The episode is shown as a "mockumentary" as Nancy Grace investigates Hope's serial killer mother, Lucy Carlisle (Bijou Phillips), and what happened when Jimmy met Lucy years ago. The Chance family learns some shocking things about Lucy.  
 
Greyson Chance returns as teenage Jimmy.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these television series...

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Virginia says that she watches a lot of television, adding that if a show's got letters in it, she's all over it. She references the television series 'NCIS', 'CSI' and 'SVU'.
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Dancing with the Stars

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Nancy Grace describes the Chance family in her show 'Inside Probe', saying that things came crashing down for them, like a contestant on 'Dancing With The Stars' who got voted off too early. Nancy Grace is making a reference to her real life experience on the reality dance show 'Dancing With The Stars'.
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Virginia says that she watches a lot of television, adding that if a show's got letters in it, she's all over it. She references the television series 'NCIS', 'CSI' and 'SVU'.
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My Name Is Earl

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
At the end of the episode, Sabrina is talking to Jimmy about his relationship with Lucy. In the background, the television is airing the beginning of the television series 'My Name Is Earl', before the family switches the channel back to watch Nancy Grace's 'Inside Probe'.
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NCIS

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Virginia says that she watches a lot of television, adding that if a show's got letters in it, she's all over it. She references the television series 'NCIS', 'CSI' and 'SVU'.
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  • Buy NCIS on iTunes
  • Buy NCIS on GooglePlay

Star Search

This Television Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
It is mentioned that when Jimmy was younger, and audition tape was made and sent in to the television show 'Star Search'.
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It refers to these movie series...

The Lord of the Rings

This Movie Series is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Jimmy does his Gollum impression for the cameras.
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It refers to these musicals...

Mamma Mia!
composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; written by

This Musical is referred to by Inside Probe (Part 1) part of Raising Hope Season 2
Lucy is holding Jimmy hostage after their prison wedding. Her list of demands includes a helicopter, $100 and two tickets to the musical 'Mamma Mia!'.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Raising Hope Season 2

# Title Air Date
Raising Hope
2:1 Prodigy Sep 20, 2011
2:2 Sabrina Has Money Sep 27, 2011
2:3 Kidnapped Oct 4, 2011
2:4 Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent Baby! Henderson, Nevada-Adjacent! Oct 5, 2011
2:5 Killer Hope Nov 1, 2011
2:6 Jimmy and the Kid Nov 8, 2011
2:7 Burt's Parents Nov 15, 2011
2:8 Bro-gurt Nov 29, 2011
2:9 The Men of New Natesville Dec 6, 2011
2:10 It's a Hopeful Life Dec 13, 2011
2:11 Mrs. Smartypants Jan 17, 2012
2:12 Gambling Again Jan 31, 2012
2:13 Tarot Cards Feb 7, 2012
2:14 Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend Feb 14, 2012
2:15 Sheer Madness Feb 21, 2012
2:16 Single White Female Role Model Mar 6, 2012
2:17 Spanks Butt, No Spanks Mar 13, 2012
2:18 Poking Holes in the Story Mar 20, 2012
2:19 Hogging All the Glory Mar 27, 2012
2:20 Sabrina's New Jimmy Apr 3, 2012
2:21 Inside Probe (Part 1) Apr 10, 2012
2:22 I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back (Part 2) Apr 17, 2012

 

My Name Is Earl:
Season:  4  / Episode:  25 
Inside Probe (Part 1)


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