It’s common knowledge that the best parts of any Six Feet Under episode were the scenes involving funeral home bureaucracy. Everything else in the show, from David’s gayness and Nate’s Nateness, was mere filler for the RIVETING drama involving floral arrangements and embalming fluid. Enter: TLC’s Best Funeral Ever.
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. (Via)
“Live pigs”? Typical TLC, already filming a Honey Boo Boo crossover. Anyway, if one were to take TLC’s name literally, based on the titles of their programming, here’s what you’d learn: fear existence itself (Livin’ for the Apocalypse), have strange sex (Strange Sex), accidentally become pregnant (I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant), accidentally become pregnant with a sh*t ton of kids (19 Kids and Counting), eat copious amounts of desserts (Cake Boss) and “sketti” (Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) while saluting your obesity (Big Sexy, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding), then die (Best Funeral Ever). Honestly, that doesn’t sound too bad. I done become a learned man.
Meanwhile, here’s the Google Image result for “worst funeral ever.”
GET THAT MAN HIS OWN SHOW.