Pushing Daisies was a short lived, but totally hilarious concoction from Bryan Fuller that had the misfortune of making it to ABC’s prime time schedule just before the 1999 writer’s strike. It makes no difference whether we as viewers are bitter due to the results that sabotaged some great shows like Pushing Daisies, because the writers got what they wanted in the end and those that lost were just considered casualties of the war.
For 30 episodes however, Lee Pace, Anna Freel, Swoosie Kurtz, Kristin Chenoweth and Chi McBride tickled our collective funny bones with their fabulous comedic work. The premise of the show was that the main character, Ned, had the ability to touch dead things and bring them back to life. One touch life, two touches death. Chi McBride plays Emerson Cod a detective willing to use Ned’s gift to solve crimes and collect the rewards. The complication is when Ned brings the love of his life back from the beyond and has no intention of touching her ever again.
In the scene I chose the three of them are in the funeral home and Ned has started the 60 second clock in which he must send the newly revived back to dead or another must take their place. Emerson quickly does the math and realizes he needs to get out of Dodge.
This is not the last time Emerson Cod will echo his famous catch phrase that follows when he realizes his possible impending doom. I hope you got the opportunity to watch this fantastic comedy.