Pushing Daisies

Season 2 Episode 13

Kerplunk

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Aired Saturday 10:00 PM Jun 13, 2009 on ABC
9.4
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In this series finale, one half of the rivals of the Darling Mermaid Darlings is murdered.

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  • All has been said by Quachett, this is a bitter end for a show which had so much things to offer us.

    7.0
    We feel that this end is not natural, there are too much questions without answers.

    I regret, in particulary, that we will never see how the relationship between Ned and Chuck will go on.

    When I begun to watch the show, I thought their problem of touch would do a great part of the intrigue, but it wouldn't ; this interesting problem has not been pushed enough. It would be too easy but I would have liked to see them, for this finale, able to touch themselves, for example in a accident where they would realize that there is no effect (because of all the time she stayed in life?).

    This would have been a magic end for a magic show ; whereas we will never know if they will go on to kiss each other through a plastic film, if they will be able to have children despite this curse over their love.



    But before thinking of children, Their strange relationship will be explained by another way than allergy ? Will Olive know the truth if Lily and Vivian will ?



    However, the team of Pushing Daisies had not been able to anticipate because of abrupt choice of ABC.



    Unfortunately, my imagination is not powerful enough to fill up the lack of a third season and its new answers to give ; though, it would be the smallest thing for this wonderful show...moreless
  • What a wonderful, quick whitted (sp?) show... I was sad to see it end so quickly...

    10
    What a shame that this show only aired for a couple of seasons. It was truly unique - full of satire, quick - whitted humor, and terrific charactarizations. I loved the images - the regular use of wide angles gave the feeling that the show was larger than life. I already miss it and will be hard pressed to find any show that is similar in nature. The closest show that I can think of is Desperate Housewives, but again, Pushing Daisies was truly unique. It was my understanding that there were only 2 seasons, yet TV.com indicates it ran for 3 seasons. I am hoping this is the case, as I will have more to watchmoreless
  • Series finale for Pushing Daises. Lily and Vivian get back into swimming.

    8.0
    Although I was very disappointed that they canceled Pushing Daises after only two seasons, I enjoyed the finale. Lily and Vivian get a start back in their swim dancing routine instead of just sitting around being miserable. And they tried to wrap as much of the story up as they could, although Ned and Chuck's fathers stories are still left hanging. And at the end when it looks bleak for Lily and Vivian's relationship, they get to see Chuck alive. Alot is still left to your imagination what happens next, but at least they didn't end it with nothing. It was also neat that they mentioned what happened to Cod and Olive. I could think of a bunch of show that would rather deserve to be cancelled than this. Hopefully we'll at least get a tv special or a comic book like fueller mentioned.moreless
  • A Heart Touching Finale!!!

    10
    OMG!!! this finale was VERY Super well done!!! Loved the ''last minute narration''.

    They all live happily ever after. Awww!!!!!! Still cant get over it, what a nice ending. Felt rushed but whatever.



    Im just happy that the very general important plots were resolved: emerson's daughter(although it would have been nice to see her face), Vivian finding out about what Lilly did, Chuck - her mom & aunt reuniting, a happy Ned & Chuck couple and the one I'm so happy about: Chuck happily every after with Randy. :)

    Although the pocket watch plot was the most important this season, I'm glad they at least wrapped up the general ones. We'll get closure to this in the comics or the movie.



    It was one of the best 1 hour of my life. :)

    Daisies will live on forever in our hearts and WILL BE remembered as TV's sweetheart. :( :(



    Now I can't wait to buy the DVD and re-watch the whole season. Bring on the comics and hopefully the movie!!!!!!! :)moreless
  • A perfect farewell to an utterly magical show.

    10
    Words can't express how it feels watching this wonderful gem air for the last time. It went out in style with a wonderful story in all ways. The death of the water ballet swimmer was wild even for the show and the mystery itself played out well. The shots of the gang undercover were hysterical and we also got great gags like the aunts talking in unison. But the heart of the show was there as well with Chuck worried about losing her aunts and Vivian on her long-held secret coming to light and how it made her bond a bit with her rival. The last scenes were just amazing, the aunts coming apart until Chuck revealed she was alive again. And then that amazing last shot zipping all around the town, places we remembered from past episodes while hints of the futures of Emerson and Olive came by and Jim Dale wrapping it all up like the storybook it always was. Thank you. Thanks to all who provided us with 22 episodes of telvision perfection and made us happy every time out. I will never forget this show and always love its brief life and its heart will always live in with millions of viewers.moreless
Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

Sid Tango

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Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie Smith

Young Lily Charles (5 yrs)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Vivian: Dear me. The Aquacade is in town. Remember taking Charlotte there for her half-birthdays. It's as if an angel called the Papen County Picayune placed an ad on the back page.

