Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)
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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.


Barry Sonnenfeld


Bryan Fuller (created by), Peter Ocko

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Ned
Anna Friel ... Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Chi McBride ... Emerson Cod
Jim Dale ... Narrator (voice)
Ellen Greene ... Vivian Charles (credit only)
Swoosie Kurtz ... Lily Charles (credit only)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Olive Snook
Patrick Fabian ... Mark Chase
Riki Lindhome ... Jeanine
Jonathan Mangum ... Bernard Slaybeck
Omar Avila ... Manuel
Matt Braunger ... Rick
Field Cate ... Young Ned
Taji Coleman Taji Coleman ... Beth
Alex Endeshaw ... 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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English | Japanese

Release Date:

10 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


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


While singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You", Olive puts a chair up on a table. Later, when she sits down, that chair is back on the floor. See more »


Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles: We haven't seen each other in like 20 years, don't you want to know about me? I want to know everything about you.
Ned: Look, we've all done things we're not proud of, we all have secrets.
Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles: What secrets?
Emerson Cod: Skeletons in the closet.
Ned: Exactly. How long have you been listening?
Emerson Cod: There are *skeletons* in the *closet*.
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Alternate Versions

When the repeat of this episode aired in December 2007, the exterior of Dandy Lion Worldwide Industries was changed. See more »


References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


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Written by James Dooley
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I just re-watched this episode.
25 October 2007 | by jrfranchiSee 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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