'Raising Hope' season 2 opens with an adorable song recapping season 1 -- VIDEO

Didn’t watch the first season of Fox’s adorable family comedy Raising Hope? Wished you had? Wanting to catch up but don’t have time before the show premieres its second season Sept. 20? You’re in luck! The first two minutes of the show’s premiere this season function as a recap of the first season, with the scene-stealing Shelly (Kate Micucci) singing a song about Hope (played by 18-month-old twins Baylie and Rylie Cregut) as she’s baby-sitting her. Fox has shared a first look at the first couple minutes of season two with EW, and you can find that video below. 

The intro to the premiere episode, titled “Prodigy,” opens with Shelly talking to her crazy day care crew, which includes senior citizens, dogs, and babies. “Welcome back!” Shelly says. “Did everyone have a great summer?” Then Shelly surveys the group and lands, of course, on baby Hope — the namesake of the Fox comedy — as the subject about whom she’s going to sing.

From there, the song delves into Hope’s entire family — which includes daddy Jimmy (Lucas Neff), grandma Virginia (Martha Plimpton), grandpa Burt (Garret Dillahunt), and grandma Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) — and how they’re all connected, what they’ve got going on, etc. The whole thing is a pretty clever device, if you consider that it does seamlessly open the new season, recap the first season, and avoids alienating new viewers. Check it out!

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  • tjj50

    Love it!

  • Jamie

    I thought the Gilligan’s Island reference was cute, and a nice tribute to Sherwood Schwartz.

  • Remy

    OMG THE HOME VIDEO CLIPS! Those girls are absolutely precious. I have missed this show so much – I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!

  • Judy

    So adorable.

  • googie

    One of the few shows I love! CAN’T WAIT!

  • Mimzay

    I love this show. One of the best that aired last season. Can’t wait for its return!

  • Amy

    So, so cute. Love the new footage of Hope. What a great show! I can’t wait until it returns.

  • Lorie

    Too, too precious!!!

  • Cygnus

    This show needs to get some marketing time. This was the best new show of last year, and flew quietly under the radar while tons of awful crap got millions in marketing thrown at it.

    • Josh

      It got swallowed up by the Glee machine-Fox’s cash cow.

      • Jenny

        Doesn’t everything get overlooked because of Glee these days. Raising Hope got snubbed for Outstanding Comedy, and Glee got nominated. But Glee’s second season was really uneven and totally undeserving in my book.

      • Cara

        Lol @ The Glee Machine. Even though I liked most of the first season of Glee everything about it just scream MONEY GRAB now and it makes the entire show really unenjoyable, like I can’t even watch commercials for it without feeling the pressure of capitalism bearing down on me.

  • abadstroller

    Such a quirky sweet show… I’m looking forward to its season premiere!

  • kayy

    lol i love this show. my daughter looks just like hope. lol

  • Lia

    Yay cute! I love Shelley’s songs. ‘Don’t Bite’ sold me on the show.

  • salma

    she’s so cute she make me want to cry!!!!

  • dinana

    love love love this show! Looking forward to new season! Nice to see a well written show!

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    • jan Wayland

      I love this show. Watched it all last season. I would love to see more of baby Hope. She is soooo cute. Great expression in her face.

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