Pushing Daisies 1.03 The Fun In Funeral review

Original US airdate: 17/10/07

Written by: Bryan Fuller

Directed by: Paul Edwards


Chuck decides Ned ought to apologise to the undertaker who died when he kept her alive beyond the permitted minute. While Jim Dale’s pitch-perfect voiceover wheels out the supporting players’ whimsical backstories, and Ned, Chuck and Emerson try to track down the funeral home “residents”’ stolen possessions, Olive tracks down the synchronised swimming aunts who think Chuck’s dead – it’s great to have them back. Some brilliant moments, too, as a coffin slams shut during the allotted minute, prompting Emerson to run for his life, and Ned and Chuck realise that cellophane makes for safe kissing...

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