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"1000 Ways to Die" Putting a Happy Face on Death (2009)

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1000 Ways to Die: Season 2: Episode 4 -- A thief gets a wax job, a cockfight turns deadly, bad breath turns killer, a little person gets big footed, a sleepwalker loses his head, two stoners lick the wrong frog's butt and a sexy gardener swallows a big one.


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Original Air Date:
30 December 2009 (Season 2, Episode 4)
From exploding heads to zucchini-choking, this episode brings 7 more graphic re-enactments of absurd & jaw-dropping true stories of death from around the world. | Add synopsis »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ron Perlman ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Pavel Bindra ... Himself - Cardiac Electrophysiologist (as Dr. Pavel Bindra)

Jules Sylvester ... Himself - Wild Animal Trainer / Wrangler

Khyber Zaffarkhan ... Himself - Physical Medicine & Rehab (as Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan)
Jill Place ... Herself - Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Dale Prokupek ... Himself - Gastroenterologist (as Dr. Dale Prokupek)
Christophe Zajac-Denek ... Himself - Little Person & Actor
Franklin Ruehl ... Himself - Conspiracy Expert (as Dr. Franklin Ruehl)
Kim Henderson ... Herself - Toxicologist (as Dr. Kim Henderson)
Jason Romero ... Himself - EMT
Steven Burstein ... Himself - Cardiologist (as Dr. Steven Burstein)
Frank Alarcon ... Maldito

Dustin Coffey ... Stoner #1
Angel Fajardo ... Spectator at a Chicken Fight.
Joseph S. Griffo ... Nick (as Joe Griffo)

Mighty Mike Murga ... Spud (as Mike Murga)

Alex Stocks ... Cynthia (as Alexandra Stocks)

Roger Stoneburner ... Warren

Virginia Welch ... Patty the Gardener
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alisdair Simpson ... Narrator (U.K. broadcast only)
Slim Khezri ... Mexican Gangster (uncredited)

Westley Nguyen ... Spectator at a Wrestling Match (uncredited)

Britt Rentschler ... Sally (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tom McMahon (segment director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom McMahon 

Produced by
Maria Candela Ancewicz .... associate producer (specific segments)
H.A. Arnarson .... supervising producer
Thom Beers .... executive producer
David Coggeshall .... consulting producer
Dan Hall .... associate producer
Jay Hix Jones .... associate producer
Brad MacPherson .... associate producer (as Brad McPherson)
Tom McMahon .... executive producer
Jarret Palmer .... associate producer
Erin Papp .... producer
Dolph Scott .... producer
John Slaughter .... senior producer
Rob Stacey .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Miller 
Casting by
Nicole Arbusto 
Production Design by
Mona Nahm 
Art Direction by
Mariano Rueda 
Steven Joseph St. John 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Callens 
Costume Design by
Rosalida Medina 
Makeup Department
Fiona Distefano .... makeup department head
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Andrade .... second assistant director
Caleb Effinger .... second second assistant director
Marie-Hélène Riverain .... second assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Eikner .... property master
Rene Fresquez .... set dresser
Christian Kistner .... carpenter
Christian Kistner .... property master
Leonard Short .... leadman
Steven Joseph St. John .... carpenter
Sarah Staskauskas .... set dresser
Albert Valdez .... carpenter
Kevin Dee Watson .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Rory Ambron .... sound mixer
Bob Bronow .... sound designer
Bob Bronow .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Chappel .... sound editor
Aaron Muncy .... sound mixer
Ray Lykins .... assistant stunt coordinator
Tony Snegoff .... action coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe McCormick .... assistant camera
Erica Mckee .... assistant camera
Tony Perija .... key grip
Daniel Skinner .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Boutiette .... costumer
Editorial Department
Lindsey Mesa .... post production supervisor
Music Department
Richard Haitz .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Jay Duff .... production driver
Other crew
Dale Victor Dreher .... story consultant (as Dale Dreher)
Dina Saunders .... production accountant
Tracy Stone .... production coordinator

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thom Beers  creator

Art Department
Jason Brown .... art department intern (2008)
Visual Effects by
David C. Bryant .... visual effects supervisor: x1fx (2008)
John J. Renzulli .... Flame compositor (2008)
John J. Renzulli .... model artist (2008)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michele K. Short .... still photographer (2008)
Other crew
Graham Flashner .... story editor (2008)
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