Raising Hope

Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part II

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 10/16/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The Chances decide to break Maw Maw out of a state nursing facility, but Virginia has second doubts when she sees how good Maw Maw is being treated. Jimmy fears that he might go crazy in his old age, so he tries to get tips from the elderly patients on how to remain sane.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lucas Neff

    Jimmy Chance

  • Martha Plimpton

    Virginia Chance

  • Garret Dillahunt

    Burt Chance

  • Shannon Woodward

    Sabrina Collins

  • Cloris Leachman

    Maw Maw

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Maw Maw: (turning to the camera at the conclusion of the episode and breaking the fourth wall) Tune in next week for the exciting conclusion. (laughs) Just kidding. No, you can't stretch this crap into a three-parter.

    • Virginia: And nothing says family like squirting your 86-year-old grandmother in the face so she won't hit your granddaughter with a fireplace poker.

    • Joan: (watching Maw Maw threaten her cat) Oh, God, please, don't hurt my muffin!
      Burt: (confused) How could she hurt your...
      Joan: My cat, my cat's name is Muffin.

    • Jimmy: See, I've been trying to find an old person who hasn't lost their marbles so I can ask 'em, "how'd you do it?"
      Henry: Good genes and crossword puzzles.
      Jimmy: Puzzles and pants, got it.

    • Virginia: Oh, man. I'm glad neither one of us is claustrophobic.
      Burt: I know. It's bad enough that there's not enough air and the walls are closing in on me.

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    Notes (3)

    • Maw Maw first plays "Chopsticks" written by British composer Euphemia Allen on the piano (which Virginia refers to as the Chinese Torture Song), then switches to "To a Wild Rose" by Edward MacDowell.

    • Gregg Binkley is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 16, 2012 on Citytv
      Czech Republic: February 19, 2013 on HBO

    Allusions (7)

    • An elderly man confuses Burt for himself as a youngster, which is an allusion to Looper, a 2012 Sci-Fi thriller in which Garret Dillahunt (Burt) recently co-starred in. In the movie, Bruce Willis plays the title character, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the younger version of the same character.

    • The old man yelling "Aliens! It's the aliens! They've come to make us young. Take us to the cocoons" is referencing the 1985 science fiction film Cocoon. In the movie, a group of elderly people were rejuvenated by aliens.

    • Burt and Sabrina name Uncles Mike, Tim and Bobby as the crazy ones in the Chance family. Coincidentally or not, the names appear to be taken from the show's producers - Mike Mariano, Bobby Bowman and Tim Stack.

    • Maw Maw is sent to the Earl J. Hickey Memorial Nursing Home located in Camden. This is another reference to creator Greg Garcia's show My Name is Earl, which ran for four seasons and was canceled in 2009. The main character's name is Earl J. Hickey and he lives in rural county of Camden.

    • One of the nurses in the home mentions Maw Maw talking winning an Oscar as her delusion. This is a reference to Cloris Leachman winning an Oscar in 1971 for her best supporting actress performance in The Last Picture Show.

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