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->''"Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake,\\
Stepped on the gas instead of the brake"''

Gravestones should generally be somber or reflective, so in fiction, it's common to put funny epitaphs on them. It could be a poem or a record or suggestion of an ironic or strange death. It could be a pun based on the late character's name. E.g.: "Paul E. Nate - A wonderful husband, father and florist." This is especially common in video games, as the player may blindly ignore the graveyard, or be too busy fighting zombies or whatever. Can be used to as a ShoutOut or a TakeThat, often suggesting the fate of a character from another, rival work. Can be an example of TruthInTelevision. Related to, but not to be confused with, BlackComedy.


[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Jean Grey of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' is known for her habit of dying and coming back to life, which was represented in a parody by having her grave say [[http://www.littlestuffedbull.com/images/comics/jeangraves/jeangreybrb.jpg Jean Grey: BRB]].
* In ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man]]'' #308 Spidey fights the Taskmaster in a derelict cemetery; in one large shot of the villain, he's shown looming over headstones with the names of famous Spider-Man artists: Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Ross Andru, Gil Kane, Jr Jr, and Ron Frenz. [[http://marvel.wikia.com/Amazing_Spider-Man_Vol_1_308 The panel can be seen here.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', there's a brief shot of the town's cemetery, featuring a cluster of graves belonging to [[HighTurnoverRate former sheriffs]]. Some of them have humorous epitaphs, including [[FamousLastWords "Hold my beer and watch this"]] and [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "He's Dead, Jim"]].

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'', the [=MacManus=] Brothers, Connor and Murphy, visit the grave of their friend and partner, Rocco. As they silently pray, Murphy notices that the picture on the tomb is Rocco's mugshot, and that a painted-out police arm is holding his long hair up out of his face in a ridiculous fashion. All reverence quickly disappears.
* In ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'', David St. Hubbins suggests an epitaph for his own grave at one point: "Here Lies David St. Hubbins. And Why Not?"

* Happens once in ''Messieurs les enfants'' by Daniel Pennac.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' contains several on the final page of Arthur's Halloween, with probably the most bizarre being "Here lies the body of Sally Bent: Kicked up her heels and away she went"
* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' has Holden remarking on profane vandalism and saying that his gravestone will most likely read: "Holden Caulfield, [date of birth]-[date of death], Fuck you."
* ''The Church Mice'' series by Graham Oakley often include these as a background gag in scenes showing the church graveyard. For example, one in ''The Church Mouse'' has "He ran the fete sack race on a full stomach".

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/TheCatherineTateShow'' featured the extremely popular character of Lauren Cooper, a mouthy schoolgirl whose catchphrase is "Am I bovvered?" (bothered). In the 2007 Christmas special, she [[spoiler:is kayaking and says this to a man who warns her to stay away from a particular stretch of water. She ignores his advice, and is killed when her boat goes over a waterfall.]] Her friends are then seen standing by her tombstone, which is inscribed with the words "I still ain't bovvered".
* As always, there is an example from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. When [[spoiler: Buffy]] dies at the end of season 5, her tombstone reads [[spoiler:Buffy Anne Summers, beloved sister, devoted friend. She saved the world. A lot.]]
* In ''Series/GregTheBunny'', Count Blah (who has a VerbalTic of saying "blah" after sentences) visited the grave of his wife, which reads, "Beloved Wife, Blah. R.I.P.B."
* In the reunion movie ''Series/TheWildWildWest Revisited'', James West and Artemus Gordon are shown the grave of their arch-nemesis Migelito Loveless, as made by Migelito's son: A Rushmore-sized carving of the man's last name in the side of a mountain, with tiny little plots staked out for the two heroes in its shadow.
* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth'', Blackadder says he wishes his tombstone to be inscribed:
-->Here lies Edmund Blackadder,
-->And he's bloody annoyed.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe once mentions that she wants her epitaph to be "Phoebe Buffay, Buried Alive".
* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon bought a monogrammed funeral urn for Leonard in case his deviated septum surgery didn't end well. It read "Here lie the ashes of Leonard Hofstadter. He thought he was right, but his roommate knew better." He also bought one for himself, which read "I'm with stupid".
* In what is possibly a ShoutOut to ''Buffy'' from another Creator/MutantEnemy project, ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' wraps up season 5 with [[spoiler:Coulson's]] memorial plaque reading, [[spoiler:"In remembrance of our fearless leader, Phillip J. Coulson. He gave us his wisdom, his love, and his life (a couple of times)."]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module I6 ''Ravenloft''. The tombs under Castle Ravenloft had a number of funny inscriptions on their individual crypts.
** "Artista [=DeSlop=] Court Ceiling Painter"
** "Prince Aerial Du Plumette (Aerial the Heavy)"
** "Artank Swilovich: Here interred and with great mourning courtesy of the Barovian Wine Distillers Brotherhood."
** "Sir Sedrik Spinwitovich (Admiral Spinwitovich). Confused though he was, he built the greatest naval force ever assembled in a land locked country."
** "Ivan [=DeRose=], Champion of Winter Dog Racing. The race may go to the swift, but vengeance is for the loser's relatives."

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The tombstones outside of ''Ride/TheHauntedMansion'' ride at Ride/DisneyThemeParks, which double as tributes to the ride's designers.
** The Lonesome Manor in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'', which is based on this ride, has them as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'''s graveyard scene, several of the tombstones say "COMING SOON" on them.
* The train ride at Ride/SixFlags over Georgia in the late 1970s had a tombstone hidden among the weeds: "I Tole You I Wuz Sick!"
* Six Flags Great America has a ton of these as part of its decorations during Fright Fest.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* On the cover of the NES port of ''Chiller'', a gravestone reads, "Dead people are cool."
* In ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}'', the boss room of [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Gravecreeper]] is littered with graves of the game developers.
** The "last rites" option of Saradomin's holy book (like a Bible) reads "Thy cause was false, thy skills did lack; see you in Lumbridge when you get back." (Lumbridge is normally where players respawn).
* ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max in Night of The Raving Dead]]''
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' had a tombstone reading, "Here lies Erdrick," after the hero (well, hero's ancestor) of competing game company Enix's ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI''.
** In the original Japanese version and the ''Dawn of Souls'' English translation, the tombstone read "here lies [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]".
* ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' had these in every graveyard in the game, with inscriptions like. "I told you I was sick!" "Here lies an atheist all dressed up and no place to go." "Quoeth thy Raven nevermore." "Hey who blew out the candle? Hello?" and "There was a light at the end of the tunnel, unfortunately that light was a train."
** There was also a hidden 'Fan Graveyard' as an EasterEgg, where forum members familiar to the devs were eulogized.
* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' had some fun with raunchy {{Punny Name}}s; R. Sole is an example.
* ''VideoGame/{{Primal}}'' had Jen smash a tombstone that read 'RIP Laura Croft 2003' as a TakeThat to ''Franchise/TombRaider''. The game came out in 2003, obviously.
* Can be found in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' has a number of these, including the "four slugs from a .44" example below.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has a whole graveyard of these in its expansion pack, with new tombstones added with each dead character, regardless of involvement in the main storyline. [[DevelopersForesight Every new Sheothian has a unique narrative regarding their personality on their tombstones]].
** ''The Elder Scrolls Legends: Battlespire'' had another whole graveyard of these, and this graveyard was referenced to in ''The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard''.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', many of the word walls that you get your words of power from are epitaphs of some sort in the dragon language. A lot of them say something about some hero who died in battle, or some sort of ancient Nord proverb, but some of them say something like this:
--> Here lies Fjolmod Foul-Air who
--> stank as much on earth as
--> his body does now in the ground.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' has a tombstone that reads along the lines of "Here lies X, who scoffed at the warnings of lesser men and built this fine tower. He discovered his error a few weeks later. Beware of trolls."
