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19th Nov '17 7:45:35 AM DaibhidC
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* In the Radio 4 dramedy about cancer survivors ''Bad Salsa'', one of the chracaters, when her cancer comes back, starts planning an elaborate Mexican-themed funeral, and then decides to have it ''now'', because why should she have to miss it? This does not go according to plan, with the eulogies veering into how she's incredibly self-centred and refuses to think about how upset her friends are by her situation.
9th Nov '17 11:53:00 AM Lightning4119
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* In ''{{Series/MASH}}'', Hawkeye is declared dead by a clerical error, so BJ throws a wake. Since everyone knows he's alive and the whole thing is treated as a big joke, the presence of the deceased isn't alarming, and gives a rebuttal to his own eulogy.
** In another episode, a soldier from Luxembourg is presumed dead after he disappears from Post-Op. As they're holding his memorial service, when they cue up Luxembourg's National Anthem the wounded man stumbles out of a tent and then comes to attention.

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* In ''{{Series/MASH}}'', Hawkeye is declared dead by a clerical error, so BJ throws a wake. Since everyone knows he's alive and the whole thing is treated as a big joke, the presence of the deceased isn't alarming, and gives a the "deceased" delivers his own eulogy - with twenty minutes for rebuttal to his own eulogy.
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** In another episode, a soldier from Luxembourg is presumed dead after he disappears from Post-Op. As they're holding his memorial service, when they cue up Luxembourg's National Anthem the wounded man stumbles out of a tent the post-op ward and then comes to attention.


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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAge'', this is part of the induction for the Legion of the Dead, throwing a funeral for the new recruit and playing this funeral straight in every way except for the "being dead" part. Then they go fight darkspawn until they die.
4th Nov '17 5:15:20 PM Mrbda241
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**The Dub had it's own funny reaction as well.
-->'''Joseph:''' "GAH!!! SUZIE Q, WHAT THE HELL! You had one job Woman, ONE JOB!"
13th Oct '17 10:30:53 AM Premonition45
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** On the earlier episode "The Schizoid Man," Dr. Ira Graves (the mentor to Dr. Noonien Soong, Data's creator) uploads himself into Data's positronic brain just before he dies. While in Data's body, he doesn't just attend his own funeral -- he delivers his own [[ButHeSoundsHandsome flattering]] ''eulogy''.

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** On the earlier episode "The Schizoid Man," Dr. Ira Graves (the Graves, the mentor to Dr. Noonien Soong, Data's creator) creator, [[GrandTheftMe uploads himself into Data's positronic brain just before he dies.dies]]. While in Data's body, he doesn't just attend his own funeral -- he delivers his own [[ButHeSoundsHandsome flattering]] ''eulogy''.
1st Oct '17 12:01:39 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The novel ''InterviewWithTheVampire'' had Louis going to his funeral after his plantation burned down. His aged younger sister attended.

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* The novel ''InterviewWithTheVampire'' ''Literature/InterviewWithTheVampire'' had Louis going to his funeral after his plantation burned down. His aged younger sister attended.
29th Aug '17 5:50:04 PM nombretomado
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* The essay, "Dead at 17" (frequently known as "Please God, I'm Only 17"), written by John J. Berrio to condemn reckless driving by teenagers, was adapted into a [[AfterschoolSpecial CBS Schoolbreak Special]] in 1991.

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* The essay, "Dead at 17" (frequently known as "Please God, I'm Only 17"), written by John J. Berrio to condemn reckless driving by teenagers, was adapted into a [[AfterschoolSpecial [[Series/AfterschoolSpecial CBS Schoolbreak Special]] in 1991.
20th Jun '17 1:55:47 PM GoldenSandslash
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* [[https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/3iymtr/tifu_by_picking_up_a_hitchhiker_and_then_showing/ One redditor had a post go viral]] about how he ended up attending his own funeral: a guy stole his wallet and then got killed. When they failed to identify the body, they assumed it was him based on the ID in the stolen wallet.
12th Jun '17 6:21:09 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* When ComicBook/NormanOsborn showed up alive during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', he claimed to have done this, watching from a distance simply out of a sick sense of amusement. (The body was [[DisposableVagrant a vagrant]] he had murdered in order to fake his death.)
8th Jun '17 8:11:55 PM PaulA
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* Aversion: In the novel ''Skinny Dip'' by Creator/CarlHiaasen, Joey wants to attend her own funeral (in disguise) in order to interrogate her husband about why he tried to kill her. Her partner-in-crime convinces her to wait in the car.

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* Aversion: In the novel ''Skinny Dip'' ''Literature/SkinnyDip'' by Creator/CarlHiaasen, Joey wants to attend her own funeral (in disguise) in order to interrogate her husband about why he tried to kill her. Her partner-in-crime convinces her to wait in the car.
30th Apr '17 6:06:46 AM Malady
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* ''WebComic/ToPreventWorldPeace'': Tiffany, does it, when invisible, as people think she died, as seen on [[http://worldpeace.emilymarthasorensen.com/worldpeace413.html page 413]].
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