History Main / AttendingYourOwnFuneral

30th Nov '16 5:31:04 AM Fauvelus
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* [[http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35496480 Noela Rukundo]] attended her own funeral after her husband hired hitmen to kill her. Said hitmen refused to kill her and instead let her go, telling her husband that she was dead.

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* [[http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35496480 Noela Rukundo]] attended her own funeral after her husband hired hitmen to kill her. [[MercifulMinion Said hitmen refused to kill her and instead let her go, go]], telling her husband that she was dead.
30th Nov '16 5:17:43 AM Fauvelus
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* An important plot point of the 1937 French film ''The Man from Nowhere''(French: L'Homme de nulle part), where the ruined protagonist, Mathias, is given an opportunity to fake his own death to start afresh.
19th Nov '16 10:39:36 PM DustSnitch
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* A commercial for whiskey tells the story of a man, Advertising/JohnJameson, who dived into the ocean to rescue one of his kegs and presumably died. The next scene shows his funeral with the narrator telling us "All of [[{{Oireland}} Ireland]] was in attendance, including... John Jameson." Jameson is then seen walking up the beach front holding the keg. An extended version of the commercial shows him being grabbed by a Giant Octopus while swimming for the keg, presumably putting him into {{Badass}} territory.

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* A commercial for whiskey tells the story of a man, Advertising/JohnJameson, who dived into the ocean to rescue one of his kegs and presumably died. The next scene shows his funeral with the narrator telling us "All of [[{{Oireland}} Ireland]] was in attendance, including... John Jameson." Jameson is then seen walking up the beach front holding the keg. An extended version of the commercial shows him being grabbed by a Giant Octopus while swimming for the keg, presumably putting him into {{Badass}} badass territory.
9th Nov '16 10:01:32 PM foxley
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* Occurs in the Jackie Gleason film Gigot. The title character is a CuteMute who enjoyed going to funerals, so when he is presumed dead, the townsfolk throw a lavish funeral procession for him although no body was found. When he turns up and sees the procession, he naturally follows along.

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* Occurs in the Jackie Gleason film Gigot.''Film/{{Gigot}}''. The title character is a CuteMute who enjoyed going to funerals, so when he is presumed dead, the townsfolk throw a lavish funeral procession for him although no body was found. When he turns up and sees the procession, he naturally follows along.



* This is done symbolically in LordOfTheNightSky to help Ted get over the fact [[YouCantGoHomeAgain that his old life is over]]. Once the day is saved, the team throws him a funeral party.

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* This is done symbolically in LordOfTheNightSky ''Literature/LordOfTheNightSky'' to help Ted get over the fact [[YouCantGoHomeAgain that his old life is over]]. Once the day is saved, the team throws him a funeral party.



* A variant in the Literature/XWingSeries: Corran Horn misses his own funeral, but manages to show up for the final phase of the trial for ''the murder of Corran Horn.''

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* A variant in the Literature/XWingSeries: ''Literature/XWingSeries'': Corran Horn misses his own funeral, but manages to show up for the final phase of the trial for ''the murder of Corran Horn.''
5th Nov '16 9:27:28 PM SteveMB
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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 ''eulogy''.

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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 funeral -- he delivers his own [[ButHeSoundsHandsome flattering]] ''eulogy''.
30th Oct '16 9:24:58 AM nombretomado
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* One of the ''{{GURPS}}'' books has a short story told from the POV of a newly minted ghost. After attending his own funeral (and weeping over it) he decides to do some world travel. Tries to go to the moon, but doesn't quite get that far.

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* One of the ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' books has a short story told from the POV of a newly minted ghost. After attending his own funeral (and weeping over it) he decides to do some world travel. Tries to go to the moon, but doesn't quite get that far.
13th Oct '16 5:09:53 AM Clare
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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic "Cold . . . Tired . . .", which is set in the immediate aftermath of "Earthshock". Adric, having returned to the TARDIS in spirit, listens outside the door as the Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa hold a memorial ceremony for him.
11th Oct '16 5:04:44 PM Premonition45
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** Subverted in an episode where Bart and Nelson play the roles of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. After a scene implies they've been hanged, they're shown hiding while their funeral is going on, grinning widely... only for it to be revealed that it's merely their corpses about to be lowered in the coffins (apparently there was a very good embalmer on hand or something, but probably RuleOfFunny is a more apt explanation).
** In another episode, Lisa lives in a redwood tree to prevent it from being cut down. She sneaks away one night to spend it with the family, at the same time the tree was struck by lightning and destroyed. The entire town believe her to be dead, and hold a large funeral for her, where the Rich Texan announces that he is turning the redwood forest into an amusement park in Lisa's memory. Lisa dramatically arrives, and announces her outrage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', in the episode "The Late Mr. Kent," Superman shows up at Clark Kent's funeral.

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** Subverted in an episode "Simpsons Tall Tales", where Bart and Nelson play the roles of Tom Sawyer Literature/TomSawyer and Huck Finn. After a scene implies they've been hanged, they're shown hiding while their funeral is going on, grinning widely... only for it to be revealed that it's merely their corpses about to be lowered in the coffins (apparently there was a very good embalmer on hand or something, but probably RuleOfFunny is a more apt explanation).
** In another episode, "Lisa the Tree Hugger", Lisa lives in a redwood tree to prevent it from being cut down. She sneaks away one night to spend it with the family, at the same time the tree was struck by lightning and destroyed. The entire town believe her to be dead, and hold a large funeral for her, where the Rich Texan announces that he is turning the redwood forest into an amusement park in Lisa's memory. Lisa dramatically arrives, and announces her outrage.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', in the episode "The Late Mr. Kent," Superman shows up at watches Clark Kent's funeral.
5th Oct '16 3:21:37 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Grandma's Dead", one of Elmyra's pet hamsters dies around the same time her grandmother visits, which makes Elmyra upset and leads everyone to believe that her grandmother really died. When Elmyra throws a funeral for her pet hamster, everyone believes it to be for her grandmother, and thus are shocked when she shows up alive and well.



23rd Sep '16 7:00:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StrokerAndHoop'': Stroker faked his own death, as well as his son's and C.A.R.R.'s, in order to avoid a gang of ninjas, an then secretly attended his own funeral. Though Stroker later admits that bringing his son to his own funeral was a crappy idea.

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* ''StrokerAndHoop'': ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'': Stroker faked his own death, as well as his son's and C.A.R.R.'s, in order to avoid a gang of ninjas, an then secretly attended his own funeral. Though Stroker later admits that bringing his son to his own funeral was a crappy idea.
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