Hey guys, you know how everyone we love is going to die someday and we’re going to have to bury their lifeless bodies in the ground and go on living without them, knowing the pain left in their absence will never fully go away? Like, how we can only hope for that pain to grow increasingly duller until we finally die ourselves? Well that shit’s about to get #PIMPED! From EW:
TLC is ready to put the “fun” back into funeral. The network has ordered a special/backdoor pilot, Best Funeral Ever, that goes behind-the-scenes of a unconventional funeral parlor.
At the Golden Gate Funeral Home, Dallas-based funeral director John Beckwith, Jr.works with the families to create a central theme for a memorial and then throws a wild party.
Examples include a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with reindeer, elves and snow, and a singer known for his famous rib sauce jingle remembered at a BBQ-themed funeral — including live pigs, praise dancers, and a BBQ sauce fountain where loved ones dip a ceremonious rib to say goodbye. “We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” Beckman says.
Hahaha. Oh, really? EXTREMELY happy? Not just happy that their loved ones are having a funeral fitted to their personalities, but just extremely happy overall? Cool. Cool idea for a show. “How was your wife’s funeral?” “Covered in yarn, she loved knitting, I’m still on cloud 9 about the whole thing.” AHHHHH. Terrible. So sad. Honestly terrible and honestly very said. Boo. BOO. With that said, though, how do you want your funeral themed? Ikea Monkey? Sad cat? Lost? (Funeral photo via Shutterstock.)