Way to Die #284
"Mail Order Fried"
Name of the death is a pun on "mail-order bride"
Mail Order Fried
Date August 14, 2002
Location Olathe, Kansas
Episode this death
was featured in
"Hurry Up And Die"

"Mail Order Fried", Way to Die #284, is the sixth death to be featured in "Hurry Up And Die", which aired on October 26, 2010.


Melvin was a mean and nasty mailman. Not only did he deliver the mail, but he also read it. One night, he moonlighted as a dunk tank target at a local carnival. He was able to embarrassed the people he delivered the mail to so much that they miss hitting the target. However, Melvin picked the wrong dunk tank because this one came equipped with a fuse box to keep the water warm. Overtime, the balls instead repeatedly hit the fuse box for the tank's water heater, damaging the wiring until it made contact with the water, electrifying it (in other words, Melvin was one dunk away from an electrifying death, though he didn't know it at first). One more customer, Daniel Phan, landed a perfect bulls-eye (Melvin only knew his name, but didn't know he spent two years playing baseball in Japan). Melvin fell into the tank and was electrocuted to death.

"Melvin was a mean and nasty mailman. If he was able to read the last letter sent by the staff of 1000 Ways to Die, he'd be shocked. Dear Melvin, you're dead!"


  • Rick Larson - Carnival Owner
  • Dr. Pavel Bindra - Cardiac Electrophysiologist


  • Also called "Shock and Awww" on the Spike TV website.