Georgia 'George' Lass is an emotionally lost, 18-year-old slacker whose 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
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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 The Twilight Zone
(1959), with Bill Mumy
, and re-imagined for Twilight Zone: The Movie
(1983). See more
While George works at Happy Time, before her death, she drops a file with a red paper sticking out down the elevator shaft. While she is walking to the guys desk she is holding the file she dropped. Then when she sets the files on his desk, it is gone. See more
I'd say I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I'm not. I excel at not giving a shit. Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation beget disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avoid interest. A equals B equals C Equals A, or whatever. I also don't have a lot of interest in being a good person or a bad person. From what I can tell, either way, you're screwed. Bad people are punished by society's laws, and good people are punished by Murphy's Law. So ...
References Wheel of Fortune
Written by Tom Maxwell
Performed by Squirrel Nut Zippers See more