10 Finest Variations of the Theme Track

Weeds took its final hit on September 16, 2012 — and a decade later, variations of the theme tune “Little Packing containers” are nonetheless popping up, like, all throughout America.

The Showtime collection adopted a widow (Mary Louise Parker) whose pot-selling enterprise broke the mould of her “ticky-tacky” surroundings, and Malvina Reynolds’ 1962 tune about suburban sprawl and middle-class conformity proved the proper means in.

In the course of the present’s second and third seasons, completely different artists and bands carried out “Little Packing containers” over the opening titles. That custom returned in Season 8, with creator Jenji Kohan telling The Hollywood Reporter that the theme’s return heralded the Botwin household’s transfer again to the suburbs. However in a Reddit AMA, Parker gave credit score to 1 Weeds producer specifically.

“I used to be actually unhappy when there was no musical intro,” Parker wrote within the “Ask Me Something” discussion board. “One of many producers, Lisa [Vinnecour], and I saved preventing for that. She actually, actually cherished it. And I believe the final yr, she type of put her foot down about it, in order that’s why they introduced it again for the final season.”

Forward of the tenth anniversary, we’ve listed, in episode order, our 10 favourite “Little Packing containers” variations from the present — with a tip of the hat to YouTube consumer joeblowaz, who dutifully uploaded most of those video clips.

Malvina Reynolds

Reynolds’ daughter, Nancy Reynolds, advised Showtime that her mother wrote “Little Packing containers” within the automobile whereas driving by the housing developments of Daly Metropolis, California.


Comedy Central viewers noticed this Los Angeles rock group as the home band for the stand-up comedy present Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution.

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor additionally carried out the theme tune for Kohan’s subsequent TV present, singing “You’ve Obtained Time” for Orange Is the New Black.

Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice

Once they had been nonetheless a pair, actress-turned-singer Jenny Lewis and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice carried out because the duo Jenny and Johnny.

Randy Newman

If Randy Newman’s voice sound acquainted, it could be as a result of the singer-songwriter carried out “You’ve Obtained a Buddy in Me” in Toy Story, considered one of 9 Disney-Pixar movies he has scored.

Angélique Kidjo

This Beninese singer has racked up 12 Grammy nominations and 5 wins to date, together with her win this yr for within the International Music Album class.


This Mexican electro-rock band’s music has additionally been featured in TV exhibits like Alias, NCIS, Dexter, and Gossip Woman.

Billy Bob Thornton

Weeds viewers might need been shocked to study that Billy Bob Thornton of Sling Blade and Fargo dame has a facet gig as a singer.

Steve Martin and Kevin Nealon

Weeds star Kevin Nealon has a surprisingly good singing voice… which is hilariously overshadowed by Steve Martin screaming his verses.

Aimee Mann

The previous lead singer of the brand new wave band ’Til Tuesday had the final “Little Packing containers,” cowl on Weeds, along with her model showing within the penultimate episode.

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