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!