A new interview with Garret showed up at Examiner.com today. Follow the link to read it. Here is a nice standalone snippet:
“I was really glad he loves his wife so much,” Dillahunt shared. “I think Martha [Plimpton, Virginia] and I were both kind of tired of the sitcom staple of ‘Ugh, the bitchy wife; I can’t stand her!’…We thought ‘What if these people actually dig each other? What if these people found their soul mates at fifteen?'”
And Dillahunt calls working with Plimpton “one of the easiest times [he’s] had.” The two didn’t know each other prior to Raising Hope, and she had already been cast when he went in to read for Burt, but they hit it off quickly.
Episode 1×08, “Blue Dots,” airs tonight at 9 pm.
Burt gave up on his teenage dreams of being a rock star because he was a parent. Jimmy feels so guilty for ruining his father’s dream that he gets Burt a second chance to relive his rock fantasy with his music idol, Smokey Floyd (guest star Jason Lee), at the upcoming Grocery-Palooza concert in the all-new “Burt Rocks” episode of RAISING HOPE airing Tuesday, Nov. 30 (9:01-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Cast: Lucas Neff as Jimmy; Martha Plimpton as Virginia; Garret Dillahunt as Burt; Shannon Woodward as Sabrina. Guest Cast: Jason Lee as Smokey Floyd; Gregg Binkley as Barney; Cameron Moulene as Teenage Burt; Kelly Heyer as Teenage Virginia; Steve Edwards as Himself; Jace Alexander as Customer; Carlease Burke as Customer #2; Andy Rolfes as Man with Clipboard; Carson Higgins as Skateboarder #1; Maynor Alvarado as Skateboarder #2