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In the course of my research I stumbled across the record of a "Saturday Night Live" skit that ran on Jan. 13, 1990. I remember seeing this when it was first broadcast 26 years ago.
Here is a still that shows Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Ed O'Neill, Nora Dunn, and Jon Lovitz as mourners during the skit called 'Ceausescu's Wake'.
The people all sound mournful as they bemoan Ceausescu's demise, saying "Poor Ceausescu!". After a while, one of them asks:
"Is he really dead?"
Someone else says, "Let's be sure."
At which point everyone pulls out a gun and starts shooting into the coffin.
As a wise man once said, being an evil dictator has great benefits and perks, but the retirement plan sucks.