I requested this song because it reminded me of the first day I brought Hope home. I had no idea what to do. But when Mom and Dad sang this song to get Hope to sleep, they also gave me my first lesson in being a parent.
“I did ‘Raising Hope’ and I had this line where I call someone a 'jackass.’ I went to a Christian school at the time, and my teacher — very, very Christian — saw it and kind of freaked out and tried to give me a speech about why that was a bad word and all that.” Pause. “So that was fun,” he said, shaking his head no, it was not pleasant conversation at all.
Gavin MacIntosh in Raising Hope season 2 episode 7 “Burt’s Parents”
It’s on Netflix US if you want to check out the clip