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 ... 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?


In this episode, Olive (Kristin Chenoweth) sings Hopelessly Devoted To You from Grease. Chenoweth also starred in Glee, in which the same song was performed in Season 6 by Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss). See more »


When Ned, Chuck and Emerson jumps in the pit of crash test dummies, Ned and Chuck's hand touches which would kill Chuck. See more »


Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles: [Regarding Emerson] Is he upset you brought your childhood sweetheart back to life?
Ned: He barely knows you're here.
Narrator: In fact, Emerson Cod had finished knitting a sweater vest and two handgun cozies in the week since Chuck's return.
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When the repeat of this episode aired in December 2007, the exterior of Dandy Lion Worldwide Industries was changed. See more »


Spoofs Grease (1978) See more »


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Written by James Dooley
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Compared to first episode, Dummy is only slightly good one of "Pushing Daises"
14 October 2007 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This second episode of "Pushing Daises" has Ned, Emerson, and the just-revived Chuck trying to solve the murder of a scientist killed by a crash test dummy. And a binge-eating Dandelion Girl he left behind who gets involved. While there are many amusing visual touches and lines and I loved many of Kristen Chenoweth's quirks as the waitress Olive in unrequited love with Ned as well as her singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You", for some reason I found this a little off-putting compared with "Pie-lette". Maybe it's seeing Chuck so close to Ned that makes me a little more apprehensive since we know if he touches her again she's dead forever. At least some of that gets solved at the end. Loved seeing Emerson knitting and his results: a vest and gun holders! And the scenes with Young Ned and those frogs were also good. So while this wasn't as good as the first episode, I'm still willing to give "Pushing Daises" a chance.

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