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Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball reveals secrets behind the iconic finale

Friday marks the 15th anniversary of Six Feet Under, and fans have a reason to step back to the pulpit and reminisce about the series’ final eulogies.

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In preparation for the Six Feet Under marathon happening all weekend on HBO2, series creator Alan Ball talks about the show’s finale in an EW exclusive clip. (Spoilers ahead. Obviously.)

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Six Feet Under creator looks back on 'cathartic' finale: 'When I wrote this episode I cried'

Bring Six Feet Under up to any TV fan and you’ll hear two words: “That finale.” The HBO drama’s final episode concluded with glimpses at all of the main characters’ last breaths, a move that established it as one of television’s most poignant ending episodes — one that show creator Alan Ball went behind the scenes of Tuesday when he provided live commentary for a screening of that episode, which originially aired in 2005, at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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