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'Best Funeral Ever' Is NOT Just Another Tacky Train Wreck Reality Show (VIDEO)

by Jacqueline Burt on January 7, 2013 at 7:03 PM

best funeral ever You could say there are two types of people in this world: Those who reacted to the debut of TLC's latest reality show, Best Funeral Ever, with shrieks of horror and/or disbelief, and those who reacted to Best Funeral Ever with shrieks of glee and and/or disbelief. I'm in the latter camp, because, let's face it: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo exists, people. We hit bottom a loooooong time ago. And guess what else? Best Funeral Ever isn't merely entertaining in that ghastly train wreck sort of way we all love. No, we can actually LEARN from this show. You know what I learned from the first episode?

Most of us people in this here world have been doing the whole funeral thing wrong. Ain't no funeral like a BBQ sauce fountain funeral cause a BBQ sauce fountain funeral don't stop!

No, seriously, there was a point to the BBQ fountain. That particular funeral was for the original singer of the Chili's Baby Back Ribs song, so a casket that looked like a smoking pit and a ginormous side of ribs were appropriate, kinda. See, the whole point of funerals as far as Dallas' Golden Gate Funeral Home is concerned is to celebrate the life of the deceased, not mourn that person's death. For example, another family held their loved one's funeral at a State Fair and took the urn filled with ashes on a roller coaster ride because that person, in life, had a physical condition which made riding roller coasters impossible. Aww. That's sweet. And sad.

Are these funerals "tacky" and unconventional? I guess so. But if it makes the families feel better, who's to judge?

Check out this clip and tell us ...

Do you think Best Funeral Ever goes too far?

 

Image via TLC/YouTube

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  • coppe...
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    copperswifey

    January 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    I am just watching this now. I dvr'd it. I think it is a little out there, but I think it's great if they can celebrate the person's life and make it fun instead of it just being sad.


  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    January 7, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I watched that show last night and cried and laughed.  It was over the top to me, but those coming home cermonies were great.  I loved the one with Urn at the state fair.  That was so nice. 


  • rambo
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    rambo

    January 7, 2013 at 7:55 PM
    I watched this show and I was truly embarrassed that this show aired. I sat in disbelief of what I was watching especially with the professional mourners I find it disrespectful and tasteless.
  • bills...
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    billsfan1104

    January 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Rambo, I couldnt believe that they had professional mourners.  I have to agree with you on that one.  I didnt find that part in good taste.


  • Bob192
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    Bob192

    January 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Are they just out of ideas for reality shows?  This is crazy!!


  • Logan...
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    LoganTroyMom

    January 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM
    i havent seen it so i'm on the fence. people mourn differently.
  • Chari...
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    Charizma77

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    I haven't watched yet but sounds interesting


  • Zuri
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    Zuri

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 PM
    Um, to be put frankly, what the fudge monkeys? Who on earth thought that this reality show was a good idea?! I've been to my share of funerals, and I would've just left if someone in my family was stupid enough to pull crap like this. 'Best Funeral Ever'? Are you kidding me?!? It's a frickin' FUNERAL. It isn't supposed to be fun! It's supposed to celebrate a person's life! Just... no, no, and no. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of in my life. If my family had held a funeral like this for my grandma or grandpa, even though I was a little girl, I might've taken the pulpit and screamed at them all. The thing that got to me most was the professional mourners. That's a job?!? Are you freaking kidding me?! Funerals are supposed to be for family, not for freaks who fake-cry for money. Everyone in my family who died had enough real mourners there. We didn't need to hire people to pull this crap. This has to be joke. Just... please tell me this is all a sick joke. What ever happened to respect?
  • bethg...
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    bethgoedeken

    January 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    When my father died we chose to have a celebration rather than a typical funeral. His band played, and we danced and told stories about his life. I hope that my funeral is the same way.


  • MokaM...
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    MokaMommy

    January 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Wow, judge much? Funerals are about as personal as it gets and who are you to say what is disrespectful? The person is dead, the funeral is for those that are left behind and it should be done how they want it to be done, unless it contradicts the deceased expressed wishes. Now airing that on TV? Hmmm. I'm with holding judgement on that, but I would not air something so private, but to each his own.


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