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Micro-whacked[edit]

The death in micro-whacked was featured in Mythbusters, and was based off of Phillip Quinn's death. 67.188.121.159 (talk) 03:54, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Grateful Bed[edit]

What's the death name Grateful bed named after, and the real death is here: Thomas Midgley, Jr. 67.188.121.159 (talk) 05:39, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

The real versions of the deaths portrayed on the show[edit]

I really appreciate whoever is finding out the actual versions of the deaths on the show, before they were changed on this show to protect the identities of the deceased. I hope more will be posted in the future. However, when I looked up David Zaback's name on Google, I couldn't find a video of it. I guess the video highlighting his death was never leaked.

Some of the death are based on injuries. The deathes are not always related to one specific person. They don't tell you the dates and the places have been changed. Here is the deaths some episodes are based on.(link provided)Most of the stories are based from the Darwin awards.

Greased Is The Word- http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gun_shop_shootout.htm Titty Titty Bang Bang- http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/03/silicone-breast-explodes-upon-landing-at-los-angeles-airport/ Jack n Croaked- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Daniel Habeas Corpse- ttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Hoy Tanked Girl- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident Vike-O-Done- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_Eysteinsson Radium Girls- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls#Radiation_exposure Blades of Gory- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Zedn%C3%ADk#Neck_injury Fore Head- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218926/Grandmother-killed-stray-golf-ball-hit-playing-partner.html Abracadaver- Death of Chung Lin soo? Midnight Choker- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-30.html Deadliest Catch- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-10.html Cream-ated- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2007-17.html Chippin' Dale- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-10.html Dead Eye- http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,22072535-23218,00.html Guitar Zeros- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2006-09.html(br> 174.91.80.252 (talk) 21:54, 25 January 2010 (UTC)anoymous Bad Max- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail_Taylor —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.87.31.206 (talk) 02:52, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


Part 2: Tali-Bombed- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-38.html Fin-Ished- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1993-11.html DestRoid- http://www.thestlcardinals.com/SteroidsclaimthelifeofKenCaminiti-Wasitworthit.html Gorgeous Gorge- Death of Ana Carolina Reston? Red, White and Blew- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-37.html Re-Tired- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-27.html Dumbrella- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-09.html unconfirmed Re-Coiled- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-15.html Two Stoopid- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1997-05.html for one of the events Die-Agra- http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,500645,00.html Re-Formed- http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2000-11.html possible S**t Canned- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-12.html 174.91.80.252 (talk) 22:03, 25 January 2010 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk)

Bad Hair Day was based on the story of Amy Winehouse's Beehive Hairdo catching fire. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 18:39, 28 January 2010 (UTC)


Samurai Squad Death: http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2004-14.html 174.95.56.119 (talk) 21:29, 11 February 2010 (UTC)Anoymous

¶ Some of the stories on the show are so unique and newsworthy that I made a point of checking them out using Lexis-Nexis newsclipping service. What I found: Not only does the TV show change the names, it also changes dates and places; something that probably doesn't matter to 99% of the audience. But also it spices up the stories: The news reports occasionally made the point that the deceased was just an ordinary guy, not trying to cause trouble, but the TV show adds fictional details to make the deceased seem to be seriously crazy or criminal or conniving, so nobody feels any sympathy for departed -- I suppose a hangover of the old Hayes Code that justice should triumph. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sussmanbern (talkcontribs) 16:12, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

This sentence makes no sense. "Despite this warning, it should be noted that most of these stories are based on urban legends or supposed incidents that have not been confirmed (much like the famous Darwin Awards) although a huge majority of them ARE based on real deaths." It can't be that "most" stories are only urban legends and yet "a huge majority" are based on real deaths. RolandStJude (talk) 04:08, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Narrator[edit]

With Spike crunching the credits to advertise other shows, I couldn't see them, but judging from what I heard while watching the show, I'm pretty sure the narrator is Ron Perlman. Olioster (talk) 02:30, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Reads like a pitch[edit]

Reads like a pitch. In fact, I'd be willing to bet it's a word-for-word reproduction of some Spike TV description of the show. Needs to be replaced wholesale with something at least plausibly objective. 99.49.37.203 (talk) 05:12, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Forwarded discussion[edit]

(I forwarded the following exchange about this edit from my talk page.) — Athaenara 15:10, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

1000 Ways to Die

I noticed you removed a bulk of the text. I am not sure it was a wp:copyvio, as the copy is straight from the production company's press release and website. I have first hand info on the show but have been searching for decent references and a better description.--Mvemkr (talk) 07:09, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Neither copyright violations nor press releases are encyclopedic, and my edit summary, for clarity, included the timestamp of the edit which padded the stub.
This discussion should be moved to the article talk page. — Athaenara 15:00, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

more info?[edit]

are the dates and locations changed as well? what stops this show from being pure fiction? there is no way to check the information that I can find. 75.182.124.81 (talk) 21:16, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

