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PUSHING DAISIES Season 1 Episode Guide

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PUSHING DAISIES Season 1 Episode Guide

Pushing Daisies - Season 1 Episode Guide Photo

CHI McBRIDE, LEE PACE © 2007 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Episode 1 – Pie-lette- Original Air Date – 10/03/2007

TV Ratings : 12.83 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 4.3/13

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As a young boy Ned discovers that he can return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. But his random gift isn’t without deadly consequences . . . as he soon finds out. Grown up Ned (Lee Pace) puts his talent to good use by touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor. He opens a pie shop. But his gift leaves him wary of becoming close to anyone, as beautiful waitress Olive Snook (Kristin Chenoweth) finds out. His life as a pie maker gets more complicated when private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride) finds out about Ned’s secret. Emerson convinces the cash-strapped Ned to help him solve murder cases (and collect a hefty reward fee) by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers.

In the premiere episode, “Pie-lette,” Ned is handed the case that changes his life forever. His childhood sweetheart, Charlotte “Chuck” Charles (Anna Friel), is murdered on a cruise ship under strange circumstances. Her death sends him back to his hometown of Coeur d’ Coeurs to bring Chuck back to life, albeit briefly, and solve the crime. But once reunited with Chuck, Ned can’t send her back. He helps her escape after her grieving aunts, Lily and Vivian (Swoosie Kurtz, Ellen Greene), former synchronized swimmers Darling Mermaid Darlings, think they’ve buried their niece forever.

Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson’s PI enterprise, but she encourages them to use their skills for good, not just for profit. Ned is overjoyed to be reunited with Chuck, the only girl he’s ever loved. Life would be perfect, except for one cruel twist: If Ned ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Guest starring in “Pie-lette” are Field Cate as young Ned, Tina Gloss as Ned’s mother, Sammi Hanratty as young Chuck, Patrick Breen as Leo Gaswint, Brad Grunberg as the funeral director, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Julie Wittner as Deedee, Greg Suddeth as gravedigger 1, Ted Garcia as newscaster 1, Leyna Nguyen as newscaster 2, Terry Anzur as newscaster 3, Geraud Moncure as newscaster 4, David Trice as Martin Miltenberger, Ed Brigadier as minister 1 and Murray Gershenz as the rabbi.

“Pie-lette” was written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. In addition to Fuller and Sonnenfeld, Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producers of “American Beauty”) and Brooke Kennedy (“Numb3rs”) serve as executive producers.

Pushing Daisies - Season 1 Episode Guide Photo

CHI McBRIDE, ANNA FRIEL, LEE PACE © 2007 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

 
Episode 2 – Dummy – Original Air Date – 10/10/2007

TV Ratings : 10.07 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.6/11

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“Dummy” – When an automotive expert is found dead (ironically enough) after a strange hit-and-run accident, Ned suspects there’s more to the story, especially when he finds out the deceased worked for a company about to launch an experimental car. Meanwhile, Chuck wants some answers about how Ned brought her back to life, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “Dummy” are Field Cate as young Ned, Patrick Fabian as Mark Chase, Jonathan Mangum as Bernard Slaybaugh and Riki Lindhome as Jeanine.

“Dummy” was written by Peter Ocko and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Episode 3 – The Fun in Funeral- Original Air Date – 10/17/2007

TV Ratings : 9.75 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.6/10

“The Fun in Funeral” – Another strange death at the Schatz Funeral Home leads Ned back to the scene where he brought Chuck back to life. Meanwhile, Olive unwittingly becomes the messenger in Chuck’s plan to bring a little sunshine into the lives of Aunts Lily and Vivian via some anti-depressant laced pies, on Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “The Fun in Funeral” are Field Cate as young Ned, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Eddie Shin as Wilfred Woodruff, Raul Esparza as Alfredo, Sam Pancake as Donald Funk, Brad Grunberg as Louis and Lawrence Schatz, Victor Z. Isaac as the delivery boy, Howard Mann as the elderly man and Kristin Dos Santos as the 30s woman.

“The Fun in Funeral” was written by Bryan Fuller and directed by Paul Edwards.

Episode 4 – Pigeon – Original Air Date – 10/24/2007

TV Ratings : 9.45 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.0/8

“Pigeon” – A plane crash into an apartment building leaves the trio with a case – did the pilot commit suicide? – while Chuck finds herself drawn to the man who appears to be the sole survivor (guest star Dash Mihok), much to Ned’s distress. Meanwhile, Olive takes a wounded messenger pigeon to the Aunts for help, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “Pigeon” are Dash Mihok as Conrad/Lewis/Lefty, Vince Cefalu as Bradan, Karly Rothenberg as Becky, Sy Richardson as the coroner, E.J. Callahan as Jackson, Pamela Kosh as the curator, Jaymna Mays as Elsita/Elsa, Victor Z. Isaac as the delivery boy and Dan Glenn as young Jackson.

“Pigeon” was written by Rina Mimoun and directed by Adam Kane.

