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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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Series cast summary:
Mary-Louise Parker ...  Nancy Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Hunter Parrish ...  Silas Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Alexander Gould ...  Shane Botwin 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Kevin Nealon ...  Doug Wilson 102 episodes, 2005-2012
Justin Kirk ...  Andy Botwin 99 episodes, 2005-2012
Elizabeth Perkins ...  Celia Hodes 63 episodes, 2005-2009
Andy Milder ...  Dean Hodes 58 episodes, 2005-2012
Allie Grant ...  Isabelle Hodes 57 episodes, 2005-2009
Tonye Patano ...  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 hemptress returns. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Showtime [United States]

Country:

USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 August 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trava See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

On the soundtrack for season one, the song "David" by Nellie McKay is playing when Doug is smoking a bowl in his minivan during the soccer game. Flash forward to season six, episode six, the song that is playing outside the Hungry Kuntry Buffet when Ignacio is saying his goodbyes to Shane, is a song called "If I Ever Had A Dream" which is a cover sung by Nellie McKay. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shane Botwin: You can't miss the bear.
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Featured in Puff Puff Pass (2012) See more »

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Little Boxes
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Written by Malvina Reynolds
Performed by Malvina Reynolds
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Don't keep us in suspense!
16 October 2005 | by terryjo13See all my reviews

Every Monday at 9PM CST I am in front of my TV to watch one of the best shows written with the best cast on a sitcom. And I would re-watch it throughout the week. The characters, the storyline and even the opening song that you can't get out of your head. The only way to make it better is make it an hour long and use Kevin Nealon a lot more. Please don't keep us in suspense! Is it going to be renewed? I got Showtime just to watch this show and it is definitely worth it! This show does well showing part of suburbia that most people don't want to think really exists. But exist it does and not just in California. I like the plots and the passion that keep you coming back for more and hating it when the show is over. There should be a few Emmy awards waiting!


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