The stories are "based" on actual events. Dates, people, locations are all changed and I am sure there is some dramatic license taken. That is why this is not classified as Reality TV.--Mvemkr (talk) 01:45, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Yes, many of these items seem like "plausible" urban legends, not real events. I suspect that many of them are not real events, but how can you prove that something *didn't* happen? Xsmasher (talk) 06:48, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if this helps, or even if I'm sure I saw it (as I was very tired and fighting insomnia), but I could swear the "Weed Whacked" segment claimed the events took place in the "Diablo Desert" outside of Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 8th of some year. There may be a place in Indiana farther south than my home in Lexington, Ky, but I doubt it's far enough south to have a desert, or to have poison sumac with leaves in February. (And, let me assure you! Nothing in February in Lexington, Ky has anything green on it, unless it's a pine or a douglas fir!) Dahile00 (talk) 16:39, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Some of the death are based on injuries. The deathes are not always related to one specific person. They don't tell you the dates and the places have been changed. Here is the deaths some episodes are based on.(link provided)Most of the stories are based from the Darwin awards.

Greased Is The Word- http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gun_shop_shootout.htm
Titty Titty Bang Bang- http://www.gadling.com/2009/07/03/silicone-breast-explodes-upon-landing-at-los-angeles-airport/
Jack n Croaked- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Daniel
Habeas Corpse- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Hoy
Tanked Girl- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin#Diving_bell_accident
Vike-O-Done- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_Eysteinsson
Radium Girls- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls#Radiation_exposure
Blades of Gory- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Zedn%C3%ADk#Neck_injury
Fore Head- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1218926/Grandmother-killed-stray-golf-ball-hit-playing-partner.html
Abracadaver- Death of Chung Lin soo?
Midnight Choker- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-30.html
Deadliest Catch- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-10.html
Cream-ated- http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2007-17.html
Chippin' Dale- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-10.html Dead Eye- http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,22072535-23218,00.html
Guitar Zeros- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2006-09.html
174.91.80.252 (talk) 21:54, 25 January 2010 (UTC)anoymous

Part 2: Tali-Bombed- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-38.html
Fin-Ished- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1993-11.html
DestRoid- http://www.thestlcardinals.com/SteroidsclaimthelifeofKenCaminiti-Wasitworthit.html
Gorgeous Gorge- Death of Ana Carolina Reston?
Red, White and Blew- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-37.html
Re-Tired- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-27.html
Dumbrella- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-09.html
Re-Coiled- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-15.html
Two Stoopid- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1997-05.html for one of the events
Die-Agra- http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,500645,00.html
Re-Formed- http://darwinawards.com/stupid/stupid2000-11.html Unconfirmed
S**t Canned- http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-12.html
174.91.80.252 (talk) 22:03, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Anoymous

Snake du Jour: http://cbs5.com/watercooler/florida.snake.bite.2.850436.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 21:28, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

People the deaths were based on[edit]

Should we list the people the deaths were based on if we know who they are? Because I found the insperation for Habeus Corpse (List of unusual deaths Year: 1993 Initials: G.H.) 173.32.11.67 (talk) 01:14, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Pussy Whipped: http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/12534-2383/

Death on Arrival[edit]

So when are you guys going to put in all the deaths from that episode on the Wikipedia page? --Geekboy6 (talk) 13:45, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Jack 'n' Croak'd is actually the death of Jack Daniel[edit]

the death of Jasper, in Jack 'n' Croak'd from the episode "Bringing In The Dead" is actually the death of Jack Daniel's founder Jack Daniel, who died after getting an infection in the foot after kicking the safe after he forgot the code and got angry. his real name was Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, they simply just call him as Jasper to "Protect his name".--Boutitbenza 69 9 (talk) 08:33, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

"A Guitar Player Gets Unplugged"[edit]

"It is expected that one of the deaths in the future episode "Come on get Deathy" is based off of Keith Relf's death."

It's a possibility, but it could be something different. That could be a guitar player that played too loud, exceeding 200 decibels as was once demonstrated on MANswers. I don't know if that quote should be on just yet. --Geekboy6 (talk) 04:02, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

"Episode 10"[edit]

Is it really appropriate to use the term "rednecks" in the synopsis of the first "way to die"? This is a disparaging term (according to wikipedia even), so is it really acceptable? I mean we wouldn't use the "n-word" to describe an uneducated group of African-Americans, right? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.69.109.132 (talk) 20:04, 11 January 2010 (UTC)


Its not whether its appropriate, its exactly how they were described on the show(by the narrator). BTW Rednecks refers to Caucasian-Americans not African-Americans. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 18:35, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Cream-ated and Butt Plugged[edit]

