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Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under title screen
Format Comedy-drama
Created by Alan Ball
Starring Peter Krause
Michael C. Hall
Frances Conroy
Lauren Ambrose
Mathew St. Patrick
Freddy Rodriguez
Rachel Griffiths
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 63 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 60 minutes (commercial-free)
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run June 3, 2001August 21, 2005
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Six Feet Under is an American television drama created by Alan Ball that was originally broadcast from 2001 to 2005. It was produced by Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Robert Greenblatt and David Janollari. The series centers on a family-run mortuary, Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, and explores the lives of the Fisher family following the death of the family patriarch (the title being a colloquialism/euphemism for death, six feet being the traditional depth at which a body would be laid). The series is set in modern-day Los Angeles. Image File history File links Mergefrom. ... This article contains DVD information about the American drama television series Six Feet Under. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Six Feet Under (often abbreviated as SFU) A side project band started by Chris Barnes of Cannibal Corpse and Allen West of Obituary. ... Image File history File links Sfu_logo_23. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alan Ball (born in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1957) is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and occasional actor, who is best known for writing the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. ... Peter Krause as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under Peter Krause (born 12 August 1965) is an American film and television actor. ... Michael C. Hall (born February 1, 1971) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his role of David Fisher in the HBO series Six Feet Under and as the title character of the Showtime series Dexter. ... Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. ... Lauren Ambrose at the premiere of Psycho Beach Party at the 24th Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in San Francisco in June 2000 Lauren Ambrose (born Laura Anne DAmbruoso, 20 February 1978) is an American film and television actress, best known for portraying the character Claire Fisher on the popular... Mathew St. ... This article is about the actor. ... Rachel Griffiths Rachel Griffiths (born June 4, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a film and television actress. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Six Feet Under title screen // The following is an episode list for the drama Six Feet Under. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... Alan Ball (born in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1957) is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and occasional actor, who is best known for writing the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. ... Alan Poul (born: 1954-) is an American television producer and director. ... Look up Colloquialism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Six Feet Under was produced by Actual Size Films and The Greenblatt/Janollari Studio. It first aired on HBO in 2001, and has been broadcast in syndication by basic cable channel Bravo as well as in dozens of other countries. The series ended its five year run on August 21, 2005. For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Bravo is a cable television network owned by NBC Universal. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The show received critical acclaim from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The New York Times [1], among other media, and has garnered praise from fellow television producers and funeral directors [2]. In total, Six Feet Under won three Golden Globe Awards and nine Emmy Awards. The series won the Golden Globe award for Outstanding Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Griffiths in 2002. Frances Conroy went on to receive the award for Best Actress in a Drama for the Golden Globes in 2004. The show also won the Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble for a Drama Series two years in a row (2003–2004).[3] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... Rachel Griffiths Rachel Griffiths (born June 4, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a film and television actress. ... Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...

Contents

Synopsis

See also: List of Six Feet Under episodes

The show stars Peter Krause as Nathaniel Samuel ("Nate") Fisher Jr., the son of a funeral director who, upon the death of his father, reluctantly becomes a partner in the family funeral business with his brother David, played by Michael C. Hall. The Fisher clan also includes mother Ruth (Frances Conroy) and sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose). Other regulars include mortician and family friend Federico Diaz (Freddy Rodriguez), Nate's on again off again girlfriend Brenda Chenowith (Rachel Griffiths), and David's boyfriend Keith Charles (Mathew St. Patrick). Six Feet Under title screen // The following is an episode list for the drama Six Feet Under. ... Peter Krause as Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under Peter Krause (born 12 August 1965) is an American film and television actor. ... Nate Fisher is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Peter Krause. ... Undertaker and Mortician redirect here. ... David James Fisher is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Michael C. Hall. ... Michael C. Hall (born February 1, 1971) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-nominated American actor, best known for his role of David Fisher in the HBO series Six Feet Under and as the title character of the Showtime series Dexter. ... Ruth Fisher is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Frances Conroy. ... Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher in Six Feet Under. ... Claire Fisher is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Lauren Ambrose. ... Lauren Ambrose at the premiere of Psycho Beach Party at the 24th Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in San Francisco in June 2000 Lauren Ambrose (born Laura Anne DAmbruoso, 20 February 1978) is an American film and television actress, best known for portraying the character Claire Fisher on the popular... Federico Diaz is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Freddy Rodriguez. ... This article is about the actor. ... Brenda Chenowith is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Rachel Griffiths. ... Rachel Griffiths Rachel Griffiths (born June 4, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a film and television actress. ... Keith Charles is a fictional character on the HBO television series Six Feet Under played by Mathew St. ... Mathew St. ...


