Monday, October 15, 2007

Petula's Pushing Pushing Daisies

I was hoping to get some photos of my latest finished object to show you, but it involves a reluctant model and scheduling problems. If I keep on waiting for it to happen it'll be New Years by the time I post again, so I offer you this instead....

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketForgive me, but I can't help waxing poetic
about a show that's so sweet you'll become diabetic.
The show Pushing Daisies is the story of Ned,
a good natured guy who raises the dead.

It sounds like it's creepy, but really it's not.
It's pretty and funny and it has a lot
of moments so charming they might make you cry,
and, best of all, it's got plenty of pie.

Ned runs The Pie Hole and does all the baking
when he's not solving crimes by magically making
dead people talk and tell what occured
that led to them needing to now be interred.

He asks them to tell of their recent attack,
then, after one minute, Ned sends them back.
There is one exception - a cute gal named Chuck,
who had quite a bout of very bad luck.

Chuck was Ned's sweetheart when he was a boy,
and seeing her now brought him so much joy
that he went ahead, ignored each misgiving,
and let once-dead Chuck remain with the living.

It dreamily floats like a fine fairy tale,
due to narration by the winning Jim Dale.
It's quirky and funny and quite surreal,
with a great retro look and Amelie feel.

It's rich with kitsch and pleases with ease,
with synchronized swimming, and exotic cheese,
and men who knit cozies to relieve stress,
and petticoats under many a dress.

This show is the loveliest thing on tv,
so give it a try and I'm sure you'll agree
that it's a mood mender, a stopper of snarling.
Signed, your tv critic, Petula Darling.


Blogger Gina said...

I may have to add this and Mad Men to my lineup.

3:20 PM, October 16, 2007  
Blogger Sam said...

Great show - I'm so scared it'll be canceled though. Wonderfalls was a fantastic show, and this one has such a similar aesthetic. My fingers are crossed for Mr. Fuller once again...

7:38 AM, October 17, 2007  
Blogger Julia Pequlia said...

I love this show, too! There are too many good show this fall. I've started to watch Chuck, Reaper, Journeyman... I don't even have cable and I watch too much. I'll have to start working on mosaics again while watching TV so won't feel so guilty.

12:14 PM, October 17, 2007  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

It has the original Audrey, Ellen Greene,from Little Shoppe....and she's DOING the Audrey voice!

4:56 PM, October 17, 2007  
Anonymous Marie said...

Yes Yes Yes! I love this show too. It has a great look, writting and an original plot. (for a change) BTW Moonlight is the current vampire fare. The writting needs some help but the guy is hot and the love story they are headed for reminds me of the old Beauty and the Beast show. I hate getting hooked only to worry about cancelation.

9:36 AM, October 18, 2007  
Blogger The Tussler said...

Excellent review!
Is it too much to ask for some Friday Night Lights haiku?

12:34 PM, October 18, 2007  
Blogger Aunt Kirstie said...

I have thought about watching this show, and after reading your review I did. I really enjoyed it- not your typical fare. I am on the fence if this is age appropriate for a 10 Year old. He liked it and wants to watch more. I'm not sure...
P.S. I am missing you at knitting.

2:57 PM, October 24, 2007  
Blogger love.boxes said...

i missed it again!!! dang.

4:51 PM, October 25, 2007  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Great poem! I need to check out the show.

9:08 PM, December 05, 2007  

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