I have a question. The actor in Cream-ated, is it the same actor as the one who played the guy that died in Butt Plugged? --Geekboy6 (talk) 13:52, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Name Parodies and Trivia[edit]

Why did you delete those two topics? I'd like to see the trivia behind each death. I think deleting those two topics was unnecessary. --Geekboy6 (talk) 23:44, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Shanks for the Memories[edit]

Shanks for the Memories is based on the Tiger Woods scandal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 17:35, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Booby-Zapped[edit]

Here is the original story: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2002&dat=19930211&id=irYiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GbUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4425,2352731 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 20:43, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Coffin Nailed[edit]

Story this episode was based on:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/woman-killed-by-husbands-coffin/story-e6frf7lf-1111118027591
Why did they have the sick guy anyways? It wasn't part of the original story and was disgusting. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 21:45, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Bank Ruptured[edit]

This story is based on the pica syndrome:http://www.boingboing.net/2006/10/25/pica-syndrome-suffer.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 22:02, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Dead Weight[edit]

Two possible sources of death, or maybe it was a comination of the two.
http://www.wftv.com/news/15856913/detail.html
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9F0CE7DB1530E233A25751C1A9639C946196D6CF
—Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 18:35, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Tanks for Nothing[edit]

Possible source of death:http://www.justnews.com/news/2076654/detail.html 174.91.80.252 (talk) 18:40, 30 January 2010 (UTC)Anoymous

Waking up Dead[edit]

Bitch Zapped: http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=61883

Texas Fold 'Em : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/nottinghamshire/4425933.stm

Written Offed: http://findarticles.com/p/news-articles/dayton-daily-news/mi_8035/is_20051204/rappers-family-friends-stunned-death/ai_n43351218/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.91.80.252 (talk) 00:19, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Ball N'Pain: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/822003/czech-teacher-killed-in-zorbing-accident

Episode list[edit]

Shouldn't there be a List of 1000 Ways to Die episodes article? Other TV show articles (provided they last more than ten episodes) have articles listing their episodes rather than listing them on the TV show's article. For example, the South Park article does not list the episodes on the article. It has a separate article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lord Oblivion (talkcontribs) 18:51, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

True, nearly every TV show with a page also has an episodes page. I am in favor of this idea. Str8cash (talk) 00:46, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

I honestly don't think that would be a good idea. In theory it sounds good but now that it's ctually been done. I find the main article looks horribly short, then again it did look quite cluttered before. Lose-Lose situation to me it would seem. Maybe try to add some more information to the main article? 173.190.14.184 (talk) 21:45, 18 April 2010 (UTC)Kelsey

Excuse me for pointing this out...[edit]

...but three of the ways to die were numbered "412": "Em-Bear-Assed" from episode 4, "Death Over Easy", "ReTired" from episode 17, "Bringing In The Dead", and "S**t Canned" from episode 19, "Come On, Get Deathy". And I'd like to point out a couple more ways to die. The last story from episode 11, "Death: A User's Manual", and the first story from episode 23, "Dead to Rights", were both titled "Blown Job". Do you think that Spike TV would correct these mistakes? Thanks.
~~LDEJRuff~~ (see what I've contributed) 12:54, 5 March 2010 (EDT)

     The number are most likely for a comic effect, as opposed to an actual numbering system71.184.227.2 (talk) 17:39, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Angry POV on the style section[edit]

Is there anyone that can re-write this to sound a little less pissed off at the subject? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.185.84.11 (talk) 14:31, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Table of episodes[edit]

Does anyone know how to link the table to the episodes page? So you could click season 2 for example and go to season 2 on the episodes page? Mvemkr (talk) 19:57, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Removal of Trivia sections[edit]

I believe that the removal of the Trivia section of this article is unjustified, thus resulting in a stub. There's just no reason to remove the Trivia section, which helps prevents this article from earning a stub. JMBZ-12 (talk) 20:48, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Why i put no. 34[edit]

Because that's how much episodes will be there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.194.235.61 (talk) 23:57, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Seasons[edit]

Per the Spike website, there are only 3 seasons of the show http://www.spike.com/shows/1000-ways-to-die/episode-guide --Mvemkr (talk) 02:06, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

I updated the episodes to reflect the official listing.Novadestin (talk) 17:50, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Season 4[edit]

Season 4 will be out in March 2012 with 13 new episodes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.177.178.15 (talk) 03:37, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Important Thing.[edit]

Episodes 47 until now is season 3 not 4 because, if there would have season 4 they would give us the premiere clip to season 4. and no premiere clip. It's still considered season 3, even if an episode was not aired in months. And there is supposed to be a season 4 in march 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.228.248.208 (talk) 22:17, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

What happened to Ron Perlman?[edit]

Anyone know why he didn't show up for one of the season 4 episodes?

apocalipsis harley?[edit]

who was the real celebrity of that sketch? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.202.232.89 (talk) 21:54, 11 August 2012 (UTC)