TAMPA, Fla. -- Emmy winning actor Martha Plimpton -- who plays a no-nonsense housekeeper on the hit TV comedy "Raising Hope" -- got her hands dirty at a Tampa home Tuesday, doing laundry and scrubbing the family’s tub.
Plimpton and co-star Garret Dillahunt helped clean the family’s home as part of a Fox network promotion.
The stunt was Plimpton’s idea for a Fox network promotion for the show. The sitcom is about a man in his 20s who lives with his parents and gets a serial killer pregnant. The entire family then raises the baby girl after her mother is sentenced to death.
Ben Waberman, who is 26 and lives with his mom, dad, sister and nephew, won an online contest by writing an essay about how his family was similar to the Chance clan on the TV show -- except for the serial killer part.
Plimpton arrived in the pink housekeeper’s uniform that she wears on the show, and after greeting and laughing with the family, stripped Waberman’s bedsheets and took them to the washer and told local reporters about her laundry secrets.