On one level, the show is a conventional family drama, dealing with such issues as relationships, infidelity, and religion. At the same time, it is a show distinguished by its unblinking focus on the topic of death, which it explores on multiple levels (personal, religious, and philosophical), rather than, say, treating it as a convenient impetus for the solution of a murder. Each episode begins with a death — anything from drowning or heart attack to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome — and that death usually sets the tone for each episode, allowing the characters to reflect on their current fortunes and misfortunes in a way that is illuminated by the death and its aftermath. The show also has a strong dosage of black humor running throughout. In the contexts of sociology and of popular culture, the concept of interpersonal relationships involves social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. ... This article is about the act of adultery. ... For other uses, see Death (disambiguation), Dead (disambiguation), or Death (band). ... Heart attack redirects here. ...


A recurring plot device consists of a character having an imaginary conversation with the person who died at the beginning of the episode. Sometimes, the conversation is with other recurring dead characters, notably Nathaniel Fisher Sr. The show's creator Alan Ball states they represent the living character's internal dialogue by exposing it as an external conversation, yet on some occasions (see the appearance of Nathaniel Fisher Sr. at the end of the last episode of the first season) no living character sees or interacts with the dead character. Also, in many encounters with dead characters the dead character relates information the living one could not know, almost certainly speculation on the part of the living concerning issues which were never solved before the passing.[original research?] Casual conversations with the dead also reflect the genre of magical realism. A similar device is occasionally used where a real conversation between two living characters slips into the imaginary and becomes unrealistic. The shift cannot be clearly distinguished from the normal flow of the scene until an abrupt cut brings the audience back to a mundane conversation, which reveals through contrast the imaginary nature of the preceding moment. Magic Realism (or Magical Realism) is an illustrative or literary technique in which the laws of cause and effect seem not quite to apply in otherwise real world situations. ...

The Fisher family in the first season.

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Concept

Although overall plots and characters were created from Alan Ball, there are conflicting reports on how the series' concept was conceived. In one instance, creator Alan Ball stated that he received the premise to create the show after the deaths of his sister and father. However, in an interview [4], he intimates that HBO entertainment president Carolyn Strauss proposed the idea to him. In a copyright-infringement lawsuit, [5] screenwriter Gwen O’Donnell asserted that she was the original source of the idea which later passed through Strauss to Ball; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, proceeding on the assumption that this assertion was true, rejected her claim. Funky Films, Inc. v. Time Warner Entertainment Co., 462 F.3d 1072 (2006). Alan Ball (born in Atlanta, Georgia circa 1957) is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and occasional actor, who is best known for writing the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film American Beauty. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


Setting

The Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in 2001, both business and residence for the Fisher family.

The setting for many of the scenes is in the family owned and operated Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles. The family resides on the upper floors of the funeral home; with the main floor used for the business as viewing and chapel rooms and the basement for the embalming and body preparation areas. There is also a separate apartment with a garage adjacent to the funeral home.
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Character histories and cast