* The graveyard in Nashkel in the first ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' game is full of these, including an EasterEgg that'll trigger a BonusBoss fight if you click on it too many times.
** ''Baldur's Gate'' beats this one to death in one town. You get things like "Here lies X, who was killed by (long list of summonable creatures)" followed by the Latin for "do not call up what you cannot put down", implying that this was a hapless summoner who didn't know what he was getting into.
*** Dave F. Slain by 13 Gibberlings, 4 Kobolds, 6 Ogres and 2 Dire Wolves. ''Ne invoces expellere non possis''. (Do not call up that which you cannot put down.)
* The city of Haven in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has a graveyard filled with humorous tombstones, including some {{Shout Out}}s to others on the the page. ("Sensal Gaheris: 775-798, 798-801, 801-805, 805-807, 807-809 (VERIFIED), 'BEST TAX EVADER EVER' -- CH")
** Also in those graves, is "T.O. Hanoi". Anyone whose played cx or ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' will know of Bioware's fondness for Tower of Hanoi puzzles. Anyone who has played ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' or ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' will breathe a sigh of relief upon viewing that tombstone.
* The Imperial City's graveyard in ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' also has a few {{Mythology Gag}}s and {{Shout Out}}s on the gravestones.
* See also the Creator/CartoonNetwork Web game ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo and the Hollywood Horror''.
* Used in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'', with numerous "graveyard humor" jokes scattered beyond the tombstones.
** And ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'', for that matter.
** Not to mention [[TheIgor Igor]], who is a veritable walking fountain of graveyard humor.
* ''Franchise/KingsQuest''
** Seen in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVII''. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=B_gFPbpWh5g Here's a video.]] [[spoiler: Naturally, [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou given the setting,]] one of them (the one that says "don't stand on his grave") is a trap that does Rosella in if she actually stands on it. Also, there's a blank grave; if examined to close, she's shoved in and BuriedAlive, the words "Rosella, Rest in Pieces" appearing on it.]]
** And ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV''. It just seems to be Rosella's "good luck."
** The Creator/AGDInteractive FanRemake of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestII'' also uses this as a plot point.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun'' has these.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' has many of these. Most using the rhyming pun. The deceased tend to be people who worked on the game.
** And then there's one [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Cpt. J. Sparrow.]] (''May the wind always be at [his] back.'')
* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' had a mix of ordinary and humorous quips on the gravestones, and you were also able to dig up the graves. Most graves had nothing special, some had hidden items hinted at by the eulogy (for example, a gravestone reading "Drank his milk every day" hid a few vials of milk), and some had "The fiend beneath this stone is trapped by dirt, not by death": Zombies!
* Most people who played ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail'' as a kid put "pepperoni and cheese" on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombstone_(pizza) tombstones]]. The others put profanities on theirs.
** Apparently a popularly downloaded copy of the game comes with a "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin peperony and chease]]" tombstone, leading to MemeticMutation.
* The PC game ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'' does this, including such epitaphs as "And he said, 'How long will the flying spell last?'" and the [[NoFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[SchmuckBait "For the ultimate cheat of void, enter DOS, type 'format C:\' and enter."]]
* ''VideoGame/NetHack''. There are [[http://nethackwiki.com/wiki/Headstone#Inscriptions randomly generated graves]] with these. There are loads of them and several places add more to the file (nethack.alt.org has [[http://www.alt.org/nethack/addmsgs/viewmsgs.php a massive collection]]). A few examples include:
** "Og friend. Og good dude. Og died. Og now food."
** "[[{{Film/Beetlejuice}} Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice]]"
** The "Johnathon Blake" page quote.
** "Rest in Pieces"
** "[[NintendoHard 1994-1995. The Longest-Lived Hacker Ever]]"
* ''VideoGame/UltimaV'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVI VI]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII VII]]'' had a number of puns on grave stones.
