You may not be watching TLC's "Best Funeral Ever" but your friends are. As the shenanigans in the name of death care continue, the watching public has but one question: "can they really do that at a funeral?" Clips have been pouring in showing that there are absolutely no limits or boundaries for John Beckwith and his staff at the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas,Texas.
Breakfast at a funeral, the descedant at the movies, a bowling send off, and olympic sprint all top off this season's shenanigans on "Best Funeral Ever".
With all the new business Golden Gate is acquiring with the launch of the show, they seem to be losing business in the city they so proudly serve. Comments on social media continue to pour in as viewers are showing their disdain for what many call a disrespect for the dead.
To be objective, some of the backlash is from a cultural perspective. Not all people celebrate death,many choose to mourn and remain solemn instead of attending gaudy/ostentatious celebrations like those on the show.
Quietly, MSNBC aired a special on death care following the premiere of "Best Funeral Ever" entitled "Death, It's a Living" and it took viewers inside an upscale funeral home and cemetary. It was a far cry from BFE, but the Funeral Director in Charge did let the producers know that they are indeed capable of putting on the best funeral ever if it is requested.
Maybe the scope of funeral service, maybe it's being broadened. Either way, the public is talking and as far as death goes talking about it beforehand is always good for business!
What is your opinion? Do you think that the show has crossed a line? Will Golden Gate Funeral Home be punished for what it has aired on this show?