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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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The neighborhood has gone green. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The book Rejuvenile by author Christopher Noxon 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. 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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Nancy Botwin: Obviously menopause has effected your sense of smell.
Lupita: I don't smell with my coochie.
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Little Boxes
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Written by Malvina Reynolds
Performed by Malvina Reynolds
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The best television has to offer
26 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a clever, well written show. Immensely watchable and well acted. Mary Louise Parker is perfect in the role of a Yuppie, widowed woman making ends meet by selling Marijuana. The show highlights well the difficulties for single women not just at the upper end of the economic spectrum, but those not quite as well off. The language, although at times is strong, is realistic and appropriate.

All of the roles are interesting. Elizabeth Perkins plays the role of the acerbic friend who never quite realized her life ambitions. Her one daughter is overweight, the other just hates her, and her husband is sleeping with the Asian American tennis pro.

Every episode offers something new. I will definitely keep on looking for the next episode.


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