Main Characters
Actor Character Relationship
Peter Krause Nate Fisher Eldest son of Ruth and Nathaniel; co-operator of Fisher & Diaz; husband to Brenda Chenowith; widower to Lisa Kimmel; father of Maya Fisher (to Lisa) and Willa Chenowith (to Brenda). Succumbs to AVM in 2005 at age 40.
Michael C. Hall David Fisher Middle child of Ruth and Nathaniel; co-operator of Fisher & Diaz; husband (later widower) of Keith Charles; adopted father to Durrell and Anthony. Dies in 2044 at age 75 at a picnic in Echo Park.
Frances Conroy Ruth Fisher Matriarch of Fisher family; former wife/lifelong partner to George Sibley and widow to Nathaniel; mother to Nate, David and Claire. Dies in 2025 at age 79 in a hospital surrounded by Claire, David and George.
Lauren Ambrose Claire Fisher Youngest child of Ruth and Nathaniel; artist of the family who worked temporarily as a secretary. The final montage of the show, and her obituary on HBO's website, suggest that she became a successful photographer and teacher. Wife, then widow, of Ted Fairwell. Dies at age 101 in 2085.
Rachel Griffiths Brenda Chenowith Daughter of Margaret and Bernard Chenowith; sister of Billy. Former shiatsu practitioner; then a cognitive therapist. Girlfriend, then wife, then widow of Nate Fisher. Wife to Daniel Nathanson (she is shown sitting with him in the finale's final montage, though he never speaks). Mother to Willa Fisher Chenowith and Forrest Nathanson (she is featured pregnant with him in the finale's final montage), and step-mother to Maya Fisher. Dies in 2051 at age 82. She didn't appear in three episodes of the third season due to Griffiths' 2002 pregnancy. Rachel Griffiths' second pregnancy in 2004 was written into the show.
Freddy Rodriguez Federico Diaz Business partner and embalmer at Fisher & Diaz with Nate and David; husband of Vanessa; father to Julio and Augusto. He first started as an employee at Fisher and Sons later he became Founder of Diaz Family Mortuary in 2005. Dies at age 75 in 2049 on a cruise ship with Vanessa (suggested heart attack). He appeared in 62 episodes, missing one episode of the first season, Life's Too Short, due to Federico's storyline.
Mathew St. Patrick Keith Charles Former Los Angeles police officer now in private security; husband of David; adopted father to Anthony and Durrell. Gunned down in 2029 at age 61 by a gang of robbers as he unloads an armored truck.
Supporting Characters
Actor Character Relationship
James Cromwell George Sibley Geologist/professor; second husband to Ruth; father to Brian, Maggie and Kyle. George suffers from an undiagnosed paranoia which prompts him to receive electro-convulsive shock treatment.
Justina Machado Vanessa Diaz Registered nurse; former employee at Bay Breeze Nursing Home in Sherman Oaks. Wife and high school sweetheart of Federico; mother to Julio and Augusto.
Richard Jenkins Nathaniel Samuel Fisher Sr. Patriarch of Fisher family and owner of Fisher & Sons Funeral Home before his death in a car accident in 2000. Husband of Ruth; father of Nate, David and Claire.
Patricia Clarkson Sarah O’Connor Younger sister of Ruth Fisher, an artist who lives in Topanga Canyon.
Kathy Bates Bettina Sarah’s friend and caretaker who becomes Ruth’s friend when Sarah undergoes withdrawal and further drug rehabilitation.
Lili Taylor Lisa Kimmel Fisher Nate’s former girlfriend and roommate while living in Seattle; she subsequently becomes pregnant with Nate's child Maya, and they marry in 2002. In 2003, she disappears while enroute to visit her sister, and her body later washes up on shore. Eventually it is revealed she was engaged in an affair with her brother-in-law. He commits suicide, and it is suspected but never proven that he murdered Lisa.
Jeremy Sisto Billy Chenowith Brenda’s younger brother who has bipolar disorder; son of Margaret and Bernard Chenowith; one-time boyfriend of Claire Fisher; one time lover of Olivier.
Joanna Cassidy Margaret Chenowith Psychologist mother of Brenda and Billy; widow of Bernard; current lover to Olivier Castro-Staal.
Robert Foxworth Dr. Bernard Chenowith Brenda and Billy’s psychiatrist father; husband to Margaret before his death in 2003.
Peter Macdissi Olivier Castro-Staal Professor of Form and Space at LAC-Arts; lover to Margaret Chenowith. Aspects of this character may be based on Nathan Oliveira.
Rainn Wilson Arthur Martin A young intern from Cypress College mortuary school who works for the funeral home briefly.
Ben Foster Russell Corwin Former boyfriend and classmate of Claire.
Mena Suvari Edie Free spirited lesbian artist and good friend of Claire. They shared a hesitant, non consummated night together with Claire realising she wasn't a lesbian immediately afterwards.
Sprague Grayden Anita Miller Former best friend and roommate of Claire Fisher; ex-girlfriend of Russell Corwin.
Marina Black Parker McKenna Best friend of Claire Fisher during her high school years.
Eric Balfour Gabriel Dimas Claire’s high school boyfriend who was a drug addict and robbed a convenience store. It is assumed he died a short while after he disappears.
Ed O'Ross Nikolai Owner of Blossom d’Amour Flower Shop; boyfriend of Ruth Fisher when she worked as a florist.
Chris Messina Ted Fairwell Corporate attorney at Braeden Chemical Legal Department who becomes Claire's boyfriend when she is assigned as a secretary through her temp job (temporary employee). Marries Claire shortly after her mother's death.
Kendre Berry Durrell Charles-Fisher Adopted older son of David and Keith; older brother of Anthony. He plans on working as a firefighter but later becomes a funeral director like his father.
C. J. Sanders Anthony Charles-Fisher Adopted younger son of David and Keith; brother of Durrell. Seen in the flash forward during the final minutes as an adult in the company of a male partner.
Brenna and Bronwyn Tosh Maya Fisher Nate and Lisa’s toddler daughter.

