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Strangers with Candy 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1999–2000)
A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.
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Series cast summary:
...  Geoffrey Jellineck / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Chuck Noblet / ... 31 episodes, 1999-2000
Greg Hollimon ...  Principal Onyx Blackman 30 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Sara Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Jerri Blank 30 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Derrick Blank 28 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Orlando Pinatubo 22 episodes, 1999-2000
...  Tammi Littlenut 14 episodes, 1999-2000
...  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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Незнакомцы с конфеткой  »

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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 »

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Jerri Blank: I cried when I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. And then I laughed REALLY hard.
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At the end of every episode while the credits are rolling you see the cast in that episode dancing. See more »

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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
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Why do they take good stuff off the air?
26 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Stranger's With Candy has such a funny premise, and a highly un-believable one that you just have see it to believe it. I loved this series, bravo for Comedy Central to show it. In some respects it was like a very warped after school special but mixed in were themes of older adults trying to attend 'school', to compete against youngsters, and re-live a hey-day they never had in the first place.

Jeri is a character that is trying to get her life back ontrack, and at her age, she went right back to the beginning, the high school she dropped out of. Oh -- gosh-- how funny it would be to see ANY of the high school drop outs decide to go back after 15, 20, 25 years of leaving and to RE-LIVE that horror all over again!!!

This series was funny, bittersweet, and yes, more like a warped after school special but the question "Strangers With Candy" asked that we all should be asking is:

"Do I set my work aspirations higher or do I chose to work at the plastic flower plant plant like everyone else?"


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