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  • Ended
  • Comedy Central
  • 1999-04-07T05:00:00+01:00
  • 23 mins
  • 11 hours, 53 mins (30 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy
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"Hello, I'm Jerri Blank and I'm a 46-year-old high school freshman. For 32 years I was a teenage runaway. I was a boozer, a user, and a loser. My friends were dealers, cons, and 18 karat pimps. But now I'm out of jail, picking up my life exactly where I left off. I'm back in high school, living at home, and discovering all sorts of things about my body. I'm finding out that though the faces have changed, the hassles are just the same."
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48 episodes

The unaired pilot episode. Jerry is forced to spy on her locker mate, who has been suspected of being retarded. The differences between this episode & "Who Wants Cake?": - Different sets - Different actors for the bit parts - Jerri's mother is played by Sarah Thyre (or Coach Cherri Wolf on the main show) - Chuck Noblet (Stephen Colbert) and Geoffrey Jellineck (Paul Dinello) are doctors at a local hospital instead of teachers at the school This episode was reshot with the finalized cast and sets, and aired as the 4th episode of the 1st season, "Who Wants Cake?". Jokes that were in this episode but cut from "Who Wants Cake?" were reworked into later episodes.

Special 6 Q&A With The Cast

  • no air date — 23 mins

Filmed at the Museum of Television & Radio, the cast is interviewed about their characters in the show.

Special 7 Strangers with Candy: The Movie

  • 2006-06-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

Special 12 The Trip Back

  • no air date — 23 mins

Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris based 'Strangers with Candy' around the concept of Florence "Florrie" Fisher going back to high school as a student. In The Trip Back, Florrie is seen giving a motivational speech and taking questions in a 1970's New York high school.

Bob Whitely (Will Ferrell) describes his Cultural Immersion Camp.

Charles 'Chuck' Noblet & Geoffrey Jellineck present a slide show that details their "school sponsored and funded research trip."

Watch some original storyboard alongside the actual opening.

Charles 'Chuck' Noblet & Geoffrey Jellineck present a slide show that details their "school sponsored and funded research trip."

1x01 Old Habits/New Beginnings

  • Series Premiere

    1999-04-07T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Jerri tries to fit in by mixing up a batch of the drug concoction Glint for Poppy, the most popular girl in school... with mixed results.

1x02 A Burden's Burden

  • 1999-04-14T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

In order to teach students the responsibility of taking care of a baby, Coach Wolf gives each student a baby.

1x03 Dreams on the Rocks

  • 1999-04-21T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jerri's starring role in the school play stirs up a dangerous cocktail of jealousy and regret in her stepmother, Sara

1x04 Who Wants Cake?

  • 1999-04-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Jerri is told she must help Principal Blackman out by turning snitch and rooting out the school retard if she wants to go on the class trip to Good Time Island.

1x05 Bogie Nights

  • 1999-06-14T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jerri falls for a transfer student and later discovers the terrible secret that will keep them apart forever.

1x06 Let Freedom Ring

  • 1999-06-21T05:00:00+01:00 — 26 mins

Flatpoint High is up in arms to find out whodunit after someone scrawls a racial slur on the wall.

1x07 Feather in the Storm

  • 1999-06-28T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Jerri finds her calling on the debate team, but can she make it through the dangerous physical training for the big competition?

1x08 To Be Young, Gifted and Blank

  • 1999-07-05T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Noblet discovers that Jerri is a violin prodigy and ruthlessly grooms her to become the star he always wanted to be.

1x09 Jerri is Only Skin Deep

  • 1999-07-12T05:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Desperate to become homecoming queen, Jerri concocts some unique strategies to eliminate the competition.

1x10 The Trip Back

  • 1999-07-19T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jerri reverts back to her old ways and succumbs to drugs in an attempt to win the affection of a beautiful female stoner

2x01 The Virgin Jerri

  • Season Premiere

    2000-01-17T05:00:00+00:00 — 22 mins

Jerri's back out of prison and back to being a freshman at Flatpoint High. . . again. She's determined to be a proper girl, if only that little devil on her shoulder would stop trying to convince her otherwise. Coach Wolf encourages her female students to remain chaste and convinces Jerri that she can reclaim her virginity. All the girls take to wearing ""Never Been Touched"" ribbons with a cherry dangling from them.

