|Life's Too Short|
|Season 1, Episode 9|
|First Aired||July 29, 2001|
"The New Person"
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.
- Peter Krause as Nate Fisher
- Michael C. Hall as David Fisher
- Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher
- Lauren Ambrose as Claire Fisher
- Freddy Rodriguez as Federico Diaz
- Mathew St. Patrick as Keith Charles
- Jeremy Sisto as Billy Chenowith
- Rachel Griffiths as Brenda
- Ed Begley Jr. as Hiram Gunderson
- Ed O'Ross as Nikolai
- Paul Terrell Clayton as Eddie
- Marina Black as Parker McKenna
- Eric Balfour as Gabriel Dimas
- Richard Jenkins as Nathaniel Fisher
- Gabriel Cade as Make-Out Guy
- Hal Ozsan as Man in Flower Shop
- Jake Gridley as Anthony Finelli
- Dale Raoul as Rosemary
- Matt McCoy as Slick Funeral Director
- Ted Marcoux as Sam Finelli
- Wendy Schaal as Vickie Dimas
- Steven Pasquale as Kurt
- Timm Sharp as Andy
- Louan Gideon as Grieving Woman
- David Wells as Bland Funeral Director
- Robbie Laughlin as a drug dealer
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|
|Bullet in the Gun (Solar Stone Remix)||Planet Perfecto|
|I need feel||H2S04|
|The Four Seasons: Winter||Antonio Vivaldi|
|The Girls Insane||The Januaries|
|In Da House||Mellowtrax|
|The Musical Box||Liadov|
- 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.