Leave it to Comedy Central's South Park to kick off their 13th season by lampooning the dead.
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In "I See Dead Celebrities," little Ike, in the Haley Joel Osment role, can commune with recently deceased celebrities. A psychic, who bears a striking resemblance to Zelda Rubinstein of Poltergeist fame, explains to the boys that the dead celebs are stuck in purgatory (aka an airplane waiting on a runway) and are unable to cross over.
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Things get complicated when Michael Jackson shows up, possesses Ike and enters him in a beauty pageant.
The dearly departed included in the "tribute" are David Carradine, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Walter Cronkite, Ted Kennedy, DJ AM, Bea Arthur, Patrick Swayze, and Billy Mays.
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