|Way to Die #656|
|Name of the death is a pun on "femme fatale"|
|"Ira knew no bounds in the pursuit of cleaniness; spraying, scrubbing and rubbing everything in sight. But in the end, it wasn't germs; it was Ira who got rubbed out."|
|Date||November 17, 2007|
|Location||Elmira, New York|
| Episode this death|
was featured in
|"Death, The Final Frontier"|
"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 part of the series finale
Ira is a germophobe who goes on a date with a woman he met on an internet dating site named Tashawna. To prepare for their first date, he flushes out his nasal passages by using a Neti pot. When Tashawna goes to kiss him, Ira pulls out a can of disinfectant spray which causes him to sneeze blood and mucus all over Tashawna, causing her to leave. 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)
- Brianna Kellum - Tashawna
- Dr. Duncan McBride
- Also called "Neti Says Goodbye" on the Spike TV website.
- This is the final death featured in the series.
- There has been numerous news articles being published having to do with the misuse of Neti pots.