A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.
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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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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

Sarah Thyre (Coach Wolf) was originally casted to play Sara Blank. But the part later went to Deborah Rush. 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: I'll be back in a shortly.
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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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Brilliant Satire, soon to be a movie
2 September 2004 | by Philloz3000See 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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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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