Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 3,917 users  
Reviews: 62 user | 8 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide: IMDb on the Street

IMDb visited the Santa Monica Pier to ask families about their favorite movies from this summer, as well as their favorite all-time movies, TV shows, and characters.

See our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 30 Mar 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 31 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 18 Mar 2014
 
a list of 43 titles
created 08 Jul 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)

Strangers with Candy (1999–2000) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strangers with Candy.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1   Unknown  
2000   1999  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

Director: Paul Dinello
Stars: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Agents Adair, Antoine, Colby and Trotter both monitor and create chaos across the universe. The sketches you see throughout most of the show are different subjects being monitored. At the ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts
The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald
Stella (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sketch comedy show that follows the absurd adventures of Michael, Michael and David.

Stars: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain
The State (1993–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.

Stars: Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant
The Colbert Report (2005–2014)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
The Heart, She Holler (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When "Boss" Hoss Heartshe dies, he bequeaths his town to his long-hidden and dim-witted son Hurlan, who has just been introduced to human society. Thus begins the bizarre and horrifying saga of Heartshe Holler.

Stars: Heather Lawless, Jonathan Hadary, Kevin Breznahan
The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series 1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Riffs on pop culture, politics and even the show's own sponsors.

Stars: Dana Carvey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert
TV Funhouse (2000–2001)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Doug and the "Anipals" introduce animated segments, short videos and other wacky clips. Meanwhile, the other 'Anipal' puppets go on wacky adventures through the city.

Stars: Doug Dale, Robert Smigel, Dino Stamatopoulos
Comedy | Talk-Show

Stephen Colbert takes over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show will be broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Jeb Bush
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A 46 year old prostitute moves back in with her father and returns to high school, where she's tasked with finding out if one of her classmates is mentally retarded.

Director: Adam Bernstein
Stars: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
Exit 57 (1995–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon
Edit

Cast

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)
Sarah Thyre ...
 Coach Cherri Wolf (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Edit

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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Good times! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Незнакомцы с конфеткой  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The character of Jerri is based on motivational speaker Florrie Fisher, who traveled high schools in the 1970s talking about her fall from 1940s socialite to a heroin addicted prostitute in the 1960s. Many lines of dialogue in the show are taken verbatim from a recording of a speech she gave to a New York high school, which circulated for many years on the cult video market as "The Trip Back." In real life, Fisher fell out of the public eye in the early 1970s and for many years was believed to be missing and presumed dead. In the late 2000s, researchers turned up an interview with Mike Douglas in a 1973 issue of the Rotary Club publication "The Rotarian," in which Douglas recounted interviewing Fisher. According to Douglas, Fisher's disappearance was due to her being taken to a Miami hospital in the middle of her lecture tour, where she was diagnosed with liver cancer. The disease resulted in kidney failure, and she ultimately died of a heart attack on May 26th, 1972 at the age of 54. See more »

Quotes

[Jerri is running for homecoming queen]
Jerri Blank: I was nominated today.
Sara Blank: Oh Jerri, I'm sorry. Kids can be so cruel in their pranks. I'll have your father call Principal Blackman tomorrow.
Jerri Blank: It wasn't a prank. It's for real, stepmother. And I have a good chance at winning.
Sara Blank: Of course you do, darling. And I'm a caribou.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Insidious!!!
6 August 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See 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.


33 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Maybe it's just me. midnightbarber
Favorite Quotes froggie234@hotmail.com
Favorite Scene JBworld29
what are you watching now? meat_mannn
I stole the t.v.! reddeye
Premise of Show Seems Fuzzy cohenmi
Discuss Strangers with Candy (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page