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

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Doing things right....the second time around. See more »

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Незнакомцы с конфеткой  »

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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

Chuck Noblet: Dear Jerri... I am a certain someone who is in certain danger of having a certain terrible secret revealed by another certain someone. What should I do? Signed, In Certain Trouble.
Jerri Blank: Hm, someone's gonna tell a secret... Dear Certain, dead men tell no tales. Wink wink!
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Crazy Credits

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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Mind-numbingly hilarious!
28 September 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I watched a few episodes of this show when it originally aired and now Comedy Central has it in reruns. I have to say that the series was just hilarious. It had no laugh track and an uber-ridiculous concept that provokes a ton of laughs because the main character, Geri, is so old, nasty looking (thanks to great makeup on an otherwise cute-as-hell Amy Sedaris) and more experienced than her other schoolmates.

What makes it even funnier than seeing Geri go through the motions in high school as an old woman is the parody of the cheesy afterschool specials that each episode takes the form of.

This show is just damn great, and I think that it would be killer if they renewed the series and put it on before Reno 911. Hey, I can dream, can't I?


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