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“Snu-Snu” is a term for sexual intercourse originally used by a tribe of giant female aliens in the animated television series Futurama. Online, the phrase “death by snu snu” is typically used as a humorous reference in discussions about exceptionally tall or muscular women.


In Season 3 Episode 1 of Futurama, originally aired on February 4th, 2001, the male crew members of the Planet Express Ship are taken hostage by Amazonians, a tribe of giant women in an alien matriarchal society who use the word “snu-snu” as a synonym for sexual intercourse. Shortly after, the artificial intelligence leader of the Amazonians sentences the characters Zapp, Fry and Kif to “death by snu-snu” (shown below).


On January 22nd, 2004, Urban Dictionary[2] user SS submitted an entry for “snu snu,” defining it as “endless sex forced on a man.” On October 1st, 2008, Yahoo! Answers[7] user JB posted a question asking for the definition of “snu snu,” to which user Hey You! cited its origin in the episode of Futurama. On July 15th, 2009, a Facebook[5] page titled “Death by Snu Snu” was launched, gathering more than 31,600 likes in the next five years. On June 7th, 2011, Redditor Torocatala submitted a photograph of a tall woman titled “Death by snu-snu gets real” to the /r/futurama[6] subreddit (shown below).

On December 8th, 2013, DeviantArtist[4] Nebezial uploaded an illustration of the DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman asking fellow superhero Super Girl “what in Hera’s name is snu-snu?” (shown below).

On February 13th, 2014, Redditor bipolarbearsRAWR submitted a post to the /r/OutOfTheLoop[3] subreddit asking for the meaning of the phrase “death by snu snu.” On June 4th, Redditor Velorium_Camper posted a photograph of a tall woman bending down to a smaller man titled “Death… by snu snu!” to the /r/funny[8] subreddit, where it garnered upwards of 3,000 upvotes and 150 comments in the first week (shown below).

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