Chosen One of the Day: Juno the Caseworker from Beetlejuice

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Jan 30, 2018

The unsung hero of any great project is the person relegated to the paperwork behind the scenes. And in the case of the movie Beetlejuice, where everyone else gets to jam out to Harry Belafonte and put their eyeballs on their fingers, that unsung hero is Juno, caseworker and patron saint of après la mort smoking.

When our recently deceased heroes, Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin), find themselves in need of otherworldly assistance, they meet Juno (after spending some time in the world's chillest waiting room full of dead people, of course). She is your cigarettey grandma who DGAF. She came here to wear pearls and snap at ghosts, and she's all out of pearls. 

Like any rundown woman who's worked far too long in the same job forced to train ignorant morons, she spends her whole day basically telling them to read the freakin' manual, your answers are all there, stop asking me and have you tried turning it off and back on again? Homegirl is over it and as such has become quite adept at making an exit.

And while her work is focused predominantly on those who've newly exited this mortal coil, her suggestions are applicable across the board.

I mean, that's just good advice. 

So while you're taking a shrimp cocktail to the face and visiting the strip club with the ghost with the most, don't forget the powerful lady pulling the strings back at the office, or her fabulous accessories that really accentuate her neck wound.