Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More on Pushing Daisies

On tonight's episode of Pushing Daisies, wonderfully titled "Bitches," Emerson Cod has a dream that leads him to a significant clue in the mystery of the polygamous dog breeder. The dream is a brilliantly done, near-shot-for-shot remake of this scene, from Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo:



Also, I haven't seen anyone else mention it about this series, but I love it when Sy Richardson shows up as the Coroner, who is now developing a business relationship with Emerson. In the annals of awesomeness, of course, Sy Richardson is probably best known as the repo man Lite in Alex Cox's Repo Man. Richardson was a mainstay in most of Cox's best films, especially Straight to Hell (he also has a quick but memorable cameo in Sid and Nancy, where he hands the lovely couple some methadone at a clinic).

The verdict: Pushing Daisies still continues to be great.

2 comments:

mikescholtz said...

I agree. I haven't become this obsessed with a show so quickly since Freaks and Geeks. The Vertigo sequence made me wonder why there isn't a Pushing Daisies website with exhaustively annotated episode guides. (There isn't. I've looked. And I can't believe the internet is letting me down on this.)

I just watched Alex Cox's Walker last week. Sy is a big part of that film, too. I hope he gets a storyline soon in Pushing Daisies.

snell said...

Late comment, because i just got around to watching my TiVo'd episode.

I was on the fence about PD after the pilot, because while it was excellent, I had doubts that ikt could sustain the balanced sense of whimsy. I also was sure, given recent network seasons, that it would be a quick candidate for cancellation.

I'm happy to say I was wrong on both counts.