Most Romantic Moment #5
“How I Met Your Mullet”: Raising Hope (2014)
So I haven’t gotten to it yet, but I am a big fan of Raising Hope. I love the characters, the storyline, and just find it fun and hilarious. I especially love the ’80s references.
Why did it last only four seasons?
So the show is about James Bon Jovi “Jimmy” Chance is in his early twenties and a slacker. He left school before graduating, works for his dad, and spends most of his time getting drunk with his friends.
His mom and dad, Burt and Virginia, had him when they were 15 and have made a lot of mistakes over the years in raising him as they have no clue in what they are doing. All live with Virginia’s grandmother, Maw Maw, in her house. Maw Maw suffers from dementia and they have to care for her as she swings in and out.
Everything changes when Jimmy has a one night stand that turns out to be a serial killer. Before they give her the death penalty, she gives birth to a daughter, this little girl being given to Jimmy to raise.
So now they all band together to try and raise this girl, when three of the adults have no clue and one is not in her right mind.
Throw in some other great characters: Sabrina, rich girl trying to “make it on her own” grocery cleck; Barney, the dorky but heart of gold store manager; Frank, a strange coworker; an evil cousin, Delilah; and more.
Will Jimmy be able to raise her right? Or will he make the same mistakes as his parents?
Most Romantic Moment: I Love Watching You Succeed
So the moment I have chosen comes near the end of the series, Jimmy has married Sabrina and moved out of the grandmother’s home with Hope into Sabrina’s house.
Virginia has been promoted and doing extremely well as shift manager at work. So well that she has a huge pay increase.
The increase is so much that they have decided that Burt can quit his job and go do what his passion is, the only problem? He doesn’t know what his passion is. He goes off to try and be a bounty hunter, but eventually decides on continuing his lawn business, even though it doesn’t make a lot of money.
So the romantic moment? I’m coming to that. Now Virgina and Burt may not be the perfect parents, but they are an amazing couple. The way they just love and care for each other, it was so hard to pick a moment.
But I think the one that shows their relationship the best has to be at the end of the episode. Everyone has told Virginia that she is hurting Burt’s ego in being the money maker. After hearing that she tries to remedy it, but in the end Burt tells her that it doesn’t matter to him. He doesn’t care if she makes more or less, he only cares that she succeeds.
He only cares about her happiness. How romantic and so sweet.
To start Romance is in the Air: Part V from the beginning, go to I Did It for You: Edward Scissorhands (1990)
For the previous post, go to You Are a Horrible Cook, But I Will Eat What You Prepare Anyway: Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)