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Booby-Zapped, Way to Die #254, is the fifth death featured in "Putting a Happy Face on Death", which aired on December 30, 2009.


A man named Warren, paranoid to the point of paralysis and insomnia over current events and subcribling to various conspiracy theories, places booby-traps around his house to protect himself. To get some much-needed sleep, he takes some sleeping pills, but the pills come with the side-effect of sleepwalking. Later that night, Warren sleepwalks to his refrigerator to get some food, managing to escape every trap he placed along the way. However, when he sits down to eat, a laser-operated shotgun is triggered, shooting him in the head and causing instant death.

"Past the beartrap, under the flamethrower, to the fridge, where he avoided the poison darts, and finally sat down to enjoy his leftover chicken when... the laser-operated shotgun blew his brains out."


  • Dr. Franklin Ruehl - Conspiracy Expert
  • Dr. Kim Henderson - Toxicologist
  • Jason Romero - EMT

Segment Nickname

  • Booby-Trapped
  • Sleepwalker Activates the Trap


  • The doggerel quote is a reference to the famous "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" quote from U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inaguration speech.
  • This is based on the death of a polish man Who got shot opening his door.
    • it’s also similar to the death of an elderly Belgian man

Foreign names

  • Tonto Atrapado (Trapped Fool) - Latin American dub
  • Cazado (Hunted) - Spanish dub
  • Die Ultimative Verschwörung (The Ultimate Conspiracy) - German dub
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