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Strangers with Candy 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1999–2000)
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A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.
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Series cast summary:
Paul Dinello ...  Geoffrey Jellineck / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Stephen Colbert ...  Chuck Noblet / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Amy Sedaris ...  Jerri Blank 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ...  Principal Onyx Blackman 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Deborah Rush ...  Sara Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Larc Spies ...  Derrick Blank 28 episodes, 1999-2000
Orlando Pabotoy ...  Orlando Pinatubo 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Maria Thayer ...  Tammi Littlenut 14 episodes, 1999-2000
Sarah Thyre ...  Coach Cherri Wolf / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2000
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Storyline

Jerri Blank is a 46-year-old "boozer, user and a loser" who tries to put her life back together again. The reformed runaway and addict returns to high school as a freshman, where she tries to fit in and act hip with girls 1/3 her age. Unfortunately, she hasn't quite shed her immoral background or acquired any ethics, and her bizarre family and frustrated schoolmates have trouble interacting with her. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Незнакомцы с конфеткой See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(30 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The first and second seasons were filmed in an abandoned elementary school, which included a bizarre padded room that looked like it belonged in an insane asylum. This room inspired the writers to introduce the element of the violent students in the episode "Bogie Nights", which features a Violent Students Lounge. There was very little set dressing necessary for that particular scene. See more »

Goofs

Derrick Blank is frequently referred to as Jerri's stepbrother. He is actually her half-brother. See more »

Quotes

Jerri Blank: [to Tammi Littlenut] Pee on me.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode while the credits are rolling you see the cast in that episode dancing. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the the complete season three box set, episodes "Trail of Tears" and "Is My Daddy Crazy?" feature the original aired episodes, however in the complete Series Box Set they are director's cut episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Make It Snow Girl (2010) See more »

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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Insidious!!!
6 August 2004 | by SheBearSee all my reviews

Words cannot explain Strangers with Candy. You need to see it to believe it and even then you'll be scratching your head in disbelief (while laughing your ass off of course).

The premise is that of a sick and twisted after school special from hell where all of the wrong lessons are learned. (Great one from Jellineck – `if you're going to smoke marijuana you have to be prepared to spend a lot of time laughing with your friends').

It is one of the smartest, subversive and exhilaratingly un-pc shows ever. It a makes fun of authority figures, the handicapped, minorities and that's just for starters. Each episode is crammed with one-liners and sight gags so numerous they'll make your head spin.

It's all in the delivery, folks. Principal Blackman (Gregory Hollimon), Noblet (Steven Colbert) and Jellineck (Paul Dinello) are all pitch perfect. In the hands of lesser talents these jokes would fall flat. The show has huge laughs. The entire Hit & Run episode comes to mind, as does the scene in The Virgin Jerri when Drake removes Jerri's toe separator from her filthy feet and sniffs it lustily or when Jerri recites the poem Packing a Musket to the class.

I could go on and on but just trust me - you HAVE to watch this show.


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