‘Raising Hope’ To Be A Redskins Fan

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Last Tuesday evening was part one of the two-part season finale of FOX’s hit comedy Raising Hope, entitled “Inside Probe.”  In the episode, they detail the unique storyline behind how baby Hope was brought into the world.  I won’t get into the details, but it’s a fairly strange episode, complete with an investigative report by Nancy Grace.

The noteworthy part of the show for Redskins fans was the T-shirt belonging to Burt Chance (Hope’s grandfather), which said “Washington Redskins” with a faded throwback ‘R.’  That ‘R’ was instituted as the Redskins emblem under Vince Lombardi, but lasted only two seasons as the official emblem, from 1971-72.

Very cool to see on primetime television, especially during the offseason:

It didn’t take very much digging to discover that the show’s writer and executive producer, Greg Garcia, is a Yorktown High School graduate and a huge DC sports fan (per DC Sports Bog).  Past wardrobes by Burt Chance have featured various Washington Capitals gear, which is said to be the favorite team of Garcia’s son Camden.  Yes, like Orioles Park at Camden Yards.

This isn’t the first reference to the Redskins on the show, but it’s still good to see Garcia’s hometown teams represented well, even out in Hollywood.

You can catch part two of the season finale tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. on FOX.  Redskins references are not guaranteed.

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