Hit Me Baby

A mafia hit man plans to assassinate the underboss of a rival family in a steam room, but his shot misses and blasts open a steam pipe which scalds him to death.

announcer:IN THE 1920s,

PROHIBITION UNLEASHEDA WAVE OF VIOLENCE

ACROSS THE U.S.

CRIME SYNDICATES WERE BORN

AND FOUGHT A VICIOUS WARFOR CONTROL OF THE BOOZE TRADE.

AFTER A BUSY DAY OF WHACKING,

SILVIO AND BIG TONY

LIKED TO RELAXWITH A NICE STEAM.

- THE FIX IS INAT THE TRACK.

YOU'RE GONNA MAKE A BUNDLE.

announcer: BUT YOU NEVER KNEWWHO YOU WERE GOING TO MEET

AT THE BATHHOUSE.

THIS IS NICOLO.

HIS FAMILY MADEA NICE PIECE OF CHANGE

SELLING BLACK-MARKET BOOZE

UNTIL SILVIO PUT A BULLETIN HIS FATHER'S HEAD.

- THE 1930s WAS A TIMEOF GREAT UNREST AND UPHEAVAL

IN THE MOBFOR A VARIETY OF REASONS,

INCLUDING THE ENDINGOF PROHIBITION.

THE MOST FREQUENT METHODOF KILLING WAS BY GUNSHOT.

IF IT WAS A REVENGE KILLING,

IT WOULD TEND TO BEA LITTLE MORE GRUESOME.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF THEY THOUGHTSOMEONE WAS A SNITCH,

THE TONGUE MIGHT BE CUT.

THE VICTIMMAY WELL BE CASTRATED

AND HAVE HIS GENITALSSTUFFED IN HIS MOUTH.

- DO I KNOW YOU, KID?

- NO.

announcer:NICOLO HAD BEEN FOLLOWING

SILVIO AND BIG TONYFOR A WEEK.

HE THOUGHT THE STEAM ROOMWOULD BE HIS BEST CHANCE.

- WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

- MY NAME IS NICOLO.

I BELIEVE YOU KNOWMY FATHER.

[gunshot]

[screams]

announcer:THE WET FLOOR

CAUSED NICOLO TO SLIPAND MISFIRE.

THE BULLET WOUND UPPUNCTURING A STEAM PIPE.

TEMPORARILY STUNNEDFROM HIS FALL,

HE GOT A SCALDING BLAST

OF 350-DEGREEPRESSURIZED STEAM.

NICOLO'S FACE BLISTEREDLIKE AN OVERCOOKED EGGPLANT.

HIS BRAIN TISSUE FUSED,

SHORT-CIRCUITING HIS HEART,

AND IT STOPPED.

- IN THIS CASE,A GENTLEMAN WAS EXPOSED

TO AN INSTANTANEOUS BLASTOF 400-DEGREE STEAM,

WHICH WOULD MELT AND LIQUEFYAND NECROTIZE

ANY TISSUE IN ITS WAY,INCLUDING SINUSES,

ALL THE WAY UPTO THE BRAIN ITSELF.

DEATH WOULD RESULT IN MINUTES,IF NOT SECONDS.

announcer: NICOLO TRIEDTO AVENGE HIS FATHER'S DEATH.

- DO I KNOW YOU, KID?

announcer: BUT INSTEADHE FOLLOWED HIM TO THE GRAVE.

- [screams]

announcer:[Italian accent] YO, NICOLO,

IT'S A-TURN THE OTHER CHEEK,

NOT BURN-A THE OTHER CHEEK.

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