* In ''VideoGame/VeilOfDarkness'', the graveyard is filled with these, including one [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland G. Threepwood]] and how woefully he was under for 11 minutes.
* Chapter 5 of ''VideoGame/StarTropics 2: Zoda's Revenge'' takes place in a Wild West setting, where you can find several humorous (and rhyming) epitaphs in a local mining town. ''"Here lies Lucky Larry. His luck ran out and now he's buried."''
* ''VideoGame/{{Sanitarium}}'' has plenty, mostly for developers. There's also the grave of Joseph Bruener, a character from ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Wind_II War Wind II]]'' (a game which ''Sanitarium'''s developers had previously worked on).
** "This one says ''Travis W. Nice Goddamn Cat...''" Granted, this was on a level that's basically a mangled bunch of all the previous levels, so randomness like this is expected.
* ''VideoGame/MOTHER3'' has a {{hurricane|OfPuns}} of "grave" puns. Also, a "NO ZOMBIES ALLOWED" sign at the cemetery entrance.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' features tombstones of the game's developers, as well as one reading "Cage", presumably a reference to Johnny Cage, the character who died before the events of the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Neopets}}''' first VideoGame release, ''Neopets: The Darkest Faerie'', lets you read the unusually jovial tombstones around crypts.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowWarrior'' has a hidden tombstone that says "[[Creator/JackieChan Chan]] He Slipped in the Shower".
* [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption John Marston]] has "Blessed are the Peacemakers." As in [[RevolversAreJustBetter Colt Peacemakers]].
** The graveyards in New Austin and West Elizabeth sometimes boast humorous tombstones such as one reading "Unknown person - So drunk he did not remember dying" or "If you are reading this, I must be dead". The Coot's Chapel graveyard manages to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar fly a few past the radar]] with inscriptions such as "Never try to milk a bull."
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories''' Staunton graveyard is chucked full of these. Hilariously, it becomes increasingly populated as your protagonist kills off selected characters throughout the storyline.
* On a more minor note, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' features "R.I.P. Opposition" tombstones at a San Fierro memorial, referring to the rivalry between Rockstar North and developers of "[[FollowTheLeader GTA clones]]".
* In ''VideoGame/DoomAndDestiny'', there are a bunch of these in the graveyard underneath Ben's house.
* VideoGame/{{Pirate101}} gives us a few while looking for Honest Ned's grave in the lighthouse graveyard. If the player has Brigus Latro as a companion, he'll get annoyed and hang a lampshade on it.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'':
** '''Spy:''' "Here lies Scout. He ran fast and died a virgin."
** Harvest_event has a tombstone reading "RIP The Tenth Class," a reference to players constantly clamoring to discover/add a hidden tenth class or the removed Civilian class from the Hunted game mode.
** Deathcam screenshots are a more ephemeral, digital form of this, since they always read "You were killed by [killer's name]." Some players would have therefore take on names like "An Expired Sandvich" or "Irony" specifically to have fun with this feature. More bawdy players would use names that cause the deathcam screenshot to [[OutWithABang imply death by more raunchy means]] for much the same reason.
** The recently added taunt, the Soldier's Requiem, has him plant down a grave ([[OverlyPrepreparedGag that he was carrying with him the whole time]]) that says, "R.I.P. Here lies maggot. I win. The end."
* The graves in ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' can sometimes have funny inscriptions on them (e.g. [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Bereft of Life", "Just Resting"]], "Expired",...)
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' has a mix of both serious and amusing gravestones in several graveyards, particularly in the cemetery at Shaemoor:
-->He learned an important lesson about fighting\\
[[HighVoltageDeath Don't stand in water when casting lightning]]
* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', the inscriptions on the headstones in the graveyard are punning homages to the game's lead programmers and designers.

