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Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration (1999)

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.

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Mr. Noblet / Nurse Laughton
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Mr. Sears / Nurse Troy
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Kimberly Timothy (as Laura Bundy)
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Fossilton Patient
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Mrs. Blank, Jerri's Step-Mom
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This parody of an after school special would prompt Comedy Central to commission the television series "Strangers with Candy." Fourty-seven year old Jerri Blank has just returned home for the first time in thirty-two years after running away to support her drug habit by becoming a prostitute. Now set on turning her life around, she goes back to high school and becomes a candy striper. But on the third day of school, the faculty demands that she help them get a girl expelled because of her suspected mental retardation. Written by Jojo Mac

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Most of the cast had previously been involved in Comedy Central's defunct series, Exit 57 (1995). After seeing this film, though, Comedy Central contacted Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Dinello and asked them to return to work for them, along with the cast they'd assembled. See more »

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Spoofs The Trip Back (1970) See more »

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