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The Foot
Season 1, Episode 3
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First Aired June 17, 2001
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"The Foot" is the third episode of the first season of Six Feet Under. It was written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed by John Patterson and first aired on June 17, 2001.


When a bakery owner is killed, it's up to Federico to put the pieces back together.


At Haussman's All-Natural bread company, a man named Thomas Romano is cleaning the inside of a dough mixer when it is suddenly activated, resulting in him being chopped into several pieces. Unfortunately, the last thing he heard before his death was his teenage employee asking if anyone had ever had sex inside the mixer.

After Nate and Brenda have sex, he says that he wants to go back to Seattle and even though he has known her for only two weeks he asks her to come with him. Meanwhile, Ruth is getting tired of David complaining about the business and is even more disappointed about him not soaking his oatmeal. Nate has decided that he wants Ruth and David to sell the business to Kroehner but then changes his mind since he realizes that it may be his calling.

Claire and Gabe share another romantic evening of sucking toes only to later come out to her car and see that it has been vandalized with phrases like "little piggy lover" and "toe slut". Luckily enough, she finds the severed foot belonging to Thomas Romano at home and puts it in Gabe's locker as payback.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Starring



Thomas Alfredo Romano

May 16th, 1944 - January 21st, 2001

ROMANO, Thomas (57) passed away on January 21. He was a long-time employee of Haussman's All-Natural bread company. Tommy was a member of the Monday Night Men's Bowling league at Southwest Bowl for 19 years and his team won the championship for four consecutive years from 1986 - 1989.

He is survived by his loving family: his cherished wife Pauline and loving daughters Judy and Barbara. Visitation will be held January 26 at Fisher & Sons funeral home. Private burial services will be held Saturday at 4pm at Holy Cross Cemetery in Rosemead.


Song Title Performer(s)
Things Are Swinging Peggy Lee
What A Little Moonlight Can Do Lauren Ambrose
El Album Aterciopelados
Distractions Zero 7
Yummy Yummy Yummy Julie London


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"