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Raising Hope 1.16 "Cultish Personality" Review

Now we all have heard about the religious sects that endorse polygamy. Shoot, TLC has created a television series out of it. Well, Raising Hope has thrown its hat into the ring of this hot topic issue... but with a little twist. When Cousin Mike returns after a 15 episode absence, he brings more back than the Chance family expected. Does this episode bring along a great deal of comedy along with its brother husbands? Give a hearty "Boo-ya" and read on to find out.

The big story this week was based around the return of Cousin Mike. When he showed up with his wife Tanya (guest Mary Lyn Rajskub) and his brother husbands (guest stars Paul F. Tompkins, Kent Avenido, and Christopher Frontiero) I expected there to be a great deal of humor between them and the rest of the Chance family. Sadly, I don't think we got the great moments of hilarity Raising Hope has given us the past episodes. However, we did get something else from this episode. What I am referring to is when Mike woo's back Tanya and the brother husbands. The song he sang was great but the basis behind the song was even better. What I got from it was that you have to listen to all those involved in a relationship, not just the one you really want to impress. While I may not be getting any brother husbands any time soon, I will remember the song before I start a new relationship. Even though Mike's time back in the group was cut short, I think the way it ended was classic. With Burt basing a story off of the balloon boy story, we were given one of the top (out of very little) moments of this week. Let's hope Burt can top his stint in prison (I Spy and tickling included) before the season ends, as he really is, in my opinion, the driving comedy force on Raising Hope. Read More...


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