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"Tea Bagged", Way to Die #440, is the seventh death to be featured in "Today's Special: Death", which aired on August 1, 2011.


Musket Mary, a mayoral candidate with no political knowledge (and parody of Sarah Palin) gives an energetic speech to her followers and political rivals, the latter seeing her as an insane woman. During the speech, she carries a prop rifle, waving it around. While letting out an energetic howl, Musket Mary suffers a hemorrhagic stroke due to her high-energy yelling, and, during the stroke, impales herself through the chin on the tip of her bayonet, piercing her brain, much to the shock of the audience.

"Tonight, Mary and her musket were firing on all cylinders. But then, something dislodged inside her brain, and Musket Mary... blew a gasket."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Gustavo Arellano - Newspaper Editor
  • Dr. Boyd Flinders - Surgeon
  • Nicole Yvonne - Musket Mary (lead: intended victim)

Alternative Description

  • "A Tea Party “mama grizzly” is firing up her fellow patriots when her wired microphone causes a speaker tripod to tip, and she is crushed by the amplifier." (Spike TV website)


  • This is the first death in which the recap is shown as a news report.
  • The description for this death on the Spike TV website mistakenly says that Mary's wired microphone causes a speaker tripod to tip, and she is crushed by the amplifier. 
  • This death happens on the exact same date as North By Northwasted

Alternative Name

  • Speaker Trouble (Spike TV website)
  • Bayonetted

Foreign names

  • No Conservada (Not Conserved) - Latin American dub.
  • Sobredosis de Patriotismo (Overdose of Patriotism) - Spanish dub.
  • Língua Afiada (Sharp Tongue) - Brazilian dub