When I googled "Lacey Park", it came up with San Marino, CA, Lacey Park, PA, and Lacey, WA.
What city is the television show "Raising Hope" supposed to be set in?
|by Maw-Maw||reply 67||02/09/2017|
If you see palm trees, California.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 1||11/27/2010|
Natesville, Lacey Park is the neighborhood in which they live.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 2||11/27/2010|
It's the city in Washington. Burt wears a Washington Capitals t-shirt all the time.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 3||10/01/2011|
The washington capitals play in DC not washington state....
|by Maw-Maw||reply 4||10/28/2011|
In San Marino, Lacey Park is the town center green space, not a neighborhood.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 5||10/29/2011|
Just like Camden a fictional town in Virginia from My Name is Earl, Natesville is also fictional. I assume it's in Northern Virginia as well (based on Burt's Caps shirts).
|by Maw-Maw||reply 6||12/16/2011|
|by Maw-Maw||reply 7||12/16/2011|
San Mateo, CA
|by Maw-Maw||reply 8||12/16/2011|
Dogpatch, "an average stone-age community nestled in a bleak valley, between two cheap and uninteresting hills somewhere."
|by Maw-Maw||reply 9||12/16/2011|
Well so far I have heard of Lake Wheeler, and Umstead Park which is around Raleigh/Garner NC.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 10||03/17/2012|
The grandmother was also a cheerleader for the Baltimore Colts back in the day so they could be in Maryland too.
I'm a MD resident and fan of the Caps and Ravens :)
|by Maw-Maw||reply 11||04/11/2012|
I'm much too worried about global warming and the Darfur orphans to think about such things.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 12||04/11/2012|
It's halfway between Smallville and Metropolis.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 13||04/11/2012|
I am reminded of the time I attended a performance of "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," and the friend who was with me exclaimed with pride that Atlanta is the capital of Georgia.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 14||04/11/2012|
Lacey Washington is a charming small town with a thriving gay & lesbian community.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 15||04/11/2012|
I don't think R15 has ever been to Lacey.
Olympia is full of lesbians. Lacey is all conservative trash.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 16||04/11/2012|
either Virgina or Maryland B/C Virgina (the Character) wore a Virgina is for lovers T-shirt and Maw Maw said she used to be a Cheerleader for the B-more Colts.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 17||05/16/2012|
In "666 Park Avenue" set for ABC in the Fall starring Vanessa Williams, they don't show the real apartment house at the address. The Ansonia at 73rd and Broadway will be used for exteriors.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 18||05/17/2012|
Definitely Maryland. They have mentioned being in Baltimore and some of the local Towns.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 19||11/08/2012|
I live in the DC/VA/MD area and I took notice of all of Burts Caps and Skins Tshirts, anyway I found out that the reason for the shirts is that the creator-producer of the show (Garcia) is from the DMV (arlington VA)and is a huge Caps/Skins/Orioles fan. I think this is why the town in EARL is called Camden after the Orioles stadium -Camden Yard- which leads me to possibly believe that Natesville in RAISING HOPE is taken from Nats Stadium in DC. This could be totally wrong but I think that it makes sense.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 20||12/08/2012|
R16 is correct.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 21||12/08/2012|
From the DMV?
|by Maw-Maw||reply 22||12/08/2012|
They never do winter on he show, so it must be CA or FL.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 23||12/08/2012|
It's a fictitious town in a fictitious state. In the opening scene of season 2 episode 4 Burt receives a package and you can read their address on the envelope. It reads natesville, CC 55555. There's no state with that abbreviation.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 24||12/20/2012|
Yep, it's made-up, which can be disconcerting at times. There have been references to the D.C. area, Pacific Northwest, and CA or FL (because of the occasional palm trees and general setting).
