"WARNING: The deaths, which are real and extremely graphic, portrayed in this show are based on tragic scenarios, from movies and make-up deaths."
"Names, which in some episode segments, have been changed to protect the identities of the deceased."
"Do not attempt to try ANY kinds of horrified actions depicted."
"OR ELSE YOU'LL DIE!" (the word "DIE" reverberates ominously).
NOTE: Death segments have never been the same. Also, These bad words are very dangerous on some segments and some details.
"1000 Ways to Die" -- Segments 1 - 100
|Death #||"Event" Name||Taken from||Circumstances of Death|
Ichi-boned (aka Love at First Strike)
Death be not Stupid -- Segment 2
|On November 21, 1987, in Tokyo, Japan. A young, shy Japanese couple that has been married for seven years are too repressed to even consummate their marriage by making love. One day, after a bottle of plum wine, they try again, and this time succeed. Their hearts are not physically ready for such a shock, however, and they both die from cardiac arrest after achieving simultaneous orgasms.|
|14||Harry He-Done-Y (aka Harry Hou-Dunnit)||The End is Weird -- Segment 3||On October 22 - 31, 1926, in Montreal, Canada. Famous escape artist and magician Harry Houdini claims himself invincible to blows to the torso. A fan sends several blows to the abdomen. He collapses onstage two days later, and dies in hospital a week later from septic shock from a burst appendix.|
|24||She-Manned (aka Wet 'n' Dry Drown Attack)||Death Penalties -- Segment 5||On November 3, 2007, in Venice Beach, CA. A female bodybuilder who works as a fetish actress for weak men who are attracted to physically strong women is taking a bath to prepare for her best customer. While under the influence of muscle relaxants and alcohol, she slips into the water, but gets out before she can breathe in any more water. However, while trying to crush a watermelon between her thighs for her best customer, she chokes to death and dies from dry drowning.|
|47||Re-Coiled||The Good, The Bad, and the Death -- Segment 2||On May 28, 1994, in Tres Piedras, NM. A survivalist living alone in the wilderness is going to the bathroom, during which time a snake coils itself around his rifle. When he goes to pick the rifle up afterwards, the startled snake pulls the gun's trigger, shooting him in the chest and killing him.|
|55||Cardiac-A-Breast (aka Zapped Rack)||Putting A Smiley Face On Death -- Segment 6||On August 2, 2006, in Galena, IL. A woman about to go out for a party, hoping to end with a date, wears a metal-lined bra to improve the shape of her bust. A sudden thunderstorm allows her to show herself off, getting the attention of everyone at the party, until a bolt of lightning hits the woman's metal bra, killing her instantly.|
|61||Furdered (aka Pitfall)||Death Puts On a Dunce Cap -- Segment 3||On June 4, 2010, in Upper Peninsula, MI. A hunter in the Michigan wilderness dressed in the pelt of an animal travels through the forest. After climbing out of one of his own spike traps and falling inches away from a bear trap, he is shot by another hunter who mistakes him for an animal. The bullet enters the man's neck and exits his hip, and he bleeds to death.|
|63||Falling Down On The Job (aka Destruction Worker)||Sudden Death -- Segment 6||On June 7, 1998, in Boise, ID. A lazy construction worker uses a rope elevator designed for bringing tools to the upper floors of a building. On his way up, the rope snaps and he plummets to his death, when he hits the ground, he suffers multiple fractures and dies of hemorrhaging.|
|64||Habeas Corpse (aka Drop Dead Attorney)||Unforced Errors -- Segment 1||On May 1, 1998, in Los Angeles, CA. Trying to impress a new workmate, a lawyer runs head-on into a window on the fortieth floor of his office to prove it unbreakable, a stunt he had done multiple times without any injury. Unfortunately, the window gives way and he falls to his death.|
|65||Somewhere Over The Railing (aka Pranks-A-Lot)||Wait, Don't Tell Me – You're Dead -- Segment 2||On December 15, 2007, in Durham, NC. On a 24-hour-live web show, a prankster hides an airbag under a chair's seat and tries to get her friend to sit on it. The friend declines, having fallen victim to repeated pranks, and accidentally pushes the prankster onto the chair. The airbag deploys, throwing her over a stair railing; she hits the ground on her head, breaking her neck and severing her spinal cord so that she dies instantly much to the horror of the roommate.|
|66||Guitar Zeros||Cure for the Common Death, Part I -- Segment 3||On July 23, 2005, in Beijing, China. Two Chinese heavy metal music lovers spend their nights doing air guitar and listening to loud music while jumping back and forth on their beds. On this particular occasion, one of the men slips off the bed next to the window and falls six stories to his death. His friend follows suit and jumps out after him.|
|68||Bubbled Out (aka Blown Out)||Death On Arrival -- Segment 8||On June 4, 2002, in Seattle, Washington. Bailey and Dave enter a gas station and buy several packs of Mentos and 2-liters of soda. Exiting the shop, the duo each drink a 2-liter. They then lay down on the ground and swallow a whole pack of Mentos. The resulting chemical reaction releases a ton of carbon dioxide into their stomachs which eventually expand and explode, killing them.
