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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#15 - 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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#17 - 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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#20 - 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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#21 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - Kidnapped
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/4/2011
When a ponytailed hippie named Jack who kidnapped Burt twenty years ago unexpectedly pays the Chance family a visit, they discover that Burt's disappearance wasn't all it appeared. Meanwhile Jimmy's jealousy creeps out when Sabrina anxiously awaits a text from her boyfriend Wyatt.