Did you remember that Joel McHale played a polygamist dog breeder in an episode of Pushing Daisies? Because I did NOT. This is exactly why I was due for a rewatch of this magical little show. As always, check out my full recaps over at the EW Community, along with some spare thoughts below.
Welcome back to the Pushing Daisies summer rewatch! In case you missed it, I’m recapping the show for the EW Community, and I want to watch with you. Check out my official write-ups every Friday at EW, and then check back here every few weeks for some extra thoughts on the episodes. Shall we?
Pushing Daisies was the first cancellation I ever really took personally. It was so WELL-WRITTEN and clever and gorgeous. The characters had storybook names. Lee Pace baked pies. Jim Dale narrated. A golden retriever kissed Kristin Chenoweth on the face. The show had such a definite aesthetic that I still recognize its guest stars when they pop up in other shows, even if I don’t know their names, because they all look like they belong in the colorful little fantasy world of Ned the Piemaker and the girl called Chuck. There was so much more they could have done.