TV Series | Raising Hope | Contents page
Did everybody have a great summer?
Well, I feel I should mention
we lost one of our favorite seniors.
Sherwood. He used to start each day
with a song that perfectly recapped what was going on.
So, in his honor,
I'd like to sing a song about every one of you.
Let's start with, um...
**Hope's father didn't have much going on*
**Living with his parents, mowing some lawns*
**His life was going nowhere fast*
**One night he met a lady and they had a good time*
**Till he learned she was a killer, the serial kind*
**And the cops, they fried her ass*
**But before they did, she birthed him a kid*
**And Jimmy found a purpose in the world*
**Though he doesn't have a clue, he somehow manages to*
**Raise a perfect little girl*
**Some kids have all the love*
**A great dad and if that wasn't enough*
**Hope's got a gang who loves her greatly*
**Grandma Virginia, sarcastic and funny*
**Grandpa Burt skims pools for money*
**And Maw Maw, she's just crazy*
**Hope's life wouldn't be complete-a *
**without Jimmy's friend Sabrina*
**Who Jimmy loves but hasn't told her so*
**Although, come on, she's got to know*
**You might think I am a dreamer*
**But you'll understand just when you meet her*
**Why everyone loves our little Hope*
**And since we last saw her*
**She's gotten bigger, stronger, smarter*
**She feeds herself and walks and can say "No"*
**These few months, we sure have missed her*
**But we welcome back our daycare sister*
**Welcome back to Hope*
**Welcome back to Hope.*
See that guy?
That's Daddy when he was 13.
I just drew a superhero.
I'm going to put it on a T-shirt and then...
Bird in the house! Bird in the house!
Get ready. Here it comes.
I don't remember this exactly, but...
Seems like a pretty average day from my childhood.
It kind of tickles.
Wait, no, it doesn't.
It's pecking! It's pecking!
2011, and still no jet packs.
I feel like I should write a letter to somebody.
What you watching?
I'm just showing Hope some home movies
of me as a kid.
Whoa, hey. Wh-What's that?
Hey, I'm playing the piano.
I used to be able to play the piano?
No, you're not really...
That is so funny.
You really don't remember?
Before it broke, that piano was the kind that could play itself.
So you're just faking it.
Look at Daddy, Hope.
**Baby, here I am*
**I'm the man on the scene*
**I can give you what you want*
**But you got to come home with me*
**I have got some good ol lovin'*
**And I got some more in store*
**When I get through throwin' it on you*
**You gotta come back for more*
**Boys are things that come by the dozen*
**But that ain't nothin' but drugstore lovin'*
**Hey, little thing, let me light your candle*
**'Cause mama, I'm sure hard to handle now, gets around...*
At one point in your life
you might have been a little...
When you were 13, Maw Maw decided to teach you piano.
A music career
may be his only ticket
to get us out of this hell hole.
Unless you think he's smart enough to go to college.
Maw Maw hated yelling at you,
so she started teaching with a partner.
I'm sorry, Maw Maw...
Oh, no, don't apologize to me.
It's Mr. Jingles who gets angry. A-Flat minor!
I wanted you to play an A. If I wanted A-Flat minor,
I'd have you go play with your girlfriend's chest.
Her methods were unorthodox, but she got results.
Before we knew it,
you were playing right along with your father.
I couldn't believe it.
After 13 years of watching you underachieve
at almost everything, I was finally realizing
that I gave birth to a genius--
a musical genius.
I was so proud to show you off,
I got you a spot in the Natesville Music Academy's
**Actions speak louder than words*
**And I'm a man of great experience*
**I know you got you another man*
**But I can love you better than him*
**Take my hand... *
That night, all the teenage girls in the audience
got a bad case of Jimmy fever.
**I'm advertising love for free*
**So you can place your ad with me*
**Boys and things that come by the dozen*
**But that ain't nothing but drugstore lovin'*
**'Cause hey, little thing, let me light your candle*
**'Cause mama, I'm sure hard to handle now now, gets around*
And I admit it - being the mother
of a genius was addicting.
Wherever we went, I just loved to show you off.
The sun's really shining today, isn't it?
You want to see a son shining?
You should see my son shine.
Jimmy, come here.
Sing that song from the radio.
You know, Mama's favorite.
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