The Song of "Weeds"

The Song of "Weeds"

I love the songs that are picked out for each episode of Showtime’s Emmy-nominated Weeds. But, it’s the title track that I still get a kick out of – Malvina Reynolds’s “Little Boxes”:

Little boxes, on the hillside/
Little boxes made of ticky-tacky/
Little boxes on the hillside/
Little boxes, all the same/
There’s a green one and a pink one/
And a blue one and a yellow one/
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky/
And they all look just the same

And the people in the houses/
All went to the university/
Where they were put in boxes/
And they came out all the same/
And there’s doctors and lawyers/
And business executives/
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky/
And they all look just the same

And they all play on the golf-course/
And drink their Martinis dry/
And they all have pretty children/
And the children go to school/
And the children go to summer camp/
And then to the university/
Where they are put in boxes/
And they come out all the same

And the boys go into business/
And marry, and raise a family/
In boxes made of ticky-tacky/
And they all look just the same/
There’s a pink one and a green one/
And a blue one and a yellow one/
And they’re all made out of ticky-tacky/
And they all look just the same

Weeds – “Nancy Botwin struggles with the sudden death of her husband and agonizes over how she’ll support and raise two young boys on her own. Without any discernable career skills, the widow Botwin finds good paying work as the local pot dealer in the pristine, new LA suburb known as Agrestic. There’s definitely a double meaning when this girl puts on her Mary Janes.”

New season starts August 13th. You better catch up on all your episodes. What’s an odd character choice news bit though, one of the Olsen twins is going to become a cast member in the upcoming Season 3(?!). Damn, those Full House girls grow up fast!


Showtime's Weeds

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