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
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ...  Principal Onyx Blackman 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Amy Sedaris ...  Jerri Blank 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Deborah Rush ...  Sara Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
Larc Spies ...  Derrick Blank / ... 29 episodes, 1999-2000
Orlando Pabotoy ...  Orlando Pinatubo 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Sarah Thyre Sarah Thyre ...  Coach Cherri Wolf / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2000
Maria Thayer ...  Tammi Littlenut 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Roberto Gari ...  Guy Blank / ... 13 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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Comedy

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Geoffrey Jellineck: Hello, Judas.
Chuck Noblet: Sorry, Geoffrey, I can't hear you above the roar of my success.
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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 »


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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Great fun - surrealism you can only find on short-lived shows.
11 March 2004 | by SintekSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers with Candy 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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