(Not aired in US)
(This has been debunked by Mythbusters)
|72||Bowed Out (aka Head-bonkers)||I See Dead People (And They're Cracking Me Up) -- Segment 3||On November 21, 1995, in Kobe, Japan. A nervous Japanese man and his future boss bow to each other. They accidentally bump heads, which causes an unknown aneurysm inside the would-be employee's brain to rupture, and he dies.|
|73||Vertigo, Going, Gone (aka Allergy Treason)||Today's Special: Death -- Segment 6||On April 23, 1998, in Louisville, KY. When an ill-mannered, incompetent office worker gets fired, he vows revenge on his boss. He waits for her atop an oak tree, unaware that he's allergic to oak tree pollen. After missing the shot, the man's body goes into paralysis from his allergy and drops out of the tree, dying of a skull fracture.|
|76||Crash-endo||Death Bites! -- Segment 3||On September 9, 1996, in New York, NY. A talented but clumsy violinist who worships her hands rolls on top of her ankle and falls down a flight of stairs. Refusing to break the fall with her hands, she slams her head against the wall when she reaches the bottom and dies of a skull fracture.|
|77||Red, White & Blew||Cure for the Common Death, Part I -- Segment 1||On July 4, 1983, in Lawrence, KS. A group of rednecks attempt to celebrate the Fourth of July by launching a firework from a homemade launcher. When it fails to work, one of them looks down the barrel of the launcher and the firework explodes in his face, shattering his skull into his brain.|
|78||Text Dead||Death: A User's Manual -- Segment 3||On August 19, 2005, in Irvine, CA. A man is texting his girlfriend while driving, asking about where she should be picked up. Unaware that the two's paths are about to meet, the man accidentally runs over his girlfriend in his pickup truck when she unknowingly steps out in front of it.|
|79||Shoots & Ladders (aka See You Ladder)||Eat, Pray Die -- Segment 4||On May 9, 2004, in Melbourne, FL. Annoyed by his neighbor's barking dog, a miser shoots it with a pellet from a slingshot. However, while putting the slingshot back in the attic, a screw falls out of the ladder he is using, and he slips, falling backward and smacking his head against the hardwood floor. He soon dies from brain damage that stops his heart and breathing.|
|80||Caved In (aka Neander-Fall)||Crying Over Spilled Blood -- Segment 7||In the year 1,500,000 B.C., at Encino, CA. After a long day of hunting, a caveman comes home and tries to get his unappreciative mate to have sex with him. She declines and leaves him, and he angrily throws stones on the ground, igniting a fire. When he tries to cook some meat, the small cave quickly fills with smoke and he dies of carbon monoxide poisoning.|
|85||Doggie Style (aka Eat and Run)||I See Dead People (And They're Cracking Me Up) -- Segment 5||On April 2, 2001, in Jasper, TN. A drunk shoplifter flees a convenience store with just a hot dog. He shoves the whole thing down his throat and chokes to death on it.|
|86||Bush Whacked 2: South of the Border (aka Fire Stuck)||Wait, Don't Tell Me – You're Dead -- Segment 5||On July 29, 2007, in Juarez, Mexico. Two drug haulers who have stolen over $8,000,000 worth of drugs from their drug lord attempt to hide from him in a nearby bush as he drives by. Unaware that the bush is actually Firestick, they become blind and inflamed from the acidic sap the bush secretes. The two men are forced out due to the fire stick, and without cover, the bosses's body guard shoots one bullet into both their chests. They both die instantly from bloodloss.|
|87||Boys 2 Dead||Death On A Stick -- Segment 7 / Death By Request -- Segment 8A||On June 23, 2009, in Canoga Park, CA. A has-been boy band is playing a performance at a bar to a less-than-excited audience. While invisioning a roaring crowd of fans, the lead singer then decides to crowd surf, though the audience does not catch him and he lands on the floor, snapping his neck and dying.|
|88||Pussy Whipped (aka Cat-Tastrophie)||Death Watch -- Segment 4||On May 12, 2000, in San Francisco, CA. A man who has a hatred of and an allergy to cats grudgingly agrees to look after his girlfriend's cat while she is away. He drinks heavily to pass the time and dull the frustration of his girlfriend giving more attention to her cat than him, getting ever more embittered and intoxicated. He then tries to kick the cat, but the rug he is standing on slides and he hits his head on a fireplace rail. As he loses consciousness, the man rolls over and lands face-first in the cat's water dish and drowns from breathing in the water.|
