New Girl on FOX Episode Features Elvis-Themed Funeral

Apr 1, 2013 | 0 comments

The New Girl Elvis

New Girl, a FOX TV sitcom, recently featured an Elvis-themed funeral for the father of one of the characters. A few things I noticed about the interactions of the characters:

  • Stress about pulling everything together for a funeral on short notice – the father died of a heart attack.
  • Stress about writing a eulogy.
  • Stress about dealing with family dynamics.
  • Stress about pricing Elvis impersonators (they don’t come cheap).

Stress, stress and more stress comes with the territory when no funeral planning has taken place before there’s a death in the family. At least someone knew that dad would have wanted an Elvis-themed funeral.

And music is eternally soothing at funerals. Even the really hard-to-sing Elvis song “In the Ghetto” provides solace. Everyone joins in on the chorus, and conflicts are resolved.

Of course, this is a sitcom, where real life does not necessarily imitate art. Do everyone a favor and start a conversation today. Remember, talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, and talking about funerals won’t make you dead.

A Good Goodbye