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"The Chokes On You", Way to Die #322, is the second death featured in "Come On, Get Deathy", which aired on January 20, 2010.


A dwarf named Ramone dates an abusive lover named Doris who wants him to make money. Ramone tries to practice for a musical stand-up comedy act, but he is not funny. After testing his hackneyed jokes numerous times in front of Doris, she finally gets fed up and hits him in the face with her purse, causing his harmonica to go down his throat and choke him to death while Doris laughs, thinking his choking is part of the act. Before she finally realizes he's actually choking, it's too late. Ramone fell to the floor and died.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Samantha Sergeant - Doris (lead)
  • Dr. Steven Burstein - Himself (Cardiologist)
  • Jason Shannon "Wee Man" Acuna - Ramone (lead: intended victim)

Note: Jason Acuna, better known as "Wee Man" of "Jackass" fame, appears in this segment as Ramone, the intended victim.


  • This is the second death in which the antagonist gets away unscathed.
  • This death shares its name with a Happy Tree Friends episode.
  • This is a similar death to Dead Mime, as both victims are comedians and both choked on something they were using. However, the victim in this segment was innocent, as his girlfriend caused him to choke on the harmonica.
  • this happened to a Mexican in 1994
  • this is similar to the death of Tommy Cooper and dick Shawn

Segment Nicknames

  • Harmoni-Can't (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Metete con alguien de tu tamaño (Pick on someone your own size) - Latin American dub
  • Esta va por ti (This one is for you) - Spanish dub
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