My Hero

Season 4 Episode 2

The Living Dead

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Aug 15, 2003 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Living Dead
Only after George invests in a pension plan and life insurance does he learn that he must die to collect the money.

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  • Side-splittingly funny! Mrs. Raven's hypnotic powers take a comedic turn.

    This is an ABSOLUTE must see for those who are fans of this British series.

    George is pronounced dead by Piers, and decides to remain dead to make his life as Thermoman easier. That is, until Piers and her parents decide that now that Janet is available she can marry Piers.

    And the fun commences. All of the main characters have memorable moments.

    I laugh until I cry each time I watch this episode!! It's a good workout for the upper abdominal muscles. Be sure to tape this episode so that you can watch the funeral scene again and again.moreless
  • This episode was so funny!!!!

    This might possibly be my favorite My Hero episode of all time. It was so funny. It was good to see Mrs. Raven trying out something new with her hypnotherapy. The results she caused at the funeral are just to funny to express. What Stanley said was my favorite but I also liked when they all got up and did the YMCA when the word "four" was said.

    George Sunday may be one of the funniest characters on TV. At the end of the episode when he was going on about his identical twin brother Shamus was funny. It was a lot of over acting and was a nice end to this episode.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Running Gags
      —When somebody says the following numbers:

      One: Stanley goes "This is my gift, This is my curse. Who am I, I'm Spiderman".
      Two: Ella goes "Take me now, you Stanley Stallion. Ravage me you beast".
      Three: Piers behaves like a chicken.
      Four: Arnie, Ella, Piers and Stanley perform "YMCA".
      Ten: Arnie, Ella, Piers and Stanley perform "The Birdie Dance".

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Janet: My parents are coming around to comfort me.
      Ollie: Brilliant! Daddy can rise out of the coffin like a zombie, saying "Whoo, I'm alive!"
      Janet: Ollie, your father is not some adolescent teenager.
      George: "Whoo, I'm alive!" That's brilliant!
      Janet: George!
      George: Be afraid, be very afraid!
      Janet: You're going to give them a heart attack! I don't want them dying too!
      Arnie: Well, you've got the coffin handy.

    • George: You are going to be so proud of me!
      Janet: Why do those words always fill me with dread?

    • (Whenever anybody says "one")
      Stanley: That is my gift, and that is my curse. Who am I? I'm Spiderman!

  • NOTES (1)


    • Movie: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

      Janet's comment regarding everyone's 'possession' through Mrs. Raven's hypnotherapy references the 1956 Don Siegel movie where inhabitants of a town are replaced by alien pod-people.

    • Song: We're Walking in the Air

      While he and Janet put a stop to Mrs Raven's hypnotherapy sessions, Ollie sings the theme made famous by Aled Jones in the short film The Snowman.