Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
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Did You Know?
In 2017, the long-running children's program Sesame Street ran a parody of Orange Is the New Black titled "Orange Is the New Snack." In the parody, a small, blonde Muppet named "Piper Snackman" starts at a new school and introduces her fellow students to a new, healthy snack: oranges. The Sesame Street parody boasted a new interpretation of the show's theme song ("You've Got Time [for Snacks]") and Muppet versions of many of the real show's characters ("Googly Eyes," "Forlorn-a" "Mr. Mustache," etc.). The Muppet characters often mention the school's dreaded punishment, being sent to the SHU--which turns out to be an actual shoe. See more
The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men
without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons. See more
[about coping in prison
Work hard to make something as beautiful and meaningful as you can and when you're done, pack it in and know it was all temporary.