Raising Hope returned tonight with two more brand new episodes, starting out with the second half of the two parter “Yo Zappa Do: Part 2?. With Hope being discovered as a child star at the end of last week’s installment, the rest of the Chance family needs to find things to do in Hollywood! Some of them with pretty great results, some of them were…well…not so great.
Burt’s story was the funniest for me, but I really think that most of the jokes would be lost on most people that maybe don’t follow TV as closely as I do. I love the idea of Burt’s landscaping plans being an allegory for a new TV program, and the idea of networks getting too involved in the creative process and diminishing the quality of the product is a struggle we hear about all of the time in the TV business. I loved the FOX executive saying that they’d like his landscaping to appeal more to the 18-34 demo, and Burt’s “That’s for cancelling My Name is Earl” was one of the best lines of the night!