Pushing Daisies - Season 1

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The unique premise of this delightful 2007 ABC series? Ned (Lee Pace), a pie maker by trade -- he operates a store called the Pie Hole -- can bring dead things back to life with a single touch. The only problem? If he doesn't touch whatever he has revived within one minute, something else has to die to take its place. Ned discovered this as a child, when he touched his dead mother, brought her back to life, and then inadvertently killed the father of his childhood sweetheart, ...
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Special Features

Pie - Time - Time for Pie: delicious interactive featurette with flavorful, fresh-baked pie slices as your entrée and cast/creative team members dishing forkfuls of series secrets
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Editorial Reviews

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The unique premise of this delightful 2007 ABC series? Ned (Lee Pace), a pie maker by trade -- he operates a store called the Pie Hole -- can bring dead things back to life with a single touch. The only problem? If he doesn't touch whatever he has revived within one minute, something else has to die to take its place. Ned discovered this as a child, when he touched his dead mother, brought her back to life, and then inadvertently killed the father of his childhood sweetheart, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles (Anna Friel). However, if he touches the revived being a second time, it dies again, permanently -- which Ned learned when he kissed his mother goodnight. Now grown up, Ned reunites with Chuck when he learns she has been murdered. With a touch he brings his beloved back to life but realizes he can never hold or kiss her, lest she die permanently. Their love, unrequited by supernatural intervention, is what drives the series; and series creator Bryan Fuller (co-creator of the equally charming Wonderfalls, which also featured Pace) has fashioned a candy-colored, dreamlike world around the characters. Rounding out the cast are: Ned's co-worker, Olive Snook (the amazing Kristin Chenoweth), who secretly loves him; private investigator Emerson Cod (Chi McBride), who gets Ned's help to revive those recently murdered and then collects the reward money; Chuck's eccentric aunts, Lily (Swoosie Kurtz) and Vivian (Ellen Greene); and the unseen narrator, Jim Dale. Criminally cut short because of the writers' strike in 2007, these nine episodes are definitely worth a look.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2008
  • UPC: 883929024322
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:19:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 191

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Pace Ned
Anna Friel Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Chi McBride Emerson Cod
Kristin Chenoweth Olive Snook
Swoosie Kurtz Lily Charles
Ellen Greene Vivian Charles
Jim Dale Voice Only
Technical Credits
Bryan Fuller Created by
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season
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   Episodes
      Pie-Lette
      Dummy
      The Fun in Funeral
      Recap: On
      Recap: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Português
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Thai
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Disc #2 -- Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season
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   Episodes
      Pigeon
      Girth
      Bitches
      Recap: On
      Recap: Off
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Português
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Thai
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Disc #3 -- Pushing Daisies: The Complete First Season
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   Episodes
      Smell of Success
      Bitter Sweets
      Corpsicle
      Recap: On
      Recap: Off
   Pie Time: Time for Pie
      Pie-Lette
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
         Pie #3
      Dummy
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
      The Fun in Funeral
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
      Pigeon
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
      Girth
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
      Bitches
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
      Smell of Success
         Pie #1
      Bitter Sweets
         Pie #1
         Pie #2
         Pie #3
      Corpsicle
         Pie #1
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Português
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Português
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Korean
      Subtitles: Thai
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Visually Captivating

    This unique storyline may originally sound dreary, but, it is by far one of the most uplifting shows to have been on tv. The visual colors pop, and Jim Dale (of Harry Potter audio fame) is the best narrarator to come along since James Earl Jones. Please, give this show a shot, you won't regret it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ned bring this show back from the dead!

    Or at least give it a good afterlife on heavenly DVD. Such a quirky and visually stimulating show that baked a fabulous cast into humor pie. Also buy Wonderfalls, another Bryan Fuller tv show featuring Lee Pace.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BEST SHOW IN A TIME OF FLAKY INSUBSTANTIAL "SHOWS"

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY WHIMSICAL! BRING IT BACK!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    bring this scintillating show back from the dead!

