Griff exploded Pikachu a couple of years ago. In a similar vein, someone decided to immolate Garfield. Don’t worry, he didn’t feel anything. They gave him what you might call a full frontal lobotomy beforehand.
Note: Always wear safety goggles when you are using small explosive devices to perform psychosurgery on a stuffed animal. Perhaps that goes without saying.
Thanks to Dave for finding this one.