Way to Die #145
Name of the death is a pun on the character Mary Mallon and the word "marinated"
"Mary might have been immune to the typhoid she carried, but nobody can beat the biggest bug of all...death."
Date March 5, 1908
Location Long Island City, New York
Episode this death
was featured in
"Today's Menu: Deep Fried Death"
"Cross Bown'd"
"Belly'd Up"

"Mary-nated", Way to Die #145, is the fifth death to be featured in "Today's Menu: Deep Fried Death", which aired on December 8, 2010.


The Longfellow couple hired Mary Mallon as their cook. What they don't know is that Mary has a secret. She has been suffering from typhoid fever. She is also a healthy carrier and infected other people by placing germs on her food that she cooks, and on the utensils. Her nickname was "Typhoid Mary". After being served, the Longfellows dig in and began to feel symptoms of typhoid fever. Over the next four weeks, the typhoid fever took action on the couple causing diarrhea and vomiting before finally, the Longfellows became Typhoid Mary's second and third victims and died.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Andre Wakefield - Historian
  • Dr. Robert Winters
  • Joanna Strapp - Typhoid Mary Mallon (lead)
  • Lizzy Kimball - Typhoid Fever Victim #1 (lead:intended victim)
  • Chris Boas - Typhoid Fever Victim #2 (lead:intended victim)




  • Over the next few years, Mary continued her spread by infecting a total of 53 people before the health officials finally caught up to her. After six years of quarantine, Mary died of pneumonia.

Segment Nicknames

  • The Mary Mallon Story (Spike TV)
  • Sick-Mess
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