|89||Greased Is The Word||Up With Death -- Segment 5||On May 17, 2001, in St. Louis, MO. A would-be robber plans to rob a jewelry store. He puts a pair of pantyhose on his face as a mask, which prevents him from seeing clearly. He wanders into a gun shop instead, where the customers and clerks – all legally armed and acting in self-defense – shoot him multiple times until he dies from a fatal shot to the heart.|
|90||Piss Offed (aka Whiz Bang)||It's a Dead, Dead, Dead World -- Segment 4||On January 21, 2003, in Keystone, CO. A ski instructor with a urine fetish seduces his students and persuades one of them to urinate on him during sex. The bed's worn out electric blanket shorts out as a result and electrocutes them both.|
|91||De-Coffinated||Hard Lives, Easy Deaths -- Segment 3||A land dispute between two brothers in Haiti ends with one brother asking a witch doctor to poison the other with tetrodotoxin, causing paralysis. Believed to be dead, the poisoned brother is buried alive, and his corpse is later found by grave robbers, having succumbed to suffocation. Shortly before the brother's death, he tried to claw his way out with his fingers, wearing them down to the bone.|
|92||Fang Banged||Life Will Kill You -- Segment 3||A drunk man is shot at by his equally drunk brother. When he ducks, he falls onto a rattlesnake, which bites him near his heart and he dies from the venom.|
|93||My Will Be Done - Immediately!||?||On March 4, 1988, at the Avalon Ballroom, in Cataling, CA. Marty, an elderly man, is celebrating a night out with his wife and their friends. After having a few drinks and dancing, the group sits down at a table to relax. After making a toast to his wife and friends, Marty has a massive heart attack and dies.
(Not aired in US)
|94||Pop and Lox (aka Dangerous Dancer)||Die-abestic -- Segment 7||On February 12, 1984, in Bronx, NY. An arrogant, Jewish-American princess who's into break-dancing holds a rap battle in her backyard against a rival team over who boasts the biggest sound in the neighborhood. During the battle, the break-dancer drops dead from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) caused by her high-energy dancing and the soundwaves disrupting the rhythm of her heart.|
|95||Frequent Dier (aka Mile Die Club)||Killing Them Softly -- Segment 5||On November 2, 2006, in Richmond, VA. An overly-intimate couple on an airplane flight decide to join the mile high club after being told by the stewardess that they cannot have sex in front of the other passengers. While the couple try to get in a comfortable position in the cramped bathroom, the plane hits a pocket of turbulence and the two are thrown violently around until they die of skull fractures and a broken neck.|
|96||Poi Vey||Bringing In The Dead -- Segment 6||On May 18, 1989, in Honolulu, HI. An Orthodox Jew who is obsessed with a hula dancer decides to stalk her, but his attempts to woo her by leaving poi kreplach on her doorstep, serenading her on a ukulele, and taking up surfing are all in vain. After one last attempt to romance her fails, he drowns his sorrows in mai-tais. In an inebriated state, he takes part in a torch ceremony, where he catches on fire and burns to death.|
|97||Oprah Winfried||Death Over Easy -- Segment 3||On November 12, 1986, in Folsom, CA. An obnoxious former death row inmate whose sentence was commuted to life without parole (much to the disgust of his lawyer) is watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986-2011) on his metallic prison toilet and is electrocuted when he grabs an exposed portion of the power cord in an attempt to fix his TV reception.|
|98||Huffington Toast||Dead to Rights -- Segment 4||On March 17, 2008, in Seattle, WA. Three huffers get high off aerosol fumes from spray paint cans. Later, they find jars of solvent, and one decides to pour it on himself, attempting to get higher. The liquid evaporates quickly and absorbs his body heat and, in an attempt to get warm, he asks his friends for a lighter. When one hands him a lit match, his clothes quickly catch fire and he burns to death. His friends run off, and are later arrested for manslaughter.|
|99||Tunnel Vision (aka Cheese-steak Wars)||Enter the Ferret -- Segment 6||On May 30, 2002, in Philadelphia, PA. A philly cheesesteak stand owner is rivaled by another cheesesteak owner. The two attempt to steal customers at a street art fair by lowering prices, and then the battle escalates to a food fight. When that gets out of hand, the first one creates a Molotov cocktail to use against the rival stand. The man accidentally sets his arm on fire and runs into what he thinks is a tunnel, but is actually a brick wall decorated in 3D chalk art. The force cracks his skull and kills him.|
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