Raising Hope

Season 3 Episode 19

Making The Band

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Aired Friday 9:30 PM Feb 26, 2013 on FOX
8.6
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39 votes
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Episode Summary

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The Chances throw a birthday party for Hope.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Will the band get back together for real?

    10
    You need to push for it Greg.

    Only watching this homage episode got us all crying at home.



    We miss Earl!
  • Loved all the connections

    10
    From the 'My Name is Earl' cast, to the Almost Famous references (Jason Lee also starred in that one), along with an airplane crash that goes to "Flight" too (black captain). Way to go Greg Garcia, keep up the good work and keep the Baltimore/Maryland references coming (Frostburg St. Rules!!) I still miss MNIE, and love to see everyone back together
  • OMG "Earl" Returns!!!

    10
    Much like the time Earl lied to us and told us he drown at sea, this episode reminds us longtime fans about Earl's life after "the list". We didn't get the fairy tale ending we wanted with that show so the amazing Greg Garcia brought back the cast on his other hit comedy Raising Hope! I have a drinking game with a friend and fellow Raising hope/My Name is Earl fan, each time an actor or character or Camden is mentioned we take shots. It's a fun way to get sloshed on a Sunday. I'm am so grateful to have watched this episode today. Everything about it was magnificent, the story line with Hope's birthday, the new friends Jimmy and Sabrina were making, the overnight success of the Smokey Floyd 2.0 band (The Pour Some Breast Milk Tour t-shirt is on my wish list) I giggled throughout the entire episode..... I think this show has just reached cult status. While some of my other favorites are floundering this show bridges the gap between past,present and future. LONG LIVE RAISING HOPE!!!!moreless
  • Second Chances Bucket list?

    7.0
    Having been robbed of the chance to wrap up the My Name Is Earl storyline, it seemed like the producer was making sure to hit every every last item on the old bucket list before this show makes an untimely exit as well. It was nice to see the old gang heavily represented on Raising Hope. Not a lot happened that was original and the laughs were mainly pleasant chuckles. A nice filler episode.moreless
  • My Name is Hope

    10
    I did not recognize Earl without the mustache, when he showed up as this character in the other (flashback - tv news reference) episode. MY NAME IS EARL - I LOVED THAT SHOW. and everybody in it. It was criminal that it wasn't renewed. I was hoping to see the whole gang back when The Crab Man showed up on "Raising Hope" the first time. So when they all kept showing up in this episode, I thought it was great. And the little jokes about their show were killer. I'm surprised they didn't show a love connection for Randy and Catalina though. And no reference to FLIGHT? C'mon.. was it just cut? SOMEBODY had to have pitched that one.



    I LOVE Raising Hope. Way to go guys. Great Work. Funny as hell. Every character. Sweet.

    My Name Is Earl was a real winner! I know everybodys beyond it now but heres another vote to BRING IT BACK. I miss these guys together. Thanx for the memoriesmoreless
Jaime Pressly

Jaime Pressly

Donna

Guest Star

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Smokey Floyd

Guest Star

Nadine Velazquez

Nadine Velazquez

Valentina

Guest Star

Baylie Cregut

Baylie Cregut

Hope Chance

Recurring Role

Rylie Cregut

Rylie Cregut

Hope Chance

Recurring Role

Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee

Andrew

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Donna: Oh, screw it. I'm married to a man who's gay.
      Andrew: What? Just because I had that dream about Bert where he was a horse and I'm riding him bareback doesn't mean I'm gay. My therapist says that could mean any number of things.

    • Pilot: We're flying into a dangerous storm. The good news is I'm one of the most accomplished pilots in all of Nigeria. The bad news is all controls are in English.

    • Smokey: Well, I-I believe in the adage: "If you love something, set it free," you know? Uh, which is why I'm setting free pills and alcohol. But if they come back to me, then I'll know they really love me.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • On Smokey's list we can catch a glimpse of Earl's items (stole P's HD Cart) just above the item from this episode, which is another in a series of allusion to My Name is Earl.

    • The scene in the plane as it looks like it is going to crash plays on the scene from Almost Famous, when the band Stillwater thinks it is going to crash and makes last minute confessions, only to have the plane make it through the turbulence. Jason Lee was a star of the movie.

    • Nadine Velasquez jumping up and down, Jaime Pressly saying "Was I being a Crab, man?" to the Pizza Man and multiple other inside jokes were obvious allusions to My Name is Earl, a series created by the shows creator Greg Garcia. The whole episode was part homage to the series.

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