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Raising Hope: Don’t Vote for this Episode

The Chances reminisce about the year Jimmy turned 18 - when Maw Maw kicked them out of the house, when a goth Jimmy took up residence in the grocery store and when Burt and Virginia finally figured out how to be adults.

Source: FOX

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x22
Production Number: #1ARY20
Airdate: Tuesday May 17th, 2011

Director: Greg Garcia
Writer: Greg Garcia

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jun 24, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Cloris LeachmanCloris Leachman
As Maw Maw

Guest Stars
Bayley CrecutBayley Crecut
As Baby Hope (alternating)
Bijou PhillipsBijou Phillips
As Lucy
Carla JimenezCarla Jimenez
As Rosa
Dan CoscinoDan Coscino
As Dancin' Dan
Gregg BinkleyGregg Binkley
As Barney
Jermaine WilliamsJermaine Williams
As Marcus
Kate MicucciKate Micucci
As Shelley
Malcolm BarrettMalcolm Barrett
As Lamar
Ray SantiagoRay Santiago
As Javier
Rylie CrecutRylie Crecut
As Baby Hope (alternating)
Skyler StoneSkyler Stone
As Cousin Mike
Todd GiebenhainTodd Giebenhain
As Frank
Amanda MisquezAmanda Misquez
As Eva (Credited as Amanda Marie Misquez)
Danny MastersonDanny Masterson
As Lucy's Boyfriend
Julia VeraJulia Vera
As Lupe
Main Cast
Lucas NeffLucas Neff
As Jimmy Chance
Martha PlimptonMartha Plimpton
As Virginia
Garret DillahuntGarret Dillahunt
As Burt Chance


The scene opens with Jimmy duct taping a large diaper on Hope. He says that it is his and Maw-Maw’s birthday and he has to get ready. The scene flashback to five years ago and Maw-Maw hasn’t lost her marbles yet. Virginia and Burt are at the breakfast table and Maw-Maw asks what they want for breakfast. They hear the loud music coming from Jimmy’s room and Burt goes in to find out what he wants for breakfast. Jimmy is in face makeup and black hair and tells Burt to get out to which Burt screams. Later, Jimmy comes to the table and Maw-Maw tells that she has a surprise for Jimmy tomorrow on his 18th birthday. Virginia tells that it is going to be a big time for Jimmy and Jimmy tells her to call him “Jakar Jawar”. Virginia says that it is like the Men’s Cologne. Jimmy says that it means “Black Dragonship”. Burt tries to tell that Jimmy’s makeup looks nice today, but he does not want the attention at all. ..

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Episode Notes
It's revealed that Jimmy and Maw Maw share the same birthday.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BeckDevil's HaircutMontage of Jimmy alone in the grocery store.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosHomeWhen Barney is running after Jimmy
Tomoyasu HoteiBattle Without Honor or HumanityFlashback scene at the grocery store

Episode Goofs
In this episode, which is set five years in the past, we see Jimmy eat several types of fruit. The problem, however, is that up until midway through the season Jimmy thought he was allergic to fruit. If he was under the impression that he was allergic to fruit why would he be eating it?

Cultural References
Visual: Burt is seen wearing a Washington Capitals t-shirt with their current logo on the front.

The Washington Capitals, which were founded in 1974, are a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League.

Visual: Burt and Virginia are shown playing Hungry Hungry Hippos.

Hungry Hungry Hippos is a children's tabletop game in which up to four players can control a plastic hippopotamus. A bunch of marbles are released onto the playing surface and each player has to try to "swallow" as many marbles as they can. The player who manages to "swallow" the most marbles with their hippopotamus wins.

Shelley:(to Sabrina) Somebody's got to stop reading those Twilight books.

Written by Stephanie Meyer, the Twilight series of books is aimed at a teenage girl audience. They are about a girl named Bella who falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward. There is four books in the series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. The novels were later adapted and turned into movies.

Sabrina:(to Shelley) Says the girl who spoke Klingon for an entire summer.

The Klingons are a fictional alien race from the Star Trek universe. A whole language was created for them, which many Star Trek fans can speak, and there is even a Klingon dictionary that one can purchase.

Jimmy:(to Virginia) You know that's not my name! If you want to address me, you must call me Drakkar Noir.
Virginia: Like the men's perfume, right?

Drakkar Noir is a brand of men's cologne by Guy Laroche.

Frank:(to Shelley) You ready Stocky Balboa?
Shelley: You know it, Dwayne "The Stock" Johnson.

Stocky Balboa is a reference to the character Rocky Balboa, who was portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in a series of 6 films.

Dwayne "The Stock" Johnson is a reference to professional wrestler, and actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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