Beverly Hills, CA- At Friday's privately held memorial service, venerable comic actor Harvey Korman was unable to keep from laughing at former "Carol Burnett Show" cast mate Tim Conway. Korman died from complications of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on May 29th.
During Conway's poignant eulogy, Korman's body convulsed with laughter, panicking mourners who had gathered to pay their respects to the deceased funnyman. Korman's stifled chuckles occurred as Conway shared memories of the notorious "Inept Dentist" sketch from Burnett's variety program.
"I was sharing memories of how much fun we used to have on the set when Harvey's corpse started gyrating and spitting up. It was horrifying," said Conway.
Korman's casket was promptly closed and the memorial was cut short.
"What the fuck was that?... That was the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life," said comedienne Burnett, echoing the terror of celebrity mourners including actresses Cloris Leachman, Vicki Lawrence, and director Mel Brooks.
"I still don't understand how a corpse can laugh after a week of being dead," said a distraught Brooks, who collaborated with Korman on Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety.
"It's not unusual for a dead body to experience a cadaverous spasm," said Rance Laswell, funeral technician on site at the Korman funeral. "But spontaneous postmortem muscle rigidity usually manifests itself as a twitch of the fingers or toes. Korman's convulsion is unprecedented in all of mortician's lore."
"Leave it to Harvey to break character- even in death," said Conway. "You know, we second bananas don't always receive the glory, but we have a lot of fun. I'm really going to miss him."
Conway added: "I think I shit my pants a little."