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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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 Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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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 »

Quotes

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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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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User Reviews

one of the best shows out there. its a shame it got canceled.
25 May 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

many people fail to see the brilliance in strangers with candy.it is an extremely funny show.there are also a lot of subtle jokes or references that may go above the viewers head but if gotten, are hilarious.

there could'nt be a better cast for SWC. they are all talented,funny individuals who also come up with some of the script and often improvise certain lines that turn out as if planned.

the show requires an open sense of humor. those who lack that open humor might find some of the material offensive. what they need to realize is that the writers are not white supremist or hateful ignorant racist and there intent is not to come off in that light. rather, there intent is to be comedic and that is plain to see. all in all, i believe strangers with candy is one of the best shows thats been aired.


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