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23rd May '16 2:31:21 PM wuggles
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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.
8th May '16 12:22:36 PM MsChibi
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Compare WhodunnitToMe. May cross over with NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou.

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Compare WhodunnitToMe. May cross over with NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou.
NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou. See also TheFunInFuneral, of which this could be a subtrope.
28th Apr '16 5:22:41 AM Explosivo
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* A variant from BBC comedy ''TheBurkissWay'': The reading of Lord Hackingbottmo's will is disrupted when someone points out that he's the one reading it. (Note that this only happens after the reading has already a) included a long list of people who haven't been left anything and b) turned into a spontaneous performance of "Chattanooga Choo-choo".)

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* A variant from BBC comedy ''TheBurkissWay'': ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'': The reading of Lord Hackingbottmo's will is disrupted when someone points out that he's the one reading it. (Note that this only happens after the reading has already a) included a long list of people who haven't been left anything and b) turned into a spontaneous performance of "Chattanooga Choo-choo".)



* In Richard Wilson's fictional radio autobiography ''Believe It!'', Richard holds a funeral for his cat when Celia Imrie tells him he died. It turns out the cat just went missing, and returns half way through the funeral. Richard is struck by the revelation that the cat came back to see the funeral, and many years later gathers all his celebrity friends to hold a "dress rehersal" of his own funeral. It doesn't go as well as he expected, and they eventually conclude that it doesn't work if he's there.

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* In Richard Wilson's fictional radio autobiography ''Believe It!'', Richard holds a funeral for his cat when Celia Imrie tells him he died. It turns out the cat just went missing, and returns half way through the funeral. Richard is struck by the revelation that the cat came back to see the funeral, and many years later gathers all his celebrity friends to hold a "dress rehersal" rehearsal" of his own funeral. It doesn't go as well as he expected, and they eventually conclude that it doesn't work if he's there.
24th Apr '16 7:08:16 AM Hanz
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch in which the Justice League attend Green Arrow's funeral, Batman tries to give a eulogy before deciding that a funeral is useless since DeathIsCheap for superheroes, claiming that he'll be back soon enough. Everyone applauds, including Green Arrow, who was seated in the back.
22nd Apr '16 10:11:27 PM Aiguille
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* {{Inverted}} in the ''Podcast/AliceIsntDead'' episode "The Factory by the Sea," where Praxis Industries employee Jack has the unwitting but cooperative {{Narrator}} join him to bear witness to his funeral, a BurialAtSea on a jetty outside the NightmarishFactory where he works. She helps him, still living, into his coffin, and pushes it off to sea as though it were a boat, while he shuts the lid on himself.
1st Apr '16 9:04:31 AM nielas
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* on ''Series/ShamelessUS'' Frank owes money to some gangsters and decides to fake his own death. However, the gangsters insist on attending the funeral so Frank is drugged and laid out in a casket. Fortunately for him the gangsters are fooled and do not insist on actually seeing the casket buried.
26th Mar '16 9:58:19 PM shawnvw
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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.
20th Mar '16 2:09:32 PM LordGro
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-->''Covered with filth, he entered the banquet-room where his own obsequies were being held, and struck all men utterly aghast, rumour having falsely noised abroad his death. At last terror melted into mirth, and the guests jeered and taunted one another, that he whose last rites they were celebrating as through he were dead, should appear in the flesh.''
20th Mar '16 2:07:25 PM LordGro
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* OlderThanPrint: Happens in the story of Amleth -- the legend that was basis for ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' -- as told in the 13th century ''Literature/DanishHistory'' by Saxo Grammaticus. Amleth has been sent to England by his uncle Feng to be killed with a PleaseShootTheMessenger plot, and everyone thinks he's dead; but (like in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play) he has escaped and returns to the royal palace just the day they are holding his memorial feast.-- Shakespeare, however, alters the plot so that Hamlet arrives just in time to witness Ophelia's funeral.

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* OlderThanPrint: Happens in the story of Amleth -- the legend that was basis for ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' -- as told in the 13th century ''Literature/DanishHistory'' by Saxo Grammaticus. ''Literature/GestaDanorum'': One year after Amleth has been sent to England by his uncle Feng to be killed with a PleaseShootTheMessenger plot, and everyone thinks he's dead; but (like in Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play) he is presumed dead. But Amleth has escaped foiled Feng's plan and returns to the royal palace just the day his own obsequies are being held. Later the same night, Amleth executes vengeance on Feng.
-->''Covered with filth, he entered the banquet-room where his own obsequies were being held, and struck all men utterly aghast, rumour having falsely noised abroad his death. At last terror melted into mirth, and the guests jeered and taunted one another, that he whose last rites
they are holding his memorial feast.-- Shakespeare, however, alters were celebrating as through he were dead, should appear in the plot so that Hamlet arrives just in time to witness Ophelia's funeral.flesh.''
19th Mar '16 8:52:54 AM Hossmeister
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