Way to Die #221
"Rebel Without A Pulse"
Name of the death is a pun on Rebel Without a Cause
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Someday the south may rise again. But you can be sure, Willie never will.
Date July 4, 1867
Location Stonetop Canyon
Anniston, Georgia
Episode this death
was featured in
"The Lighter Side of Death"
"Scratch n' Snuffed"
"Car Jacked"

"Rebel Without A Pulse", Way to Die #221, is the fifth death to be featured in "The Lighter Side of Death ", which aired on March 1, 2009.


The Civil War had been over for 2 years, but somehow these rag-tied group of rebel soldiers never got the message. Private Willie Holmes was born by the war and decided to take off, but he got caught trying to sneak away when he was branded a deserter and sentenced to death by firing squad.

Having battled side by side with him since the beginning of the war, his buddies are now facing the unpleasant duty of whacking their beloved Willie. Their hard bastard colonel wasn't about to let Willie off the hook. The only medals Willie was going to get were 4 lead slugs to the chest.

But a funny thing happened on the way to Willie's execution: Everyone fired, and everyone missed. And even funnier: He's dead. Something was definitely not right.

Adrenaline levels secreted from Willie's nervous system went way off the scale as he imagined the bullets riddling his body. It was like a lightning bolt to his heart. He suffered a massive carnory and died without a scratch.


  • Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael - Neurologist


  • This way to die is filmed as if it were an old western movie.
    • Entirely, this way to die is in black & white.
  • It is base on this urban legend.

Segment Nicknames

  • Pulse Out

Foreign names

  • Rebelde sin Pulso - Latin American and Spanish dubs
  • Schuss und Schluss (Shot and finish) - German dub

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