Friday, May 28, 2010

Can You Guess This TV Theme? #47 - Answer

Congratulations to TS Hendrik from 'The Non-Review' for correctly guessing that this week's TV theme is from 'Pushing Daisies'.

The show revolved around Ned the pie maker and owner of 'The Pie Hole', played by Lee Pace, and his gift of giving life back to the dead.... As a young boy, Ned finds out that he can revive the dead by touching their lifeless bodies. However, Ned also finds out that with great power, comes great consequences, and he learns that his ability to revive the dead comes with a few stipulations:

1. If the subject that Ned has revived is brought back to life for more than one minute, something or someone nearby will die to 'restore balance'.

2. If Ned touches the revived subject a second time, it dies again, this time permanently.

Private investigator Emerson Cod, played by Chi McBride of 'Boston Public' and 'Human Target' fame, catches wind of Ned's gift and makes him an offer he can't refuse.... Ned would bring murder victims back to life, find out who killed them, then get paid to solve the crimes....

Ned, now working with PI Cod, runs into the corpse of his childhood love, Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles played by the beautiful Anna Friel.... Ned brings her back to life, and struggles with his emotions throughout the series.... Ned loves Chuck, but can never touch her (because she'll die again), and he's lived his entire life with the fact that her father died because he brought his mother back to life for more than a minute....

Kristin Chenoweth, the little woman with the big voice and the original 'Glinda' from Broadway's 'Wicked', won an Emmy Award for her role as Pie Hole Waitress Olive Snook.... Ellen Greene and Swoosie Kurtz play Chuck's synchronized swimming and anxiety-ridden aunts Lilly and Vivian Charles.

The scenery for 'Pushing Daisies' was like none other.... Everything was so colorful and magical. I think it was best described as 'storybook-esque'. It was a great show for people like me, who are easily distracted by colorful or shiny things.... All of the colorful and shiny things were on the screen in 'Pushing Daisies'!

Did you know that the show's narrator, Jim Dale, has won two Grammy awards for his narration of the Harry Potter Audio Books and was the evil Dr. Terminus in Disney's Pete's Dragon! Hey, you try saying Passamaquoddy!


  1. Dang.... didn't even see the original question. Iwouldn't have known it anyway.

    I would have known any song from Pete's Dragon though.

  2. I think I watched an episode or two of this....but I don't watch much tv at all (ok, maybe lately, I've been watching a little more). I didn't know Kristen Chenowith was in this one. Gotta luv her....she's a hoot.

  3. I loved the show. I just mentioned Brian Fuller (creator) the other day. He's done a couple other really excellent though short lived shows.

    Plus the theme is perty.

  4. I remember all the hype when that show first came out and I was soooo excited for it. But once I started watching it, I couldn't even make it to the end of the first episode. It was one of the worst shows I've ever seen...and I watch a lot of tv!

  5. I tried to get into Pushing Daisies that first season, but just couldn't do it. And Kristen Chenoweth's voice really grates on me.

  6. that show was awesome. I seriously don't understand how anyone could NOT like it.

  7. I never saw this show, but heard so many good things about it, that I guess I missed out. Heard it was wrongfully canceled as well.

  8. Sounds like an interesting show. I have never saw it so I'm okay with not being able to guess this one. Would you want his power to bring people back from the dead?

  9. Good job, TS. I know nothing about pushing daisies. Pushing chocolate, yes. Pushing Pete's Dragon, maybe.

  10. I absolutely loved that show the first episode. Then I didn't like it after that. ???

  11. I'm here via Pat Tillett and he again guided me to a QUALITY BLOG! Do you mind if I tag along??


  12. That actually looks like a really weird but also pretty interesting show! If you tell me it's good, I'll try renting the series!

  13. Now I remember. I think my sis used to watch that show.

  14. Hi! I'm following you from Friday Follow. I love your blog.


  15. @Cheeseboy - You missed a great show.... Pushing Daisies was a vibrant and colorful show that was a lot of fun!

    @Marlene - I love Kristin too! She's really becoming quite the actress! She's popping up everywhere!

    @TS Hendrik - Very perty indeed....

    I never saw one episode of Wonderfalls, but people seemed to looooove that show....

    @Mass Hole Mommy – You’ve got to give it more than one episode…. The first episode set-up everything…. It was a great show!

    @Liz – Kristin’s so cute and delightful! And her singing voice is amazing!

    @Chelsea – I agree!

    @Geof - It was a great show! I heard that fans put together a petition to save the show.....

    @Powdered Toast Man - I would want it.... It seemed like a big burden on the main character's shoulders, but it served its purpose.... Ned made a lot of money!

    @Margg. - I loved it too! My son and I were watching the 'I Love You Too' song on YouTube this weekend!

    @Bossy Betty - TS is quite the smart cookie!

    @RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild - You're missing out.... It was such a fun show.... And I'll take some of that chocolate!

    @blueviolet - Really? I thought it only got better after the first episode.... They really made me fall in love with the characters....

    @John McElveen - Welcome John! Thanks for coming along for the ride! You've got quite the blog yourself! I love the pictures through a rusty hole!

    @Sarah - It really was good…. You’ll fall in love with relationship between Ned and Chuck….

    @Copyboy - It was heavily marketed…. Lol…. Very hard to miss….

    @HeartsMakeFamilies - Welcome Tami! Glad to have you here!


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