The Mynope File

Category: Hope

Finding Hope (2001)
TV movie

Is she physically lost, or is she on a journey of self-discovery? We may never know. But please note the two alternate titles: Flying Fox and Hope Flies. Man, they were determined to get a mynope in there one way or another.

Hope Fox (Rebecca Gibney)

Hope & Faith (2003)
TV series

Pretty gutsy, putting Ted McGinley in a new show from the get-go. Also, Faith Ford plays Hope, which is bound to confuse anyone dumb enough to watch this. Faith Ford was funny on Murphy Brown. But have you ever tried to watch Murphy Brown in syndication? It’s the most dated thing ever. I really thought all those Dan Quayle jokes would hold up, but it turns out they don’t.

Hope Shanowski (Faith Ford)
Faith Fairfield (Kelly Ripa)

Hope & Gloria (1995)
TV series

I hate to question the judgment of the all-knowing IMDb, but I’m not sure what to make of this:

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“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997)

Gloria Utz (Jessica Lundy)
Hope Davidson (Cynthia Stevenson)

Land of Hope and Gloria (1992)
TV series

It’s funny, but there don’t seem to be any “Gloria” mynopes that aren’t riding on the coattails of a Hope (or in this case a Hope-Beaumont). Where are Gloria B. To God, Gloria’s Noise, and all the rest? You’re falling down on the job, Hollywood.

Gloria Hepburn (Sheila Ferguson)
Gerald Hope-Beaumont (Andrew Bicknell)

Losing Hope (2001)

I could certainly be wrong, but I find the comments on this one a little fishy. By which I mean viral-marketing-y. Still, you have to give them points for this line:

“We see one girl getting picked on because he has really big ears.”

Hope Visser (LG Taylor)

On Hope (1994)
TV short

On Dasher! On Dancer!

“Annette O’Toole, Mercedes Ruehl!” sounds like the punchline to a really elaborate joke.

Hope (Annette O’Toole)

Without Hope (1914)

As of this writing, the earliest known cinematic mynope.

Hope Frenchman (Marguerite Marsh)

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