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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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Jerri's father Guy was killed off in the second season when creators ran out of ideas for the running gag of Guy never moving on camera. They described Guy as going from the easiest character to write for to the hardest one. See more »


Principal Onyx Blackman: I'll be back in a shortly.
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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 »


Strangers With Candy Theme
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Producer Bob Golden
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A breath of fresh air
15 May 2004 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

With so much garbage on television these days, it's refreshing to see a show so original and well-written as Strangers With Candy. I am glad that Comedy Central is re-running this hilarious program. It is politically incorrect, vulgar, and rude...it's fantastic! The writing is some of the best I've ever seen on television, every sentence uttered by every character is funny. The one-liners fly so fast that you barely have time to laugh before the next joke. In one episode, she and a classmate become secret lovers, but he's so ashamed of being with her that she hides in dumpsters, air ducts, etc.; it's a howlingly funny sight gag to see her head poking up out of the garbage as she waits for her lover. I think this show moved too fast for today's television audience and their limited attention span, so it's a shame that it was cancelled.

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