Pushing Daisies

Window Dressed to Kill

Season 2, Ep 11, Aired 5/30/09
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  • Episode Description
  • The team take on the case of a famed window dresser Erin Embry, who may or may not have been done in by her partner. However, Ned insists he's s unable to help when he refuses to use his restoring ability. Meanwhile, Lily and Vivian receive visitors.

  • Cast & Crew
  • George Segal

    Roy 'Buster' Bustamante

  • Anna Friel

    Charlotte "Chuck" Charles

  • Richard Benjamin

    Jerry Holmes

  • David Arquette

    Randy Mann

  • Chi McBride

    Emerson Cod

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Remind me again why a show so perfect has been canceled?

    By SWERJ321, May 31, 2009

  • Ned decides not to use his magic finger anymore, so Emmerson must solve the case all on his own.

    By kbelliveau, Apr 26, 2009

  • Yeah Finally after months we get to see the last episodes!

    By maz1727, Apr 20, 2009

  • Do not read this if you have not seen this episode! Unless you want spoilers!

    By winterbehaviour, Apr 19, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Ned: I don't like giving funny names to the pies. Does it not seem disrespectful?

    • Ned: You know, now that I'm out of dead-waking and back to just pie-baking and no longer touching dead fruit, I can eat my own pie! I'm gonna get fat, aren't I?

    • Chuck: Are you sure you don't want to untie those apron strings and lace up those chasin' laces? Ned: My apron is staying on, with its strings securely tied in a double-figure-eight follow-through knot.

    • Ned: I want to lead a normal life, a guy who just makes pies. Who wants to be Superman? Not me. I say no to super and yes to man. I'm Clark Kent. Emerson: Well that's just downright crap-tastic, Clark. I now have an abnormally large amount of work to do on account of no one here wants to touch a dead lady so I can ask who killed her.

    • Chuck: Emerson, Emerson! What about me? Emerson: No conversation I ever want to have begins with those three words.

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    Notes (7)

    • One of the window designers was named Coco, which is the name of David Arquette's daughter.

    • Music: Hello (Lionel Richie, performed here by Kristin Chenoweth)

    • The cartoon that Young Olive watches on television with Jerry and Buster is the 1956 Bugs Bunny cartoon, A Star is Bored.

    • One of the window dressers is named Denny Downs. He shares the name of Kristin Chenoweth's (Olive Snook) best friend.

    • Field Cate is credited but doesn't appear.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Ned: Who wants to be Superman? Not me. I say no to super and yes to man. I'm Clark Kent. This and other comments referencing the comic book character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in Action Comics #1 (June 30, 1938). Arguably the most recognized comic book character in the world, Baby Kal-El was rocketed from the doomed planet Krypton, landed on Earth, and gains superpowers under the yellow sun. Assuming the identity of mild-manner Clark Kent, Superman fights a neverending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American way, and has appeared on radio, television, cinema, video games, and novels among other media.

    • Ned: Olive... use your words. Referencing Michael Crichton's 1987 novel Sphere, subsequently made into a movie in 1998. The novel chronicles a team of scientists in an underwater habitat who make contact with an alien life form, which they name "Jerry." When Jerry has trouble communicating with them (via a computer monitor and keyboard), psychologist Norman Johnson (Goodman in the movie) says "Jerry, use your words."

    • Emerson: Woman still in the holiday spirit guzzles too many spirits, does a Gene Kelly-round-the-rosy... This is a reference to Gene Kelly's famous dance to the title song of the 1952 musical film Singin' in the Rain.

    • Ned: Pearway to Heaven, it's new.
      Referencing the 1971 song Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin, released on the band's untitled fourth album. The song runs 8:02, meaning that it was never released as a single because the band refused to cut it down to fit.

    • Ned: ... but more unfulfilling than Rock Me Amade-Quince Referencing the 1985 song Rock Me Amadeus by Austrian pop musician Falco.

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