History Series / PushingDaisies

28th Feb '18 5:58:13 PM Goldenface007
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** [[spoiler:[[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mark Chase]] during his MotiveRant about the invention of the Dandy-Lion SX.]]
28th Feb '18 5:49:35 PM Goldenface007
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* ArcVillain: Dwight Dixon for half of the second season.
20th Jan '18 8:53:44 AM xoriak
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** In some episodes Chuck's fashion style is a clear tribute to Creator/AudreyHepburn
** A lot of scenes are shot in style of a Film Noir with the window shades casting shadows over the characters faces, most notably "Girth", "Bitches", and "Bad Habits", when Olive goes to hire Emerson.

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** In some episodes Chuck's fashion style is a clear tribute to Creator/AudreyHepburn
Creator/AudreyHepburn.
** A lot of scenes are shot in style of a Film Noir with the window shades casting shadows over the characters characters' faces, most notably in "Girth", "Bitches", and "Bad Habits", Habits" when Olive goes to hire Emerson.



-->'''Olive:''' There-there... *pushes him away*
-->'''Elliot:''' *Moves to do the same to Chuck.*
-->'''Chuck:''' Not here-here *also pushes him away*.

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-->'''Olive:''' There-there... *pushes ''[pushes him away*
away]''
-->'''Elliot:''' *Moves ''[moves to do the same to Chuck.*
Chuck]''
-->'''Chuck:''' Not here-here *also here-here. ''[also pushes him away*.away]''



-->'''Emerson''' You need a bigger human shield or something. You're hanging out all shorts of places I can shoot!

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-->'''Emerson''' -->'''Emerson:''' You need a bigger human shield or something. You're hanging out all shorts of places I can shoot!



-->'''Ned''': [[NotUsingTheZWord I asked you not to use the word "zombie".]] It's disrespectful. Stumbling around squawking for brains? That's not how they do. And "undead"? Nobody wants to be "un"-anything. Why begin a statement with a negative? It's like saying, "I don't disagree." Just say you agree.\\
'''Emerson''': Are you comfortable with "living dead"?\\
'''Ned''': You're either living or you're dead. When you're living, you're alive. When you're dead, that's what you are. But when you're dead and then you're not, you're alive again. Can't we say "alive again"? Didn't that sound nice?

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-->'''Ned''': -->'''Ned:''' [[NotUsingTheZWord I asked you not to use the word "zombie".]] It's disrespectful. Stumbling around squawking for brains? That's not how they do. And "undead"? Nobody wants to be "un"-anything. Why begin a statement with a negative? It's like saying, "I don't disagree." Just say you agree.\\
'''Emerson''':
agree.
-->'''Emerson:'''
Are you comfortable with "living dead"?\\
'''Ned''':
dead"?
-->'''Ned:'''
You're either living or you're dead. When you're living, you're alive. When you're dead, that's what you are. But when you're dead and then you're not, you're alive again. Can't we say "alive again"? Didn't that sound nice?



--->'''Emerson Cod:''' Your book was a bomb.

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--->'''Emerson Cod:''' --->'''Emerson:''' Your book was a bomb.



--->'''Emerson Cod:''' [deadpan] Your book. Was a ''bomb''. It ''exploded''.

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--->'''Emerson Cod:''' [deadpan] --->'''Emerson:''' ''[deadpan]'' Your book. Was a ''bomb''. It ''exploded''.



--->'''Emerson:''' (pointing at the white-streaked wall of the bell tower) I'm ''showing'' you bat crap.

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--->'''Emerson:''' (pointing ''[pointing at the white-streaked wall of the bell tower) tower]'' I'm ''showing'' you bat crap.



** Napoleon LeNez ("Le Nez" is French for "the nose") in "Smell of Success"
** Coeur d'Coeurs (french for "Heart of Hearts", symbolizing Ned's suppressed emotions and past).

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** Napoleon LeNez [=LeNez=] ("Le Nez" is French for "the nose") in "Smell of Success"
** Coeur d'Coeurs (french (French for "Heart of Hearts", symbolizing Ned's suppressed emotions and past).



* NeverSayThatAgain: {{Averted}}

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* NeverSayThatAgain: {{Averted}}{{Averted}}.



-->'''Emerson''': I suppose I ''could'' pay my bills with blind kids' smiles, but their ''money'' is a lot easier.

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-->'''Emerson''': -->'''Emerson:''' I suppose I ''could'' pay my bills with blind kids' smiles, but their ''money'' is a lot easier.



* {{Tradesnark}}: Both the Narrator and Ned refer to "Betty's Bees, trademark" in "[[Recap/PushingDaisiesS2E1Bzzzzzzzzz Bzzzzzzzzz!]]".



