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Way to Die #216
"Out to Launch"
Name of the death is a pun on "out to lunch"
“Most of Nicky's brain cells had already gone up in smoke. The ones that were left blew out...the back of his head.”
Date March 15, 2010
Location Tarzana, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Enter the Ferret"
"Suck Her Punched"

"Out to Launch", Way to Die #216, is the fourth death featured in "Enter the Ferret", which aired on March 12, 2012.


A group of stoned teenagers in a park decide to mess around by putting one of the back tire of Nicky's motorcycles against the base of the carousel, getting on, and revving the bike up to create a large centrifugal force on the merry-go-round. With the carousel rotating at an extreme speed, Nicky flies off, and his brain stem is impaled orally on a horseshoe's pole sticking out from the sandbox nearby. The other teenagers upon seeing his corpse react in shock and horror.

In other words, [Nicky]'s about to get the ride of his life... and death.”


  • Adey Bennett - Bike Mechanic (Only in German version)
  • Molly Teas - Trauma Nurse


  • This death was fictional until Tobias suffered a similar fate.
  • The German version takes place on March 10, 2010 and has an extra interviewee.

Segment Nicknames

  • Merry-Go-Wrong (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • D.V.S.I.: Drogado Volador Si Identificado (I.F.D.: Identified Flying Dope) - Latin American dub
  • Aterrizaje en barra (Pole Landing) - Spanish dub
  • Kiffer am Spieß (Stoner on Skewers) - German dub

Alternative names

Also known as "Merry-Go-Wrong" on the Spike TV website.

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