Forest Lawn, January 5th, 2021
Timothy has flown down to Los Angeles from Santa Rosa to see his old friend Patrick. Patrick told Timothy that he had a surprise for him.
Timothy takes a cab to Patrick’s old 1930’s bungalow near Griffith Park. It’s another sunny day in LA if a bit chilly at 60F.
Patrick: It’s time Timothy to confront the truth. We are going on a little road trip to Glendale.
Timothy: Another script? Another awards show?
Patrick: No, it’s more of a contingency plan.
Timothy is wearing his usual outfit of plaid Bermuda shorts and a Madras shirt with penny loafers on his feet. He wears a Panama hat.
Patrick is in his black velvet leisure suit with black work boots, wrap around sunglasses, and a fedora from Italy on his head.
Patrick: Trust me. I’ll drive.
They both climb into Patrick’s red bathtub Porsche convertible. The top is down.
Patrick drives them both to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale.
Patrick: I found out that in our contracts for all those Oscar gigs we did, we get free burial plots here in Forest Lawn.
Timothy: You’re kidding, right?
Patrick: No man. We can get a crypt next to W. C. Fields if we want.
Timothy: Do you think W. C. would like that?
Patrick: Sure he would. We’ve stolen most of his material.
Timothy: I always imagined being buried under an oak tree.
Patrick: Oak trees cost extra.
Timothy: So why are we here?
Patrick: To pick out our burial plots before the Academy changes its mind. Death is expensive. A free burial plot is golden.
Our two heroes soon find the perfect place for their future resting places. It is a duplex burial plot next to Stan Laurel.
And that is where they will rest for eternity someday, on either side of Stan.