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InsomniacWeasel
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03:39:45 AM Jul 21st 2011
The page mentions an episode called "Fright-Mare" or something where a woman dies of cardiac arrest in her sleep after dreaming about being choked by a dwarf.

If the woman died in her sleep, she couldn't have possibly let someone know what she was dreaming about, right?...
Morpheus6177
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08:47:29 PM Jun 14th 2011
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The show: 1000 Ways To Die, is extremly stupid and sadistic. I thought it looked intresting so i decided to watch an episode. Worse show on Spike, Ever! The reainaments of the death have poor acting and even worse effects, and the way they die isn't even that inresting. Yes, there are some really gory images. Worse the unseen narrator is just as sadistic as the entire series itself. The show, 1000 Ways to Die” don’t really seem to be trying to fool anyone: The tone is tongue-in-cheek, the acting in the reenactments is over-the-top, and one can almost hear the narrator leering over every salacious detail.

Remarkably, all of the people who die in these supposedly true stories have it coming to them, in the way that teenagers who have sex in horror movies always die immediately afterward. A construction worker who is cut in two by a rope while goofing around has been smoking marijuana; a woman who chokes to death on edible panties has been doing something you readers will have to imagine yourself.

In a switcheroo, one segment starts with a drunken teen pool party, but the kid who is killed by a meteor has been trying to get the partiers to join his prayer group. “Stan was a speed bump in the cosmic flow,” the narrator says. “So the cosmos sent a hit man.”

So much for the show’s concern for the deceased or their surviving friends and relatives.

The writing seems to be deliberately bad, but it fails to be so bad that it’s good. As Connie gets on that fatal plane, the narrator says, “She couldn’t help but notice all the double takes on her double D’s.”

As befits a show aimed at eternal adolescents, the show amps up the gross-out factor. Viewers get close-ups of what appear to be pieces of Connie’s flesh as they hit another passenger’s face.

When the visuals aren’t disgusting enough, medical experts appear on camera to add details: A gastroenterologist tells us that when that unlucky construction worker split in two, fecal matter from his internal organs would likely have been splattered about.

At this point, one starts to look for a small-print disclaimer saying that the whole thing is an elaborate postmodern parody of junk television. But it doesn’t really matter. Whether parody or the real thing, “1000 Ways to Die” is just plain bad.
Komodin
08:51:48 PM Jun 14th 2011
O...kay...?
Stoogebie
12:42:32 PM Aug 12th 2011
to First Poster: Ditto on that. You did sound like you were teetering into Complaining About Shows You Don't Like, but what disappoints me is that I watch the show for forensic purposes; you know, for the same reason people watch CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. I don't think I can watch it after "Titty Titty Bang Bang," which both appeared more as a fetishistic torture porn than any reasonable death. In fact, Fridge Logic set in when it occurred to me "Sure, that would certainly be painful, but doesn't "Connie" have a ribcage?"
RPGfan7
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08:39:30 PM Mar 2nd 2011
Needs Nightmare Fuel and/or High Octane Nightmare Fuel pages. This show's about death, and I'm pretty sure some of them are worth mentioning.
Ju
11:40:22 PM Mar 17th 2011
Seconded here. Your Mileage May Vary, but this troper's life has been changed after watching this train-wreck of a show; if I ever get vision problems, you couldn't pay me to wear contacts!

Another thing that freaked me out was the stripper with inhumanly large gazonkas. The size of those things seemed to teeter into the Uncanny Valley, if not Body Horror for me. And then she got smothered by them!
Stoogebie
12:36:12 PM Aug 12th 2011
Then there's the poor girl whose boobs exploded! Never in my life have I been so happy to be small!
71.112.76.206
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12:01:16 PM Sep 22nd 2010
Bears? In the dessert....?

Seriously? Is this "did not do the research" or something? (I don't watch this show as I find it too ghoulish for my tastes. Plus I know this episode would upset me as I'm a fur... )

For that matter, fursits in the dessert? You'd die of dehydration.
Azaram
12:33:44 AM Mar 11th 2011
This whole show seems to be based off of clicking Snopes's 'random' button and filming whatever comes up... whether or not its actually true, as long as it's 'cool'.
MarcusImpudite
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04:05:46 PM Jun 9th 2010
edited by MarcusImpudite
The entries that were under What an Idiot on this page have been moved here.

The person who deleted them from this page should have at least had the courtesy to move them there when they did, but apparently didn't.
MarcusImpudite
04:18:38 PM Jun 9th 2010
Ditto the entries for Too Dumb to Live.
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