Undertaker jumps out of body bag to scare workmate in ‘disrespectful’ prank

Undertakers from T Cribb & Sons funeral directors in London have since been suspended after footage of their ‘disgraceful’ prank went viral over the weekend

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Undertaker jumps out of body bag to scare workmate in prank

Undertakers have been suspended after pulling a “disrespectful” prank when a funeral home worker hid in a body bag and jumped out, terrifying their colleague.

A video of the prank went viral and shows workers from T Cribb & Sons funeral directors in London standing near what appears to be two different body bags – one black and one blue.

The hidden camera sits behind coffee mugs on a nearby table as colleagues can be talking heard about if the body in the black bag has a wrist tag.

As the unsuspecting victim unzips the black bag and looks in it a colleague sits up and screams.

The victim jumps back in sheer horror and angrily screams “you silly c***!”

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This is the moment before a funeral worker was scared in a prank that went viral


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This is the moment a man sits up from a body bag in a funeral home, scaring his colleague


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The rest of the workers, who were in on the prank, are left in stitches with laughter.

The victim then kicks the table the prankster is sitting on.

The video was shared online at the East London funeral home and viewers have been left divided as some said it was “disrespectful” while others claim it’s “pure British humour”.

T Cribb & Sons website claims they have “an unrivaled reputation for commitment to excellence” and they “spend time respecting and honoring loved ones’ “final wishes.”

The victim looks back in sheer terror after getting scared


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Undertakers have since been suspended after the prank went viral


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John Harris, a senior partner at T Cribbs and Sons, saw the video at the weekend and confirmed he’s suspended some staff.

John said: “It’s a joke which should never have happened or been shared.

“I’m lost for words. It’s a family business and I’ve been in it for 50 years. All the good work I’ve done in that time, you can see it destroyed by some foolishness. I’m at a loss really.

“I get why people think it’s disrespectful. At the end of the day, some thought they’d play a prank on somebody. I can’t stand here and condone it. Where’s the common sense?

The camera is hidden behind a few mugs as the unsuspecting victim doesn’t know what prank is in store for him


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“If it wasn’t shared I could have dealt with it internally and done some reprimands, but now [I may have] to lose experienced staff. One of them has been with me for 25 years.

“The people involved are really good professional people, and I know that sounds strange to say when you see that video, Nowadays you can’t do things like this.

“I’d like to offer an unreserved apology if the video offended anybody.”

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The video has been liked and retweeted more than 35,000 times and has been viewed more than 800,000 times.

One said: “This is disgraceful, not even funny. I don’t blame him for kicking towards him.”

Another one agreed and added: “Absolutely disgusting behaviour.”

One said: “Remove disrespectful.”

Another chimed in: “That’s just pure disrespectful to be honest if there are other bodies there. Funny as f**k prank tho.”

However, many others were quick to defend the exhumation workers.

One said: “I actually know someone who happened too. You can call it bad taste but you’ve got to have a sense of humour. Well, I have to keep going at times!”

Another person, who said they are an undertaker, said: “People in our line of work need to unwind and relax. Pranks like this keep our spirits up.”

Another added: “Anyone that doesn’t see pure British humor at its finest needs to sit on the naughty step.”

One agreed and said: “My goodness I would have died.”

One jokingly replied: “At least they wouldn’t have to move you far.”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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