Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker who's life changes (or ends) when she is killed by a toilet seat that falls from the sky after being separated from the orbiting Mir space station which hurtles to Earth. Immediately, she discovers that the afterlife does indeed exist, where she has been assigned a job as a 'Grim Reaper.' It's her job to reap the souls from the living and guide them to their eternal reward. Besides coping with her new job, she must learn to deal with being young and starting out and of course, being dead... Written by
Did You Know?
George's wish that she could just "wish it into the corn field" is a reference to Jerome Bixby
's short story, "It's a Good Life," in which a little boy with god-like powers whisks an entire town into an alternate reality, and holds the population in a paralysis of fear. "Wish it into the cornfield" was what his mother pleaded with Anthony to do to creatures, and people, that he had killed. The story was adapted for the original Twilight Zone
, with Bill Mumy
, and re-imagined for Twilight Zone: The Movie
. See more
The Mir space station impacted the South Pacific Ocean on March 23, 2001. No debris made landfall. See more
There is going to be a funeral if you don't get your ass out of bed.
Those are the last words my mother will ever say to me.
References Wheel of Fortune
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