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PASADENA, Calif. -- Bearden native Dale Dickey is getting back into those gaudy clothes again.
Dickey will reprise Patty The Daytime Hooker, a role she originated on NBC's "My Name Is Earl," and bring her to Fox's sitcom "Raising Hope." An air date has not been announced yet.
She'll only be in one scene of "Raising Hope," and it's sort of an inside joke for fans of "Earl" and "Raising Hope."
"She'll show up in our 'Gambling' episode," said Greg Garcia, who created "Raising Hope" and "Earl." "She shows up playing Patty The Daytime Hooker."
What's Patty now up to?
"We have a Gambler's Anonymous meeting in our town," Garcia said. "And I thought, 'You know what would be fun? Let's throw in somebody from Camden County (where 'Earl' is set)."
So there Patty is, but she's also part of a creative paradox as a result.
In the scene, she is seated next to former "Earl" actor Gregg Binkley, who plays Kenny on "Raising Hope" but played another character on "Earl."
"It makes no sense in the world of TV, I guess," Garcia said with a laugh.
Patty won't be back for the rest of the season. However, in the third season, maybe Patty will show up again. "I'd love to investigate that," Garcia said.
"Raising Hope" also stars Garret Dillanhunt, who was in "Winter's Bone" with Dickey. In a strange twist, though, Dickey and Dillanhunt did not share scenes together in "Winter's Bone" or "Raising Hope."
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