* Eugene Greenhilt's tombstone in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', in addition to listing his [[DeathIsCheap many dates of death and resurrection]], reads, "Master Wizard, Devoted Husband, Passable Father". (He was lucky to get that much. They probably averaged out his treatment of [[TheUnfavorite Roy]] and [[SpoiledBrat Julia]].) Other visible tombstones display similar humor ("Bloodmak the Unholy: [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not coming back as a vampire. Honest.]]")
* A staple of the webcomic ''Webcomic/UnlifeIsUnfair'', on [[[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Unlife_is_Unfair the Duck]] particularly the name puns like "Dustin Dewinn" and "Rick R. Mortis".
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', a visit to the Crypt of the Heterodynes reveals many amusing epitaphs. Perhaps most interesting is the tomb of Lazarus Heterodyne, with half a dozen dates crossed out.
** As well as Iscariot Heterodyne, "Every Man's Friend". The [[NothingButSkulls pile of skulls]] next to the crypt has labels like "Friend #115".
* Happens frequently in ''Webcomic/TheComicAdventuresOfLeftAndRight''. The grave usually reads something pertinent to the last thing a character was doing.
* In the ending of "Let's Destoy the Shagohod!" from Webcomic/{{Hiimdaisy}}, the US President rewrites [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater The Boss]]'s grave to read "In Memory of a loser who was a loser". No need to say [[BerserkButton how Big Boss reacted]].
* From Hale's Webcomic/{{Nuzlocke Comics}}, the prologue graveyard scene has two. A (ghost type) Gengar's epitaph reads "Lolwut?" A Mudkip's says "No one really liked him!"

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', Strong Bad wanted [[http://www.hrwiki.org/images/b/bb/replacement.png this]] on his grave.
* ''[[Machinima/ShadowOfIsraphel Shadow o]][[Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries f Israphel]]'' features a number of these in the towns [[LetsPlay/LewisBrindley Xephos]] and [[LetsPlay/SimonLane Honeydew]] visit, among other background gags.
* Once WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob sees a grave written "HANK TRACY. HE WAS JESSE JAMES' FRIEND.":
-->I hope to God that when I die, my tombstone reads something like "Here Lies The Cinema Snob. He once reviewed {{Troll 4}} with WebVideo/{{Phelous}}"
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' has the following in their ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' spoof:
-->'''Steve's grave''': [[CallBack Threw a]] [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelSuperHeroes mighty shield.]] When his girlfriend died, [[AngstWhatAngst Cap didn't hesitate to]] [[{{Squick}} make out with her niece.]]\\
'''Bucky's grave''': [[Memes/MarvelCinematicUniverse He just wanted some plums.]]
* WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Joel's Windows XP Destruction once System32 is deleted:

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' did this with a SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/CasperTheFriendlyGhost The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper]]'' did this in the credit sequence, with the tombstones featuring JustForPun jokes. Sometimes they varied things with jokes like a tombstone reading "I'm with stupid" next to another tombstone reading, "I'm stupid".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The first five ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror" episodes used these in their openings. The last one to use them actually had a tombstone reading "Amusing Tombstones", signaling the retirement of the gag.
*** In the story ''Bad Dream House'', the the Indian burial ground includes gravestones for [[Franchise/TheLoneRanger Tonto]], UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi (who wasn't a Native American Indian) Crazy Horse and Not So Crazy Horse.
*** The pet cemetery from ''Dial "Z" for Zombies'' has graves marked "WesternAnimation/FishPolice", "WesternAnimation/CapitolCritters" and "WesternAnimation/FamilyDog", all of which were animated series that tried and failed to compete with ''The Simpsons'' in primetime.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode where [[{{greed}} Mr. Krabs]] goes to a graveyard to dig up a million-dollar hat. Squidward was mourning at a tombstone and when Mr. Krabs came to see who it was, he sees that the engraving reads "Here lie Squidwards hopes and dreams." In the same graveyard, there's "Diver Dan", whose tombstone has carved scuba gear on it; "Stupid" next to "I'm With Stupid", complete with pointing hand, and most importantly, the "#1" shaped tombstone of Smitty Werbenjaegermanjensen, whose name extends off the name plaque.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' in their parody of Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': 'Here lies Beavis. He never scored.'