-->'''CEO''': "Science guy, tell them what happens in here!"\\
'''Scientist''': "This is where we use electronic-anthropromorphic units."\\
'''CEO''': (To investors) "Dummy."\\
'''Scientist''': "To test the Dandy Lion SX for structural integrity, as well as the viability of all the restraint and impact-initiated safety systems."\\
'''CEO''': "We crash things in here. Boom des ka!"

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-->'''CEO''': "Science -->'''CEO:''' Science guy, tell them what happens in here!"\\
'''Scientist''': "This
here!
-->'''Scientist:''' This
is where we use electronic-anthropromorphic units."\\
'''CEO''': (To investors) "Dummy."\\
'''Scientist''': "To
units.
-->'''CEO:''' ''[to investors]'' Dummy.
-->'''Scientist:''' To
test the Dandy Lion SX for structural integrity, as well as the viability of all the restraint and impact-initiated safety systems."\\
'''CEO''': "We
systems.
-->'''CEO:''' We
crash things in here. Boom des ka!"''desu ka''!
14th Jan '18 10:08:08 AM nombretomado
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Casting Lee Pace and Chi [=McBride=] (6'3" and 6'4", respectively) opposite Anna Friel and KristinChenoweth (5'2" and 4'11", respectively) guaranteed lots of this.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Casting Lee Pace and Chi [=McBride=] (6'3" and 6'4", respectively) opposite Anna Friel and KristinChenoweth Creator/KristinChenoweth (5'2" and 4'11", respectively) guaranteed lots of this.
19th Oct '17 8:35:14 AM xoriak
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Due to the sudden cancelling of the show, numerous plot threads were either abruptly tied or left hanging. By its finalé, Series 2 ends with: [[spoiler:Vivian discovering what occurred between Charles and Lily; Chuck revealing herself to Lily and Vivian; Ned and Chuck still continuing their relationship; Emerson getting "Lil Gumshoe" published and presumably finding Penny; and Olive staying with Randy Mann and going on to start her own novelty restaurant.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Due to the sudden cancelling of the show, numerous plot threads were either abruptly tied or left hanging. By its finalé, Series 2 ends with: [[spoiler:Vivian discovering what occurred between Charles and Lily; Lily, Chuck revealing herself to Lily and Vivian; Vivian, Ned and Chuck still continuing their relationship; relationship, Emerson getting "Lil Gumshoe" published and presumably finding Penny; Penny, and Olive staying with Randy Mann and going on to start her own novelty restaurant.]]



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In "[[Recap/PushingDaisiesS2E5DimSumLoseSum Dim Sum Lose Sum]]", when discussing the gambling regulars:
-->Shrimpboy's the gangster in charge of the table and paying off the manager. Anson Chen did eight years in the state pen for armed robbery. Jin Quin is a thug for hire who'll do anything for a few dollars. Louie Lu strangled his mother-in-law, got off on a technicality. Jim is a plumber.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
**
In "[[Recap/PushingDaisiesS2E5DimSumLoseSum Dim Sum Lose Sum]]", when discussing the gambling regulars:
-->Shrimpboy's -->'''Simone:''' Shrimpboy's the gangster in charge of the table and paying off the manager. Anson Chen did eight years in the state pen for armed robbery. Jin Quin is a thug for hire who'll do anything for a few dollars. Louie Lu strangled his mother-in-law, got off on a technicality. Jim is a plumber.



-->'''Olive''': He flew into rages! Roamed the beaches at midnight! Shunned indoor plumbing!

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-->'''Olive''': -->'''Olive:''' He flew into rages! Roamed the beaches at midnight! Shunned indoor plumbing!



--->'''Ned''': It's hard enough being in a relationship where we can't touch. But… we improvise, figured out ways around that. I've even built contraptions.

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--->'''Ned''': -->'''Ned:''' It's hard enough being in a relationship where we can't touch. But… we improvise, figured out ways around that. I've even built contraptions.



* CatchPhrase: The narrator has "At this very moment" and "The facts are these..."
** Emerson's CatchPhrase is "Aw, ''hell'' no!"
*** Which was stolen by Olive on more than one occasion.
** Played with once with the narrator saying "Oh, hell no!", and once with this exchange:
-->'''Rob Wright:''' I know how it must sound, but the facts were these...
-->'''Chuck:''' Huh?
-->'''Rob Wright:''' These were the facts...
** The Narrator plays with his own catchphrase when describing how a scene was faked to look like a natural death:
-->'''Narrator:''' The facts were ''not'' these...

