to come out and he tells that he isn’t falling for it. Virginia answers the door and welcomes him in. She says that Burt is working and Jimmy says hello. Bruce sees that Jimmy has a baby, but doesn’t care about how he got one. They hear Burt complain about a crap and find that he was hiding in the kitchen cabinets. Bruce says that he has a box for Mike. Burt says that Mike joined a cult and since there haven’t been any mass suicides, they assumed that he is doing fine. Bruce says that Mike is coming down for a visit and says that he wrote a letter. They start looking around for it and Burt says that they have been busy and things have been piling up. Bruce says that he just came over to drop off his hamster and that is it. Virginia finds a report card from Jimmy’s Junior High School year. She asks if she is going to be happy when she opens it up...

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