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The Legend of Merle McQuoddy 

Emerson and Olive investigate the murder of an infamous lighthouse keeper's wife, while Chuck's father schemes to keep Ned and Chuck separated forever.

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Emerson and Olive investigate the murder of an infamous lighthouse keeper's wife, while Chuck's father schemes to keep Ned and Chuck separated forever.

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Trivia

Complaining about his problems with the lighthouse, Willie Gerkin says "This is SO not the way "The Secret" is supposed to work!" 'The Secret' is a self-help book by Rhonda Byrne that concentrates in part on the way positive thinking is supposedly meant to bring wealth into one's life, just like the windfall in Gerkin's life that the lighthouse represents. See more »

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When Annabelle Vandersloop presses the red button on her diorama, the building explodes and part of the front wall falls off. A moment later, when she reaches inside the glass box with the diorama to replenish the glitter, the wall is back in place. See more »

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Emerson Cod: Well, hate to be a bitch, but ain't no way in the world I'm taking this case.
Olive Snook: You think Merle McQuoddy murdered Nora?
Emerson Cod: Merle McQuoddy's ship returned minus a few oars, making it a very easy leap from captain to killer. Nothing this kid had to say makes me think otherwise. Plus, I don't work in the rain.
Ned: Clearly, you don't hate being a bitch that much.
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References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

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Candle On the Water
6 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I love this show soooo much. Does anyone know if the cancellation rumors are true? If so then I'm going to be inconsolable. This show is whimsical and clever and currently my favorite. This episode is my particular favorite, mostly because of the adorable Pete's Dragon references and the sensationally chipper rendition of Candle on the Water. I really hope they put out a second season soundtrack with that on it because I loved it. I watched the episode about twenty times in a row I was so tickled. Kristen Chenoweth especially shines as Olive Snook and the musical references throughout (Grease, Sound of Music and a few others have cropped up as well as Pete's Dragon) leave me grinning every time. Here's hoping the show will rise from the dead...maybe Ned can spare a little of his magic touch.


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