Basket Case is a comedic script for two women. The pair are best of friends by way of being constantly honest and overly blunt with one another.
At the start of the scene MA enters with terrible news of her brother dying by way of a freak accident involving a truck. Although Vicky is upset for her mother, she never knew she had an Uncle, let alone extended relatives.
To make things more stressful, they both need to get ready to attend the wake at a moment’s notice. We experience the dynamic of their relationship and the dark humor that unfolds.