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"Phlegm Phatale", Way to Die #656, is the seventh and final death featured in "Death, The Final Frontier", which aired on July 15, 2012, as well as the final death in the series.


Ira is a germophobe who goes on a date with a woman he met on an internet dating site named Shoshana. To prepare for their first date, he flushes out his nasal passages by using a Neti pot. When Shoshana goes to kiss him, Ira pulls out a can of disinfectant spray which causes him to sneeze blood and mucus all over Shoshana, causing her to leave declaring she will never date Ira over the internet again. Ira soon collapses to the floor and dies from a Naegleria fowleri infection that attacks his brain and kills him due to using contaminated tap water for the Neti pot rather than distilled water.

"Turns out, Ira made a fatal neti pot mistake... you're supposed to use distilled or sanitized water."

Cast and Interviewees

  • Eric Satterberg - Ira (lead: intended victim)
  • Ruthie Holmes - Shoshana
  • Brianna Kellum - Natural Health Expert
  • Dr. Duncan McBride - Neurological Surgeon


  • Also called "Neti Say Goodbye" on the Spike TV website.
  • This is the final death featured in the series.
  • This death is probably based on the death of Jonathan Capewell https://www.independent.co.uk/news/boy-who-wanted-to-smell-good-killed-by-deodorant-1181309.html
  • There has been numerous news articles being published having to do with the misuse of Neti pots.
  • The doggerel quote may have a reference to another death in the series (In this case, Rubbed Out).
  • This only happens if people use swamp or polluted lake water.
  • This death is reminiscent of Guns N' Noses.
  • This is the final segment that features a good person.

Segment Nicknames

  • Neti Say Goodbye (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Rotz Fatal (Snot Fatal) - German dub
  • Neti Pota Tulya Azak en Sanutan (Neti Pot to Nose of Cause) - Lazoran dub
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