Way to Die #211
"Dead Mime ☺"
Name of the death is a pun on "dead time"
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"Marcello may very well have been the world's most obnoxious mime... but he finally got a crowd with his new routine called, "I'm not pretending to choke on a pickle! I really am! And, now I'm... dead!"
Date June 26, 1997
Location Portland, Oregon
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death Takes A Vacation"
"Pissed Off"

"Dead Mime ☺", Way to Die #211, is the sixth death to be featured in Death Takes A Vacation, which aired on November 14, 2011.


A mime named Marcello liked to harass other people, but they hate him, thinking that it was a scam. He buys a pickle from a nearby stall. When Marcello ate the pickle, he chokes on it to death. When a pedestrian saw Marcello choking, more people, who came towards him, started clapping and laughing, thinking that was part of the act, and nobody was there to help him. Thus, resulting in Marcello’s death due to lack of oxygen from choking on the piece of the pickle that he ate, sending the annoyingly evil mime straight to Hell.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Wesam Keesh - Marcel the Mime (lead:intended victim)
  • Dr.Lando Woodly - Psyschologist
  • David Svoboda - EMT


  • This is a similar episode to The Chokes On You as both victims are comedians and both choked on something they were using.
  • In the CGI, the pickle in Marcello's throat is doing the stuck in a box bit.
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