Kyle is a drunk. In a permanent state of disrepair, he sits in front of his trailer all day, drinking beer, and attempting to ignore his family. His wife and two kids have long since given up on him—only his teenage son continues to acknowledge his existence, but even that seems to come under threat when the family discovers a crude coffin buried in the backyard.
While Kyle is out on one of his binges, his family unearths, to their great surprise, a second version of Kyle! This "new Kyle" reveals himself to be sober, dependable, and caring—in short, superior in every way—and he quickly wins over the family's affections. The strange gets stranger when "original Kyle" arrives home from his binge and comes face-to-face with his superior doppelganger.
In the end, "A Man, Buried", is a short film about beer, the mysteries of the trailer park, and the human condition of being too lazy to give a damn.