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  • This series is a single-camera dark comedy about a single mother who makes ends meet by selling marijuana in the fictional suburb of Agrestic, California. The series exposes the dirty little secrets that lie behind the pristine lawns and shiny closed doors of homes in the of this gated community. Mary Louise Parker stars as the suburban mom who resorts to selling weed to support her family after her husband unexpectedly dies. Jenji Kohan executive produces and writes the series. Beginning with the premiere of the fourth season, the show shifted it's premise in almost it's entirety by relocating the cast to the fictional border town of Ren Mar after Agrestic burned to the ground. From here Nancy gave up her green thumb and began trafficking drugs over the border. Airing Information: First Season: Preview of pilot aired on Sunday, August 7, 2005 on Showtime at 10 PM EST with repeats on the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10PM EST. From then on episodes aired first on Mondays at 10PM EST with repeats on Mondays right after the episode premiere and on Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00PM EST and approximately 10:30PM EST and Sunday at 10:30PM EST. Second Season: The season premiere will air on Monday, August 14, 2006 on Showtime. Third Season: The season premiere will air on Monday, August 13, 2007 on Showtime at 10 PM EST. Production Information: Produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Titled Productions. Weeds has received a 10-episode commitment for it's first season. It was renewed after Weeds received a Golden Globe Nomination and the two leading ladies received nominations also. The 13 episodes of the second season were filmed. Theme Song: "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds Awards and Nominations: 63rd Annual Golden Globes in 2006 1. Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Weeds (Showtime - Lions Gate Television, Inc.) Nomination 2. Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Mary-Louise Parker (Nancy Botwin) Won 3. Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Elizabeth Perkins (Celia Hodes) Nominatedmoreless

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    It's Time

    Aired 9/16/12

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    God Willing And The Creek Don't Rise

    Aired 9/9/12

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    Aired 9/2/12

  • S 8 : Ep 9


    Aired 8/26/12

  • S 8 : Ep 8

    Five Miles From Yetzer Hara

    Aired 8/19/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mary-Louise Parker

    Nancy Botwin

  • Elizabeth Perkins

    Celia Hodes

  • Tonye Patano

    Heylia James

  • Romany Malco

    Conrad Shepard

  • Justin Kirk

    Andy Botwin

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  • Quotes (458)

    • Doug: (Reassuring Nancy that Judah didn't discuss their sex life) The guys who still have sex with their wives usually don't want to jinx it by saying something out loud.

    • Conrad: (Sarcastic) You callin' black people stupid?
      Nancy: And lazy, and they also steal.
      Heylia: But we sings and dances real good.

    • Celia: I love Dean but he's ruined my children.

    • Celia: (Watching a video of her daughter) I should've had an abortion.

    • Nancy: Hey listen you stay away from my customer base, you don’t deal to kids. Are we clear? Josh: They’re too young to bleed, they’re too young for weed. No grass in the field, no grass will they yield.

    • Nancy : (to Doug smoking pot in his car) Unless you want to go back to buying ditch weed from your house keeper's cousin, I suggest you put away the pipe, hide the open bag of pot and get your head out of your ass. What are you thinking?

    • Silas: Come on! Think of the time this will save us on foreplay. You just whisper 'shoot me in the optimum kill zone' and I'll be good to go. Quinn: I could whisper 'linoleum' and you'd be good to go.

    • Doug: You know he's boning the Tennis girl. She love him long time. Nancy: She's from Anaheim not Beijing, its not like she can shoot tennis balls out her her twat.

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    Notes (309)

    • In the opening credits of this episode there is no credit for Jenji Kohan as creator of the series. From the next episode on, you can see the credit created by Jenji Kohan under the "Weeds" logo.

    • Original International Air Dates: Germany: April 4, 2007 on ProSieben

    • Jenji Kohan won the 2006 WGA Award (TV) for "Episodic Comedy" for this episode.

    • The weed used in the episode was an expensive pseudomarijuana. In later episodes they used glued together oregano and stems.

    • Josh mentions The Passion of the Christ in this episode and 3 episodes later the title is a parody of the film.

    • This is the only episode we see Doug's Son, Josh.

    • Crew for this episode with a missing name or unavailable credit: Supervising Producer: Mark A. Burley Associate Producer: Lisa I. Vinnecour Music: Joey Santiago Second Assistant Director: Dave Darmour Construction Designer: Richard McConnell Location Manager: Paul Boydston Transportation Coordinator: Malcolm Mazer Script Supervisor: Pam Leonte Production Accountant: Ladonna Conrad Assistant Editor: Ian Silverstein Visual Effets Supervisor: William Powloski Music Supervisor: Amine Ramer Music Editor: Wolfgang Amadeus Music Consultant: Christopher Noxon Final Colorist: George Manno Credited but not exactly right: Key Make-Up Artist: Lizbeth Williamson Key Hairstylist: Joy Zapata Special Effects Coordinator: Wayne Rose Sound Supervisors: David Beadle Sound Supervisors: John Kincade Should be added at the episode level: Executive Producer: Jenji Kohan Supervising Producer: Mark A. Burley Associate Producer: Lisa I. Vinnecour