But since Greg Garcia is from MD, I pretend it's set around MD or NoVa. I guess I need to conclude something for my own psychological satisfaction. The show definitely contradicts itself in a few ways, though. Probably on purpose, just for mindfucks.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 25||12/20/2012|
It does appear to be intentionally confusing as to what state Natesville is in, but my money is on CA. The recent episode, "Squeak Means Squeak" features an appearance by Filthy Phil of the Sons of Anarchy, caring for his sister's kids. His Redwood Original patch is clearly visible, indicating that the fictional town of Natesville must be somewhere in northern California, within a reasonable distance of the also fictional town of Charming. In the following episode (and others in the past, I believe) the radio dj takes a call from Camden County, placing Natesville near yet another fictional place. While some on this board seem sure of Camden's location, I don't think it was ever made clear on 'Earl, but clues place it in the southwest somewhere, perhaps NM. It could, of course, have been a nationally syndicated radio show, rendering this detail irrelevant. The fact remains that it never snows on either show - in fact, it never seems to get cold at all. This, along with the occasional palm tree, tells me California.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 26||12/20/2012|
I love this show.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 27||12/20/2012|
This thread reminds me of the gigantic argument going on for years on imdb about where Hooterville is located. People appear to have a hard time understanding that fictional places don't exist.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 28||12/20/2012|
Ugh, R28. Except for OP, we KNOW the place doesn't actually exist. It's just amusing (for some fans of the show who are bored) to banter about what general vicinity it could qualify for.
R26, On the other hand, there are many things that would not mean CA. A few off the top of my head: Sabrina took a drive "up" for a weekend to New York. The Chances were heading homeward on a bus and slept through their connection in Indy, and woke up in Cleveland. As I said, it's all just to fuck with our minds and probably throw a little bit of everything in there.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 29||12/20/2012|
As much as I'd love for it to be set in MD, since that's where I live, it's gotta be California. In the episode "Cultish Personality" there is a commercial on TV for Burt's brother's store, which gives an 818 area code, which puts it in LA/San Fernando Valley area.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 30||01/28/2013|
It's someplace that doesn't see snow but has plenty of vegetation.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 31||01/29/2013|
the creator of the show, greg garcia, is from the washington dc area. i assume he is paying homage to the area.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 32||01/29/2013|
Next season the entire family will be killed with Joker venom, just you watch.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 33||01/29/2013|
If Natesville is supposed to be set in any real US state, it has to be a state that allows both the death penalty (as Lucy is executed in the pilot) and same-sex marriage (as Jimmy and Frank have a legally binding gay marriage in "What Happens at Howdy's Doesnt Stay at Howdy's"). As of January 2013 (when "Howdy's" aired), that would narrow it to Washington State, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, or Maryland. If I had to guess one I'd say Maryland based solely on Burt's variety of D.C. sports apparel. Natesville also has a quasi-Southern feel to it, and to me would be more believably situated in rural Maryland than New England or the Pacific Northwest.
More likely than not, however, Natesville was probably never intended to be anywhere in particular. The writers probably figured it was best to take a page The Simpsons and set their imaginary town in an unnamed, unidentified state so that they could have more creative flexibility with the setting.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 34||01/31/2013|
I think he (garcia) also attended college at frostburg state in MD a little to the west of DC--out near cumberland somewhere . . . . .
|by Maw-Maw||reply 35||02/23/2013|
The only states that allow electrocution as a form of capitol punishment are Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia. My money is on VA given the number of references to DC.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 36||03/10/2013|
well we know that it has to be in near maryland cuz they just drove to hagerstown MD.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 37||03/28/2013|
Van Nuys, CA near North Hollywood. Is the city where the Chances house is located. I don't know the exact address, but I am sure it is in Van Nys,CA.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 38||04/01/2013|
The question should be what state, because the city is mentioned over and over, which of course is fictional. The state is either VA or MD, in the last episode of season 3 Burt goes to Hagerstown, which is in MD but pretty close to VA. I'm not 100% sure but I think I have seen mountains in some episodes, so most likely they live in VA....
