YMMV / 1000 Ways to Die

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  • Acceptable Targets: Perverts, addicts, thieves, criminals, and general assholes/idiots. Goes double for rednecks.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • Many deaths are so horrific that they're spectacular. Take "Balloon Blowout" AKA "Hi-Jacked Off". A would-be hijacker gets pushed into a air brake hose and inflates like a balloon. Horrific, right? But watching him explode on-screen, his body flying in the air and spilling his guts on the people he tried to steal from? Hilarious.
    • Sometimes character reactions to the episode's death. Like the Henpecked Husband watching his nagging wife getting elecrocuted by running over a cord while cutting the grass. He looks at her corpse and says "there's a god" and takes a sip of her drinking glass.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Death #1000, "Premature Endings". In the midst of all the deaths brought on by stupidity and ignorance, this segment's subject is an elderly man who lived a rich, full life and passes away quietly and peacefully with his loving daughter by his side.
  • Fan Wank: George from "Fansicle".
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • Way to Die #181 Pris-Un-Done has some creepy similarities to the Ferguson incident. And it premiered 2.5 years before the incident.
    • One death involves a faulty cell phone battery exploding and sending shrapnel into the victim's head. In 2016, Samsung had to issue a mass recall of Note 7 phones due to faulty battery explosions.
    • "OMG! SUV! R.I.P" had a con artist die by getting pinned in between two cars, crushing his lungs. This is similar to how Anton Yelchin died.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Several of the deaths in Dumb Ways to Die are very similar to those in here.
    • Ever since The Book of Life came out, it's been hard for fans to not imagine the Narrator being Xibalba.
    • One episode had a would-be robber accidentially enter a gun store and... you get the rest. In january 2017, someone actually tried to rob a gun store. It went as you'd expect.
  • Informed Wrongness: While most of the victims blatantly had it coming, for some segments (Eye Swallow, Dead Meat-eorite, Bush Whacked 3: Waxed Off, and most of the ones listed on the tearjerker page) it can be questioned if the victim really had it coming.
  • Narm: While some of the deaths on this show are genuinely disturbing, some of them are so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at them.
    • The acting is also occasionally bad. Like the episode where a guy fall beneath a pavement cleaner, we see his girlfriend trying and failing to look horrified.
    • The doctor in "Park-gore" looked a little happy when explaining the episode's death.
    • The germaphobe in "Rubbed Out" yells "Aaaaaah!" very unconvincingly.
  • Replacement Scrappy/They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Ron Perlman getting replaced by "Shotgun" Tom Kelly as the narrator. Considering the show ended not long after, it seems to have been the final nail in the shows coffin (along with the Seasonal Rot, taking away the mid-segment interviewees, Unions complaining to Spike TV, and Spike TV messing with the show's timeslot). Perlman was replaced because he had gotten a movie gig, and was unable to be in Burbank for voice recording.
  • Sadist Show: It can certainly feel that way, from the narrator's lack of sympathy all the way down to the premise.
  • What an Idiot: The entire point of the series.