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Circus, Circus 

The Pie Maker and his friends solve a mystery in the most unlikeliest of places: the circus.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Arnaud Bailey
Pierre (as Theodore Zoumpoulidis)
Customer #1 (as Michael C. Alexander)


The Pie Maker and his friends solve a mystery in the most unlikeliest of places: the circus.

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Plot Keywords:

circus | clown | nun | nunnery | mime | See All (5) »





Release Date:

8 October 2008 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Per the title, Circus Circus is a pair of MGM Mirage hotels in Las Vegas and Reno that offer free circus acts for the public. See more »


When Von Deenis is in the pie shop describing his humiliation, there is a very obvious ADR line where he says "chocolate" pies, with chocolate being the ADR line. See more »


Ned: Where can we find these clowns?
Bailey: Drunk in a ditch would be my guess. They usually stumble in just before showtime. They always travel in a pack.
Ned: Like wolves?
Bailey: More like cigarettes.
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Written by James Dooley
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A case of clownicide
25 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is rather an unusual episode in that Emerson isn't hired to solve a murder; he is hired to find a runaway teenaged girl, Nikki Heaps... although by the end of the episode the number of dead may be the highest in the series so far! Chuck manages to get Nikki's best friend to tell her that she had run off with a mime called Rocky Milano. By the time they catch up with him Ricky is dead though. He tells them that Nikki had joined the circus and here there are plenty of suspicious characters; a ringmaster who is clearly lying about something, an acrobat who seems to appear out of nowhere and a group of drunken clowns. As Nikki had been working with the clowns it seems likely that they were involved in her disappearance however when they all turn up dead; drowned when their clown car was run off the road and into the lake they are cleared and a new suspect emerges; the member of the audience they abused. Away from the mystery Olive is still in the nunnery along with Aunt Lily and Chuck has to look after The Pie Hole on her own... which presents a problem when Aunt Vivian walks through the door.

This was another fun episode; the mystery started off fairly run of the mill but turned out to be as wacky as usual and the little car full of dead clowns was both hilarious and a little dark. The story with Olive and Lily didn't really go anywhere but it did provide some laughs... I loved it when Lily took a bottle of booze out of her bible during the middle of prayers! It wasn't all mystery and laughs there were also some touching scenes where Ned has to come to terms with the fact that Chuck has moved out and where Chuck has to serve pie to Vivian without being seen. Two episodes in and this season continues to be as much fun as the first.

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