Come, sir, to draw toward an end with you.

And now, we present, the Weekend at Bernie’s section of the Tragedy of Hamlet. Fun with a dead body.
You know…the dead body trope has been around for centuries, I’m sure. And yet this lousy film from the 80s is our touchstone for it. Why is that? Was it particularly popular?
Or was it just that they took the conceit so far no one could forget it?
I don’t know. But it is fun when dead bodies can be funny. Or we can be funny around dead bodies. Even just crack a joke – laugh at their lifelessness – or perhaps what we’re really doing is laughing at our own mortality.

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