Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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Pilot 

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

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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

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Comedy | Drama

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The pilot's opening death was the only one not to be announced by an obituary, since it was Nathaniel's death that set the series in motion, and also because the mock funeral product ads took up screen time. See more »

Goofs

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

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Brenda: Well, here's my number if you ever want to, you know, go out on a real date. You know where you buy me dinner before I put out.
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Features Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962) See more »

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Great start to the greatest series ever
17 January 2011 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The pilot episodes mostly normal and tells the show is about what and what we are going to watch.

But the pilot of Six Feet Under is totally changes that idea. First of all the scene where Ruth screams after finds out her husband's dead. I was shocked and said to myself this is not a normal show. And i was totally right the black comedy and the emotional funeral scene of Nathaniel Fisher was one of the most beautiful things i've seen on the show.

If you're planning to watch the show you're about to watch an amazing pilot episode, believe me. 10/10.


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