Old Comedy Clip on Funeral Planning

Feb 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Enjoy this YouTube video clip that makes fun of funeral planning in the wake of Jessica Mitford’s expose book, The American Way of Death.  Elaine May and Mike Nichols did this comedy skit on the old Jack Parr TV program.

“The $65 Funeral” provides a sly look at the high cost of dying in America. Do you want a casket? How do you plan to get the body to the funeral home? There are lots of elements to be considered.

Nichols  May 65 Funeral classic skit   YouTube

BTW, Mike Nichols went on to direct a number of films, including Wit in 2001. This movie provides a sarcastic look at how the medical establishment treats patients.

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