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Dead Like Me 

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After being hit on the head by a toilet seat, a young temp clerk becomes a grim reaper in death.

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Bryan Fuller
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2   1  
2004   2003  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ellen Muth ...  Georgia 'George' Lass 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Callum Blue ...  Mason 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Jasmine Guy ...  Roxy Harvey 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Mandy Patinkin ...  Rube Sofer 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Cynthia Stevenson ...  Joy Lass 29 episodes, 2003-2004
Britt McKillip ...  Reggie Lass 27 episodes, 2003-2004
Christine Willes ...  Delores Herbig 27 episodes, 2003-2004
Laura Harris ...  Daisy Adair 24 episodes, 2003-2004
Crystal Dahl Crystal Dahl ...  Crystal / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Greg Kean ...  Clancy Lass 22 episodes, 2003-2004
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ...  Kiffany / ... 21 episodes, 2003-2004
Talia Ranger Talia Ranger ...  Young George 15 episodes, 2003-2004
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Storyline

Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her temp job as a filing clerk, she is hit by the toilet seat of the re-entering Space Station Mir. Finding out she is now dead, she is recruited to become a grim reaper. As in life, she is a pain in the butt in death. She does not like the details of her job, and is always at loggerheads with her boss Rube. Her fellow grim reapers don't really take much of a liking to her either. She also learns grim reapers don't even get a free ride in death, as they must hold down regular jobs along with their death duties. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Only she knows when your time is up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The red frog that keeps appearing here and there through the series comes from the first scene of the pilot. It is, depending on who you ask, the first "person" to die, the first reaper, or both. The frog is an Argentinian horned frog (aka, "the Pac-Man frog"), which does not make sounds like North American frogs (during one take, however, the frog hissed when Ellen picked it up, scaring the daylights out of Callum Blue and Jasmine Guy), The "frog sound effect" is dubbed in. The Pac-Man frog also has sharp teeth, and should only be handled by professionals, as its bite is very painful. See more »

Quotes

George: That's very Zen of you, you must smoke pot.
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Crazy Credits

Episodes in which clips from previous episodes are used (in particular the flashback episode, Nighthawks) give screen credit to the writers of any excerpts that are used, even if the clip is momentary. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Spanish version, Dolores' surname is "O'Jackson" instead of "Herbigg" to ensure the joke about her name: "Dolores O'Jackson como si dijeras ojazos" (as if you say big-eyes). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Brick Like Me (2014) See more »

User Reviews

Outstanding
5 November 2004 | by phil-525See all my reviews

This show is a combination of extremely clever plot lines, a unique and unusual musical score, contemporary editing, and outstanding character casting. The chemistry of characters with this cast is more than exceptional. The ability to give such realism to such an absurd story premise is bewildering and you find yourself taken for a ride down this fairytale as if it were real life. This is perhaps the best program that no one has ever heard of yet and I wouldn't be surprised if it rose to one of the best series of this decade when the show becomes better known to the public. Once you start watching this show, there is now going back. It is ultimately the most addictive show I have ever witnessed. If you haven't seen it, you need to.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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