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Friday, October 05, 2007

Pies are hot

So are pies the new cupcakes? This year's movie "Waitress" starred Keri Russell as an unhappily married woman who turned her problems into phenomenal pies, and the new TV show that no one can stop talking about, "Pushing Daisies," centers on a pie shop owner who brings people back to life in his spare time. How long will it be before overpriced specialty pie shops start popping up in New York and LA and mini-pies are served at wedding receptions? (Or is this already happening?) And who makes the best pies in Cincinnati?

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at 5:34 PM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

Mmmmm...makes me want to buy the Twin Peaks DVD set and eat cherry pie. (I'm dating myself aren't I?)

at 12:01 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with dating yourself as long as you don't get too serious.

at 11:17 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

As Woody Allen said "At least it's sex with someone you love."

at 8:17 AM Blogger Lauren Bishop said...

Um, OK, we've gotten a little off topic here (and that's OK!) but the prominence of pies in "Twin Peaks" also occurred to me after I posted this. Have there been any other times when they've played such a major role in a movie or TV show? (I hesitate to mention "American Pie," although it's pretty relevant to the above discussion...)

at 8:52 AM Anonymous nicejewishgirl said...

I always wondered what the cherry pie symbolized on Twin Peaks and apparently there is a somewhat famous quote (though I'd never heard it) that "violence is as
American as cherry pie". Combine that idea with the Laura Palmer murder and you get a heck of a lot of pie. Really, I can't think of another show or movie where pies are that prominent. Waitress comes to mind of course, but that's about it.

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