Pushing Daisies

Season 2 Episode 4


Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Oct 22, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A sexy new client hires Emerson to solve the murder of her best friend Joe. Emerson and the gang discover that Joe had a lot of best friends... and they all had a reason to kill Joe.

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  • another golden episode from Pushing Dasies.

    this show as all of you know by now...is full of quirky plots and light hearted sickly jokes, however this week we are entertained by an unusual blend of a darker storyline mixed with the writers and scripts witty humour and notorious murder...this time sported by embalming fluid spilling from an early victim.

    the fun here this time is where Emerson Cod reunites with his chain smoking high-tension mother after years, also sported with an equally entertaining introduction of how Emerson came into the detective business with his mother.

    here we also have character development (with equally hilarious consequences)from Olive and Chuck as they put aside their past and try to become friends, only for everything to spiral out of control.

    for me this is another classic PD episode that both enlightens as it disgusts...and questions whether it deserved to be cancelled ??...the answer NO, the good news is that we still have 9 episodes until it finishes here in the UK...LOVE it.

  • Another great episode.

    This episode reminded me of many of the episodes of season 1 but it had a lot more character development in than many of the earlier episodes had. I loved Emerson's mother - what a great character. Hopefully she has a lot more scenes to come.

    Some of the issues between Olive and Chuck and Ned and Chuck were resolved this week. Great to see the story moving on so well. Pushing Daisies is definitely one of the best written and most beautifully filmed shows on TV right now. It's a travesty that so few people are watching it.

    I just can't wait to see what happens next!moreless
  • Is the Pie Maker growing up?

    This was an interesting episode. It seems that Ned is trying to grow up a bit or at least get past his issues with abandonment. It is good to see change and some sort of dynamic between Ned and Chuck instead of the doe eyed happiness all the time. I like Chuck and Ned together, but their relationship had been getting a bit boring. It was also good to see more of Emerson as he is one of my favorite characters in the show. Olive and Chuck are also surprisingly fun to watch together. Overall, it was a very good episode. Particularly laugh out loud funny.moreless
  • Chuck + Olive =?, Cod + Calista=¿?, NAKED Chuck + Ned= winners

    Chuck + Olive =?, Cod + Calista=¿?, NAKED Chuck + Ned= winners

    Ok so the show has a lot to elaborate yet, but overall this was a character building episode, i believe that Calista is going to play a really important play in the finding of Cod daughter, On the other hand we see that relationship of Chuck & Ned is as strong as it could be, the episode is about how a real friendship should be so i thinks its interesting overall i really think the should resolve all the problems that they introducing this season:So far they introduced or haven't resolve:

    -Ned's Father.

    -Cod's Daughter.moreless
  • Best episode yet! I say it every time but its true!

    In this episode the relationships between Ned and Chuck and Chuck and Olive developed and we were introduced to Emerson's mother!

    I loved this episode because it is very very fast paced like all the other episodes and some of the questions raised in season 1 are being answered.

    Chuck and Olive finally had it out about Ned when they were locked in a locker together the scene was brilliant and hilarious.

    I think it was great that we got to see how intrinsically weird Ned is when he apologised to Randy the equally strange hobbyist taxidermist.

    By far my favourite moment was at the end of the episode when Chuck turned up at Ned's apartment in nothing but a duvet! Brings to minds those "contraptions" he was talking about in episode 2! lolmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Emerson Cod's mother kisses him goodbye, she moves to his right side. However, in the next shot from behind her, we see her kissing him on the left cheek.

    • If Barb only does the "downs" of crossword puzzles, how did she know that the answer for "kinship" would have a q?

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Randy: Gobbling gizzards makes muscles!

    • Narrator: The firm of Cod & Cod dedicated itself to the pursuit of truth at all costs… a pursuit young Emerson found "badass."

    • Olive: Know what you want?
      Calista: Yeah. Nothing', with a size of "buzz off."

    • Veronica: I want "Yustice" at any price.
      Calista: That's our kind of yustice. We'll be in touch.

    • Barb: Fake that, bitches!

    • Olive: It's like we're trapped in a sachet in a panty drawer of a dead shut-in, who was shut in her bedroom by her cat so that it would have to smell the scene of Freesia. Can't you smell it?
      Chuck: Yeah. That would be my Freesia hair detangler that you said smells amazing yesterday.
      Olive: Wish I hadn't now.
      Chuck: Wish I hadn't told you those capris make you look taller.
      Olive: Liar!
      Chuck: No, I'm a truth-ar, because I came clean unprompted, while you only admitted to lying because you got caught.
      Olive: Here comes the center of the universe, pulling us all into her gravitational orbit of blame.
      Chuck: Oh, well, FYI, um, there is no center of the universe because our universe is forever expanding.
      Olive: Like your neediness. "Wah, respect my feelings. Wah, don't fence me in. Wah, don't treat me like I'm dead." Well, if you're so dead, how can you be needy? Oh right… you're selfish!

    • Chuck: But you promised me comforting. You're my king-sized duvet of goose-down goodness.
      Ned: I know. Selfishly, I want to duvet you right this second.

    • Emerson: Holy Noah's nutty-as-a-fruitcake Ark.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: February 4, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: June 30, 2009 on W
      Slovakia: August 11, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: October 20, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: January 23, 2011 on Sub

    • Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, and Field Cate are credited but don't appear.