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"Spyanide", Way to Die #621, is the fourth death featured in "Stupid Is As Death Does", which aired on March 29, 2011.


Max was an amateur American spy who sympathized with the Nazis. After a short meeting at the park, another American (Randolph Chains) (not a spy but a do-gooder) caught up to him. Max thought his cover was blown, but the American was really trying to return his notebook that he left behind, which meant that Max jumped the gun. Max was on the run, thinking his cover was blown, took his own life after swallowing a cyanide pill, sending him to Hell he deserved.

"Rather than getting caught, Max played the good spy, and swallowed some cyanide pills he had gotten his hands on. But, he jumped the gun. His American counterpart was just a do-gooder trying to return his notebook."

Cast & Interviewees

  • Alexander von Roon - Max (lead:intended victim)
  • David P. Johnson - Croquet Player (uncredited/lead)
  • John Prudhont - World War II Military Historian
  • Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologis

Alternative Description

Description as seen on Spike TV's website

In 1942, a German spy collecting intelligence on US military personnel during WWII takes his own life with liquid hydrogen cyanide (issued to him for this exact reason) when he thinks his cover is blown.


  • There have been 2 deaths caused by intentional suicide not done out of stupidity. The other one is Bull-shido.
  • This is based on any number of suicides at the end of World War II where a cyanide capsule was used, including one that killed Adolf Hitler's wife, Eva Braun.
  • "Danke schön, Dummkopf." is German for "Thank you, dumbass."

Foreign names

  • Último Recurso (Last Resort) - Latin American dub
  • Espía Paranoico (Paranoid Spy) - Spanish dub