Pushing Daisies Episodes

2007, TV Show

Pushing Daisies Episode: "Bitches"

Season 1, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Ned, Chuck and Emerson investigate the murder of a dog breeder who was also a polygamist. Harold Hundin: Joel McHale.
Original Air Date: Nov 14, 2007
Guest Cast Sy Richardson: Coroner Joel McHale: Harold Hundin Jenny Wade: Hallie Hundin Sammi Hanratty: Young Chuck Mark Harelik: Ramsfeld Snuppy Christine Adams: Simone Hundin Lydia Look: Heather Hundin Jessica Lundy: Hilary Hundin
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Season 1, Episode 6
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Length: 41:11
Aired: 11/14/2007
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"Bitches" Season 1, Episode 6

Written by guest blogger Katie Bottner Chuck and Ned fans, I can hear you breathing a sigh of relief that the Olive/Ned kiss was just a dream sequence. Though for a moment I thought that was real Chuck that tripped and was going to fall on Ned - I got scared for a second there. But alas it was all in Ned's head as he became conflicted over being able to touch Olive but being in love with Chuck. And lucky for us, poor Emerson got to once again be the soundboard for this dilemma. Kudos go to Olive for coming clean to Chuck about the kiss, which Ned did not mention, but I feel sad for Olive - and my sadness for her deepened throughout this episode. The facts of the case are these: One Harold Hundin ( Joel McHale), president of a local kennel and breeder of the perfect dog, Bubblegum, is found dead. As we know, "where there is a reward, there is Emerson Cod," who with Ned and Chuck found out at the morgue that Harold was murdered by his wife. Simple? Not so much - he had four wives. Emerson let Olive play detective with them this week - but just play play, not for money. I loved seeing them all on the case again like in the last episode. The montage of each one undercover with each of the wives was great. I think Ned's was my favorite - his alias was Mr. Digby and Digby's was Ned, and he used the therapy session to sort out his own issues with Chuck and Olive. Olive, in her red wig, was too cute as usual. Did you catch that little backstory we got on her horse being named Pie, and after its death her finding The Pie Hole? A poisoned cup of coffee pointed to the fourth wife, Hallie, the Seeing Eye dog instructor, but after being brought back on the case - thanks to the blind children - Emerson and the gang believed that Hallie was framed by one of the other wives. When it is discovered that Bubblegum was alive - after being believed run over by third-wife Simone the same day Harold died - the finger gets pointed at dog breeder competitor Snuppy. Snuppy, unbeknownst to the wives, made a deal to buy Bubblegum from Harold before he died, as he had plans to mass-market the perfect pooch. Emerson slowly starts to put the case together... through his dreams. When he goes to confront the suspected killer, Simone, she ties him up, and we find out that she has Bubblegum and he's still alive. By the time Emerson breaks free and gets to The Pie Hole to fill everyone in, they are too late: Snuppy has been murdered. They hatch a clever plan to take Snuppy to the funeral and awaken him from the dead in front of the wives to see which one is the real killer. This works flawlessly, as the first wife, Hillary, runs screaming from the church. Hillary, being the first wife - and for a while the only wife - was not happy about how her life had turned out, and when she found out about Harold's plans for Bubblegum, who was like a child to her, she only wanted to spare him the type of shared existence that she had lived. I must admit, at the end I was distracted by my wallowing at seeing Ned and Chuck sitting in front of the gazebo. But not just any gazebo - those Gilmore Girls fans out there know what I am talking about. And was that the town of Stars Hollow in the background? Ah, I digress. Thank goodness I have Pushing Daisies to ease my disappointment over the loss of Gilmore Girls. The ending was perfect, with Olive letting go of Ned (somewhat) and giving him her blessing for his relationship with Chuck, and Ned telling Chuck she is the only one for him. Awww Of course, one of the best parts of the show is the dialogue. Here are a few of my favorites: Emerson: "Someone in love is like a gangsta. They be like, 'Oh baby, you bleeding. How did that happen?' while they're hiding the razor in their weave." Olive: "You don't touch. I have been watching - not obsessively, but I have been paying attention. You don't touch." And "That's the most tragic story I have ever heard - notwithstanding the big-ticket items like genocide and famine. But tragic nonetheless." Emerson: "Now that's gangsta love. Don't you worry, ol' honey is going to get what's coming to her." Olive: "They make children for their polygamy cult?" Olive: "Pickle loves some D&G. [ Digby barks] He'd like to know if that comes in green?" Ned to Emerson: "Your conscience calls you on the telephone?" Chuck: "You're taking money from blind children?" Emerson: "I suppose I could pay my bills with the blind kids' smiles - but their money is a lot easier." Emerson: "Why do I always have to be here for this stuff?" Emerson: "The never-been-dead kind of alive." Narrator: "Olive pondered the black mark on her relationship with the pie maker she feared was inked with a permanent marker." Emerson: "I don't work for Snuppy. A bunch of blind kids with too much money paid me to exonerate your sister-wife Hallie." Emerson: "See, that's what's rubbing me. If she was gangsta, she would have busted a cyanide cap in my ass the minute I sniffed out her dog - but she didn't." Emerson: "Would you prop him up? He looks like a wino on New Year's." Chuck to Ned: "I'm going to hug Digby and pretend he's you." Other mentionables: " Missed the Darling Mermaid Darlings this week " Poor young Ned and his sad Play-Doh family " The puppy store being called, "Snuppy's Puppies." " The squeaky toy in Emerson's mouth " Emerson's fear of the dark from being locked in a washer for two nights as a child " I think Emerson and third-wife Simone make a good couple. " The Vertigo homage in Emerson's dream Next week's episode guest-stars Molly Shannon, who opens a saltwater-taffy store to rival The Pie Hole. And Kara will be back to recap the show. If you need a second helping of Pushing Daisies, check out our Online Video Guide. Comment away my fellow PDAs ( Pushing Daisies addicts). I am eager to hear your thoughts and favorite quotes. show less
Written by guest blogger Katie BottnerChuck and Ned fans, I can hear you breathing a sigh of relief that the Olive/Ned kiss was just a dream sequence. Though for a moment I thought that was real Chuck that tripped and was going to fall on Ned — I got scared for a second there. But alas it was all in Ned’s head as he became conflicted over being able to touch Olive but being in love with Chuck. And lucky for us, poor Emerson got to once again be the soundboard for this dilemma. Kudos go to Olive for coming clean to Chuck about the kiss, which Ned did not mention, but I feel sad for Olive — and my sadness for her deepened throughout this episode.The facts of the case are these: One Harold Hundin (Joel McHale), president of a local kennel and breeder of the perfect dog, Bubblegum, is found dead. As we know, "where there is a reward, there is Emerson Cod," who with Ned and Chuck found out at the morgue that Harold was murdered by his wife. Simple? Not so much — he ha... read more

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