|by Maw-Maw||reply 39||04/12/2013|
Yeah Camden County was loosely modeled from Waldorf, MD
|by Maw-Maw||reply 40||06/28/2013|
go maw maw
|by Maw-Maw||reply 41||07/23/2013|
I think it may be in Texas. When Delilah comes over for the first time Virginia mentions Dallas and Fort Worth. As well as her mom is from Hillsburo
|by Maw-Maw||reply 42||07/24/2013|
I think its in NC in the first season his grandma lived in Hillsborough and Burt was cleaning at umstead park
|by Maw-Maw||reply 43||07/30/2013|
They moved "west" from Hagerstown, MD. There's not much in Maryland west of Hagerstown that would fit other scenes in the show.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 44||09/26/2013|
By the first season, I'd say it's set in Arizona, or somewhere else in the sw usa. It mentions pheonix and tuscon, implying they are close. Also, the weather stays generally warm year round. At christmas time people were outside in warm weather style clothing during the day, and cool weather clothing at night.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 45||10/14/2013|
They're right next to Springfield, where The Simpsons live. Not too far from Shelbyville.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 46||10/14/2013|
Jesus! It's Fiction! Natesville doesn't actually exist! The show is created here, in my house, in miniature.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 47||10/14/2013|
I might have watched more if I knew they fictionally lived near Hagerstown, MD 45 minutes away.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 48||12/27/2013|
It's clearly in the Pacific Northwest. They use Tim's chips. Not available west of Montana or south of Oregon.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 49||01/28/2014|
|by Maw-Maw||reply 50||01/29/2014|
Got to be somewhere near Ohio because the dad of the baby is wearing a Toledo Mud Hens shirwitct and I'm from Toledo,Ohio which is a minor league baseball team
|by Maw-Maw||reply 51||02/14/2014|
R51 = Cpl. Max Klinger
|by Maw-Maw||reply 52||02/14/2014|
In the Mother's Day episode in Season 3, Burt goes to Hagerstown to take pictures of Barbara June's childhood home. Really, most of the answers varying from Northern Virginia to Eastern West Virginia, and Maryland can be right since Hagerstown is ohsoveryclose to all three of those areas.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 53||05/12/2014|
Okay, but where the hell is Raytown?
|by Maw-Maw||reply 54||05/12/2014|
haha burt and virgina got married 3 diffrent times
|by Maw-Maw||reply 55||11/04/2014|
Camden County on Earl is named after Garcia ' s oldest son, Camden. Natesville is named after Garcia ' s 2nd oldest son.Being from DMV area and a big sports fan, you can see the connections...
|by Maw-Maw||reply 56||11/06/2014|
In one episode jimmy was wearing a Toledo Muddhens t shirt, that's a team in Toledo Ohio
|by Maw-Maw||reply 57||11/10/2014|
Jimmy's ass should be set on my face.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 58||11/10/2014|
It's in the Eagle State, near Port Charles.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 59||11/11/2014|
I'm thinking they are in Maryland cause mawmaws mother lives in Hagerstown
|by Maw-Maw||reply 60||02/23/2015|
Mawmaws mother lived in Hagerstown . Gotta be md
|by Maw-Maw||reply 61||02/23/2015|
Raising Hope is supposed to placed in beautiful Utica, NY.
|by Maw-Maw||reply 62||02/23/2015|
|by Maw-Maw||reply 63||03/04/2015|
He wears a 'capitalize' shirt not a 'capitals' shirt by the way guys. Idk the answer tho
|by Maw-Maw||reply 64||05/22/2015|
Here's the link for my last post just now
|by Maw-Maw||reply 65||05/22/2015|
The Capitals are based in Washington, DC
|by Maw-Maw||reply 66||02/09/2017|
It's a five hour drive from Moralton, Statesota
|by Maw-Maw||reply 67||02/09/2017|