** This became the subject of MemeticMutation after the Isla Vista killings in 2014 which were carried out by a sexually frustrated virgin named Elliot Rodger: "Here lies Elliot. He never scored."

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Two examples from Website/{{Snopes}}:
** [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/expired.asp This one is kind of charming.]]
** [[http://www.snopes.com/photos/signs/headstone.asp This one, not so much.]]
* Comedian Creator/SpikeMilligan's grave says, "I told you I was ill". However, the inscription is in Irish Gaelic, because the bishop wouldn't allow it in English.
* Creator/RodneyDangerfield's epitaph: [[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9556754/rodney-dangerfield There goes the neighborhood.]]
* In the Boothill graveyard near Tombstone, Arizona, there's a grave that reads:
--> "Here lies Lester Moore, four slugs from a .44, no Les, no more."
** Another one reads, "Hanged By Mistake."
* In a Silver City, Nevada Boot Hill:
--> "Here lies Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger, but slow on the draw."
* Comedian W.C. Fields used to say that he wanted his gravestone to read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." Sadly, it doesn't.
* OlderThanYouThink: Creator/AmbroseBierce has examples of humorous epitaphs in ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'', such as "Sacred to the memory of Jeremiah Tree. Cut down May 9th, 1862, aged 27 yrs. 4 mos. and 12 ds. Indigenous."
-->''Here lies the late Senator Vrooman\\
Whose head was as hard as the heart of a woman\\
Whose heart was as hard as the head of a hammer\\
Dame Fortune inspired him to eminence, damn her!''
* Creator/RobertBurns also wrote humorous epitaphs, like [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns/works/epitaph_on_a_wag_in_mauchline/ Epitaph on a Wag in Mauchline]].
* Groucho Marx once jokingly suggested his tombstone be inscribed with 'Excuse me, I can't stand up'. They put a Star of David on it instead.
* Creator/LeslieNielsen said he was going to put a fart joke on his gravestone. [[http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/06/leslie_nielsen_gravestone_epitaph_fort_lauderdale.php And he delivered.]]
* Creator/MelBlanc's tombstone displays an appropriate, and [[http://www.funnyphotos.net.au/images/mel-blanc-tombstone-thats-all-folks-man-of-1000-vo.jpg well known quote]]
* Jack Lemmon's epitaph: [[http://www.seeing-stars.com/ImagePages/JackLemmonGravePhoto.shtml "Jack Lemmon in"]]:
* Creator/MervGriffin's epitaph: [[http://www.seeing-stars.com/imagepages/MervGriffinGravePhoto.shtml "I will not be back right after this message"]].
* [[http://www.holytaco.com/25-funny-tombstones/ 25 of them here.]]
* While it is ''about'' a grave and not inscribed on it, Lord Byron's quip about Viscount Castlereigh is just too delicious to not mention:
-->''Posterity will ne'er survey\\
A nobler grave than this:\\
Here lie the bones of Castlereagh:\\
Stop, traveller, and piss.''
* The tombstone of Swedish author Fritiof Nilsson "The Pirate" famously reads:
-->''Here lie the ashes of a man in the habit of putting everything off until tomorrow. He changed for the better on his deathbed, however, and did in fact die on 31 January 1972.''
* Creator/BillyWilder's epitaph makes use of the last line of one of his most beloved movies, ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'': "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Wilder#mediaviewer/File:Billy_Wilders_grave_(978339409).jpg I'm a writer, but then nobody's perfect]]".
* Creator/DeForestKelley once joked that his tombstone would say, [[Series/StarTrek "He's Dead, Jim."]] (He doesn't actually have a gravestone; when he died, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered over the Pacific Ocean).
* Creator/SpikeMiligan's gravestone includes the inscription "I told you I was ill" in Gaelic.