Dead Like Me

Ghost Story

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 8/8/04
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  • Episode Description
  • George is induced to accompany her Happy Time co-workers on their annual woodland retreat. However, even there she can't escape from her duties as a reaper. Mason loses his post-it note with the name of the next soul to reap. Joy does her best to sell her house, much to Reggie's dislike, who scares them away saying that George, her late sister still keeps in touch with her from beyond the grave.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ellen Muth

    George Lass

  • Laura Harris

    Daisy Adair

  • Callum Blue

    Mason

  • Jasmine Guy

    Roxy Harvey

  • Cynthia Stevenson

    Joy Lass

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Rube tells a spooky story by the fire

    By amiralkent, Sep 15, 2006

  • George is a stray cat

    By SleepTight, Sep 12, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Greg: ...so I think that we should all get to know, Todd the Crab. Delores: Woo Hoo! George (V/O): I bet Todd has crabs.

    • George: Did you go to the gym when you were alive? Daisy: I died in 1938, for exercise we drank sloe gin and smoked Lucky Strikes.

    • George as Millie: I'm sorry. A crab is an animal. It's a big, furry, warm blooded beast that sleeps in cocktail souse.

    • Rube: It's Delores, right? Delores: Right, and you're Rube. Rube: I am. Delores: Is that a first name or a last name? Rube: Just Rube. Delores: Like Cher. Rube: Like Houdini. Delores: Love Houdini. Wouldn't it be fun to see him? George (V/O): (in her mind) See him? Rube probably reaped him.

    • Greg: OK, everybody. If you could be an animal, any animal, what animal would you choose to be? (pause) Delores, would you like to go first? Delores: Oh I'd like to go last if you don't mind. Greg: Oh, I think that would be appropriate. Delores: Thanks, Greg. Greg: Millie, what about you? George as Millie: I think I'll go right before Delores. Greg: Do you think that's appropriate? George as Millie: (in her mind) Who gives a shit? (now loud to everybody) I really do, Greg.

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    Trivia (10)

    • When the fairy tale book is opened at the start of the episode, the words on the page do not match the words George says (although they may well match Rube's telling of the story, it is hard to be certain).

    • Featured Deaths: - Two women at the gym (souls taken by George and Daisy) - The man in the woods (soul taken by George) - A woman shot by a gun in the valley (soul taken by Mason) - A man in the club (soul taken by Daisy)

    • When Daisy is drunk, she takes a post-it off the center of her chest but in the next scene it is there again.

    • George says that crabs are not animals and that they are crustations. In fact, all crustaceans are animals. Animals include crustaceans, mammals, amphibians, microvertebrate, etc. The writer must have been thinking of crabs not being mammals instead.

    • In this episode, Daisy and Mason find a closet full of post-its. In the previous episode, Crystal has the exact same thing, a closet full of post-its that she stole from the Happy Time office. This is yet another possibility that Crystal could be a reaper. Many fans believed this during the show's run and it stayed a mystery forever.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Daisy mentiones that she use to smoke Lucky Strikes and drink sloe gin. Lucky Strikes brand of cigarettes was created by R.A. Patterson of Richmond, Virgina in 1871. The cigarettes became widley popular in the early 1900s. Sloe gin is a red colored liquer that is made from sloe berries and plums, it has a alcohol content between 15 to 30 percent by volume.

    • Rube: The long ghost story. Rube's ghost story is an elaboration on an excerpt from Thoreau's Walden. In Chapter 18 "Conclusion," Thoreau writes: There is a solid bottom everywhere. We read that the traveler asked the boy if the swamp before him had a hard bottom. The boy replied that it had. But presently the traveler's horse sank in up to the girths, and he observed to the boy, "I thought you said that this bog had a hard bottom." "So it has," answered the latter, "but you have not got half way to it yet." So it is with the bogs and quicksands of society; but he is an old boy that knows it.

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