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"Poly-Ass-Turd", Way to Die #189, is the third death to be featured in "Eat, Pray, Die", which aired on August 8, 2011.


Derek is a dirty scammer who first pretended to be a healer able to heal every disease known to man with the power of his gaze and then created an energy drink made of lemurs called "lemurnade" (if life gives you lemur make lemurnade). Now he's back pretending to be a self-help guru known as "The Fire Walker". Derek holds an outdoors 600 dollars seminar for people with low self-confidence, which includes a test in which the patients have to walk over a bed of hot coals. When a patient complains the coals are too hot, the guru attempts to prove them wrong and walk over them himself.

"Looks like his new scam needs a little more work."

However, he falls and is caught ablaze, with his polyester suit melting onto his skin causing fatal burns to his body and dies, despite the patients trying to put the fire out of him, sending this so-called self-proclaimed "self-helping" guru straight to hell, where he belongs.


  • DJ Grothe - Fraud Investigator
  • Eric Abrams - Fireman


  • Also called "You're Fired" on the Spike TV website.
  • This Death has a Intro Motion (the lemur opening its eyes) like Premature Endings.
  • This death is caused by polyester fabric who is more flammable than natural fabrics, similar to the death in Dia de Los Morons.
  • this is based on a kid being burned on a beach

Segment Nicknames

  • You're Fired (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Muerte por traje barato (Death by cheap suit) - Latin American dub
  • Poliester ardiente (Burning Polyester) - Spanish dub
  • Polyester-Tester - German dub
  • poli-queimado (poli burned) - brazilian dub