    ABC gave up on one of the best television shows in decades when it opted to cancel "Pushing Daisies" after only 13 episodes in season two. Yes, it struggled to (re-)gain an audience following the writer's-strike-shortened 9-episode season one, but there has to be room somewhere on the cable dial for *someone* to pay Bryan Fuller to create new episodes -- HBO? USA? For crying out loud, if ABC can cough up for new installments of of "Scrubs" and NBC can wheel out the Methuselean "Law & Order" and associated spinoffs year after year, some network should be able to make room for "Daisies."<BR/>Enough venting; on to the review. "Pushing Daisies" is a quirky, fun contemporary fairy tale; it manages to be sweet and touching without becoming saccharine or maudlin. The humor is sublime and deadpan; the central characters -- the Pieman, Emerson Cod, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, and Olive Snook -- are complex and feel like authentic, three-dimensional figures; and the writing is crisp and light. Every episode contains murder, romance, humor, and witty repartee. And the narrator, with his precise chronological omniscience, enhances the storyline brilliantly, filling in the backstories and explaining the absurd scenarios as if they were everyday occurrences. Buy the DVD -- you won't be disappointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    one of the best new shows of the season

    Incredibly original, serious and lighthearted at the same time, Pushing Daisies is easily one of the best shows of the season. Most episodes seem to follow a similar formula but they're each different enough that the show doesn't get boring. The main characters are entertaining and likable, the villians are villianous and the dialogue is as colorful as the scenery. The worst part about the show is that it was abridged due to the writer's strike!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Originali-TV!

    This is one of the most original shows on TV ¿ and it¿s only downfall is the limited episodes due to the writers¿ strike. Kristin Chenoweth and Swoosie Kurtz are wonderful supporting case with perfect comedy timing. Kristin is one of the most talented versatile actresses today ¿ and on rare occasion they let her sing, but not to her potential. Lee Pace¿s facial expressions match his character¿s (Ned) dossier perfectly. It¿s a well written show for ¿ one of the best on network television ¿ and without a doubt the most creative. Where they come up with these ideas is beyond me ¿ but they are so full of marvelous things, you need the DVD to watch them over and over and discover new elements with each viewing. This is a must have DVD set ¿ you won¿t be disappointed!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fresh new show in these critical times of lackluster entertainment.

    I didn't have any expectations for this show when it came on the air but it was surprisingly good. Very creative writing and great casting. Its morbid, romantic, and comical all at once. Not getting cancelled because of the writer's strike was not just by luck but because of the refreshing, inventive edge this show provides. If you didn't catch it during season one, its certainly a show to look into before its new season starts !

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unique

    This is the most original, well written, funny, quirky show to hit television in many years. The only show I find time to watch on tv.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bryan Fuller is a genius

    This show blew me away. The writing is snappy and witty (although admittedly a bit unrealistic), the mood is tragic and romantic by turns, and the show is just really darn pretty to look at. It's imaginative, quirky, and definitely my favorite new show. Note: I'm writing this before the DVD release, so I'm just working off of my opinion while it was on air.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Cult Classic in the making

    Very funny in it's story line. Smart witty and cutting edge humor. It also poses thought provoking, topical, issues. They sneak the thought provokers in like a savory pie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Utterly Charming

    Any individual episode of Pushing Daisies seen out of context may visually impress and intrigue the viewer. The whole series seen in order (especially on DVD, a few episodes in a sitting) is heart breaking, heart warming, engrossing, facinating and everything a television show should be. One comes to deeply care about these quirky characters and their strage lives. I fell in love with Pushing Daisies in a way I haven't with more than a couple of TV shows. The DVD extras, though not massively exciting, were interesting and informative. The phrase "Pie Time! Time for Pie!" has entered into my personal vocabulary to an embarasing degree. The show has perfect casting, there isn't one actor I would trade out, but honestly Jim Dale is largely responsible for my innitial infatuation with the show. His voice-overs help bring this weird quirky world into the realm of pure magic, adding a touch of Harry Potter to this Tim Burton-esque technicolor world.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pushing Daisies... a winning show!

    Great program! Imaginative, well written, engaging, interesting characters, innovative story line, well acted..... Why, oh, why would they take this off the air.... Oh, yeah! That's probably why!!!!

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