Peter Foot is the brother of Ernest Foot, he received terrible news, but he took the doctor's words the wrong way. He was played by Reece Shearsmith

Appearance[edit | edit source]

At the Funeral, as Ernest starts his eulogy, Peter pops out of the coffin to tell them what he wants, it's clear that he has been staging his own funeral every Saturday, until he's sure everyone gets it right and everyone is annoyed by it. When something else goes wrong, his wife Shelia tries to make him understand that they won't know how they are going to be, Peter then is rude to her, which has her leaving in tears and when Ernest tells him how he's shouldn't treat Sheila with that, he then acts mockingly about that he is terminally ill and that the Doctor told him to "prepare himself". Ernest then tells him off about these rehearsals, Peter remarks they throw him away which Ernest vows they might and after Peter says a few more bad words to Ernest as he leaves the rehearsal carries on.

Later on we see Peter in the hearse telling the driver to get to the wake. The next rehearsal nobody has arrived, then Shelia and Ernest come down the aisle with Wedding Music. They ignore Peter and rehearse the wedding vows, showing the poor man that they are planning to move on mocking his own words about preparing before going to rehearse the wedding night.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Behind The Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The scene was based on a real incident where a man in Indian staged his own funeral because he distrusted his family.
  • During the commentary for the episode, it was revealed that Reece wasn't in the coffin when they brought it in, but was when they placed it down.
  • There was a review when the episode came out which talked about the fact that Bernice was missing however in the rehearsal it's clear that a new Vicar is there instead.

Deleted Scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Peter briefly appears in a cut scene where Pauline cleaned the hearse's windows.
  • The Wedding Rehearsal Scene was shorten for time, there was a scene of the font with it's swimming pool instructions and the vows were longer.
  • The scene ends with Peter looking down the original plan was him to discover that he was a ghost and would never know if his family did the funeral right.
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