Raising Hope

The BEST episodes of Raising Hope

Every episode of Raising Hope ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Raising Hope!

At 23 years old, Jimmy Chance is going nowhere in life. He skims pools for a living, parties every night and still lives at home with his family, including his parents and his cousin, Mike. Jimmy's life takes a drastic turn when a chance romantic encounter with Lucy goes awry once he discovers she is a wanted felon. Months later, when Jimmy pays a visit to the local prison, he discovers Lucy gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising.

Last Updated: 7/28/2022Network: FOX
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Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend
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8.58
1036 votes

#1 - Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/14/2012

Jimmy's new friend from an improvisational class agrees to pretend to be his girlfriend to make Sabrina jealous.

Directors: Rebecca Asher
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Credit Where Credit Is Due
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8.11
650 votes

#2 - Credit Where Credit Is Due

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/8/2013

Jimmy learns that Burt and Virginia ruined his credit when he was a child.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Thrilla in Natesvilla
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8.10
526 votes

#3 - Thrilla in Natesvilla

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/24/2014

Burt and Virginia argue while Jimmy and Sabrina turn to fencing as their form of fighting.

Directors: Rick Kelly
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sheer Madness
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8.07
819 votes

#4 - Sheer Madness

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/21/2012

Jimmy and Sabrina continue building their relationship by learning more about their strange habits and childhood fears. Meanwhile, Virginia learns more about a habit Burt has been hiding from her for years.

Directors: Phil Traill
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Don't Vote for this Episode
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8.02
1139 votes

#5 - Don't Vote for this Episode

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/17/2011

The Chances reminisce about the year Jimmy turned 18 - when Maw Maw kicked them out of the house, when a goth Jimmy took up residence in the grocery store and when Burt and Virginia finally figured out how to be adults.

Directors: Greg Garcia
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Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent!
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7.99
964 votes

#6 - Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent!

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/2011

Virginia, Burt, Jimmy and Sabrina go to Las Vegas when Delilah plans a big wedding, but Virginia is jealous of her cousin's fancy ceremony because she never had one. Meanwhile, Jimmy hopes his luck with Sabrina will improve in Sin City.

Directors: Daniel Attias
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Throw Maw Maw from the House (2)
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7.94
814 votes

#7 - Throw Maw Maw from the House (2)

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2012

The Chances devise a plan to break Maw Maw out of the nursing facility.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
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Baby Phat
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7.93
531 votes

#8 - Baby Phat

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 3/7/2014

Virginia and Burt go to a resort for a vacation and Sabrina and Jimmy want to have a baby.

Directors: Garret Dillahunt
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Squeak Means Squeak
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7.92
697 votes

#9 - Squeak Means Squeak

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/2012

Sabrina tries to prove her parenting skills while babysitting Hope.

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Mother's Day
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7.92
617 votes

#10 - Mother's Day

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/28/2013

The Chances visit Maw Maw's childhood home and find that her mother is still alive.

Directors: Rick Kelly
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Not Indecent, but Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal
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7.91
918 votes

#11 - Not Indecent, but Not Quite Decent Enough Proposal

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/2012

The Chance family meets Sabrina's mother.

Directors: Greg Garcia
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Candy Wars
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7.91
662 votes

#12 - Candy Wars

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/20/2012

Jimmy tries to win a candy-selling contest so that Hope can ride on a float in a Thanksgiving parade.

Directors: Michael Fresco
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Prodigy
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7.90
1111 votes

#13 - Prodigy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/20/2011

When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Adoption
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7.90
697 votes

#14 - Adoption

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/29/2013

Sabrina encounters trouble when trying to adopt Hope.

Directors: Jay Karas
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hey There, Delilah
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7.89
560 votes

#15 - Hey There, Delilah

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/10/2014

Virginia clashes again with her cousin Delilah, but Maw Maw promises to leave everything to the one who can be the more civil.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Lord of the Ring
star
7.87
599 votes

#16 - Lord of the Ring

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/15/2013

Jimmy participates in medical experiments to raise money for an engagement ring.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Single White Female Role Model
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7.87
801 votes

#17 - Single White Female Role Model

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/6/2012

Sabrina is arrested at a protest for civil disobedience, but her two-week sentence in jail is made even worse by a prison attendant who claims that they're old friends. Meanwhile, Virginia saves the Natesville mayor from a public scandal, but Jimmy's political encounter could threaten Sabrina's freedom.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
How I Met Your Mullet
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7.87
476 votes

#18 - How I Met Your Mullet

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/4/2014

Jimmy and Sabrina inherit a maid from Sabrina's late grandmother.

Directors: Rick Kelly
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Mrs. Smartypants
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7.86
1020 votes

#19 - Mrs. Smartypants

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/17/2012

When Hope shows signs of being a baby genius, the family pits themselves against one another to earn their GEDs. While attempting to secure his GED, Jimmy finds out that his old high school teacher, Mr. Swift, is teaching the class.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Sabrina's New Jimmy
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7.85
829 votes

#20 - Sabrina's New Jimmy

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/3/2012

When Jimmy finds out Sabrina has a new attractive study partner, Virginia convinces him that they are doing more than just studying. Meanwhile, Burt develops an obsession with a wall figurine.

Directors: Matt Shakman
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Jimmy and the Kid
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7.84
1043 votes

#21 - Jimmy and the Kid

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/2011

A thirteen-year-old kid makes a run for Sabrina, which drives Jimmy absolutely crazy. Meanwhile, Maw Maw swallows her gold tooth and Burt and Virginia contemplate retrieving it.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tarot Cards
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7.84
998 votes

#22 - Tarot Cards

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/7/2012

Burt hires Barney to help him with his receipts during corporate tax season, and while caught up in the stress Burt accidentally makes a mean comment about Virginia's job, so she decides to change careers and become a tarot card reader. Meanwhile, Sabrina contemplates moving to Africa with Wyatt, upsetting Jimmy.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Father-Daughter Dance
star
7.82
498 votes

#23 - The Father-Daughter Dance

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 4/4/2014

Virginia's father throws Virginia and Burt the wedding that they never got to have as teen parents.

Directors: Mike Mariano
Watch Now:iTunes
Poking Holes in the Story
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7.81
837 votes

#24 - Poking Holes in the Story

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/20/2012

Virginia agrees to be a live-in house sitter for her client and look after a troublesome teenage girl. Meanwhile, Maw Maw once again confuses Jimmy with her late husband Wilfrid, so Jimmy and Sabrina play along.

Directors: Eyal Gordin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The One Where They Get High
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7.80
502 votes

#25 - The One Where They Get High

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/28/2014

Virginia fears that she has become boring and convinces Burt to join her in some reckless activities.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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