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Recurring cast

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Significant guest stars

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Family tree

 
 
Nathaniel Fisher Sr.
 
 
 
Ruth Fisher
 
Sarah O'Connor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Sibley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Sibley
 
Maggie Sibley
 
Kyle Sibley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claire Fisher
 
David Fisher
 
Nate Fisher
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa Kimmel Fisher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ted Fairwell
 
 
 
 
Keith Charles
 
 
 
 
Brenda Chenowith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Durrell Fisher-Charles
 
Anthony Fisher-Charles
 
 
Willa Fisher Chenowith
 
 
Maya Fisher

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Timeframe of episode settings

The following is a timeframe which features the year the particular episode is set in, which is distinct from the year the episode actually first aired. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

  • Season 1: 2000 (pilot), 2001 (12 episodes)
  • Season 2: 2001 (8 episodes), 2002 (5 episodes)
  • Season 3: 2002 (1 episode), 2003 (12 episodes)
  • Season 4: 2003 (4 episodes), 2004 (8 episodes)
  • Season 5: 2004 (2 episodes), 2005 (10 episodes)

Promotionals

Season promotionals

Promotional for the 2005 season, which features Claire driving her trademark lime green hearse into the sunset.

According to creator Alan Ball, music plays an integral role in Six Feet Under, as it depicts the moods of the Fishers.[citation needed] Claires Hearse for 2005 Ad Campaign for Six Feet Under. ... Claires Hearse for 2005 Ad Campaign for Six Feet Under. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...


The following songs were played during the teaser trailers for the seasons following the first: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Trailer (film). ...

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Episode recaps

The song played during each episode recap is a 1995 single called "Nothing Lies Still Long" by Pell Mell. Pell Mell Biography Pell Mell was a tremendous rarity: an instrumental combo who landed a major-label deal in the wake of the alternative rock explosion touched off by Nirvana. ...


Episode previews

Previews for upcoming episodes feature the Six Feet Under theme. The first and fifth seasons feature the original version of the song while the second, third and fourth seasons feature the Rae & Christian remix. A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ...


Releases

DVD

This article contains DVD information about the American drama television series Six Feet Under. ...

Soundtracks

Two soundtrack albums, featuring music that had appeared in the series, were released:

Six Feet Under is a soundtrack album to the HBO television series Six Feet Under, released in 2002 on Universal Music. ...

Books

  • Ball, Alan (2003). in Alan Poul: Six Feet Under: Better Living Through Death. ISBN 978-0-7434-8065-9. 
  • Akass, Kim; Janet McCabe, Mark Lawson (2005). Reading Six Feet Under: TV To Die For. I. B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-85043-809-0. 

Scheduling changes

In March 2005, HBO announced that the final season of Six Feet Under would be moved to Monday evenings starting June 6, the reason being to add an additional night of programming to the HBO lineup for their upcoming summer season which included Entourage and The Comeback. The series had traditionally been scheduled for Sundays. The Monday night experiment ultimately failed due to decreased ratings and complaints. HBO chairman, Chris Albrecht admitted the move was a mistake [6] since the network has always been committed to airing programs on the weekends. Six Feet Under returned to its old timeslot on July 10, 2005 after having been in the "new" timeslot for only five episodes.[7] For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... Entourage is an original comedy series on HBO. The show chronicles the rise of a hot young movie star named Vincent Chase and his childhood friends from Queens as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood. ... The Comeback was a television series produced by HBO that starred actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern-day Los Angeles, California. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


In Australia, the Nine Network infuriated fans by consistently delaying and rescheduling episodes past midnight during the broadcast of seasons 1 to 5. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ...


