It’s one of the more humerus things you’ll find on St. Charles Avenue during the spooky season of Halloween.
Every year the Uptown home of Louellen Berger becomes the focal point of a lot of punny jokes, when the front lawn is transformed into a skeletal wonderland poking fun at national and local celebrities alike.
The display can be seen at the mansion on St. Charles Avenue and State Street from the first week of October through Halloween, and Berger says her grandchildren help her come up with some of the jokes.
Check out this years display:
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Louellen Berger sets up her annual parody skeleton garden on St. Charles Ave. and State Street in New Orleans on Monday September 30 and Tuesday October 1, 2019 with the help of Manuel Chacon. The pun-dead skeletons rib national and local celebrities and pop culture in an effort to tickle the funny bone. Berger hopes to have Dem Bones completed for viewing by later in the week and they will be on view through Halloween. She tends to keep the more colorful skeletons in the shade so they dont fade in the sun. Once a few years back, Hurricane Nate was initially forecast to come through the area and she was on the fence on whether or not to take the display down for the storm. A family member suggested it wont be good for recovery efforts after a storm for a random skull to be found in somewhere else in the city, so she took them down. Fortunately, the storm passed without incident. She says her grandchildren help come up with some ideas and the puns and funny sayings help the younger children learn language and idioms. Photo by Matthew Hinton
Saint Charles Avenue & State Street
St Charles Ave & State St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA