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1000 Ways to Die 

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Several different deaths based on true stories.

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Thom Beers
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Alisdair Simpson Alisdair Simpson ...  Narrator (U.K. broadcast only) 74 episodes, 2008-2012
Ron Perlman ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 66 episodes, 2009-2012
Khyber Zaffarkhan Khyber Zaffarkhan ...  Himself - Physical Medicine & Rehab / ... 44 episodes, 2009-2012
Boyd Flinders Boyd Flinders ...  Himself - Surgeon / ... 34 episodes, 2010-2012
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1,000 Ways to Die, an anthology television series, which aired on Spike/Spike TV from May 14, 2008 to July 15, 2012 showcased shocking reenactments of deaths of individuals who often met the grim reaper in very unorthodox or outlandish ways. Often recreated in a fast-paced, very tongue-in-cheek manner, the stories were based on actual events, but dramatic license was liberally used. Voice-over-narration provided background information on each death. The deaths were recreated in a variety of ways including witness testimonials, historical tidbits, scientific expert analysis, graphic computer-generated imagery animation, interviews, live-action recreation, and even actual footage, when available. Each death ended with a title which was a pun, often based on some popular word or phrase. Written by rleegray

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14 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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1000 Formas de Morrer See more »

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Some of the deaths and their respective episodes are as follows: See more »

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In the segment "Dead Eye", the title card states that the incident took place in 1993, yet after the gym teacher is impaled through the eye on the javelin, one of the students takes a picture with his cellphone. Cellphones with photographic capabilities didn't exist in 1993. See more »

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Spoofed in José Mota presenta: La profecía está pronta (2016) See more »

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Incredibly dumb. Yet addictive and laughable fun.
6 July 2010 | by I_saw_it_happenSee all my reviews

Amidst a number of shows which try so hard to be cerebral and generally expose themselves as fraudulent, 1000 Ways to Die is an odd breath of sincerity; sincerely stupid and ridiculous, but refreshing. Each show is a collection of 'shorts' wherein someone dies, usually in an unusual way. The acting is atrocious. The special effects are mediocre. The narration is often funny. And each scene concludes with a 'title' for that death, which is usually a pun. In my opinion, it's the funniest bit of the show, and you'll probably find yourself trying to guess what the death will be 'called' before it appears on screen.

The dramatizations are pure ridiculousness. In many cases, it's pretty clear that the producers and writers took great liberty with the characterizations (they wanted to make sure that for the most part, you don't feel too much sympathy for those who are going to die). Practically every other woman on the show is a stripper (as the narrator assures us) and ample screen time is given to showing us these women strutting around as sex kittens before someone else around them dies. Is it possible that death follows strippers? Maybe. I really don't know. But this is about the only 'thought candy' 1000 Ways to Die provides.

It also gets funny to see the 'experts; the show uses, to attempt a legitimization of itself. The same people keep showing up as experts, though their titles shift. The conspiracy theory expert becomes a certified 'deathologist' an episode or two later. I suspect he was really just some guy selling newspapers outside the studio, who was offered a few bucks to act official and accepted.

And the show doesn't suffer for it one bit.

It's a comedy. Enjoy it as dumb fun and it will indeed be fun. Expect more and you'll be let down. But you should have a pretty good idea of what the show is within the first five minutes.


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