Raising Hope returned tonight with another double dose of entertainment with the two episodes"Making the Band" and "The Old Girl". The first one was an instant classic that brought back the cast ofMy Name is Earl for a hilarious birthday celebration, but the second one…wasn’t quite as good.
Now don’t get me wrong; I actually enjoyed both episodes tonight quite a bit! I actually think this was the strongest double dose that we’ve had ever since Ben and Kate got cancelled and Raising Hope had to double up to cover for them. It’s just hard for any episode to follow an episode as immediately memorable as "Making the Band". When I heard before tonight that the episode would be a reunion ofMy Name is Earl, I had no idea how deep the reunion would go! The whole cast came back! Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez and Eddie Steeples all made a return, and we even had a sighting of TV’s Tim Stack!