Way to Die #952
Name of the death is a pun on “dumb” and “umbrella"
Date January 13, 2007
Location Wood’s Carnival

Barnegat, New Jersey

Episode this death
was featured in
"Unforced Errors"

“Dumbrella”, Way to Die #952, is the fifth death to be featured in “Unforced Errors”, which aired on February 8, 2009.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Meet Boris. He is a desperate man because of the economic downturn, and decides to make magic tricks as his hobby. But his well-known act was sword swallowing. He is popular and could soon become famous and rich.

Maybe two could do. He knows that it could scissor and can cause internal bleeding, but he does it anyway. It happens! He's done it! But the audiences wanted challenges. The challenge today was an old pensioner, who wanted him to be an umbrella-swallower. It's going to be a rainy day. He didn't want to do it, but he done it because of his hopes for fame.

But he hits the release button while doing it. It crushes his windpipe and is sealing Boris's fate. The pensioner cannot believe it, or anybody else. He is asphyxiated to death.

"He lived by the sword. He died by the - you got it... umbrella."

Interviewees[edit | edit source]

  • Joe Skilton - Magician
  • Todd Robbins - Sword Swallower
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