Raising Hope 1.15 "Snip Snip" Review

For every guy out there, there is one place that you never mess with. I really don't have to say it because any guy who is reading this knows exactly the place I am talking about. Well, this week on Raising Hope, Burt had to do the somewhat unthinkable action and get a vasectomy. While this isn't usually a laughing matter, Raising Hope was able to pull out the funny and take a memorable doctors visit and turn it into a heartfelt connection between Jimmy and Burt.

Like I said before, Burt was chosen to get a vasectomy per the Chance family requests. This all stemmed from a belief that Virginia was pregnant with another child (more on Virginia later). While Burt usually is given plenty of screen time on RH, this week devoted almost the entire episode to the Chance patriarch. From beginning to end, the writers were able to craft a hilarious standalone episode that showed off the talents of all the actors, and pushed Garret Dillahunt to his best comedic moments since his boat name rant in episode 1.03 "Dream Hoarders". The story itself was also a great piece. With most of the story taking place at the doctor’s office, I was a little leery that the story would buckle due to lack of freedom in terms of movement. Well, I was wrong about that. Doctor Burwitz (guest Sam McMurray) was a great addition this week and through his use of roofies, we were shown a great father/son montage. I never realized that fart jokes could really bring a father and son together or better yet, that a single fart joke can create a strong friendship between father and son. It was amazing to see RH take a hilarious situation and bring forth a touching moment between Jimmy and Burt. Read More....


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