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11th Mar '16 12:22:32 AM Morgenthaler
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This is the guy who will take a tape measure to you in the street, right before your big gunfight. He'd be fairly nondescript, if it weren't for that morbid cheerfulness with which he goes about his business.

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A stock character in TheWestern. This is the guy who will take a tape measure to you in the street, right before your big gunfight. He'd be fairly nondescript, if it weren't for that morbid cheerfulness with which he goes about his business.
25th Feb '16 8:25:56 AM Shadowgazer
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* Undertakers in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' comics usually sport yellow or pale-greenish skin and are very cheerful at work, only sometimes miffed when some of their prospective clients are lacking professionality and shoo them away when they break out their tape measure. Some of them even keep pet vultures. ''Lucky Luke'''s first illustrator, Morris, also had the habit of using drawings of people he didn't like (especially teachers) for those roles.

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* Undertakers in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' comics usually sport yellow or pale-greenish skin and are very cheerful at work, only sometimes miffed when some of their prospective clients are lacking professionality and shoo them away when they break out their tape measure. Some of them even keep pet vultures. ''Lucky Luke'''s first illustrator, Morris, also had the habit of using drawings of people he didn't like (especially teachers) for those roles. The most used one is named Matthias Bones, has very pale-greenish skin and is said to be a caricature of Boris Karloff. Though often neutral he is not above giving instructions to the desperados and other villains about whom to kill, as he put straight a workaholic.
4th Dec '15 9:24:32 AM jamespolk
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Drip-Along Daffy", the undertakers have the tallest building in town.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Drip-Along Daffy", "WesternAnimation/DripAlongDaffy", the undertakers have the tallest building in town.
1st Nov '15 5:12:39 AM erforce
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* Marshall (that's his name) in ''Film/CarryOn Cowboy'' is mistaken for dead early on and measured up by the undertaker. Later, when he is off to heroically save the town, the undertaker gives him a reassuring grin and tells him not to worry, he kept the measurements just in case.

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* Marshall (that's his name) in ''Film/CarryOn Cowboy'' ''Film/CarryOnCowboy'' is mistaken for dead early on and measured up by the undertaker. Later, when he is off to heroically save the town, the undertaker gives him a reassuring grin and tells him not to worry, he kept the measurements just in case.
1st Nov '15 5:05:38 AM LordGoatKing
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* Wrestling/TheUndertaker, while well known as a wrestler, no longer fits the Western Character. He began as a mortician character before evolving as a guy has gone from using death to intimidate his opponents to a zombie to the GrimReaper to a DarkMessiah Cult leader to a BadassBiker and back again as TheArtifact. These days he's regarded as '''''the''''' best in the business, the guy who rolls around a few times a year for his Wrestling/WrestleMania streak or to take part in a hot angle.

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* Wrestling/TheUndertaker, while well known as a wrestler, no longer fits the Western Character. He began as a mortician character before evolving as a guy has gone from using death to intimidate his opponents to a zombie to the GrimReaper to a DarkMessiah Cult leader to a BadassBiker and back again as TheArtifact. These days he's regarded as '''''the''''' best in the business, the guy who rolls around a few times a year for his Wrestling/WrestleMania streak or to take part in a hot angle.
8th Oct '15 8:23:07 AM Austin
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* ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' focuses on a mysterious, silent undertaker who travels from town to town, and is said to never leave until he claims a body. Despite how ominious he is, the undertaker never actually ''does'' anything--every death that happens in story occurs either because of accidents, or from the townsfolks own paranoia.
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7th Jul '15 12:38:54 PM StFan
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* An undertaker is seen measuring and hammering a coffin together for Rango in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''.

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* An undertaker is seen measuring and hammering a coffin together for Rango in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''. For extra creepy, it's a spider.
8th Dec '14 9:05:35 AM StFan
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* Done cheerfully in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' right before Marty's gunfight. No, Marty, he's not measuring you for a costume.

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* Done cheerfully One briefly appears in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' right before Marty's gunfight. No, Marty, he's not when Marty is headed for a gunfight with Buford Tannen, measuring you Marty for a costume.his coffin while the latter is still upright and breathing.
22nd Nov '14 2:37:44 AM StFan
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Compare TheCoroner. If you're looking for the [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestler,]] see Wrestling/TheUndertaker.

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Compare TheCoroner.TheCoroner and CreepyMortician. If you're looking for the [[ProfessionalWrestling wrestler,]] see Wrestling/TheUndertaker.



* Undertakers in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' comics usually sport yellow or pale-greenish skin and are very cheerful at work, only sometimes miffed when some of their prospective clients are lacking professionality and shoo them away when they break out their tape measure. Some of them even keep pet vultures. ''Lucky Luke'''s first illustrator, Morris, also had the habit of using drawings of people he didn't like (especialy teachers) for those roles.

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* Undertakers in the ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' comics usually sport yellow or pale-greenish skin and are very cheerful at work, only sometimes miffed when some of their prospective clients are lacking professionality and shoo them away when they break out their tape measure. Some of them even keep pet vultures. ''Lucky Luke'''s first illustrator, Morris, also had the habit of using drawings of people he didn't like (especialy (especially teachers) for those roles.



* The only character who earns an honest living in the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' is the the undertaker. And he's pretty cheery too, until Clint wipes out the remaining gang members. (Upset about running out of business?)

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* The only character who earns an honest living in the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' is the the undertaker. And he's pretty cheery too, until Clint Clint's character wipes out the remaining gang members. (Upset about running out of business?)



* Done cheerfully in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' right before Marty's gunfight.

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* Done cheerfully in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' right before Marty's gunfight. No, Marty, he's not measuring you for a costume.



* ''Film/HighNoon''. On hearing Marshal Kane is going to stay and fight Frank Miller and his men, a store owner eagerly tells his carpenter to start making up several coffins, as no matter who wins there will be a demand. He's embarrassed when Kane comes round as the carpenter is banging away in the back, and discretely tries to get him to stop. Kane is unimpressed, and sarcastically says he'll leave them to get on with their coffin-making.

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* ''Film/HighNoon''. On hearing Marshal Marshall Kane is going to stay and fight Frank Miller and his men, a store owner eagerly tells his carpenter to start making up several coffins, as no matter who wins there will be a demand. He's embarrassed when Kane comes round as the carpenter is banging away in the back, and discretely tries to get him to stop. Kane is unimpressed, and sarcastically says he'll leave them to get on with their coffin-making.



** Also used in the Tex Avery cartoon ''Little 'Tinker'', in a series of gags in which a skunk is attemtping to woo female forest creatures by impersonating Frank Sinatra, and some [[{{Anvilicious}} not-too-subtle]] jabs at how skinny Sinatra is are made by showing the skunk fall through a knothole on the stage, singing from an iron lung, being outweighed by a feather on a scale, and of course, at one point an undertaker comes up from behind him and measures him for a casket while he's singing.

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** Also used in the Tex Avery cartoon ''Little 'Tinker'', in a series of gags in which a skunk is attemtping attempting to woo female forest creatures by impersonating Frank Sinatra, and some [[{{Anvilicious}} not-too-subtle]] jabs at how skinny Sinatra is are made by showing the skunk fall through a knothole on the stage, singing from an iron lung, being outweighed by a feather on a scale, and of course, at one point an undertaker comes up from behind him and measures him for a casket while he's singing.
24th Oct '14 3:01:18 AM StFan
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* From a movie parodying every western trope under the sun, ''Film/LemonadeJoe''[='s=] undertaker is exactly as expected. He's pleased whenever there is shooting and a body.
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