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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.

Director:

Lawrence Trilling

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (created by), Chad Gomez Creasey | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Ned
Anna Friel ... Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Chi McBride ... Emerson Cod
Jim Dale ... Narrator (voice)
Field Cate ... Young Ned (credit only)
Ellen Greene ... Vivian Charles
Swoosie Kurtz ... Lily Charles
Kristin Chenoweth ... Olive Snook
Josh Randall ... Charles Charles
Perry Anzilotti ... Augustus Papen
Alexander Gould ... Elliot McQuoddy
Sammi Hanratty ... Young Chuck
David Koechner ... Merle McQuoddy
Mary Kay Place ... Annabelle Vandersloop
Jordan Feldman ... Willie Gerkin
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Olive buys raincoats with pictures on them that correspond with each person. Ned gets pie slices on it because he's the Piemaker, Emerson gets fish because his last name is Cod, and Olive gets the coat with olives on it. See more »

Goofs

The hand with which Willie Gerkin holds the plate of cookies changes from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Emerson Cod: Who are you?
Willie Gherkin: Willie Gherkin, Smiley Realty.
Emerson Cod: Uh... you lost your smile, Pickle.
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Connections

References Pete's Dragon (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Candle on the Water
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Kristin Chenoweth and an unidentified a capella group
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The Pete's Dragon episode...
28 May 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the Pete's Dragon episode, as the writers deliberately put LOTS of references in the show. To see more about this, see the IMDb trivia.

In "Legend of Merle McQuoddy", the lighthouse keeper's wife is killed with a harpoon and most seem to think her somewhat crazy husband, Merle, is responsible. You see, Merle had been lost on a desert island for almost a decade and he just doesn't seem normal any more now that he's back. Naturally, Emerson investigates--but mostly with Olive's help. That's because Ned and Chuck are busy themselves, as Charles Charles (Chuck's recently undeceased dad) is making their relationship very difficult. To put it bluntly, the guy is a bit of a jerk.

How much you like this one will probably relate to if you saw and liked "Pete's Dragon". I saw it and hated it but still liked the episode. I am sure fans of the film would be thrilled. Interesting, though not among the best episodes of this wonderful series.


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