The latest episode of The Media Obscura Podcast is out now on your favorite podcast player! It has Nick and Mike checking out Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the 1988 feature that finds Elvira dealing with her worst enemy yet… Suburbia! Nick and Mike also imagine the reading of Nick’s will as a Deal-Or-No-Deal-esque gameshow which, if you think about, really makes a lot of sense.
Sorry, I need to derail this announcement post for a sec in order to think this one through. It just makes a lot of sense to me. Like, post-funeral, people are going to be sad. Someone close to them died, they miss them. and now you want some bland, I-have-sex-with-my-socks-on lawyer to read a will? That’s bleak…
But, if will readings were like Deal Or No Deal, or what we in the biz call “the greatest thing ever,” that wouldn’t be a problem! There would be a little bit of much needed pageantry to things and, while I totally understand how some may view this as being insensitive, it would definitely liven up a (pun intended) decidedly un-lively circumstance!
And think about how that vaudevillian gesture could improve lame things left behind by loved ones? Take the example of this that I gave in our latest episode: I imagined what it would be like if a gameshow-host-type allowed Mike to decide what I left him based off of choosing a briefcase and, after finding out that all I had left him was worms, Mike was delighted by how strange the entire situation was.
Now call me nuts, but I think that if the depressing and soul crushing eventuality of my own impermanence can be momentarily forgotten through a gameshow host giving Mike a bucket of worms, then there may be something worthwhile to this idea.
I mean… they’re worms!
Anyway, for all things worm-funeral and Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, be sure to check out our latest episode on your podcast player of choice, or via the RadioPublic embed below: