The family funeral home where Mortimer “Mort the Mortician” works has all the dead bodies they can handle. Despite the booming business, Mort always seems to be broke.
Because of his problems handling money, Mort constantly comes up with crazy ideas for making quick money. He thinks he’s come up with a winner when he comes up with a plan to sell “death insurance.”
Mort’s motto: “Life insurance protects others. Death insurance protects you.”
Harry, Mort’s cousin, gets engaged to his girlfriend Lilly. Harry and Lilly have an almost perfect relationship, until he accidentally runs over her with a mail truck.