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Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005, 11:10 am
tymothil: Looking for an episode

Hello, I have a question for this community. My grandmother was recently buried by the mortuary, and my family was one of the families on the show. However, I don't have cable. It was an episode that I believe would have aired about 3 weeks ago (my grandmother's name was Jean Haines). Did anyone see this episode? Since I don't have cable, I haven't really watched the show (my grandmother watched the first season regularly, and the mortuary is the same one that buried my grandfather), so I don't know how much of the show is the family that runs the mortuary, and how much is family of the week, as it were. Anyway, I'm just curious if anyone saw that episode, and how much of my family was in it, and if anybody by any chance taped it. Thanks.

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)

They rarely tell us the names of the family/deceased. You got any more details than that?

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)

It's mostly about the Weismillers (hope I'm spelling that right) and Rick, Dave, and John. The families of the deceased come in intermittently, usually to underscore some point that's going on with the main "characters" (if they can even be called that in the reality TV genre). For instance, yesterday they dealt with a family that has a family plot and then they decided to think over if having a family plot would be an idea for them. They sometimes give the names, but I'm usually not paying attention. It's all in repeats now, since the last new one aired last night. So if I watch the repeats and I hear about your family, I'll let you know here.

On a side note, I definitely think they should have a family plot! That's the name of their show, and I'm sure people would visit it-one of those "the show had a cult following" things. I would go visit it. Not that I think any of them will die soon, but, as Shonna said, you never know with accidents or suicides (I can't believe she said that, who would be trying to off themselves? I'm glad Chuck called her on it by turning it on her).

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)

Wait a minute, I just remembered something! I remember an episode not too long ago about a lady who loved the show, lived nearby and had always wanted to visit the mortuary to say hi, and tell them that she was a fan. But she died before she did that, so her family thought it would be fitting for her funeral arrangements to be handled by the people that she watched all the time. Is this your grandmother or am I way off?

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)

I think that's probably her...she lived in the senior citizens mobile home thing that's fairly close to the mortuary...

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)

I don't remember it that closely, I remembered the idea though, because I thought it was cool and fairly ironic how she "met" them. Really cool. It made me think that I wouldn't mind being embalmed and have my funeral done by them.

Mon, Aug. 22nd, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)

heh...yeah, it was one of her favorite shows...and she was really pleased with the job they did with my grandfather, as well.

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:48 am (UTC)

I remember that episode! Wasn't it the one where she was the US Court marshall or something of that nature? They showed them at the burial site and all.. anyways, that's the one I remember.

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)

This is what I was referring to:

Aired on Sunday, July 31st at 9:00pm ET

Rick brings his brand new girlfriend to the mortuary to see if she'll pass the test with Shonna and Emily. Chuck, jealous of Rick's score, picks a fight with Shonna over where to take a visiting morticians group to lunch. Meanwhile, John bonds with the children of a female Federal Marshall who lived life to the fullest.


Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:49 am (UTC)

yes, that's the one!

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)

that's awesome! like Katy Bean said, they really don't do names or give too many details about the deceased, but they did cover that family a lot. I'm very sorry about your Grandmother!

Did you get to meet the staff?My parents are friends with them but I've haven't made it to cali to meet them yet!

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC)

thanks...I didn't really get to meet the staff or anything, I was only there for the memorial service, as I was out of town when it happened.

Tue, Aug. 23rd, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)

The name sounds very familiar. I am sure I just saw it recently, but I don't tape the show. They do show a lot of the families when the families agree to be taped, a show can center around the Weismillers and other members of the moruary and their regular disputes, but they will inject the scenes with the families of the deceased regularly.

Thu, Oct. 27th, 2005 12:24 pm (UTC)

FYI the show will be re-run today at 2pm. eastern time