Way to Die #656
"Phlegm Phatale"
Name of the death is a pun on "femme fatale"
Phlegm Phatale
"Ira knew no bounds in the pursuit of cleanliness; 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.