Hope and Gloria - Season 2

NBC (ended 1996)


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Episode Guide

  • Come Back Lil' Tina
    Come Back Lil' Tina
    Episode 22
    Hope lures former teen star Connie Carlucci, who was Hope and Gloria's childhood idol, from seclusion to co-host Dennis' show, despite his disgruntled aversion to sharing the attention. But it quickly become apparent that in contrast to the perky, positive character she played, Connie is now an embittered drunk.
  • Baby Love
    Baby Love
    Episode 21
    Hope decides she wants to be a mother after her ex, Jeffrey, announces that he and his new wife are having a baby. Her search for a father starts on the Internet, then leads to Louis. Meanwhile, Gloria portrays a "love witch" on The Dennis Dupree Show.
  • Note to Self
    Note to Self
    Episode 20
    Gloria suffers a crisis of nerve after she finds a note she wrote to her future self 15 years ago setting out her life's goals, all of which remain unaccomplished. To regain her equilibrium she sets out to carry through on at least two: learning to scuba dive (with a reluctant Hope in tow), and erasing a graffito about her former teacher from atop a water tank.moreless
  • Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Funicular
    Hope's plans for a special in the mountains hit a snag after she convinces a claustrophobic Gloria to go up to the top in a cable car which immediately malfunctions. Meanwhile, Dennis prepares a special Octoberfest show.
  • The Art of the Deal
    The Art of the Deal
    Episode 18
    Hope is fired when she takes Gloria's suggestion to play hardball with Gwillem in an effort to get a raise, Louis tries to market a new invention: double-sided carpeting.
  • A Sentimental Education
    When Gloria nervously accepts a date with her handsome professor, she turns to Hope for a quick course in culture and ladylike comportment. The makeover inspires Hope to pick Pygmalion for her theater group, and she, Dennis and Louis perform in an outlandish production, attended by Gloria and her urbane escort.moreless
  • One Sorry Mother
    One Sorry Mother
    Episode 16
    Hope and Gwillem hustle to produce the momentous 5,000th telecast of The Dennis Dupree Show, and wind up with an eye-popping pastiche, featuring clips of Dennis with the likes of Wiliam Devane and Grant Show, a trip down Memory Lane with Dennis' first piano teacher, Miss Mae, and a special appearance by the Alelgheny Women's Triple Trio. Hope lines up 500 celebrities, only to have her plans doused by a torrential rainstorm that shuts down the airport. Dr. Joyce Brothers shows up but refuses to stay and save the day. Meanwhile, Gloria hits the books with fervor as a new night school student, but six-year-old Sonny is mad at his mommy for not being home and lashes out at babysitter Hope.moreless
  • Tainted Love
    Tainted Love
    Episode 15
    When Hope dates a handsome, charming doctor, Gloria and Louis become convinced that he's married because he won't give her his telephone number and only sees her when no one else is around. After they prove to her that Ben is not only married but dating several other women, Hope plots revenge.moreless
  • A New York Story
    A New York Story
    Episode 14
    After Hope's divorce becomes final, the girls decide to be "two gals on the go," and go to New York City for the weekend, where they visit the Central Perk coffeehouse.
  • Danny, Oh Boy
    Danny, Oh Boy
    Episode 13
    The girls vie for the attention of their new neighbor and persuade Louis to find out which one he likes more. Meanwhile, Dennis and Gwillem battle for the preferred parking space of a recently deceased studio employee.
  • The Man Upstairs
    The Man Upstairs
    Episode 12
    The girls try to have a noisy new tenant evicted from the building but change their minds when they discover that he's handsome, charming and single. Dennis is invited to participate in a celebrity hockey game.
  • Enemies: A Love Story
    Gloria becomes a fast friend with Louis's new girlfriend Jennifer, which leaves Hope feeling left out. Meanwhile, Dennis is obsessed with writing updates lyrics to the national anthem and performing them on his show.
  • The Dupree Family Christmas
    Gloria gets an unwanted Christmas present when her father Bernie suddenly appears after 30 years, wanting to reconcile, meanwhile, Hope tries in vain to enhance Dennis's image by getting his two ex-wives and several estranged kids to appear on his holiday special.
  • Consenting Adults
    Consenting Adults
    Episode 9
    The instant passion between Gloria and a blind date illustrates to Hope the lack of ardor in her relationship with Ethan, so she sets out to light the fire in her own love life.
  • Money You Should Mention
    In exchange for Hope's old car, Gloria agrees to paint her apartment, but Gloria's busy schedule leaves Hope feeling that her friend is giving her the brush off. Meanwhile, Dennis keeps vigil at Lizbeth's bedside - along with an attractive nurse.
  • Listen, Sister
    Listen, Sister
    Episode 7
    Hope invites all the relatives to a surprise party announcing her sister's engagement - but the surprise is on Hope when the "happy couple" breaks up due to her interference. Meanwhile, Dennis welcomes his old pal and former co-host Regis Philbin. but soon becomes consumed by jealousy.
  • How to Get an Ed in Business
    Dennis suspects that Ed is after his job when the computer whiz volunteers to help backstage and destroys Dennis's interview with Swoosie Kurtz. Meanwhile, Gloria calls Louis on the carpet for redoing Dennis's dressing room with rug remnants.
  • Manager and Woman
    Manager and Woman
    Episode 5
    When Hope devotes much of her time to grooming promising newcomer Cylinthia, Dennis riles Hope by hiring a pesky personal manager who fulfills the pompous star's every wish -- and takes away much of Hope's authority. Meanwhile, Gloria becomes jealous of the nun who was Louis's first childhood kiss.
  • Love in the Afternoon
    While Hope frets about how much Dr. Glassman knows about her from years of therapy with Jeremy, they go on a less-than-romantic first date - to a luncheon honoring Louis as Salesman of the Month - where Louis' boss propositions Gloria.
  • A Star is Reborn
    A Star is Reborn
    Episode 3
    Hope sacrifices a long-awaited vacation when she's given the chance to produce a talk-show hosted by a quirky former child actress. But will the rising star outshine Dennis when she gets his time slot?
  • Dumb & Smarter
    Dumb & Smarter
    Episode 2
    Hope must fight off suitors after she writes Dr. Glassman an electronic love letter on her computer and accidentally sends it to everyone on her mailing list except Dr. Glassman.
  • An Embarassment of Teapots
    Hope's estranged husband wants to get back together, but Hope has second thoughts when a new suitor arrives on the scene -- his psychiatrist. Meanwhile, Dennis gets a new look.