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(2005–2012)

Trivia

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During the second and third seasons, the opening credits were again accompanied by the Malvina Reynolds song "Little Boxes," but sung instead by a different individual or group each time. Artists who provided covers for openers included Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Engelbert Humperdinck, Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle (who sang the song in French), Regina Spektor, Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, Randy Newman, Angélique Kidjo, Donovan, Billy Bob Thornton, The Shins, Joan Baez, The Decemberists, 'Linkin Park' and Rise Against.
The name of Nancy and Andy's "fakery" is Breadsticks and Scones. The cap that bakery employees wear shortens the name of the bakery to "BS" as a joke.
During season four and five, writers noticed the chemistry and enjoyment on screen between Mary-Louise Parker and Justin Kirk, so decided the Nancy/Andy dynamic by writing them more scenes together.
The fictional coastal town of Ren Mar near San Diego introduced in Season 4 gets it name from Renmar studios in Los Angeles which is where the series is shot.
For most of season 7, Jennifer Jason Leigh was doing a play in New York and wasn't available, so the writers came up with the idea of having her character appeared in video chat sessions. She filmed those with the director at her house of at breaks from the play.
The theme song "Little Boxes", was sung and composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962.
Three of the regular actors on "Weeds" share the same birthday, November 18th: Elizabeth Perkins (Celia), Kevin Nealon (Doug) and Romany Malco (Conrad).
A running sound gag is heard whenever anyone (especially Nancy) is sipping a drink through a straw. The noise heard is what one would hear when a drink has gotten so low that air begins to go up the straw. This will occur in Weeds, however, regardless of the level of the liquid.
According to Jenji Kohan, twins Amanda and Rachel Pace would be slightly jealous of each other because one was playing the twin who got to wear make-up and hair extensions, so to keep them both happy they would take turns in playing the characters.
Regular cast members Alexander Gould and Elizabeth Perkins voiced characters in Finding Nemo (2003) as title character Nemo and Coral, Nemo's mother, respectively. In season four they were joined by guest star Albert Brooks who portrays Gould's grandfather on the show but plays Nemo's father, Marlin, in 'Finding Nemo'.
The aerial photo during the intro is of Calabasas, California.
Jenji Kohan said that they tried to get Justin Chatwin to reprise his role as Josh Wilson several times trough the years, but he was always booked. Knowing it was their final chance, Kohan sent a text message to Chatwin directly and asked him to be on the series finale. Having done that, Chatwin appeared only in the first and final episode.
Due to product placement deals, Nancy often carries an "It's a Grind Coffee House" beverage. A Starbucks in Calabasas, California, fills in for "It's a Grind," in the opening credits.
Andy's obsession with Denmark and his capital comes from creator Jenji Kohan, who spent some time with her family in Denmark.
FX's The Shield (2002) is mentioned as a favorite show among some of this shows characters and several guest stars from "The Shield" have had guest appearances on this show, including U-Turn and Guillermo.
Many of the exterior shots of the show are filmed on location in and around the bedroom community of Stevenson Ranch, California and Santa Clarita, California.
The book Rejuvenile by author Christopher Noxon has appeared several times on the show. Noxon is married to series creator Jenji Kohan. Noxon was also the music supervisor for season one and appeared in the pilot episode as a bear hunter.
Aside from the main cast (Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon), Andy Milder is the only actor who appeared in every season.
Haley Hudson has only starred in episodes written by creator Jenji Kohan by chance.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Jenji Kohan explains on the DVD commentary that the decision of literally burning down Agrestic and move on to another story-line was due to the fact that the writers were getting bored of writing suburbia jokes. Mary-Louise Parker was particularly pleased with the idea of killing the premise of the show, as she loves risks when it comes to her acting.

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