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The Legend of Merle McQuoddy 

Emerson and Olive investigate the murder of an infamous lighthouse keeper's wife, while Chuck's father schemes to keep Ned and Chuck separated forever.

Director:

Lawrence Trilling

Writers:

Bryan Fuller (created by), Chad Gomez Creasey | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Ned
Anna Friel ... Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles
Chi McBride ... Emerson Cod
Jim Dale ... Narrator (voice)
Field Cate ... Young Ned (credit only)
Ellen Greene ... Vivian Charles
Swoosie Kurtz ... Lily Charles
Kristin Chenoweth ... Olive Snook
Josh Randall ... Charles Charles
Perry Anzilotti ... Augustus Papen
Alexander Gould ... Elliot McQuoddy
Sammi Hanratty ... Young Chuck
David Koechner ... Merle McQuoddy
Mary Kay Place ... Annabelle Vandersloop
Jordan Feldman ... Willie Gerkin
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Emerson and Olive investigate the murder of an infamous lighthouse keeper's wife, while Chuck's father schemes to keep Ned and Chuck separated forever.

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

When Willie Gerkin introduces himself, Olive tells him "You lost your smile, pickle!" A gherkin is a type of pickle. See more »

Goofs

When Annabelle Vandersloop presses the red button on her diorama, the building explodes and part of the front wall falls off. A moment later, when she reaches inside the glass box with the diorama to replenish the glitter, the wall is back in place. See more »

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Emerson Cod: Well we foe, fo' sho'.
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References Pete's Dragon (1977) See more »

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Written by James Dooley
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The Pete's Dragon episode...
28 May 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the Pete's Dragon episode, as the writers deliberately put LOTS of references in the show. To see more about this, see the IMDb trivia.

In "Legend of Merle McQuoddy", the lighthouse keeper's wife is killed with a harpoon and most seem to think her somewhat crazy husband, Merle, is responsible. You see, Merle had been lost on a desert island for almost a decade and he just doesn't seem normal any more now that he's back. Naturally, Emerson investigates--but mostly with Olive's help. That's because Ned and Chuck are busy themselves, as Charles Charles (Chuck's recently undeceased dad) is making their relationship very difficult. To put it bluntly, the guy is a bit of a jerk.

How much you like this one will probably relate to if you saw and liked "Pete's Dragon". I saw it and hated it but still liked the episode. I am sure fans of the film would be thrilled. Interesting, though not among the best episodes of this wonderful series.


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