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Series cast summary:
 Geoffrey Jellineck (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Chuck Noblet (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Greg Hollimon ...
 Principal Onyx Blackman (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Sara Blank (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Jerri Blank (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Derrick Blank (28 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Orlando Pinatubo (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Tammi Littlenut (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Coach Cherri Wolf (13 episodes, 1999-2000)


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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Greg Hollimon made his film debut in The Fugitive (1993) as the "Skating Orderly". In both "The Trip Back" and "Ask Jerry", Hollimon's character Principal Blackman shows off his roller skating prowess. See more »


Orlando Pinatubo: You should run for homecoming queen, Jerri.
Jerri Blank: What? Are you joking? I don't think I'm what the boys consider a traditional beauty.
Orlando Pinatubo: In my country, you'd be a real queen.
Jerri Blank: Yeah, well, that's cause your country's ruled by monkeys.
Orlando Pinatubo: Jerri, that's an ugly thing to say.
Jerri Blank: Geez, why are you people so sensitive about your resemblance to monkeys? They're adorable.
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At the end of every episode while the credits are rolling you see the cast in that episode dancing. See more »


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Strangers With Candy Theme
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Why do they take good stuff off the air?
26 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See 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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