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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

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...  Nancy Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Silas Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Shane Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Doug Wilson 102 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Andy Botwin 99 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Celia Hodes 63 episodes, 2005-2009
...  Dean Hodes 58 episodes, 2005-2012
...  Isabelle Hodes 57 episodes, 2005-2009
...  Heylia James 41 episodes, 2005-2011
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After her husband's unexpected death and subsequent financial woes, suburban mom Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) embraces a new profession: the neighborhood marijuana dealer. As it seems like everyone secretly wants what she's selling, even city councilman Doug Wilson (Kevin Nealon), Nancy is faced with keeping her family life in check and her enterprise a secret from her neighbor, pseudo-friend, and P.T.A. President, Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins). Written by IMDb Editors (Corrected by bdb4269)

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Lindsay Sloane was a huge fan of the show, and considered the role of Maxeen perfect for the kind she wanted to play, at that time in her career. But, in retrospect, she regrets taking it, because she found out she was pregnant the day before she started shooting, and felt disconnected in the part, because she was disconnected in her own body. She's said she thinks she didn't line up enough with what they wanted that part to be. She couldn't be on the season finale, and her character was written out. See more »

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During seasons 2 through 5, several episodes feature a DEA agent named Roy Till with the rank of Captain. The Drug Enforcement Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Justice, has no such rank. See more »

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Andy Botwin: Man, how did you get so smart at what, sixteen? It took me years to learn slightly defective chicks are the way to go. I once went out with this girl with a baby arm, insane in the sack, plus when she grabbed my dick with her little hand it looked gigantic.
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Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: Who's Your Mama? (2010) See more »

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Little Boxes
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Suburban life portrayed to the extremes in this hilarious but poignant comedy
22 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Mary Louise Parker plays a widowed suburban housewife forced to create new ways to generate enough income to support the lifestyle she and her family had become accustomed before her husband departed. Parker and Elizabeth Perkins are excellent representations of housewives dealing with serious problems in this unrealistic yet frighteningly realistic comedy about living in the suburbs. Unrealistic because it is doubtful that this scenario could actually take place but realistic because the actors portray real suburban characters that you might meet anywhere in the US. The PTA scenes are a scream to any mom that has attended these mundane meetings. Kevin Nealon is great as the always high accountant looking to score and Justin Kirk accurately plays Parkers outrageously screwed up brother-in-law that can't seem to stay out of trouble. Even though this is a comedy, it also examines important aspects of suburban life. Drug abuse, race relations, cancer, homosexuality, mortality and morality are all explored in a real life yet unreal setting. It kind of makes you think while you are laughing at the superb dialog.


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