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).