    • Chuck: I can't believe you remembered my half-birthday.
      Ned: How could we forget?
      Emerson: With you never shutting up about it?

    • Chuck: Prepare to be amazed. There hasn't been this much talent around a body of water since Moses played the Red Sea.

    • Chuck: They're the Serena and Venus of water ballet, and no one's even looking.
      Emerson: No one's even not looking the way you pretend not to look when you're actually looking.

    • Jimmy Neptune: Hoped to grab you after the show, but you were swept away by the... departing crowd.
      Vivian: We small-boned persons are vulnerable to exoduses of the mass and panicked variety.

    • Galveston Gus: I know you can't prove Bubba didn't eat Ms. Ramora. He did. And what a crap last meal that must have been.

    • Emerson: In third grade, i did a report on Great Whites. Discovered we're a lot alike, seeing as how we're both misunderstood badasses.

    • Chuck: (to Ned) Now touch her! Touch her! Touch her before she talks back!

    • Olive: O-M-G! G-R-8!. T-T-F-N. No, B-R-B.
      Emerson: She got a case of the dumb A-S-S.

    • Jimmy Neptune: Don't you think that's an act that'll put butts in seats?
      Ned: Absolutely. And I've got another act that butts absolutely love.

    • Ned: Great news--Jimmy agreed to all of your demands.
      Vivian: The fresh lilacs? The Egyptian-cotton towels?
      Lily: The vodka fountain?

    • Chuck: Lily. Vivian.
      Narrator: At that very moment, time stopped--as it is wont to do when present, past, and future collide. When one's existence ceases to be measured in days, hours and minutes, but instead in the immeasurable quantity of life events. For Lily and Vivian Charles, the reappearance of a daughter and niece was a life event that would eventually overshadow a thirty-year-old betrayal and result in a splash of water, the roar of the crowd, and a whirlwind tour around the world--twice. Private investigator Emerson Cod would experience a life event when life found him through the pages of a pop-up book and he was reunited with his own lil' gumshoe.
      Penny: I'm looking for Emerson Cod...
      Narrator: Jockey-cum-waitress-cum-private-investigator Olive Snook would experience two life events in quick succession. The first, opening her heart to a formerly friendless taxidermist, and the second by opening a culinary palace dedicated to the art of macaroni and cheese called "The Intrepid Cow." For the Pie Maker and a dead girl named Chuck, their shared life event began with a touch and became the promise of a new family brought about by the words...
      Chuck: I'm alive.
      Narrator: At that moment, in the town of Couer d'Couers, events occurred that are not, were not, and should never be considered an ending. For endings, as it is known, are where we begin.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Music: Waltz of the Flowers (Pyotr Tchaikovsky)

    • Sy Richardson (Coroner) is briefly seen at the morgue, but is uncredited and has no dialogue. David Aquette (Randy Mann) is also uncredited and has no dialogue during his brief appearance with Olive. During the final camera sweep of Papen County, a figure in the sewers that is Oscar Vibenius is seen, but is presumably not played by Paul Reubens.

    • Injoke: When Emerson cuts open Bubba the Great White, a Louisiana license plate with the number 007981 falls out. This references the scene in Jaws (1975) when they cut open a lesser Great White and a Louisiana license plate with the number 007981 falls out.

    • Field Cate is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: March 11, 2009 on ProSieben
      Turkey: April 21, 2009 on CNBC-e
      UK: May 1, 2009 on ITV 1
      Poland: May 28, 2009 on Canal +
      Australia: September 1, 2009 on the W Channel
      Slovakia: August 24, 2010 on Markiza
      Czech Republic: December 22, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Finland: March 27, 2011 on Sub

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Emerson: You put the "evil" in Knievel, lady.
      Referencing Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel, famed stunt motorcyclist who made his reputation by a series of daredevil jumps from the 1960s to the 1980s. During his career he jumped multiples buses, trucks, from one skyscraper to another, and the Snake River Canyon, before retiring in 1981. In 1976 he attempted to jump over a tank of sharks. His nickname is often mispronounces and misspelled "Evil," although he was very insistent it be billed as "Evel" to rhyme with the spelling of his last name. He inspired a roller coaster and a rock opera before his death in 2007.

    • Jimmy Neptune: You know what she tried to pitch? A one-woman tribute to A Chorus Line!
      Referencing the 1975 musical by James Kirkwood Jr., Nicholas Dante, Edward Kleban, and Marvin Hamlisch. The musical is set on a stage during the tryouts for a musical, and each of the dancers ("gypsies") is forced to tell the director something about themselves. The musical features such enduring numbers as One and What I Did for Love.

    • Title:
      Referencing the board game where straws are inserted halfway up a plastic tube. Marbles are placed on top of them and the players alternate removing the straws one at a time. The player who drops the least marbles wins.

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