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Call it disrespectful, funny or just plain strange.

TLC’s newest docudrama, Best Funeral Ever, may be all of those things rolled into one. The hourlong special could produce a full series, if the audience likes it. Best Funeral Ever chronicles the employees of the Dallas-based Golden Gate Funeral Home as they plan extravagant “home-going celebrations” for the dead.

Owner John Beckwith Jr. says, “If [the deceased] wanted to dunk a basketball, we can make that happen.”

Watch a clip of the show below.

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11 thoughts on “VIDEO: TLC to Debut 'Best Funeral Ever' Show

  1. I love my black people, but I have a feeling this show will be cancelled. Ignorance is in every race. They have a show where a woman (who happens to be white) made the mankini….a BRA for men. But they exploit us the most forreal….but that’s racism/white supremacy for ya. 🙂

  2. This show is going to have commericals. So make a note of who those sponsors are. Write, phone or
    e-mail them. Tell them you will not be buying their products and that your friends and relatives will also be told not to buy their products. The TLC network should be bombarded the same way. The Best Funeral Ever must not be permitted to get into two markets: syndication and DVD format. These are not “home going” ceremonies. They are part of a never ending circus with no shortage of willing accomplices. The ultimate insult would be the producers of this show using the O’Jay’s song ” You’ve got to give the people, give the people what they want” as the opening and closing theme of each episode.

  3. Alia Harris on said:

    This is the worst television show on the planet. It sets black people back 1000 years. It is so disgraceful to black people and it reveals the fact that white people don’t respect us. It shows that if you give a nigga a dollar he will act like a monkey. Please stop exploiting black people!!

    • Heather Smith on said:

      This show is a horrible, sick, and twisted way of showing respect for the deceased. This funeral home should be shut down and all licenses should be revoked.

  4. Steph'en on said:

    The nation celebrated the 150th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 2013, and this month the inauguration of the reelection of first Black president of the United States and we still put with this buffoonery and slave mentality. I’ve had enough! Really. It’s not funny. It’s ignorant and we need to hold these television networks and commercial sponsors accountable. Tell TLC, and their ilk, to stop producing these ignorant shows that demean, degrade, and vitiate the African American community.

    • demean, degrade, and vitiate??? How is it demeaning or degrading them if it’s how they are? You’re the ignorant one if you believe that all African American, scratch that, every American is just a regular Joe. There are many people in this country who are just as IGNORANT as these “funeral directors” and i use that term very lightly. Open your eyes and you’ll see the truth. TLC is doing nothing but shining the light on everyone to see the ridiculousness of these people. I refuse to watch this show because i have respect not only for myself but for the families who have lost someone and this basically makes a mockery of the business.

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