Six Feet Under
Sixfeetunder screenshot
Frank singing in "Six Feet Under"
Season 2
Episode 22
Air Date April 27, 1998
Cast Ray Romano
Director(s) Jeff Melman
Writer(s) Cindy Chupack
Preceded by Traffic School
Followed by The Garage Sale

Six Feet Under is the 22nd episode of Season 2, and is episode 44 of the full 210 episodes for the entire series. In this episode, Ray finds out that he has shrunk a quarter of an inch and is no longer six feet tall. He then spirals into a mid-life crisis.

Episode InformationEdit


While Debra is measuring the kids', and Ray's, height, Ray finds out he's no longer six feet tall. He has shrunk a quarter of an inch. Quickly falling into a mid-life crisis, Ray writes up a list of goals; things he wants to do before he dies.

Conversations with his family abruptly turn to death...and Ray is suddenly afraid of dying, with morbid talks of cemeteries and cremation.

Running GagsEdit

The viewer sees Marie open the locked drawer in the kitchen. In this episode, she ends up pulling out the deed to her and Frank's burial plot.

The viewer also hears another one of Ray's nicknames for Debra: Cornflake. And in turn, near the end of the episode, Debra again calls Ray an "idiot", as she always does.


Even though Nemo's Pizza is never mentioned, the basketball team the restaurant sponsors appears in the episode. Ray, Robert, Kevin, Andy, and Gianni are all on the team.

This episode also has a short musical scene at the end of the episode in which Frank is singing Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart In San Francisco".

Upon comforting Ray, Frank did "The Wizard advice " almost exactly as how he said it to Robert De Niro's character in 'Taxi Driver' in 1976; a film where Peter Boyle portrayed a veteran taxi driver giving a near-profound advice.


  • Ray: "All I need is another quarter-inch."
  • Gianni: "Who doesn't?"
  • Frank: "DON'T WORRY so much!"