    • Music Featured in Episode: "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds (Theme Song/Opening Credits) "Tuk Tuk" by The Black Seeds (During the soccer game) "David" by Nellie McKay (When Doug is getting high) "Singing In My Soul" by Fly My Pretties (Quinn and Nancy on the roof) "Don't Stop The Music" by Kava Kava (Boy Toy Party) "With Arms Outstretched" by Rilo Kiley (Nancy's Breakdown/Celia's Discovery) "A Doodlin Song" by Peggy Lee (Closing Credits)

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    Trivia (83)

    • The overheard satellite picture shown in the title sequence is of Calabasas, California

    • During "Little Boxes", when the show cars passing by a sign that says Agrestic, it is actually a sign that says Stevenson Ranch and then on the computer they put in Agrestic.

    • When Josh is talking to Nancy by the minivan and calls her a hypocrite, her kids come up as Josh leaves yet they didn't seem to overhear that their mom is selling pot.

    • The planned community that Nancy Botwin lives in is called "Agrestic", which means "Pertaining to fields or the country; rural; rustic." Agrestic is a Greek word which is derived from the word agrestis, whose root is ager, meaning "field." It is also an anagram for "cigarets."

    • Mike Massa and Christopher Noxon, who are the Stunt Coordinator and Music Consultant for the episode, respectively, play two of the bear hunters in the TV show clip from "Bear Hunt".

    • Goof: During the scene with Celia and Dean in the bathroom a boom-mike operator is clearly visible at one point where Dean moves his mirror.

    • In "Previously on Weeds", when Shane says: 'You don't have any money in your checking account?', he is asking a question. In "Free Goat" he makes it a statement.

    • On Craig X's "big board" the crew has substituted the names of some of the episodes from this season for some of Today's Specials. "Free Goat" (second episode) "Fashion of the Christ" (fourth episode) "Lude Awakening" (fifth episode) "Dead in the Nethers" (sixth episode) "Higher Education" (seventh episode) "Punishment Light" (eighth episode)

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    Allusions (101)

    • Nancy: I believe my brother-in-law's exact words were, "Dude, meet the finest jit with the finest s***. Jit: "Short for jitterburg. Prison slang meaning one who is figuratively always in motion, or dancing around. A scammer. An operator. Jit." By Kevin Nealon from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the show's official website.

    • Eyeballing Weed: "Well basically it's a way of assessing the weight of marijuana of any given quality, just by looking at it without a scale. That's all. You gotta be good if you want to eyeball." By Tonye Patano from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the show's official website. Heylia: I can eyeball an ounce from outer space with my glasses cracked. Conrad: You never question Heylia's eyeballin'. That's the Rainman of weed right there.

    • Conrad: You never question Heylia’s eyeballing. That’s the Rain Man of weed right there. Rain Man is a 1998 film with Dustin Hoffman who plays Raymond Babbitt, an autistic who has an astonishing memory for the phone book, baseball statistics, and the ability to count cards.

    • Jit: "Short for jitterburg. Prison slang meaning one who is figuratively always in motion, or dancing around. A scammer. An operator. Jit." By Kevin Nealon from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the Sho.com website.                                                               ~as in~ Nancy: I believe my brother-in-law's exact words were, "Dude, meet the finest jit with the finest ."

    • Shane: The shot where near his optimum kill zone! Optimum Kill Zone: "When hunting, it's like the part of the body of this prey that you're hunting, that, when it's shot with a rifle, this will most likely kill the animal. And it also ignites certain hormonal feelings in young males." By Justin Kirk from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the show's official website.

    • Quinn: This is a woman who put one of those stuffed teddy bear nanny cams in the pantry so she could see when Isabelle was sneaking food. Teddy Bear Nanny Cam: "They are covert surveillance devices consisting of semi-medium sized stuffed toy bears in pink, I think, and green and they contain hidden video cameras." By Justin Kirk from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the show's official website.

    • Audience Mother: I think she got a little botie between the eyes. 'Botie' is a slang term for botox. Botulin toxin or botox is increasingly being used for cosmetic purposes like controlling wrinkles, usually between the eyes and in the forehead area. Botie Between The Eyes: "Mmm hmm. That's injecting Botox. Yeah, it's a substance, a toxin, a poison. You put it between your eyes. So your eyes don't move. No expression." By Tonye Patano from the "Weeds Dictionary" on the show's official website.

    • The end of the opening credits features the title of the show with a shadow of a growing weed on the sidewalk. The shadow is that of a marijuana leaf. This is obviously a play on the term "weed", a popular slang term for marijuana.

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  • Fan Reviews (257)
  • Does "I'm glad they finally pulled Weeds" count as a clever title? People love unoriginal puns, right?

    By TheBeeryGhost, Jan 20, 2015

  • Get high on weeds.

    By NikitaChelsea, Aug 03, 2014

  • Goodbye, Weeds crew!

    By micahharford, Mar 22, 2013

  • Why does every Showtime show have to be a bill board for " Gayism" instead of just good TV Gay or not ?

    By jibee, Jan 25, 2013

  • I freaking love Weeds!

    By KarimMenchaca, Jan 21, 2013