|The New Person|
|Season 1, Episode 10|
|First Aired||August 5, 2001|
"Life's Too Short"
Nate and David hire a replacement for Rico -- Angela. She's very good at what she does, but they have a hard time getting used to her willingness to speak her mind. Billy has a rather surprising gallery exhibit of some of his work.
- 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 Chenowith
- Joanna Cassidy as Margaret Chenowith
- Robert Foxworth as Dr. Bernard Chenowith
- Illeana Douglas as Angela
Also Guest Starring
- Ed O'Ross as Nikolai
- Eric Balfour as Gabriel
- Dina Waters as Tracy Montrose Blair
- Jed Allen as Dr. Feinberg
- John Billingsley as Boring Man
- Timm Sharp as Andy
- Wendy Schaal as Vickie Dimas
- Lisa K. Wyatt as Kroehner Mortician
- Irina Maleeva as Irina
- Lena Woroboff as Lotte
- Tate Taylor as Job Applicant #1
- Scott Alan Smith as Job Applicant #2
- Robert Richardson as Homeless Man
Jonathan Arthur Hanley
August 24, 1946 - May 4th, 2001
HANLEY, Jonathan. Born August 24, 1946. Died May 4, 2001. He is pre-deceased by his parents David and Martha and is survived by his wife Sally. Jonathan worked for 32 years as a customer service representative at Nashua Lamp mail order company and will be greatly missed by his co-workers.
Private services will be held Wednesday May 9th at Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
- Sally Hanley wacks her boring husband in the head with an iron skillet.
- Artist: Andy Williams
- Song: Hawaiian Wedding Song
- David vacuums and suddenly breaks into song.
- Artist: Michael Hall
- Song: Got A Lot of Living To Do
- Billy's Photography Show at a Swanky Gallery.
- Artist: Uptight People
- Song: Get Uptight Man
- Nate finds a photo of himself pissing on a wall at the gallery.
- Artist: Candien
- Song: Ego Spiritual
- Chenowith's House: Margaret and Bernard try to convince Brenda to institutionalize Billy.
- Artist: Astrud Gilberto
- Song: Aqua De Beber
- Ruth prepares for dinner with Nikolai and finds her favorite goblet broken.
- Artist: Johann Strauss
- Song: Acceleration Waltz Op. 234
- David has operatic fantasy about being stabbed and saved by Keith.
- Artist: Gustav Mahler
- Song: The Drinking Song
- Ruth joins Nikolai for dinner at a Russian Restaurant.
- Artist: Troika
- Song: Murom
- Artist: Troika
- Song: Moscow's Golden Cupolas