Trivia

The Six Feet Under ensemble. From left to right: Brenda Chenowith, Nate Fisher, David Fisher, Keith Charles, Federico Diaz, Claire Fisher and Ruth Fisher.

The creative talent of the show — actors, writers, and directors — have interconnections within and apart from the show. Freddy Rodriguez had a recurring role on Alan Ball's earlier ABC series, Oh, Grow Up!; the program aired in 1999, two years prior to Six Feet Under. Actors Lauren Ambrose, Freddy Rodriguez, Eric Balfour (Gabriel Dimas) and Peter Facinelli (Jimmy) were all in the 1998 movie Can't Hardly Wait. Peter Krause had a recurring role in the 90's sitcom Cybill, which was co-written by Ball. Additionally, actor Kathy Bates, who was a director during the first three seasons, went on to pursue a recurring role on the series as Ruth's friend, Bettina. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Cover to Six Feet Under: Season 3 DVD. [1] This work is copyrighted. ... Cover to Six Feet Under: Season 3 DVD. [1] This work is copyrighted. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Cant Hardly Wait is a 1998 romantic teen comedy film directed by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. ... Cybill was an American sitcom which aired on CBS from 1995 to 1998, starring actress Cybill Shepherd in the lead role. ...


Six Feet Under had various real-life Los Angeles connections. Many of the sculptures and paintings seen on the show are the works of local sculptor and artist Bruce Gray. There are many stills from several episodes on his website that feature his work.[8] The Fisher & Sons Funeral Home was located at 2302 West 25th St. in the West Adams section of Los Angeles[citation needed], which was actually the location of The Filipino Federation of America. Caskets for the show were made by a local company, ABC Caskets. A typical West Adams street scene. ... An open coffin A coffin is a box used for the display and burial or cremation of a dead human body. ...


Kroehner Sevice international (KSI) bears many similarities to Service Corporation International (SCI) Which has a similar market strategy of purchasing Funeral Homes and maintaining the original staff and funeral home name.


Additional facts

  • The pilot episode features several spoof commercials for funeral homes and products. This was intended to be a recurring feature throughout the series,[9] but was dropped after the first episode.
  • Brenda's last name, Chenowith, was that of Alan Ball's high school baseball coach.[citation needed]
  • Peter Krause, the actor who plays Nathaniel Fisher, originally read for the role of David Fisher.
  • It is mentioned in the series commentary that it is illegal to own crows in the United States, and therefore a trained pied crow was painted black for the opening sequence. "All native species of migratory birds, their parts, nests or eggs may not be possessed, transported, imported, exported, purchased, sold, bartered, or offered for purchase, sale or barter without appropriate permits."[10] The pied crow isn't indigenous to North America, and therefore could be used as a stand in.
  • Also mentioned in the commentary, when Alan Ball directed episodes, he would place characters around scenery that fit the characters' personalities. For example, Brenda was often seen near water - sprinklers, water fountains, or pools.
  • Of all the characters dying in the last episode, just Federico Diaz and Claire Fisher are played by actors different from the cast.
  • Federico Diaz son in the series, Julio, is also his son in real life.
  • Federico Diaz' full name is not revealed until the last episode as Hector Federico Diaz.

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HBO broadcast history

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References

  1. ^ New York Times, The Year in Television, The Critics' Choices
  2. ^ Life and Loss: The Impact of Six Feet Under, DVD feature, Six Feet Under: The Complete Fifth Season
  3. ^ "Awards for Six Feet Under" IMDB.com. Accessed 25 December 2006.
  4. ^ Six Feet Under: In Memoriam Interview
  5. ^ Funky Films vs. Time Warner Legal Case
  6. ^ Chris Albrecht statement on programming change
  7. ^ FutonCritic HBO Press Release Regarding Schedule Change
  8. ^ Bruce Gray official site
  9. ^ Pilot episode Audio Commentary with Alan Ball, Six Feet Under: The Complete First Season DVD
  10. ^ FWS.gov

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