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Way to Die #141
"Fat Man In A Little Swing"
Name of the death is a pun on the line "Fat Guy in a Little Coat" from the movie "Tommy Boy".
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"Fred stuffed his blubber into a baby swing, and won his bet. But in the end, he was the biggest...loser."
Date October 5, 2002
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Episode this death
was featured in
"Enter the Ferret"
"Bitch Zapped"
"Snake Du Jour"

"Fat Man In A Little Swing", Way to Die #141, is the second death featured in "Enter the Ferret", which aired on March 12, 2012.


A drunk, obese man named Fred bets his buddies that he can get into a baby swing at a playground. After he strips naked and lubes himself up, he squeezes into the swing, but gets stuck and his buddies leave him in the swing for the night. Fred tries to scream for help, but no one comes to his aid. Due to how extremely tight the baby swing is fitted around his waist, Fred got stuck and dies from sepsis due to a ruptured appendix.

"Fred struggled, but it was no use. The baby swing was literally squeezing the life out of him."


  • Dr. Robert Moghimi - Gastroenterologist


  • This was based on a man who was stuck in a baby swing for 9 hours, but unlike Fred, the man did not actually die. Here is a news story of the incident.


  • The man who played Fred also played Lester in Way to die #320.
  • In the German dub of the series, it said that it took place in Omaha, Nevada despite Omaha being actually in Nebraska. It is one of the deaths to have an incorrect location in a dub with the other being Die Laughing.

Segment Nicknames

  • Morbidly Deceased (Spike TV)
  • Heavyweight Havoc

Foreign names

  • El Columpio de la Muerte (The Swing of Death) - Latin American dub
  • Ausgeschaukelt (Swinged out) - German dub

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