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Pushing Daisies -- "Dummy" -- 10/10/07

Old 10-10-07, 05:29 AM
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Pushing Daisies -- "Dummy" -- 10/10/07

"Dummy"
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We'll see a presentation of Ned's power: it's both a gift and a curse, and it's illustrated with flashbacks to Ned's childhood which include dissecting frogs in school.
Ned, Emerson and Chuck later visit the morgue to inspect the body of a victim of a car accident. It's a 45 year-old man who specialized in automobile safety. The police are offering a reward to anyone who can find the killer, and Emerson wants answers in order to get the reward.

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Old 10-10-07, 09:07 AM
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Here's hoping they can keep up the style and concept of the "Pie-lette". Just rewatched that last night - SO GOOD!
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Another great episode. I love the dialogue on this show and the chuck flashback was funny. I also loved the moment with the rotating platform and the pie - funny stuff. Has now become my #1 new show.
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Yup I thought this episode was even better than the pilot. Just gorgeous! I was smiling throughout the entire show. The actress playing Olive has an amazing voice.
Old 10-10-07, 05:59 PM
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I also enjoyed this episode more than the pilot. Good show. Good cast. And I don't really care if it's a ripoff of Amelie. There are worse things that a show could be derivative of.
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Another solid episode with no fall-off in character interplay and story-telling.

I'm sorry, but the position of that glove had my mind thinking bad thoughts...
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EXCELLENT!!
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Another solid episode with no fall-off in character interplay and story-telling.

I'm sorry, but the position of that glove had my mind thinking bad thoughts...
Looking from a different angle, I don't think that glove was long enough. Will have to check it out next time.
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First time watching. Good show. I especially liked Chuck's dress
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Originally Posted by Patman

I'm sorry, but the position of that glove had my mind thinking bad thoughts...
So did I

Good episode
Old 10-10-07, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
First time watching. Good show. I especially liked Chuck's dress

Yeah she looked amazing. Great episode, liked the pilot more but this was still alot of fun. Hopefully the viewers stay with this show
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Hmmmm...this episode killed my theory of how there might be a rule of how it is determined who dies if he doesn't touch the resurrected after one minute.

(My theory was, as detailed in last week's thread, that the last person who came in contact with the deceased were the ones to buy the farm if the resurrected stayed alive. It really seemed to be holding up quite well...until all those birds fell out of the tree. I would imagine the teacher was the last one to touch the frogs.)
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Could have done without the Grease song.
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Fun episode tonight - shaping up to be my favorite new show.
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
Could have done without the Grease song.
Grease is one of my favorite all-time favorites, so it was great to hear "Hopelessly Devoted To You" performed by a broadway quality performer (Kristin Chenoweth).
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Good episode, love the characters and its main theme but thought todays plot with the crash dummy killer was boring and dull. When it wasnt dealing with that i was digging it.
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I have a feeling that Reaper and this show may both end up feeling a bit too constrained by their rather specific premises. In both cases, each episode has to necessarily deal with either returning a soul to hell or soliving a murder. When you compare it to a slightly more generalized concept like Wonderfalls had, it makes me wonder if either show will be intriguing 5 years down the road.

Mind you, I'm not comparing the two in terms of quality. I'm still really enjoying this show (best of the season so far in my book), but I'm teetering on the edge of dropping Reaper.
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I love this show! This episode was even better than the first, IMO. Funniest moments for me:

The flaming laxatives

Any scene with Digby and Olive

Ned and Co. fleeing in the wimpy Dandelion car while the inventor of that eco-friendly car jumps in a Hummer to chase after them.
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As the dog licks her face, Narrator: 'Olive contemplated how much she loved salt'.

LMAO
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Originally Posted by Cellar Door
Any scene with Digby and Olive
Yep



Ned and Co. fleeing in the wimpy Dandelion car while the inventor of that eco-friendly car jumps in a Hummer to chase after them.

Ok, when the Humvee came into frame chasing the "Eco car" I lost it.
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Someone in last week's thread mentioned they got a Tim Burton vibe from this show, and I agree but to me it's more like Tim Burton meets Jay Ward (Rocky and Bullwinkle). I loved both episodes but have to wonder if the quirkiness will get old/tired after awhile. I'm hoping not. By far, my favorite new show for the season.
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I gave the pilot 10/10 but this was more like an 7.5. I didn't dig the dummy plot and while I can dig a musical I don't like the somber solos. However it still had some great visuals and dialog.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Someone in last week's thread mentioned they got a Tim Burton vibe from this show, and I agree but to me it's more like Tim Burton meets Jay Ward (Rocky and Bullwinkle). I loved both episodes but have to wonder if the quirkiness will get old/tired after awhile. I'm hoping not. By far, my favorite new show for the season.
I get more of a Tim Burton meets Roald Dahl vibe.
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
Could have done without the Grease song.
Did we really need the whole thing?

Chenowith looked better this ep w/ the shorter hair.

I don't know if it was me, but did Chuck's cleavage get bigger throughout the ep?
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Chuck's cleavage size was all over the place in the 2nd episode.
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Are we going to get a song every week? That would be pretty neat.

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