Before last week’s “Raising Hope” premiere, I posted my interviews with Lucas Neff and Shannon Woodward, which both offered terrific insights into the charms of one of TV’s most underrated (and, sadly, underwatched) sitcoms.
For more insight into the loopy appeal of “Raising Hope,” check out my conversation with Garret Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton.
I wasn’t buttering the actors up when I started the interview by calling Burt and Virginia one of my favorite TV couples. They may not be Coach and Mrs. Coach, but when it comes to portraying a perfectly well-adjusted marriage in a sea of maladjustment, it doesn’t get much better than the work turned in by Dillahunt and Plimpton.
In addition to discussing the secret to portraying a functional TV couple, the two actors discuss the joys of on-camera humiliation (and nakedness), as well as the pleasures of the “Raising Hope” ensemble cast.
Check it out…
“Raising Hope” airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays on FOX.