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1980s Sitcom Foretold Gadhafi Would Die in 2011, Left Out the Part About How His Body Would Be Stored in a Freezer

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The pilot for a 1980s sitcom starring Matthew Perry has been making the rounds for its played-for-laughs scenario about what will happen when Moammar Gadhafi dies in 2011.

The sitcom, which only lasted a season, is about a man who dies 2011. When he goes to meet St. Peter, his future self isn't good enough for heaven but not bad enough for hell. So his future self travels back in time so that he can have a "Second Chance" at a peaceful eternity.

Gadhafi shows up in the pilot episode, blathering on in angry, unintelligible gibberish, when he meets St. Peter at the pearly gates. Gadhafi tries to open fire on St. Peter and St. Peter tells him "you can go to hell!" Har, har. St. Peter sentences Gadhafi to an eternity of being a suicide bomber, which sounds pretty bad, but reality hasn't been much kinder to the former Libyan dictator. Gadhafi's body has been tossed around the streets and it's now being stored in a freezer until authorities figure out what they want to do with their former dictator. But hey, this one season sitcom was only three months off in its retelling, so props to them. If only we could go back in time and give it a Second Chance.

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