Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
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An adult film star electrocutes to death in her bathtub, which leads to a memorial service that is anything but ordinary.

Director:

Kathy Bates

Writers:

Alan Ball (creator), Alan Ball
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall ... David Fisher
Frances Conroy ... Ruth Fisher
Lauren Ambrose ... Claire Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez ... Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick ... Keith Charles
Jeremy Sisto ... Billy Chenowith
Rachel Griffiths ... Brenda Chenowith
Joanna Cassidy ... Margaret Chenowith
Robert Foxworth ... Dr. Bernard Chenowith
Veronica Hart ... Jean Louise McArthur
Sandra Oh ... Porn Starlet
Tim Maculan ... Father Jack
Cristine Rose ... Hannah
Jordan Ladd ... Ginnie
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Storyline

Nate finally gets to meet some of Brenda's family. he's invited to dinner but gets there to find that he is the only guest. He learns a lot about Brenda and gains some insight into her history and background. He also gets to meet her brother Billy who has moved in with her for a while. Dave is pleased when his Minister asks him to become a Deacon at the church, a post his father occupied prior to his death. His refusal to reveal that he is gay leads to a break-up with Keith however. Ruth is worried about Claire and attends a counseling session at school with Claire. She would like the two of them to be closer, as was the case when Claire was younger. She decides to visit a relative to show Claire what a close mother-daughter relationship can be like. At the funeral home, Rico is faced with a unique problem when Jean Louise MacArthur aka porn star Viveca St. John is brought in after being electrocuted in her bath tub. The memorial service is anything but ordinary. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2001 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was Kathy Bates' idea to make David (Michael C. Hall) imagine everyone in the church naked. See more »

Quotes

Nate: [Introducing Brenda to David and Keith] This is Brenda, my, uh, my girlfriend.
Brenda: I prefer the term fuck puppet.
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Connections

References The Nutty Professor (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Humming Chorus
from "Madam Butterfly"
by Giacomo Puccini
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