Way to Die #89
"Greased Is The Word"
Name of the death is a pun on the song "Grease is the Word" from the film's soundtrack
Greased Is The Word
Date May 17, 2001
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Episode this death
was featured in
"Up With Death"
"Pussy Whipped"
"Piss Offed"

"Greased Is The Word", Way to Die #89, is the fifth death to be featured in "Up With Death", which aired on December 16, 2009.


Gomer, a parolee let out after doing time for a failed stick-up attempt, plans his next attack to be on a jewelry store. To prepare for it, he puts on a fish-net mask and takes out his gun. However, due to the mask blocking his vision, Gomer ends up walking into a gun store, and is shot to death by the clerks and customers inside when he pulls out his gun. They shot him multiple times until he received a fatal shot to the heart, with death becoming instantaneous.

''Gomer's last stick-up was his last act on earth, but his fame lives on. On the internet, the gun shop security cam video has two million hits and counting."

Cast and Interviewees

  • T. Ryan Mooney - Gomer (lead: intended victim)
  • Carey Fox - Gun Shop Owner
  • Mike Tristano - Himself (Weapons and Firearms Expert)
  • Dr. Steven Burstein - Himself (Interventional Cardiologist)
  • Joana Green - CIerk (lead)


  • Although this is set in 2001, there is a large shop saying "Blu-Ray". Blu-Ray wasn't announced until 2002.


  • David Zaback died the same way except he didn't put a pantyhose over his head and he wanted to rob the gun store. David's death happened in Washington state in 1990.
  • When this way to die was filmed, they used a paintball gun, and the actor who played Gomer (T. Ryan Mooney) danced while the gun fired. This is known as the "Paintball Dance".