Raising Hope

Raising Hope

In Season Four, Virginia and Burt find new adventures to fill the void of their empty nest, with only Maw Maw left in the house. Jimmy and Sabrina navigate many new "firsts," both as newlyweds and as co-parents. Jimmy takes a stab at having a career as an artist, and Barney reels over major changes at Howdy’s Supermarket, including a new owner, played by Molly Shannon (Enlightened, Saturday Night Live) in a recurring guest arc. Hope’s world starts to expand as she enters pre-school and makes new friends in the neighborhood. She may be getting older and wiser, but her family remains as lovingly dysfunctional as ever.
In Season Four, Virginia and Burt find new adventures to fill the void of their empty nest, with only Maw Maw left in the house. Jimmy and Sabrina navigate many new "firsts," both as newlyweds and as co-parents. Jimmy takes a stab at having a career as an artist, and Barney reels over major changes at Howdy’s Supermarket, including a new owner, played by Molly Shannon (Enlightened, Saturday Night Live) in a recurring guest arc. Hope’s world starts to expand as she enters pre-school and makes new friends in the neighborhood. She may be getting older and wiser, but her family remains as lovingly dysfunctional as ever.

Season 4 (20 episodes)

  • 1. Déjà Vu Man

    Original air date: 11/15/2013 Runtime: 21:24 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2013 Runtime: 21:24 min. A mysterious Natesville resident keeps popping up in the Chance's lives.

  • 2. Burt Bucks

    Original air date: 11/15/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min. Burt and Virginia introduce Natesville to a new bartering system called "Burt Bucks," that looks an awful lot like a pyramid scheme.

  • 3. Hi-Def

    Original air date: 11/22/2013 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2013 Runtime: 21:40 min. Virginia is thrilled when the doctor prescribes new glasses, until her new crystal-clear vision allows her to see every tiny imperfection around the house.

  • 5. Adoption

    Original air date: 11/29/2013 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 11/29/2013 Runtime: 21:39 min. Sabrina wants to officially adopt Hope as her own, but the official adoption process doesn't give her the "Motherhood Moment" for which she was hoping.

  • 6. Extreme Howdy's Makeover

    Original air date: 11/29/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 11/29/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min. Howdy's gets business innovator Maxine as its new owner, and all employees must come up with a big idea to change the store.

  • 7. Dysfunction Function

    Original air date: 12/06/2013 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2013 Runtime: 21:43 min. Virginia and Burt fear that Jimmy and Sabrina's marriage has lost its spark, so they use their own relationship experiences to try and shake things up.

  • 8. Murder, She Hoped

    Original air date: 12/06/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 12/06/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min. Burt and Virginia get new back-fence neighbors, and Burt is convinced that there is something suspicious about them.

  • 9. Bee Story

    Original air date: 12/13/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2013 Runtime: 21:41 min. Burt and Virginia go undercover to expose a corporate scandal that is killing all the bees in Natesville.

  • 10. The Chance Who Stole Christmas

    Original air date: 12/13/2013 Runtime: 21:39 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2013 Runtime: 21:39 min. Burt wants to be elected the interim Mayor of Natesville so that Virginia will have the honor of plugging in the town Christmas tree. But being mayor turns Burt into a Grinch.

  • 11. Hey There, Delilah

    Original air date: 01/10/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min. Maw Maw accidentally calls a wrong number in her contact book, bringing Virginia's cousin, Delilah, back to town. When the two rivals fight nonstop, Maw Maw threatens to give everything in her will to the granddaughter who can be the most civil. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina have trouble finding a babysitter for Hope.

  • 13. The Thrilla in Natesvilla

    Original air date: 01/24/2014 Runtime: 21:29 min.

    Original air date: 01/24/2014 Runtime: 21:29 min. In trying to help Barney and Maxine's budding relationship, Burt and Virginia wind up getting in a fight. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina decide to start fencing in order to relieve some of the tension in their relationship.

  • 14. The Road to Natesville

    Original air date: 01/31/2014 Runtime: 21:42 min.

    Original air date: 01/31/2014 Runtime: 21:42 min. "Groce-letes" from around the world descend on Natesville for the International Grocery Games, where competitors battle for supremacy in the aisles of Howdy's. But when the American delegation is embroiled in a shocking performance-enhancing drug scandal, the Howdy's team, along with Burt and Virginia, must pick up the torch for the Stars & Stripes.

  • 15. Anniversary Ball

    Original air date: 02/07/2014 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 02/07/2014 Runtime: 21:41 min. Virginia thinks that Burt is getting her an expensive gift for their 25th anniversary, so she decides to take him to a dude ranch that is run by a crazy cowboy. But Burt isn't able to enjoy himself because of a secret he is keeping from Virginia.

  • 16. The One Where They Get High

    Original air date: 02/28/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min. Maw Maw has found a new love, Hubert, who encourages her to engage in some reckless activities. When Virginia finds herself scolding Maw Maw, she fears she's become a lame adult and wants Burt to take part in more risk-taking activities with her. Jimmy and Sabrina follow suit when they find themselves spying on their own babysitter.

  • 17. Baby Phat

    Original air date: 03/07/2014 Runtime: 21:40 min.

    Original air date: 03/07/2014 Runtime: 21:40 min. Burt and Virginia are in desperate need of a vacation and, at Barney's suggestion, head to a resort for a little R&R, but the "resort" turns out to be a different kind of place than they were hoping for. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina decide they want to have a baby.

  • 18. Dinner with the Tropes

    Original air date: 03/14/2014 Runtime: 21:34 min.

    Original air date: 03/14/2014 Runtime: 21:34 min. Virginia's boss, Louise, begins grooming her for the role of regional sales manager. But when Virginia sees what her boss' job is really like, she has second thoughts. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Sabrina are worried about Hope's lack of compassion when she feels no sadness over the death of her pet fish, and Burt and Virginia perform at the Natesville Telethon.

  • 19. Para-Natesville Activity

    Original air date: 03/21/2014 Runtime: 21:41 min.

    Original air date: 03/21/2014 Runtime: 21:41 min. Virginia stops believing in magical things, but second-guesses herself when a ghost appears in the house. When Burt discovers that Jim Hughes has secretly been living in their house's bomb shelter, he and Jim play along with Virginia's antics in order to make her believe in the paranormal again. Meanwhile, Burt and Virginia learn some news about Jim that scares them straight.

  • 20. Man's Best Friend

    Original air date: 03/28/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 03/28/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min. When Virginia and Burt realize they are suffering from “empty nest syndrome,” Sabrina suggests they adopt a dog. But when they are turned down by the pound, they are given a trial period as dog owners with Michael, who ends up overstaying his welcome at the Chance’s home. Meanwhile, Jimmy tries to prove to Sabrina that he’s still a ladies man, even when he doesn’t have Hope with him to attract women.

  • 21. How I Met Your Mullet

    Original air date: 04/04/2014 Runtime: 21:31 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2014 Runtime: 21:31 min. Jimmy and Sabrina get a surprise when they learn that Sabrina's late grandmother has left them the family maid, who has a lifetime contract with the family. Meanwhile, Virginia gets a promotion at work that allows Burt to retire and pursue his passion - even if he doesn't know what his passion is.

  • 22. The Father Daughter Dance

    Original air date: 04/04/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min.

    Original air date: 04/04/2014 Runtime: 21:43 min. Virginia's father, Arnold, returns to Natesville seeking help in planning his upcoming wedding. But Arnold surprises everyone when he reveals that the wedding Virginia has planned is really for her and Burt - the dream wedding they never got to have as teen parents.