Way to Die #258
"Less Is Mormon"
Name of the death is a pun on the phrase "less is more" and "mormon"
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"Kether was a mean old goat who got his shriveled rocks off by abusing women. Karen was smart enough to run, Kether was good enough...to die. Thanks....brother."
Date May 20, 2001
Location Amity, Oregon
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death – Putting The "Fun" In "Funeral""
"Pimp My Death"

"Less Is Mormon", Way to Die #258, is the third death to be featured in "Death – Putting The "Fun" In "Funeral", which aired on February 22, 2012.


Brother Kether is the older leader of a polygamist cult who is marrying an attractive young woman named Karen against her will. When it comes time to Karen to say "I do", she says that she cannot marry Kether and runs off into the woods to escape. Kether and his cult chase after her in pursuit. Karen is first grabbed by Brother Jacob, but kicks him in the groin and escapes. Kether soon catches up to Karen at an intersection in the woods but accidently runs into one of the booby traps he had set up in the woods - a spike board which impales the victim when stepped on like a rake. Kether dies within seconds from massive blood loss.

"To keep the rest of the world out of his compund, Kether had the place... booby trapped"

Cast and Interviewees

  • Tim Halpin - Brother Kether (lead: intended victim)
  • Sarah Karjian - Karen (lead)
  • D.J. Grothe - Himself (James Randi Foundation spokesman)


  • Also called "Whip Trap" on the Spike TV website.

Segment Nicknames

  • Whip Trap (Spike TV)
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