Pushing Daisies: The Pie Ho

November 29, 2007 By:
Pushing Daisies: The Pie Ho

I was never into Molly Shannon because she only ever
really plays one of two characters: a spastic, loud
person with a weird physical tic (i.e. SNL's Mary
Catherine Gallagher) or a soft-talker with a freaky
streak. I kept waiting for her to sniff her armpits or
kick above her head but it never happened. She was at
a personal best last night as a vindictive taffy
maker/bird attack survivor.

It's going to be a long two weeks waiting for another
episode after last nights episode of Pushing Daisies. When a resurrected girl uses
flour and a fruit roll-up to extract fingernails from
a marble countertop, you know it's going to be a good
night for TV watching.

Olive's obliviousness to the passionate advances of a
traveling salesman, while engrossing and poignant,
were not enough to distract attention from the weird
Klingon head of Chi McBride. Seriously, are they just
weird wrinkles or was there a skull fracture? And Ned
must have had head trauma to think that it was a good
idea to tell Chuck that he killed her father. He
didn't even give any context-- "it was an accident" or
"he made me do it" or "i thought he was a burglar"--
just flat out said, "I killed your dad." Next week
we'll see that she takes the news so hard that she
runs away and starts keeping company with Pee Wee
Herman (Paul Reubens gueststars).