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Are You Ready For The ‘Best Funeral Ever’ Reality TV Show?

Are You Ready For The 'Best Funeral Ever' Reality TV Show?

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting the queasy feeling that this new TLC reality show is going to be all kinds of ratchet.

I’m talking about their new reality show Best Funeral Ever which premieres this Sunday on the network. The program was originally supposed to premiere on Dec. 26, but the network pushed back the premiere because they thought it was in bad taste to premiere the show so soon after the Sandy Hook shootings – as if that was going to help.

The show chronicles the wacky going-ons at the black owned Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, and, already, according to the description of one funeral seen on the show, it’s going to be something quite special.

In one episode you’ll get to see a funeral where “the casket’s shaped like an oversized grill used for smoking meat and the pallbearers are wearing crisp white aprons and chef’s hats. Live pigs squeal and run amok, while a fountain spits barbeque sauce instead of chocolate, perfect for dipping freashly cooked ribs.

I’m telling you, ratchet with a captial R. Maybe Soledad O’Brien should have covered it in one of her Black in America specials. 

Here’s the promo for the show:

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I am a license funeral director/ embalmer I have worked@ this establishment please believe this is not real. Due to health reason the father John beckwith SR who owns the funeral home don't have much say about how things are ran.


What in thee world…


Get your money but I have literally never heard of anything like this in my life. I'm not saying that its not real but its very hard to believe….AAAANNNNND its now a show! Hmmm

Adam Scott Thompson

This is full of win. j/s


I have unfortunately attended quite a few funerals, and I am chocolate all the way. I grew up in the church my entire life. Never in my life have I seen anything like this. I am convinced that these folks did this (i.e. using a grill as a casket) just for this show. I am putting TLC in the category with Oxygen, using the "throwing any crap at Black audiences to increase ratings and revenue dollars" model. By the way, how many people work at this funeral home? They shot the opening just like "Say Yes to the Dress", with the "manager" conferring with the staff at the beginning of the day's "work". Also, is the manager driving a bentley, but the other manager has the nerve to have teeth missing? SMH


This is so embarrassing, I live in the Dallas area.

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