Wednesday, November 26, 2008

22:02 or How Pushing Daisies is RIP

It was a sad week for scripted television: one of the most brilliantly premised, colourfully executed and whimsically written shows has been cancelled by ABC. Yes; Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Aunts Lily and Vivian, Olive, Pigby, Bigby and the rest of the wonderful cast of Pushing Daisies will not see the light of day after episode 13th of Season 2 airs.

To say it breaks my heart is an understatement. So to celebrate (I'm trying to stay positive here people!) the episodes we will have enjoyed of the series (hoping ABC doesn't douche-bag us over - yes, it's a new expression I'm trying on for size - and pull a FOX/Firefly on DVD on us), I decided to take a page out of Nat at TFE's book and take screengrabs of every episode at 22:02 (22 episodes total, 2 seasons total... it makes sense in my head, ok?). 

Enjoy (I particularly love 1.1, 1.7, 2.1 & 2.5)

1.1. Pielette

1.2. Dummy
"While Olive considered how much she loved Digby for paying attention to her when the piemaker would not and Digby considered how much he loved salt..." 

1.3. The Fun in Funeral
"After Lawrence Schatz was exposed as a graver-robber, the mailbox of the Schatz Brothers Funeral home received 1867 hate letters - each one a catalogue of heirlooms feared stolen and lost."

1.4. Pigeon

1.5. Girth
"It's probably just as well that you trampled him when you did Olive, or else I would have had to buy another house just to put all the trophies in."

1.6. Bitches
Snuppies Puppies

1.7. Smell of Success
Aunt Vivian: Chlorine! Lily used to say it reminded her of bottled sunshine!
Aunt Lily: Now it reminds of me of children without bladder control. 

1.8. Bitter Sweets
"She set out across Bodega Bay determined to look the killers of her parents in their beady eyed feathered faces. Then, just about she was gonna reach the other side; her worst nightmare. {Birds attack}. Dilly Balsam survived the attack."

1.9. Corpsicle
"Please tell me I'm a suspect. Awesome! Cause you know what I did first? I took a magic potion that made the tissue paper sack that I call my heart work, then I stepped on his neck with the saggy atrophied breadsticks that used to be my legs."

2.1. Bzzzzz
Chuck: It's very first-class Parisian living. Y'know, His and Her suites, and coy midnight knocks on the door and a shared-lover's boudoir.
Ned: You'll be knocking?

2.2 Circus Circus
"Mr Johnny. We're looking for Nikki Heaps. She was last seen leaving the Big Top with you after the show but she wasn't with you when we pulled you out of the pond."

2.3 Bad Habits
"Well if I'm gonna have to get over y'all by myself I'd kinda like to do it in a place where I don't have to see your face every day."

2.4. Frescorts
Emerson: You are a silly man, stuffing 'em critters and then posing 'em in twisted ways!
Randy Mann: Well, that's why I don't ever tell people about it, they don't understand.

2.5. Dim Sum Lose Sum
"Maurice and Rolston? ... I'm glad Dad got so fun and creative with naming when I left. Goodbye Ned! Hello Mercutio and Tybald!"

2.6. Oh Oh Oh It's Magic
"While the investigators continued to ponder why the Great Hermann did not get out..."

So, if only to mourn the death of the show, give it a browse tonight on ABC @ 8pm.

1 comment:

Vance said...

This is an AMAZING post! Thanks for unsurping my television coverage!