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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Jerri Blank: You never really lose your parents, unless of course they die. And then they're gone forever.
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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
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Producer Bob Golden
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Two longshoremen fighting over a squirrel...
14 September 2004 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

This is a comedy of epic proportions. I was originally annoyed, being a fan of British and subversive humor, but the first time I actually sat an watched an episode all the way through I was hooked. There's some familiar faces from SCTV, and Amy Sedaris is a genius. I'd look up the name, but Ill just call him the Daily Show corrospondent...classic. I love a show where nothing is sacred, where no race, ethnicity, or religious belief is not nailed to the wall... political correctness be damned.

I will NEVER FORGET this line... the principal and associate hold up a controversial picture of Jerri naked spread eagled... and the principal says "...not sure... it looks like two longshoremen fighting over a squirrel." Epic. Catch it late night on Comedy Central, or CC on Demand if your cable allows it.


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