Way to Die #205
"Flame Retard-ant"
Name of the death is a pun on "flame-retardant"
Flame Retard-ant
Date July 6, 2005
Location Burnside, Kentucky
Episode this death
was featured in
"Better Them Than Us"
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"Flame Retard-ant", Way to Die #205, is the fourth death to be aired on "Better Them Than Us" which aired on March 16, 2011.


Richard was a Pyromaniac. Before, he only feed his perversive addiction by torching trash cans, but he was looking to take his addiction to another level. He begins by burning a couple's tent to cinders. He was about to set fire to a tree, but he accidentally got some lighter-fluid on his pants & didn't realize it. When he lit the tree up, Richard also went up in smoke. He flails in anquish as the flames tarnish his body. He then jumps into a nearby creek... & goes belly up. Despite his seemingly obvious result, Richard did not burn to death. When he was on fire, he suffered third-degree burns which burned all the way into his bones & cartilage. His joints, muscles, & bones melted & fused together, rendering him completely paralyzed. With this factor, Richard was unable to crawl out of the river and the water seeped into his nose and mouth and he drowned.

"Richard's career as a pyro really caught fire, but then, he couldn't take the heat and finally...he went under."


  • Dr Marc Kern - Clinical Psycologist
  • Dr. Bal Raj - Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Also called "Stop, Drop, And Die" on the Spike TV website.
  • The producers might have selected Burnside as the location as a joke.

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