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09/26/2012 08:21 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

Melanie Griffith Talks About Seeing Her Mother Tippi Hedren's Character Dead On 'Raising Hope' (VIDEO)

Melanie Griffith is headed to "Raising Hope," where she'll play Sabrina's mom.

She'll be bringing her own mother, Tippi Hedren, along for the ride in one episode. But as Griffith revealed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," (spoiler alert) Hedren doesn't survive that episode. This lead to an awkward scene for Griffith where she had to see her mother in a casket, and the scene reminded her of an odd present she got as a child.

Alfred Hitchcock once gave her a doll-sized coffin with a doll inside. "Can you imagine the psychological effects?” she asked Kimmel.

When Kimmel asked why he would give such a gift, Griffith responded, "Because he was really weird."

But weird was apparently a normal part of Griffith's upbringing. Kimmel also had pictures from the 1970s when Hedren used the family home as a lion sanctuary. "If someone has pictures of a lion eating them, I’m going to show it," he said.

"Raising Hope" kicks off its third season on Tuesday, October 2 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 12 a.m. ET on ABC.

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