Pushing Daisies: Season 1, Episode 2

Dummy (10 Oct. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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The team investigates an unusual car manufacturer after a murder victim claims that he was killed by a crash test dummy.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Vivian Charles (credit only)
Lily Charles (credit only)
Taji Coleman ...
Lab Technician


Chuck doesn't like the fact that Ned won't talk about himself, while Emerson doesn't like the fact that Chuck's part of the team. Olive also isn't happy with Chuck because she's secretly in love with Ned. When Emerson gets a case, he, Ned and Chuck go to the morgue where corpse Bernard Slaybeck tells them he loved Jeanine from promotions and that he was killed by a crash test dummy. At the company Bernard used to work, Dandy Lion Worldwide, Ned and Chuck find Jeanine and, during a tour hosted by CEO Mark Chase, Chuck finds a crash test dummy with neither clothes nor face. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Field Cate, who plays Young Ned and appears in all 22 episodes, only had one line of dialogue. See more »


When Ned, Chuck and Emerson are following Jeanine in Ned's car, Ned keeps looking as if to his rear view mirror to look at Chuck as they talk. However no rear-view mirror exists. The mirror returns later after the plastic divider is installed in the car. See more »


Olive Snook: So what's the poop?
Emerson Cod: "The poop"?
Olive Snook: Poop. The scoop, the skinny, the haps, the dealio, the 411. PI lingo.
Emerson Cod: Rhubarb.
Olive Snook: What's that mean?
Emerson Cod: PI secret code for "Get me a damn slice of rhubarb."
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References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »


Hopelessly Devoted to You
Written by John Farrar
Arranged by Jim Dooley (as James Dooley)
Performed by Kristin Chenoweth
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I just re-watched this episode.
25 October 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It is just as good the second time. This show is simple amazing, poetic, whimsical and ultimately lovely.

The scene recounting Janine and Bernard first sighting of each other is simply incredible and beautiful writing.

The narrator recounts that: "Bernard remembered her hair Redder, her sweater tighter and her smile, ... well her smile he remembered just right" That line is so amazing to me. If it was from the Princess Bride, people would be repeating it constantly.

The music underscores every scene to perfection. This is not a TV show as much a series of miniature movies.

Lines likes this are classic: Narrator: At that moment, the Pie Maker felt a mixture of happiness and trepidation. Ned: Why is it always a mixture?

This is quickly becoming my favorite show since Northern Exposure.

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