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Strangers with Candy 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1999–2000)
A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.
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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 Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Trivia

A running gag throughout the series is that a different artistic representation (painting, sculpture, et cetera) of Principal Blackman appears in each episode. See more »

Quotes

Jerri Blank: I stole the TV.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Colbert Report: Amy Sedaris (2006) See more »

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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Super Sit-Com!
8 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This new show from Comedy Central is completely loopy! Give it a few minutes of your time and you too will succomb! Amy Sedaris is outrageously funny as Jerry Blank, a 47 year old reprehensible ex-convict trying to graduate Flashpoint High "right where she left off." Her catatonic senior citizen father and alcoholic and abusive step-mother are both superb!

Jerry always struggles to do the right thing. She rarely succeeds. Every episode Jerry has a new pet. A lobster (that is boiled accidentally). A turtle (who is shot out the living room sliding glass doors after a serious one-on-one with a golf club, and is later cremated and commingled with Jerry's mother's ashes). And a constrictor (nothing untoward it seems happens to this pet). Poor Jerry, as she struggles to gain weight to play Ma in Raisin in the Sun and spy on a nice classmate who the teachers feel is retarded!

At the end of each episode I feel gratified that Jerry never does the right thing, but that is ok. In fact the episodes end happily because Jerry gave someone an overdose of home brewed drugs or she snitched on her retarded friend who stood up for her. The list of Jerry's misdeeds is long, but as her teacher, Mr. Jellinek, advises her, "...stick with what you know!"


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