Raising Hope

If a Ham Falls in the Woods

Season 3, Ep 4, Aired 10/23/12
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  • Episode Description
  • In an effort to find out more about the married life, Sabrina and Jimmy attend a retreat, prompting Virginia and Burt to also join posing as an engaged couple; and Sabrina is surprised when her mother attends with a young lover. Meanwhile, Barney is in charge of babysitting Maw Maw.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lou Wagner

    Wally Phipps

  • Lucas Neff

    Jimmy Chance

  • Baylie Cregut

    Hope Chance

  • Martha Plimpton

    Virginia Chance

  • Garret Dillahunt

    Burt Chance

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Barney: I used to think I didn't have any friends because I was fat. Now I've lost the weight, and the only difference in my life is eight cubic yards of extra skin.
      Maw Maw: Don't get me started on extra skin. I'm three years away from being able to tie my ass in a knot.

    • Sabrina: I just, I want us to be so connected that we finish each other's...
      Jimmy: Vegetables? Laundry? Popcorn?

    • Burt: (to Tamara) You're dating "Rocket" Ricardo Montez? He's the greatest thing to happen to the Natesville Radishes since they put that kangaroo in left field.

    • Tamara: (to her daughter) Sabrina! Sabrina! Oh, good, it is you! You know, I saw a mousy girl with limp hair and I just took a gamble.

    • Jimmy: Loved the sermon. That Jesus was one hell of a guy.
      Burt: I wish I was the son of God. Do you know how many pools I could clean if I could walk on water?
      Virginia: You don't think you'd just be constantly turning those pools into giant cement boxes of wine?
      Burt: Yeah, that could be a problem.

    Notes (2)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: February 26, 2013 on HBO

    • "Tequila" by The Champs is playing as the couples arrive at the retreat.

    Trivia (2)

    • Chicken Cordon Bleu is basically an American version of Chicken Kiev. It is chicken wrapped around ham and cheese then breaded and baked. As far as anyone outside the Chance household is aware, it was not named after anyone called Gordon Blue.

    • Ricardo reveals Tamara's full name being "Tamara Anderson-Collins-Rabinowitz-Yang."

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title If a Ham Falls in the Woods is a play on the known philosophical thought experiment "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"

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