Raising Hope

Season 2 Episode 8

Bro-gurt

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 29, 2011 on FOX
9.5
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Episode Summary

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Virginia wants the entire family to submit their inventions during the National Invention Convention Extravaganza to win a lot of money, but when everyone separates into groups with their own inventions, the competition gets fierce.

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  • Andrew Dice Clay!

    8.0
    Though I would not say that this episode was the best of this show, I definitely liked the cameo with the Dice-man doing his usual shtick, including such classics as the smoking around the head and obligatory "ohhh!"

    Another thing I like is the absence of the grandmother in most of the episode. Even though she is only a peripheral character in most episodes, I hate how they have tried to make her more involved and changed the character to make her more lucid this season. It was an unnecessary discontinuity.

    Jimmy finally grows a set a little in regards to Sebrina, which can only serve to further their pairing. He realizes that and points out that she indeed has faults; edging slowly away from his worship of her.moreless
Andrew Dice Clay

Andrew Dice Clay

Himself

Guest Star

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Rubin

Guest Star

Rylie Cregut

Rylie Cregut

Hope Chance

Recurring Role

Baylie Cregut

Baylie Cregut

Hope Chance

Recurring Role

Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci

Shelley

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Burt: What has happened to you? You sound so heartless.
      Virginia: I am heartless where a billion dollars is concerned! Burt, people only get to charity after they have money. Do you think Oprah was building orphanages in Africa when she was poor? She wasn't. She was smoking crack in Baltimore.

    • Virginia: Bill Gates didn't even finish college and he invented the computer.

    • Andrew: Hello? Anyone home? Your mat says Welcome. Unless it's being sarcastic. If that's the case it should have quotes around it.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 29, 2011 on Citytv
      Czech Republic: March 27, 2012 on HBO
      United Kingdom: September 2, 2012 on Sky1/Sky1 HD

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The sequences at the inventors competition turn out to be filled with allusions to the movie The Wizard of Oz. From the emerald-colored set pieces to the lines: 'follow the yellow carpet", "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" and "You're a very bad man" together with the brains-heart-courage speech; Hope's ruby shoes being clicked together ("you could've gone home any time you wanted"); Maw Maw in witch-green avocado mask and black traffic cone hat cackling about her drippy ice cream ("it's melting!"). The homage is driven home over credits when the Chances mull over the idea of trying to watch The Wizard of Oz on TV past the first ten minutes for once and dismiss it (paying for a color TV then watching a black and white movie), concluding with the remark there's no place like home.

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