May 30, 2010

Different Croaks

Following the sad, yet apt, demise of Different Strokes star Gary Coleman from an intercranial haemorrhage, we wondered what other deaths might be appropriate for the casts of American sitcoms. Here's what we came up with. You can join in too.

Scrubs: E. coli infection

Cheers: Cirrhosis of the liver

Keep It in the Family: Parricide

Two and a Half Men: Farm accident

Samantha Who?: Crushed by Tardis

Everyone Loves Raymond: AIDS

Everyone Hates Chris: Lynching

My Name Is Earl: Proletarian Revolution

Friends: Stalker

The Big Bang Theory: Act of God

Happy Days: Suicide

Third Rock from the Sun: Skin cancer

Soap: Slipped in the shower

Car 54, Where Are You?: Roadside IED

Flight of the Conchords: Plane crash

The Munsters: Potato famine

M*A*S*H: Potato famine

Arrested Development: Inexplicably, in a police cell.

Bewitched: Drowned in a duck pond, then burned at the stake.

I Dream of Jeannie: In his sleep. With an erection.

The Wild Wild West: Serial killer

How I Met Your Mother: Dismembered, in a river.

Now it's your turn. Remember, it's the show's title we're looking at, not the setting.

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Prenderghast said...

and for our UK readers:

Robin's Nest: Bird Flu

Fawlty Towers: 9/11

Colette said...

CHiPs: heart disease
The Sopranos: botched castration
Big Love: syphilis

Prenderghast said...

ha ha ha. Excellent, Colette. Now try it with sitcoms. ;-)


savannah said...

i am shocked and appalled, sugar! (ok, not really, but i can't think of anything witty right now...i have a mysterious earworm..)


Prenderghast said...

shocked and appalled in a nice way, though, I hope, Savannah.

That earworm isn't Rick Astley by any chance is it? ;-)


savannah said...

absolutely in a nice way, sugar! ;~D xoxoxo

(and yes, it is! *snickering*)

Stray Taoist said...

The Golden Girls - drowning (apologies)
Coupling - train crash

At this point, I can't even think of any more comedies. And I have no idea how those two came into my mind.

ganching said...

Sex And The City - consumption.

phil said...

Fantasy Island - microbes

I Love Lucy - swallowed tongue

Steptoe and Son - rats

Some Mothers do 'ave 'em - infanticide

notRuairi said...

Seinfeld: axe murderer chops off legs.

Family Guy: murdered by Charles Manson

South Park: killed by JCB in deforestation accident

Prenderghast said...

Stray Taoist: Class! (but not classy). ;-)

Ganching: Wittiness incarnate, as ever, but you cheated (see Rules!)

Phil: Ditto. I think. You're just too obtuse for me. Infanticide made me chuckle though. How will actors die of infanticide?

notRuairi: Nice. Family Guy in particular.

Prenderghast said...

American Dad: Tracked down by illegitimate Vietnamese offspring.

Donagh said...

Fr. Ted: Spanish Inquisition

Donagh said...

The 70s Show: Driving while on LSD

Prenderghast said...

Not Alzheimer's?

phil said...

Because I've never heard of actoricide.

But I just made it up, and you're welcome to it.

Prenderghast said...

Cheers, Phil. We'll treasure it. ;-)