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Pop Goes The Cholo

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Way to Die #895
"Pop Goes The Cholo"
Name of the death is a pun on "Pop goes the weasel"
Date August 25, 2008
Location Albuquerque, NM
Episode this death
was featured in
"Better Them Than Us"

"Pop Goes The Cholo", Way to Die #895, is the third death to be featured in "Better Them Than Us", which aired on March 16, 2011.


Two street gang members take a third member to a back alley doctor to treat a bullet wound to the chest. The gang leader ends up pistol whipping the doctor into unconsciousness after losing patience with him. With the doctor out cold, the gang members decide to do the operation themselves, but fail after inserting the tracheal tube down the injured member's esophagus, rather than the trachea, and end up hemorrhaging the injured member's stomach by filling it with air and causing it to explode.

Cast and IntervieweesEdit

  • Ray Cosico - Juan (lead)
  • Fabian Alomar - Eduardo (lead)
  • Alan Ehrlich - Mr. Stiches (lead)
  • Bennie Wilson - Himself (whose name which features the third instance of an interviewee being shown in shadow for criminal protection and the first time voice alteration is used, in the case of a gang doctor)
  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan -Himself (Physical & Medicine Rehab)


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