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Strangers with Candy 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1999–2000)
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A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Dinello ...  Geoffrey Jellineck / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Stephen Colbert ...  Chuck Noblet / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Amy Sedaris ...  Jerri Blank 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ...  Principal Onyx Blackman 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Deborah Rush ...  Sara Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Larc Spies ...  Derrick Blank 28 episodes, 1999-2000
Orlando Pabotoy ...  Orlando Pinatubo 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Maria Thayer ...  Tammi Littlenut 14 episodes, 1999-2000
Sarah Thyre ...  Coach Cherri Wolf / ... 14 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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Doing things right....the second time around. See more »

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TV-14
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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Незнакомцы с конфеткой See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(30 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 ("Jerri _______"). These descriptions struck the writers as fitting, so they were used in production for the characters' actual names. See more »

Goofs

Derrick Blank is frequently referred to as Jerri's stepbrother. He is actually her half-brother. See more »

Quotes

Principal Onyx Blackman: Stop by the nurse's office after lunch to pick up your free uniforms. And then stop by my office to pick up the nutty goodbars that you'll all be selling to pay for your free uniforms.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode while the credits are rolling you see the cast in that episode dancing. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Strangers with Candice (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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A breath of fresh air
15 May 2004 | by bregundSee all my reviews

With so much garbage on television these days, it's refreshing to see a show so original and well-written as Strangers With Candy. I am glad that Comedy Central is re-running this hilarious program. It is politically incorrect, vulgar, and rude...it's fantastic! The writing is some of the best I've ever seen on television, every sentence uttered by every character is funny. The one-liners fly so fast that you barely have time to laugh before the next joke. In one episode, she and a classmate become secret lovers, but he's so ashamed of being with her that she hides in dumpsters, air ducts, etc.; it's a howlingly funny sight gag to see her head poking up out of the garbage as she waits for her lover. I think this show moved too fast for today's television audience and their limited attention span, so it's a shame that it was cancelled.


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