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
**
The narrator has "At this very moment" and "The facts are were these..."
** Emerson's CatchPhrase is "Aw, ''hell'' no!"
*** Which was stolen by Olive on more than one occasion.
**
Played with once with the narrator saying "Oh, hell no!", and once with this exchange:
-->'''Rob
in "[[Recap/PushingDaisiesS2E7RobbingHood Robbing Hood]]":
---->'''Rob
Wright:''' I know how it must sound, but the facts were these...
-->'''Chuck:''' ---->'''Chuck:''' Huh?
-->'''Rob ---->'''Rob Wright:''' These were the facts...
** The *** Played with once by the Narrator plays with his own catchphrase himself when describing how a scene was faked to look like a natural death:
-->'''Narrator:''' ---->'''Narrator:''' The facts were ''not'' these...these...
** Emerson's is "Aw, ''hell'' no!"
*** Which has been stolen by the Narrator once and by Olive on more than one occasion.



-->'''Emerson''': It's about time I get to do the gun pointing around here.

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-->'''Emerson''': -->'''Emerson:''' It's about time I get to do the gun pointing around here.



--> Ned: You're thinking about living here, aren't you.
--> Chuck: Yeah. Well, you hate corduroy and sleigh-bell slippers, and I'll stop walking in on you doing things you don't want me to know you're doing.
--> Ned: That would have never happened if you were wearing your slippers.

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--> Ned: '''Ned:''' You're thinking about living here, aren't you.
--> Chuck: '''Chuck:''' Yeah. Well, you hate corduroy and sleigh-bell slippers, and I'll stop walking in on you doing things you don't want me to know you're doing.
--> Ned: '''Ned:''' That would have never happened if you were wearing your slippers.



* FiveFiveFive-0155 is Emerson Cod's phone number.

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* FiveFiveFive-0155 FiveFiveFive: 555-0155 is Emerson Cod's phone number.



-->'''Widow''': Now that I have [my husband's] recipe, that nice donut man and I are gonna go into business together: "Finger-Lickin' Donut Holes".\\
'''Ned''': Sounds delicious. ({{beat}}) [[LampshadeHanging And]] [[DoubleEntendre filthy]].

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-->'''Widow''': -->'''Widow:''' Now that I have [my husband's] recipe, that nice donut man and I are gonna go into business together: "Finger-Lickin' Donut Holes".\\
'''Ned''': '''Ned:''' Sounds delicious. ({{beat}}) [[LampshadeHanging And]] [[DoubleEntendre filthy]].
3rd Sep '17 1:22:26 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Homage}}: Exactly how much this show owes to the classic French film ''{{Amelie}}'' varies from "it's the writer's favourite film, there's bound to be some similarities" to "attempted shot-for-shot remake".

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* {{Homage}}: Exactly how much this show owes to the classic French film ''{{Amelie}}'' ''Film/{{Amelie}}'' varies from "it's the writer's favourite film, there's bound to be some similarities" to "attempted shot-for-shot remake".
13th Aug '17 11:32:52 AM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/{{CSI}}'' meets ''Film/{{Amelie}}''.
** [=WatchMojo.com=] describes it as if Creator/RoaldDahl wrote a show that was designed by Creator/DrSeuss.
25th Nov '16 4:44:55 PM nombretomado
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** Also see the homage to Creator/AlfredHitchcock's TheBirds in "Bitter Sweets".

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** Also see the homage to Creator/AlfredHitchcock's TheBirds ''Film/TheBirds'' in "Bitter Sweets".
2nd Nov '16 5:30:55 AM Ulysses21
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* DirtyKid: The 14-15 year old son of the dead lighthouse keeper in "Legend of Merle [=McQuoddy=]" is genuinely upset, but when Olive offers him a hug he buries his face in her cleavage.
-->'''Olive:''' There-there... *pushes him away*He goes to do the same to Chuck.*
-->'''Chuck:''' Not here-here *also pushes him away.


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* HormoneAddledTeenager: The 14-15 year old son of the dead lighthouse keeper in "Legend of Merle [=McQuoddy=]" is genuinely upset, but when Olive offers him a hug he buries his face in her cleavage.
-->'''Olive:''' There-there... *pushes him away*
-->'''Elliot:''' *Moves to do the same to Chuck.*
-->'''Chuck:''' Not here-here *also pushes him away*.
2nd Nov '16 5:26:34 AM Ulysses21
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* DirtyKid: The 14-15 year old son of the dead lighthouse keeper in "Legend of Merle McQuoddy" is genuinely upset, but when Olive offers him a hug he buries his face in her cleavage.

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* DirtyKid: The 14-15 year old son of the dead lighthouse keeper in "Legend of Merle McQuoddy" [=McQuoddy=]" is genuinely upset, but when Olive offers him a hug he buries his face in her cleavage.
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