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Life's Too Short
Season 1, Episode 9
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First Aired July 29, 2001
Episode Guide
"The New Person"

"Life's Too Short" is the ninth episode of the first season of Six Feet Under . It was written by Christian Taylor, directed by Jeremy Podeswa and first aired on July 22, 2001.


A tragedy reunites Claire with a guy who sullied her reputation at school.


Claire runs into Gabe again, but not under the best circumstances. His brother died and his mother and he have come to Fisher & Sons for the services. Brenda and Nate visit several different local funeral homes posing as mourning relatives in order to help Nate improve upon his salesmanship.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest starring



Anthony Christopher Finelli

April 12, 1995 - April 21, 2001

FINELLI, Anthony Christopher. Passed away April 21, 2001. Anthony just celebrated his sixth birthday on April 12. He enjoyed cartoons, video games, and playing goalie with the Stingrays in the Youth Soccer League.

Anthony is greatly missed by all his teammates and his friends and teachers at Chase Elementary School in Boyle Heights. He is survived by his mother Victoria Dimas, his father Samuel Finelli, and his brother Gabriel Dimas. Funeral services to be held Thursday, April 26th at 2:00 pm at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home.


Song title Performer (s)
All of Our Ancestors TUU
Little Soul H2S04
Bullet in the Gun (Solar Stone Remix) Planet Perfecto
I need feel H2S04
The Four Seasons: Winter Antonio Vivaldi
The Girls Insane The Januaries
Beautiful Mandalay
In Da House Mellowtrax
The Musical Box Liadov


Fun facts

  • Matt McCoy played a funeral director in this episode. He also played a funeral director in an episode of The Nanny .
  • Although credited, neither Freddy Rodriguez nor Mathew St. Patrick appear in this episode.

Season One
#101 "Pilot" #108 "Crossroads"
#102 "The Will" #109 "Life's Too Short"
#103 "The Foot" #110 "The New Person"
#104 "Familia" #111 "The Trip"
#105 "An Open Book" #112 "A Private Life"
#106 "The Room" #113 "Knock, Knock"
#107 "Brotherhood"