Death be not proud -- but on TV, sometimes hilarious
Now what? Laugh, cry or turn the TV off and light a candle for the soul of the dear, departed fictional one?
As a Sunday Calendar feature by the father-daughter team of Sy and Katie Rosen explores, the best TV comedies about mortality can spark any of these reactions and more. They write:
"A great comedy death episode can be touching, poignant, cynical, dark, hysterical, sadistic, heartbreaking, exhilarating, anticipated and/or shocking...."
That's why they picked their top 10 best comedy shows dealing with death. Now, "South Park," above, was not one of them -- perhaps the repeated killing of Kenny is not quite what they were going for. But maybe it's on your top 10 list. Or not. Either way, take a spin through their picks (by clicking here) and let us know yours in the comments.
-- Scott Sandell
Photo: Oh my God, Death himself is trying to kill Kenny, left -- plus Cartman, Kyle and Stan -- on "South Park." Credit: Comedy Central / Associated Press