Episode 5 – Girth – Original Air Date – 10/31/2007

TV Ratings : 8.58 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.6/8

“Girth” – When jockeys start turning up trampled to death, supposedly by the ghost of a long dead rider (guest star Hamish Linklater, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”) and his spooky horse, Olive — a jockey in her life before the Pie Hole — hires Ned and the team to investigate. Meanwhile, Ned finds himself haunted by the ghosts of his own past as Halloween nears, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Barbara Barrie also guest stars as Mamma Jacobs.

Guest starring in “Girth” are Field Cate as young Ned, Hamish Linklater as John Joseph Jacobs, Barbara Barrie as Mamma Jacobs, Christopher Neiman as Lucas Shoemaker, Carlos Alazraqui as Gordon, Ralph P. Martin as Pinky McCoy, Jon Eric Price as Ned’s father and Leyna Nguyen as the newscaster.

“Girth” was written by Kath Lingenfelter and directed by Peter O’Fallon.

Episode 6 – Bitches – Original Air Date – 11/14/2007

TV Ratings : 8.88 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.1/9

“Bitches” – When a dog breeder who may have bred the world’s most perfect pooch is found dead, Ned and company try to figure out who exactly did the deed, especially after they learn the deceased was a polygamist who left four grieving widows, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
 
“Pushing Daisies” stars Lee as Ned, Anna Friel as Chuck, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, Ellen Greene as Vivian, with Swoosie Kurtz as Lily and Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook. Jim Dale is the narrator.

Guest starring in “Bitches” are Field Cate as young Ned, Sammi Hanratty as young Chuck, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Joel McHale as Harold Hundin, Lydia Look as Heather Hundin, Jessica Lundy as Hilary Hundin, Jenny Wade as Hallie Hundin, Christine Adams as Simone Hundin and Mark Harelik as Ramsfeld Snuppy.

“Bitches” was written by Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey and directed by Allan Kroeker.

Episode 7 – Smell Of Success – Original Air Date – 11/21/2007

TV Ratings : 7.51 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.3/7

“Smell of Success” – When the assistant to renowned scent expert Napoleon LeNez (guest star Christopher Sieber) is found dead after a scratch ‘n’ sniff book explodes, Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate whom the deadly missive was intended for. Meanwhile, Olive continues her campaign to get Aunts Lily and Vivian back in the swim of things, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Paul Reubens guest stars as Oscar Vibenius.
 
“Pushing Daisies” stars Lee as Ned, Anna Friel as Chuck, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, Ellen Greene as Vivian, with Swoosie Kurtz as Lily and Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook. Jim Dale is the narrator.

Guest starring in “Smell of Success” are Paul Reubens as Oscar Vibenius, Field Cate as young Ned, Christopher Sieber as Napoleon LeNez, Tim Conlon as Chas Spielman and Sarah Jayne Jensen as Juanita Gray.

“Smell of Success” was written by Scott Nimerfro and directed by Lawrence Trilling.

Pushing Daisies - Season 1 Episode Guide

MOLLY SHANNON, LEE PACE PUSHING DAISIES © 2007 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

 
Episode 8 – Bitter Sweets – Original Air Date – 11/28/2007

TV Ratings : 10.18 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 3.8/9

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“Bitter Sweets” – A vindictive taffy shop owner (guest star Molly Shannon as Dilly Balsam) sets up shop down the street from The Pie Hole, determined to drive Ned out of business by any means necessary, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Writer/actor Michael White (“The School of Rock,” “The Good Girl”) guest stars as Dilly’s brother, Billy.

“Pushing Daisies” stars Lee as Ned, Anna Friel as Chuck, Chi McBride as Emerson Cod, Ellen Greene as Vivian, with Swoosie Kurtz as Lily and Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook. Jim Dale is the narrator.

Guest starring in “Bitter Sweets” are Molly Shannon as Dilly Balsam, Michael White as Billy Balsam, Field Cate as young Ned, Sy Richardson as the coroner, Raul Esparza as Alfredo, Nicholas Khayyat as Eugene, Reginald Veneziano as Tony, Abbe Meryl as Tina and Michael Cornacchia as Burly Bruce.

“Bitter Sweets” was written by Abby Gewanter and directed by Allan Kroeker.

Pushing Daisies - Season 1 Episode Guide

LEE PACE,CHI MCBRIDE ON PUSHING DAISIES © 2007 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

 
Episode 9 – Corpsicle – Original Air Date – 12/12/2007

TV Ratings : 6.85 Million Viewers | Adults 18-49: 2.4/7

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“Corpsicle” – After a shocking turn of events, Ned tries to make peace with Chuck. Meanwhile, Emerson tries to get him to concentrate on their latest case, an insurance adjustor found frozen solid. And scent expert Oscar Vibenius (guest star Paul Reubens) returns, trying to figure out what’s so different about Chuck and Digby, on “Pushing Daisies,” WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Guest starring in “Corpsicle” is Paul Reubens as Oscar Vibenius. Also appearing are Colby Paul as Abner Newsome, Julia Campbell as Emma Newsome, Audrey Wasilewski as Madeline McLean, Grant Shaud as Steve Kaiser, Michael Merton as Bill Richter and Jeff Marlow as Victor Narramore.

“Corpsicle” was written by Lisa Joy and directed by Brian Dannelly.

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