Raising Hope

I don’t know if I think the show is funny because I’m just white trash enough to relate to it or if I think it’s funny because I’m a higher level of white trash than the people in the show so it makes me feel good about myself.  Either way, the show is funny.

Cloris Leachman (YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW) is one of the funniest parts of the show which isn’t surprising because she is a funny lady.

The funniest part of this show though is this guy:

Garret Dillahunt (BURN NOTICE, DEADWOOD, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) plays the patriarch of the show, Burt Chance and he is hilarious.  First, I’m impressed by Dillahunt because he has been a bad guy in just about everything I’ve seen him in.  Have you seen LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT?  Holy hell.  He is not a good guy in that movie.  The fact that he is so great at being a bad guy makes him all the funnier (John Lithgow anyone?)

The part of me that is white trash will continue watching this show.