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Way to Die #617
"USSR-Dead"
Name of the death is a pun on "USSR" and "You are dead"
USSR-Dead
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Date October 12, 1989
Location Brighton Beach, NY
Episode this death
was featured in
"Putting A Smiley Face On Death"
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"USSR-Dead", Way to Die #617, is the fifth death to be featured in "Putting A Smiley Face On Death", which aired on September 14, 2010.

Plot

Ivan, a Ukranian immigrant fresh off from the boat, seeks to join the Russian Mafia. At a meeting at the two mobsters' hideout, they arranged for him to murder some people for not paying their debts. Ivan's weapon of choice is a tire iron. He also seeks to collect on some debts. First came Larry; he was reminded to pay up. Next came Garth; he got bonked while making a deposit. And last came Gary; the brotherhood didn't approve of him or his late payments. After Ivan murdered them as ordered, he returned to the hideout and learned there was last task. It's a Russian Mafia equivalent of a manicure; burning the fingertips using sulfuric acid, as so not to leave behind any fingerprints. Once the mobsters burned off Ivan's fingertips, they decided to toast for Ivan joining the mafia, with some of vodka. Unfortunately, after a gulp, Ivan and the mobsters collapsed to the ground and died. That wasn't the vodka they drank. It turns out that Boris, the mobsters' loyal, but senile bartender poured from the wrong bottle for a dose of morality. The bottle he poured contained the acid. Like vodka, sulfuric acid is a colorless liquid. And after Ivan and the mobsters drank it, it dissolved their tissues and organs, this could disintegrate their vital organs, leaving just the muscles and bones, killing them.

"How about one last toast for our fallen comrade? Up yours, scum-ski."

Interviewees

  • Richard Lichten - Retired Law Enforcement Lieutenant 

Segment Nickname

  • Fool's Russian (Spike TV website) 

Foreign names

  • Coctel Ruso (Russian Cocktail) - Latin American dub.
  • Soviético Sulfurado (Sulphured Soviet) - Spanish dub.

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