Try The Farcical Flavored One


This is the ONLY book and movie we would ever dream to endorse with the Mousie’s cracker-dusted paw of approval when it comes down to an honest-to-goodness gut-bustin’ good laugh at the funeral and cemetery business.

WHAT, you say? You would be quite correct, generally as there is absolutely nothing funny about them, unless you are deliberately setting out to make the story fictional and farcical.



C J managed to get her hands on a first edition printing of the book, so she has yet to read it.

Certainly she’ll never risk THAT copy just for reading. She’ll need to buy a regular copy to do that.

Nope. It is on the shelf as a collectible only. No touchy.

We digress. Here’s a taste of the show…we see it’s possible to stream or rent it, which is a great thing. Buying the actual video may be much more difficult, however.





The Loved One (film)

The Loved One (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A poke at the popular and growing giants like Forest Lawn.

If you’ve never seen the movie “The Loved One” (1965) you are missing out on a real treat. Based on the book by Evelyn Waugh, it is a star-studded folly of foolish and fantastic funeral and cemetery characters, blowing everything you ever imagined about that realm completely away, replacing it with new improved exaggerations, and a generous seasoning of silly interpersonal drama…in the end you shall leave sated in your lust for laughter, we think. 


If you came to see stars, JUST LOOK AT THAT CAST!!!  Holy cow, kids!

Yeah, even Liberace! AND sooooo many others. Many who were just beginning their show-biz careers in 1965. It is a treat, trust us. On the merit of the stars alone.

They really don’t make movies like this anymore. Which is a darned shame.

It’s all just so ridiculous, but that’s why we loved it so much.  The little break from the real world helps us to stand back and realize that we cannot always take ourselves so seriously. Life is no fun when you do that.

. ©2014, C.S. Thompson.

English: Liberace's grave at Forest Lawn Holly...

English: Liberace’s grave at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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8 Responses to “Try The Farcical Flavored One”

  1. Never heard of it!! I have to check this out!


  2. Yes, CJ, anything with Jonathon Winters is going to be funny. I don’t think I’ve seen this movie, so I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the heads up.


    • Mr. Winters is smashing in this one, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for popping in…I do hope you see it and let me know if you liked it…I’ve never tried my hand as a movie critic until now and I’d love to know if I should stay with it or just keep my day job…


  3. It sounds like a fantastic film. I love those that find an opportunity to poke fun at the monoliths that some of our big businesses are.
    I also love the idea that as sombre as death is that maybe the after death treatment of our loved ones doesn’t always go according to plan- even if it’s only fictional.
    Years ago ( maybe the 70’s) we had a short series based on a funeral parlour starring the ever comedic Dame Thora Hird. It was called In Loving Memory. I have no idea if it’s available to stream, but if it is………..pure humour.
    Sending you both Massive Hugs xxxxxxx


    • I shall look into that…actually the illustrious sidekick shall. I’ve amassed a lot of back log getting to my reading. He just sits around here looking cute and eating crackers all day. I have heard of the Dame…in fact I thought I caught a show on the telly when we were in Australia and I thought she was a rip! “The Loved One” is hilarious. You would be astounded at the sheer numbers of big screen stars in that film! I was. If you do get the chance to see it, tell me how you liked it. It’s immediate appeal to me was how I could personally relate to the girl, Aimee, who becomes the dubiously entitled “first lady embalmer” of Whispering Glen. I was in Mortuary College when I discovered this movie and everything was so perfect for me at that point in my life. Massive hugs back to you, xxx CJ and Morguie xxx


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