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"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, including Thomas Carmichael's interview.
  • It is base on this urban legend.
  • Anniston is not a Real City in Georgia, its a City in Alabama.
  • This is the First Historical death of the Series. (Excluding Pilot Season death, Fur Burger, since it Was a Pilot Death.)

Segment Nicknames

  • Pulse Out

Foreign names

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

Willie, about to get shot by his comrades.