Way to Die #261
"Gum's the Word"
Name of the death is a pun on "gum" and "mum's the word"
Gum's The Word
"Raul was a fake, who lied to get what he wanted. In the end, you can say he died of...truth decay."
Date December 9, 2003
Location Palm Springs, California
Episode this death
was featured in
"Death On A Stick"

"Gum's the Word", Way to Die #261, is the fourth death to be featured in "Death On A Stick", which aired on August 3, 2010.


There was a con-man named Raul, who poses as a dentist to swindle old ladies and steal their money. When he realizes that his new target has bad breath, he goes to the bathroom for mints. He ends up mistakenly swallowing denture whitening tablets. He responds to that by drinking dissolved denture cleaner (thinking it was water). The two denture products destroy his insides and he dies in 10 minutes due to lack of oxygen in his blood.


  • When Raul dropped the glass, it made the sound of a lightbulb shattering, not an actual water glass breaking.


  • Crew or Equipment Visable: While Raul is spinning around in the bathroom suffering the side effects of the denture products, the cameraman is reflected in the mirror.

Segment Nickname

  • Bloody Mouthful
  • A Nightmare Before Death
  • Hot Treasure Of Dead Men
  • Brush Your Foam

Foreign names

  • Beso Desdentado (Toothless Kiss) - Latin American dub.
  • Limpieza Bucal (Mouth Cleaning) - Spanish dub