Pushing Daisies 10/17/2007 (S01E03) "The Fun in Funeral"

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  1. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

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    This one was really good; especially the talk of Ned's t-shirt gift.

    It's gonna be fun to see where Olive goes with her theory about Chuck.
     
  2. FilmCritic3000

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    "Mind over matter makes Pooh unfatter."

    "I may be stuck but I can still reach my gun."

    "I wanted to be a Jedi."

    I found it a bit slow at the start but Bryan Fuller's always masterful way with words really made it shine. I loved the episode.

    And can I just say that I heart Anna Friel? I seriously need to meet a girl as sunny and delightful as Chuck.
     
  3. cwoody222

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    I totally agree. Best episode so far. I loved every second and every word uttered. I LOL'ed at "That wasn't the Truth Bus, it was the Bitchy Cross Town Express".

    "Kick, Pooh!" :)
     
  4. wprager

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    I remember when I was about 16 or 17 my mom was working part time in a thrift store. On Wednesdays they were able to do some shopping before the regular customers showed up -- better selection, that way. It's also relevant to note that English was not our first language. Anyhow, that day my mom brought me a tee-shirt with a picture of a sailboat, and written underneath it was:

    It's not the size of the ship; it's the motion of the ocean.

    To this day (I'm 45 now) I have not had the guts to tell her of what it really meant. :D
     
  5. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    "You better be playin"
    "Oh Hell No"

    I'm lovin Chi.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    Ironically, I just typed "Anna Friel" in another thread (as an example of an English actor with a flawless American accent).

    Dunno why SHE came to mind!
     
  7. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    I'm still keen on riding that tricycle with Chuck AND Olive.
     
  8. JETarpon

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    Loved this episode.
     
  9. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

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    this is the 1st ep i've seen. Was the beginning a huge recap for just my benefit? It just seemed like they were telling me stuff i should have seen in past weeks.
     
  10. Bob Coxner

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    This show just keeps getting better. Unfortunately, I'm afraid the whimsy will grow weary for many people over the long haul. To me this show is a perfect example of why the British system works so well for shows that are pushing the envelope. Do 8-10 episodes per year and only do about 3 seasons total. Do your best work and then move on to something else before it jumps the shark. It's the old show biz adage, "leave 'em wanting more".
     
  11. unicorngoddess

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    Great episode! It was so funny when the guy got stuck in the window and I go, "He looks just like Pooh" and the same time Chuck made her Pooh comment.

    I love this show :)
     
  12. jwjody

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    To me Chuck is the epitome of cute. I love this show.

    I liked the, "I wanted to be a Jedi" line!

    And, "Kick, Pooh, kick!"

    LOL
     
  13. mwhip

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    Best episode of the season so far and the "whimsy" was at a point I could deal with.

    Chenowith is the star of this show for me she is just doing so much with her character. She is actually upstaging Chuck and Ned and I just want her to push Ned into Chuck.
     
  14. Chibbie

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    I love this show it very clever, but the whole "10 years, 9 moths, 8 days, 7 minutes" is getting a little old already.

    Although I did notice that they mixed it up a little bit with the funeral home guy's age as 42 years, 17 months...
     
  15. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I didn't know that he could bring back someone who died cuz of another dead person living more than a minute. That seems like an easy out if the wrong person dies.
     
  16. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    I keep thinking that Emerson is gonna do that.
     
  17. wprager

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    Yes, it was definitely just for your benefit :)

    They are obviously trying to not alienate potential viewers who missed the pie-lette. Man, I can't believe it took me two weeks to finally *get* that title. :eek:
     
  18. Zevida

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    This was the first episode I had seen and it was good. I'm actually not a fan of Chuck, but maybe it's because I'm a girl and I can't imagine ever being that sunny or perfect. Clearly she is the result of a male fantasy. I also hate when Hollywood gives ridiculous male names to female characters.

    But overall I thought the show was a lot of fun. Definitely whimsical. The dialog was very snappy at times, my favorite line of course the already mentioned "Bitchy Cross Town Express."

    The narration gets a little tedious sometimes, especially when insisting on referring to the main character as "the piemaker".

    I'll definitely be watching next week.
     
  19. busyba

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    Don't feel bad. I didn't get it until just now when I read this post. :)
     
  20. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    That's how they talk in fairy tales, and that what this show is, a modern-day fairy tale.
     

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