Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

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A 46-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.

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 Geoffrey Jellineck (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Chuck Noblet (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
Greg Hollimon ...
 Principal Onyx Blackman / ... (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sara Blank (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Jerri Blank (30 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Derrick Blank (28 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Orlando Pinatubo (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Tammi Littlenut (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sarah Thyre ...
 Coach Cherri Wolf (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Doing things right....the second time around. See more »

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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 (e.g. "Jerri _______"). These descriptions struck the writers as fitting, so they were used in production for the characters' actual names. See more »

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Principal Onyx Blackman: [Reading newspaper headlines] What's this? "Messianic Cult moves to Flatpoint"? Good God! I don't like the sound of that! What kind of maniac would attempt to control fresh young minds?
[Turns on the intercom]
Principal Onyx Blackman: Attention! Harken to my voice! An insidious cult is intent on controlling your actions. I command you to avoid it at all costs! That is all.
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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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Spoofs ABC Afterschool Specials (1972) See more »

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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Mind-numbingly hilarious!
28 September 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I watched a few episodes of this show when it originally aired and now Comedy Central has it in reruns. I have to say that the series was just hilarious. It had no laugh track and an uber-ridiculous concept that provokes a ton of laughs because the main character, Geri, is so old, nasty looking (thanks to great makeup on an otherwise cute-as-hell Amy Sedaris) and more experienced than her other schoolmates.

What makes it even funnier than seeing Geri go through the motions in high school as an old woman is the parody of the cheesy afterschool specials that each episode takes the form of.

This show is just damn great, and I think that it would be killer if they renewed the series and put it on before Reno 911. Hey, I can dream, can't I?


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