That is...until the actual funeral service.
A perfect example of that is "Chuckles Bites the Dust" -- directed by Joan Darling.
Joan Darling went on to direct episodes of two spin-offs from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She directed episodes of Rhoda and Phyllis. She directed an episode of M*A*S*H and directed Neil Patrick Harris in episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D.
Joan Darling's prime Emmy nominations came for directing M*A*S*H and that classic sitcom episode starring Mary Tyler Moore and cast. "Chuckles Bites the Dust" is now hailed as one of the funniest sitcom episodes in TV history and Darling directed it when very few women were directing primetime episodic television.
Ida Lupino should have received a Lifetime Emmy Award. I think Joan Darling deserves an Honorary Emmy too.