Six Feet Under: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (3 Jun. 2001)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
9.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,142 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

When the funeral director is killed in an accident, the family comes together to mourn and decide the fate of the funeral home.

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 120 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 3201 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
 
a list of 118 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 63 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Pilot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Pilot (03 Jun 2001)

Pilot (03 Jun 2001) on IMDb 9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Six Feet Under.
1 of 63 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Federico 'Rico' Diaz (as Freddy Rodriguez)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Chatty Mourner (as Dina Waters)
Sharon Madden ...
Woman Mourner
Hayden Tank ...
Maximillian Kesmodel ...
Young David (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)
Dennis Anderson ...
Edit

Storyline

On Christmas Eve, 2000, funeral-director Nathaniel Samuel Fisher is involved in a hearse-accident with a bus and is killed. Ruth Fisher has a hard time coping, so can't bring herself to identify her husband's body at the morgue. David, the secretly gay younger son who remained at home to help with the family business, feels nothing but dismay at the prospect of now continuing his hated job for good, and focuses on keeping everything in order for the newest funeral. Claire Fisher gets the news just after smoking crystal at a party, and is forced to hide it. Nate Fisher returns home just in time to learn of the death after making out with fellow plane passenger Brenda Chenowith in an airport supply closet, and is forced to keep Claire's secret, console Ruth when she confesses she'd been cheating on Nathaniel, and take abuse from David for conversing with embalmer Federico Diaz, not helping him or forcing the others to swallow their grief, and insisting that David unleash his own. Then, ... Written by brainybrailler@comcast.net

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 June 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On the evening of the airing of the pilot, Francis Conroy was commended for her performance by a fellow shopper at an L.A. supermarket. This shocked her because the show had not yet aired on the West Coast. The complimenter explained that he had seen the program's premiere via the East Coast feed. See more »

Goofs

The hearse in the opening credits has a Washington state license plate. See more »

Quotes

Nathaniel Fisher: [David is covering his father's wounds with wound filler, as he looks on disapprovingly] Oh, no. You're doing me? You're the worst one we've got.
David: [monotone] Thanks, Dad.
Nathaniel Fisher: [frantic] Where's Federico?
David: It's Christmas morning. He's with his wife and kids. He'll be in later.
Nathaniel Fisher: [impatient] Ooh, couldn't this wait? I don't want you ruining my face.
David: It's a little late for that.
Nathaniel Fisher: Not funny.
See more »

Connections

Features Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I Love Being Here with You
by Peggy Lee
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amazing start
3 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Pilot episode pretty much has it all. It has a clear inciting incident that will serve to be the drive for the series, and that is, the death of the father. This serves to bring up all of these characters in full view and all have their own, distinct characteristics. In particular, Frances Conroy and Michael C Hall stand out as the best in this episode. I've known about this show for quite some time, but I can't believe I took so long to give it a try. I can't wait to see how the series develops from here, and can't wait to see what its described by many as the "greatest series finale ever made". I'm excited, this is definitely recommended.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
should I watch snwmn
People Who Hate Brenda? drbaltar6
Best Series Finales? lemrogers
Breaking bad was my favourite but now randomgamer666
Best actors/actresses on the show? drbaltar6
My GOD Ruth is awful! noideawhattocallmyself
Discuss Pilot (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?