Margaret Lyons
January 13, 2011 AT 05:55 PM EST
Fox Searchlight

Why was there a skull perched in the background on The Martha Stewart Show yesterday? Inquiring minds want to know! Evidence of the dark arts? A shoutout to her favorite Joshua Jackson vehicle? Or is this just what happens to Martha’s enemies? So I asked a rep for the show, and she told me the spooky, frightening truth behind Omnimedia’s very own memento mori:

The show was a rerun from October, and the skull was pre-Halloween decor. Alas, poor Yorick, that’s the whole story. Sigh.

Rest easy, enemies of Martha Stewart! Your skulls are safe.

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