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"Heim-licked", Way to Die #514, is the first death featured in "Death Certificates", which aired on July 15, 2012.


Chip is an exercise instructor who blatantly favors women who are skinny and attractive (to the point of feeling them during the exercises), and liked to insult overweight women. One in particular, Patty, had to put up with his arrogant behavior. At one point, she went to eat one of her snack cakes, when Chip belittled her again while eating the cake, much to the disgust of the other women. As Patty left, the foolish instructor began choking on the snack cake, at which the women laughed, thinking that he was faking it. Desperate, he attempted a D.I.Y. heimlich maneuver, only to bounce off of an exercise ball and impale himself on a sprinkler at the roof of his mouth. The force of the impact caused Chip's neck to snap back, breaking the C2 and C3 vertebrae, and severing the spinal cord, killing him instantly, sending the foolish instructor to the hell he deserved, much to the horror of the other women.

"The girls think Chip is joking, but he's really... choking. He tries a do-it-yourself Heimlich maneuver... and nails the landing."


  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Chris Jai Alex - Chip (lead: intended victim)


  • This was the one of two deaths that involves the failed Heimlich Maneuver, the other one was Kara-Chokey.
  • This is also the final death to take place in Florida.
  • The Latin American name "Mal-obra" is a wordplay on "Mal" (Bad/Wrong) and "Maniobra" (Maneuver).
  • this happened in happy tree friends

Foreign Names

  • Mal-obra de Heimlich (Heimlich Bad-neuver) - Latin American dub
  • Deslenguado (Tongued-off) - Spanish dub
  • Spitzen-Landung (sharp Landing) - German dub

Segment Nicknames

  • Boot Camp (Spike TV)
  • Endangered Exercise
  • Choking Joker
  • Chip-ping In