When a school field trip to Good Time Island is coming up, Jerri couldn't be more exited. However Principal Blackman is out on a witch hunt to figure out who the school problem is. So Mr. Noblet asks...
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The first and second seasons were filmed in an abandoned elementary school, which included a bizarre padded room that looked like it belonged in an insane asylum. This room inspired the writers to introduce the element of the violent students in the episode "Bogie Nights", which features a Violent Students Lounge. There was very little set dressing necessary for that particular scene. See more »
Derrick Blank is frequently referred to as Jerri's stepbrother. He is actually her half-brother. See more »
At the end of every episode while the credits are rolling you see the cast in that episode dancing. See more »
In the the complete season three box set, episodes "Trail of Tears" and "Is My Daddy Crazy?" feature the original aired episodes, however in the complete Series Box Set they are director's cut episodes. See more »
Great fun - surrealism you can only find on short-lived shows.
I'm surprised to see only one negative review on IMDB. Having been a fan of the show since its debut, I knew from the start it would be a love or hate series for many people.
It's a great show not for its intellectual qualities (or on the surface, lack thereof), but its originality. Teen dramacom parodies have come before, though none as brave as this. SwC reminds me in part of the Nickelodeon series from the early-mid 90s such as "Salute your Shorts", which is perhaps why I and many others who grew up in that era have a soft spot for it.
It's sad to think we might not see many more divisive T.V series. The dumbing down of the masses by shows in which greedy people vote one another off fake islands ensures subtly and wit will soon be regarded as the real enemies of television.
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