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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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2000   1999  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Dinello ...  Geoffrey Jellineck / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Stephen Colbert ...  Chuck Noblet / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ...  Principal Onyx Blackman 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Amy Sedaris ...  Jerri Blank 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Deborah Rush ...  Sara Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Larc Spies ...  Derrick Blank / ... 29 episodes, 1999-2000
Orlando Pabotoy ...  Orlando Pinatubo 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Sarah Thyre Sarah Thyre ...  Coach Cherri Wolf / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2000
Maria Thayer ...  Tammi Littlenut 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Roberto Gari ...  Guy Blank / ... 13 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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Doing things right....the second time around. See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

The characters Jerri Blank and Principal Blackman received their names from the script, but in a uncommon fashion. The script notes described the principal as a black man, and the writers had not yet come up with a last name for Jerri, so they left a blank ("Jerri _______"). These descriptions struck the writers as fitting, so they were used in production for the characters' actual names. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chuck Noblet: So, is there no Mrs. Jellineck?
Geoffrey Jellineck: No...
Chuck Noblet: Divorce?
Geoffrey Jellineck: She was, uh, she was murdered.
Chuck Noblet: Sometimes that can be just as painful.
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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

Featured in The Hour: Episode #7.50 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Why do they take good stuff off the air?
26 May 2003 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

Stranger's With Candy has such a funny premise, and a highly un-believable one that you just have see it to believe it. I loved this series, bravo for Comedy Central to show it. In some respects it was like a very warped after school special but mixed in were themes of older adults trying to attend 'school', to compete against youngsters, and re-live a hey-day they never had in the first place.

Jeri is a character that is trying to get her life back ontrack, and at her age, she went right back to the beginning, the high school she dropped out of. Oh -- gosh-- how funny it would be to see ANY of the high school drop outs decide to go back after 15, 20, 25 years of leaving and to RE-LIVE that horror all over again!!!

This series was funny, bittersweet, and yes, more like a warped after school special but the question "Strangers With Candy" asked that we all should be asking is:

"Do I set my work aspirations higher or do I chose to work at the plastic flower plant plant like everyone else?"


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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers with Candy See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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