Way to Die #96
"Poi Vey"
Name of the death is a pun on "poi" and "oi vey"
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"Sheldon wanted the one thing he couldn't have, but his dreams, along with everything else, went up in flames."
Date May 18, 1989
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Episode this death
was featured in
"Bringing in the Dead"
"Frequent Dier"
"Oprah Winfried"

"Poi Vey", Way to Die #96, is the sixth death to be featured in "Bringing in the Dead", which aired on January 6, 2010.


Sheldon is an Orthodox Jew that is madly in love and obsessed with a hula dancer named Leilani in Hawaii. He moved from Brooklyn to open up a new jewelry store. He tries many things to woo her like leaving poi kreplach, serenading Jewish folk songs on a ukulele, and surfing, with all the attempts being futile. One evening, Sheldon was so overcome with desire, that he crashed a luau where Leilani was performing with her dance troupe. Later, he tried to propose to her, but failed since she wanted nothing to do with him. In his drunken stupor, he decides to stalk her and puts on a grass skirt and dances near torch jugglers. He gets too close and ignites on a nearby torch, causing him to burn to death and then blackened.


  • Dr. Henry Schlinger - Behavioral Phychologist
  • Dr. Ramon Cestero - Trauma Surgeon


  • A bottle of flame retardant gel can be seen when Sheldon drops dead.
  • This is the first and only death to take place in Hawaii.
  • "Poi Vey" is a pun on the Yiddish term Oy Vey which means "Oh woe".
  • In the German Dub, it is replaced with Easy Slider.



  • Although the scene takes place in 1989, the cars parked in the background are more modern-day.
  • When Sheldon is shown surfing, it's obvious that he's on a green-screen (unless it was a dream).

Segment Nicknames

  • Aloha-Ha-Ha

Foreign names

  • Arder de Pasión (Burn with Passion) - Latin American dub
  • ¡Aloha! - Spanish dub
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