Every week I tune into Raising Hope wondering what sort of ridiculous shenanigans the Chance family could possibly get into. Seriously, the stuff these writers come up with each week is really ridiculous…and yet, I love it. Whether Jimmy is a teen prodigy or Burt is practically getting molested by Virginia’s crazy cousin, I love each and every one of them. Which is why I wasn’t at all surprised to find out that a 20-something year old Burt got kidnapped…or did he?
This week secrets come out as Virginia, Burt and Maw-maw each tell their story about Burt’s alleged kidnapping.
Back when Jimmy was just a tot, Burt was kidnapped at a local gas station by a hippy in a van. Yet actually, he just wanted to
get away see the world. He and Virginia had been fighting over things like putting the toilet seat down and leaving the milk empty in the fridge, so when opportunity knocked Burt went right along with it. He paid some teens to tell Virginia he had been kidnapped and took off. Eventually the hippy tried to kiss him and he freaked out, longing for “his girl” Burt returned home to Maw-maw’s house.
While Burt was gone, Virginia became close with the “short cop” who was pretty obsessed with her. She didn’t really like him, but he started to grow (not literally, because he’s soooo short) on her. He was nice and considerate, and he did everything right that Burt did wrong. She finally gave up and decided to move in with him. On the day of the big decision …Burt came home! And Virginia left the leprechaun cop for her real-sized man.
To Maw-maw’s dismay, Burt and Virginia were back together. As is turns out, Maw-maw was behind everything. She paid the hippy in “kisses” (gross) to convince Burt to run away with him. In order to achieve success she did everything in her power to break up Burt and Virginia. She drank all the milk, put the toilet seat back up, and gave Jimmy as much sugar as possible so he’d be super annoying. To her dismay, Burt returned home. For the past twenty years Maw-maw has still been doing everything possible to break the love-birds up. Yet, true love will overcome all, or in this case a crazy-old lady.
Other important things this week:
1) Hope is ADORABLE in a monkey suit the entire episode. I love how this season isn’t as much about raising her and is more about the family as a whole. Shows just about babies can get really annoying and are not that funny (see: Up All Night)
2) Sabrina waits throughout the episode for Wyatt to finally text her about the restaurant for dinner that night. At the very end of the episode he sends her the text, but Jimmy sees it first and deletes it. Not like Jimmy to be so devious, but I love this side of him. It’s about time he manned up. Although, telling Sabrina how he really feels might also be a good option…just a suggestion.