Pushing Daisies: Season 1, Episode 7

Smell of Success (21 Nov. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 367 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 7 critic

A woman dies in a scratch-and-sniff book explosion. Was the scientist who wrote the book the target of the explosion, or was this part of an intentional publicity stunt gone horribly wrong?

Director:

Writers:

(creator),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2895 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2413 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 839 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 9 titles
created 12 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 9 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Smell of Success (21 Nov 2007)

Smell of Success (21 Nov 2007) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Pushing Daisies.
« Previous Episode | 7 of 22 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Ned
...
...
...
Narrator (voice)
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Napoleon LeNez is a smell expert who's about to publish a self-help book on how smells can stir up beloved memories. A few days before the release of the book, one of his students, Anita Grey, tragically dies in a mysterious explosion. Her mother calls Emerson and Emerson, Ned and Chuck talk to Anita who tells them she died while scratching a scratch-and-sniff patch of the self-help book. Emerson concludes someone was trying to kill Napoleon LeNez instead of Anita. Meanwhile, Ned and Olive still don't fully know how to react to each other because of their kiss and, to Ned's dislike, Chuck wants The Pie Hole to start serving cup-pies. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is based upon the movie Sweet Smell of Success (1957). See more »

Quotes

Anchorwoman: Here with us now is an eyewitness to Oscar Vibenius' attempt on your life earlier today. Sir, tell us what you saw.
Emerson Cod: Good evening, Carol. Let me preface my statement by saying that my name is Emerson Cod, I'm a private investigator: if you need to reach me, my telephone number is Klondike 5-0-1-5-5. I've been investigating the Anita Gray murder. She was taken much too soon...
Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles: [watching the interview on TV] Get a load of Muggy McHambone.
Olive Snook: Hocking his wares... He just gave out his phone number on ...
See more »

Connections

References C.H.U.D. (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Titles
(uncredited)
Written by James Dooley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The first appearance of Paul Rubens on this show...
25 May 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Paul Rubens, know to practically everyone as Pee-Wee Herman (or that guy that did THAT in Sarasota) makes his first guest appearance on this show.

The show begins with the team going to revive and talk with yet another corpse. This one, however, is a bit unsightly than usual, as she was blown up by a booby-trapped scratch 'n sniff book!! It seems she was taking a sneak peek (and sniff) of her boss' new book--a book about smells by the famous Napoleon LeNez. However, reviving her didn't give them a clue as to WHO did this to the lady and so they, once again, must investigate. The trail leads to one of LeNez's revivals, Oscar (Rubens) but as they are about to talk with him, there is another explosion. Who is the crazy with a penchant for destruction? A kooky plot that is quite original make this one worth seeing.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone out there who still misses the hell out of this show? kelly-tenny
Similar(ish) Shows violetstart
Confused about how Lily and Vivian are Chuck's Aunts scrubby21
This Friday on Pushing Daisies S2 Ep 11 : Window Dressed to Kill charmedwon666
Do you think there was any significance to... scrubby21
Marathon on Chiller RIGHT NOW JamesWood-s
Discuss Smell of Success (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?