On Friday's episode of "Piers Morgan Tonight," guest host Bill Maher tried his satirical hand at "Only in America," using the fill-in platform to address an issue equal parts monarch and morbid.
"I'm not British – but I did see the King's Speech – so I'll give this Only in America thing a try," Maher began.
But with apologies to Morgan's countryman Colin Firth, Maher's monarch is significantly more American:
"Tonight, it's all about another King. The King. Elvis."
Despite having taken his blue suede shoes to his blue heaven more than three decades ago, Presley's rabid following continues to celebrate the late musician's life. Maher's issue, though, was with the fans fixated on his death:
"For those worshipers who have money to burn, there's a very special piece of Elvis memorabilia that they can call their own. His crypt. Creepy, isn't it?" suggested Friday's host.
As it turns out, The King's final resting place actually wasn't his final resting place. After initially landing in the proverbial pine box, Presley was relocated to Graceland after only two months, leaving his first postmortem residence vacant, and valuable:
"An auction house is putting the icon's original resting place for sale next month," Maher revealed. "The bidding starts at 100-thousand dollars."
Citing high demand, the vendor promotes the King's casket as an "investment in the future."
With his signature sarcasm, the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" says he agrees:
"That's exactly what it is. Like a mutual bond. Only crazier."
"Only in America," insists Maher, might someone spend six figures, on heading six feet under:
"To the person who has the money to move into Elvis' crypt, take the cash and put it to better use. See a shrink, now."