Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I've complained in the past about how much I hate when TV shows name their first episode just "Pilot". It's been happening a lot over the last ten years or so. Never happened in the old days.

The only show where it's actually appropriate was 'Lost'. And that's because Greg Grunberg shows up in those first two hours as the pilot of Oceanic Flight 815's pilot!

At least ABC's new series 'Pushing Daisies' is having fun with that convention. If you haven't heard about this upcoming "forensic fairy tale" yet, it's about a young pie-maker who can bring the dead back to life with a single touch. If he touches them again, they die and stay dead forever. And if he doesn't touch them a second time within one minute, someone else must die in their place.

So, in honor of the main character being a pie-maker, the first episode of 'Pushing Daisies' is supposedly entitled "Pie-lette".

I'll take it.

Toby OB

1 comment:

crossoverman said...

"Pilot" was the perfect title for the debut episode of Quantum Leap - because Sam leaped into a pilot. But apparently the first episode of the series has, over time, acquired the name "Genesis". Not sure how official that is, though.