LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com - TLC, which brought the world "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and "Sister Wives," has hit new depths: The new one-hour special "Best Funeral Ever" will follow dead people's journey to the grave.
The network announced Thursday that "Best Funeral Ever" will focus on the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, which prides itself on its unique theme funerals - or as Golden Gate calls them, "home-going celebrations."
"A home-going is much different than a funeral, it's a celebration," Golden Gate CEO John Beckwith Jr. says of his company's approach. "The Golden Gate experience is our version of the traditional African American home-going celebration. We do not produce generic funerals; everybody's experience has to be different."
In the case of "Best Funeral Ever," that includes a Christmas-inspired funeral complete with elves, reindeer and snow and a barbecue-themed sendoff for a doo-wop singer who was well-known for a rib sauce jingle. A State Fair-themed funeral will allow a man whose disabilities prevented him from riding roller coasters to finally, um, experience the thrill rides, games and attractions he missed out on in life. (Sounds like a great sequel to "Weekend at Bernie's.")
"Best Funeral Ever," which is produced by Park Slope Productions, will premiere December 26 at 8 p.m. - just in case you're experiencing any residual Christmas cheer and need a reminder of your mortality.
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