What a deliriously joyous night of TV. I just finished watching this week’s episode of Pushing Daises and was thrilled to find Muffin Buffalo proprietor Marianne Marie Beetle competing against Ned and Olive from The Pie Hole at the Comfort Food Cookoff.
Bryan Fuller has always had a knack for squeezing in references to his other canceled-to-soon series Wonderfalls into his other shows (see this reference to Heroes). This was the ultimate crossover, however, as Muffin Buffalo crossed front and center into Pushing Daises. It was excellent seeing Beth Grant (who we’ve also loved this year on Logo’s Sordid Lives: The Series) back making muffins.
Adding to this week’s already excellent Daises episode was Kristin Chenoweth getting to belt out another tune (here’s the first one). This time it was The Bangles “Eternal Flame.” And here’s a clip…
Too bad ABC decided to cancel this delightfully quirky program (along with our other Wednesday night fave Dirty Sexy Money). If only Ned could touch Daises and bring it back to life, thereby killing some series that truly is lame (Hereos immediately comes to mind)…
The good news is that they’re still going ahead with releasing the DAISIES soundtrack which features Kristin singing “Hopelessly Devote to You” and her duet of “Birdhouse in Your Soul” with Ellen Greene. The bad news is that Kristin’s “Eternal Flame” didn’t make the album. Very sad. She broke my heart when she sang that.
Plus, did you hear they’ve re-edited the final episode to give it a sense of closure? I have no idea what kind of closure they hope to achieve (there are so many dangling storylines that I can’t conceive a way that some re-editing would be satisfying) but that’s the story.
I didn’t know about the album and am thrilled to here about it. I have “Hopelessly Devoted to You” on my ipod because I recorded the audio from the DVR. I’m going to do the same to “Eternal Flame” (bummer it didn’t make the album).
I did read this morning about the final episode getting some closure. I agree, not sure how they are going to pull that off, but I’m glad they are going to the effort to do that.