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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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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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Незнакомцы с конфеткой  »

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The character of Jerri is based on motivational speaker Florrie Fisher, who travelled high schools in the 1970s talking about her fall from 1940s socialite to a heroin addicted prostitute in the 1960s. Many lines of dialogue in the show are taken verbatim from a recording of a speech she gave to a New York high school, which circulated for many years on the cult video market as "The Trip Back". In real-life, Fisher fell out of the public eye in the early 1970s, and for many years was believed to be missing and presumed dead. In the late 2000s, researchers turned up an interview with Mike Douglas in a 1973 issue of the Rotary Club publication "The Rotarian", in which Douglas recounted interviewing Fisher. According to Douglas, Fisher's disappearance was due to her being taken to a Miami hospital in the middle of her lecture tour, where she was diagnosed with liver cancer. The disease resulted in kidney failure, and she ultimately died of a heart attack on May 26, 1972 at the age of fifty-four. See more »

Quotes

Jerri Blank: If you're gonna reach for a star, reach for the lowest one you can.
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Strangers With Candy Theme
Composed by Mark Levenson
Producer Bob Golden
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Brilliant Satire, soon to be a movie
2 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

Amy Sederis is brilliant as Jerri Blank amid a cast of other excellent comic writer/actors, including Paul Dinello and "The Daily Show's" Stephen Colbert. It had me consistently on the floor with it's inventiveness, audacity and vicious wit (i.e., the prayer at the Families of Alcoholics meeting: "Dear God, please give me the strength to blame those who did this to me, to accuse those who didn't, and the wisdom to know the difference.") It's long since disappeared from Comedy Central, but DVDs of Seasons One and Two are out, and a movie version by the same team is on its way for 2005. BTW, whoever suggested that the writers were "white supremists," I sincerely hope you are joking. It's called satire, in the vein of Swift and Voltaire.


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