Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)
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Bitter Sweets 

The owners of a new candy store hope to put The Pie Hole out of business. And when one of the store's owners turns up dead, Ned is wrongfully charged with murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Vivian Charles (credit only)
Lily Charles (credit only)
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Tony DiNapoli is murdered and his girlfriend Tina Arongino is the suspect. She hires Emerson to prove her innocence. Emerson, Ned and Chuck - looking just like Janis Joplin in this scene - talk to Tony and he tells them he was murdered by Burly Bruce Carter, who killed him with the hands of his girlfriend, a real doll! Meanwhile, The Pie Hole gets competition from Bittersweets, a candy store that has opened across the street and whose owners make it very clear they'll do anything to put The Pie Hole out of business. To make matters even worse, Ned finds the dead body of one of the owners in the candy store at the exact moment the police enters the building... Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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28 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Dilly's background story references Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds". She is dressed in the same outfit and has the same hairstyle as movie's heroine, played by Tippi Hedron. The movie takes place in Bodega Bay, and at the beginning, the heroine is attacked by seagulls on her way to the town via a speedboat. See more »


Eugene inflates a balloon in the science lab using a tap labeled VAC (vacuum). See more »


Olive Snook: Oh, isn't it great we can joke? Now that we that we know that there's nothing going on between us and never was. It can be funny. I bet this sort of thing happens all the time between adults. Mixed romantic messages. In no time we'll be looking back and laugh until we wet the rug. Which we'll then want to shampoo. Couple times. Possibly three, depending on what we were drinking.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Ned gets arrested for murder....
25 May 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As the episode begins, a candy shop has opened across the street. In a friendly gesture, the staff of The Pie Hole go over to welcome their new neighbors. However, unexpectedly, the new neighbors turn out to be complete jerks (the sister, Molly Shannon, is the worst of the pair) and instead of appreciating the gesture she becomes nasty and argumentative--announcing that they will destroy The Pie Hole! And, to illustrate this, a health inspector soon shows up and makes their lives difficult. And it only gets worse after that. So, when Shannon's brother is murdered and it looks like Ned did it, this rivalry seems to be the motive--and Ned is imprisoned. So, it's up to Olive, Emerson and Chuck to solve the crime and save poor Chuck. But, when all is right in their world at the end of the show, Ned accidentally blurts out that he killed Chuck's father!

I liked this episode, though at first I was undecided about Shannon's character--she was so awful that I perhaps hated her too much. But, as the episode continued I found the whole thing kooky and enjoyable. But will we ever see this candy store again on the series?

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