2x02 Behind Blank Eyes

  • 2000-01-24T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Jerri falls for Alan, a blind boy at her school with football aspirations. The rest of the team, however, is skeptical about his abilities, but with Jerri's encouragement, Alan rises to the occasion.

2x03 Yes You Can't

  • 2000-01-31T05:00:00+00:00 — 26 mins

Everyone's got careers on the brain during Flatpoint's ""Yes You Can't"" career exploration week -- and not just the students. Mr. Noblet revisits his dreams of rockstardom, Mr. Jellineck quits teaching to pursue his art, and Jerri tries to decide between a career in the flower factory or as a junkie whore.

2x04 The Goodbye Guy

  • 2000-02-07T05:00:00+00:00 — 22 mins

Jerri suffers a devastating loss and can find no sympathy for her grief, though Mr. Jellineck chips in with his special blend of self-important empathy. The Father-Daughter Sack Race plays a pivotal role in this Very Special Episode.

2x05 The Blank Page

  • 2000-02-21T05:00:00+00:00 — 26 mins

Jerri has a difficult time in Noblet's class when she's asked to read from Moby Dick. When she realizes that cheerleaders get all the guys, plus they're treated with kid gloves in class, she decides to try out for the Donkettes squad. She learns right away that cheerleaders need to know how to spell. Her illiteracy is quickly revealed and Jerri is immediately subjected to complete humiliation.

2x06 Hit and Run

  • 2000-02-28T05:00:00+00:00 — 25 mins

Someone hits Mr. Jellineck with their car, and the whole school is turned upside-down trying to find the culprit. Meanwhile, Jerri wrestles with her conscience, and Mr. Noblet considers revealing his secret feelings for Geoffrey in an effort to encourage his recovery.

2x07 To Love, Honor and Pretend

  • 2000-03-06T05:00:00+00:00 — 26 mins

Coach Wolf assigns marriages for her students for a class project. Jerri get paired up with Ronnie Leggett. After Jerri finds problems with her new “marriage,” she learns that it is not as easy as she thought it will be. Will Jerri be able to save her “marriage” and her grade?

2x08 The Blank Stare (1)

  • 2000-06-19T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Feeling rejected by her classmates and abandoned by her family, Jerri is seduced into joining a religious cult.

2x09 The Blank Stare (2)

  • 2000-06-26T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

After first attempting to stop Jerri from escaping, the leader of the cult realizes how annoying she is and tries to get rid of her, while Principle Blackman, Mr. Noblet and Mr. Jellineck try to rescue her.

2x10 A Price Too High for Riches

  • 2000-07-03T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

Jerri struggles with class issues as the new shoe of the moment ("Flairs") is a wee bit out of her price range. She snags a job at the local shoe store and schemes to procure a pair of the salacious shoes in time for popular rich girl Melissa's party. However, Orlando has a party scheduled for that same evening, and Jerri's snobbery regarding his lower-income-bracket party threatens their friendship.

3x01 Jerri's Burning Issue

  • Season Premiere

    2000-07-10T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

After deflowering a male classmate, Jerri finds out that she has contracted a series of STDs (syphillis infested with crabs which are carrying gonorrhea) and must inform all her partners of her discovery. Meanwhile, Mr. Jellineck and Mr. Noblet have problems concealing their own bout with a particularly noticeable STD.

3x02 Is Freedom Free?

  • 2000-07-17T05:00:00+01:00 — 24 mins

Told in her art class to photograph something that represents freedom, Jerri creates a nude self-portrait which is immediately banned by the principal. So Jerri goes on a hunger strike.

3x03 Trail of Tears

  • 2000-07-24T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

When Jerri discovers her American Indian heritage, she attends a camp run by a councilor who teaches adopted Indian children about aspects of their culture, such as alcoholism and gambling.

3x04 Invisible Love

  • 2000-07-31T05:00:00+01:00 — 21 mins

Jerri and class hunk Laird are having a fling, but he is insistent on keeping it a secret. So Jerri finds herself forced to hide out in odd places like Laird's locker, the trunk of his car, a trash can, etc., so they can continue their secret rendezvous. Meanwhile, Jerri's stepmother experiences relationship troubles with Stew, prompting an unusual bonding moment between stepmother and stepdaughter.

3x05 Is My Daddy Crazy?

  • 2000-08-14T05:00:00+01:00 — 23 mins

Jerri's new daddy Stew starts to act very strangely, which makes Jerri reluctant to bring him to class for Occupation Week.

3x06 Blank Relay

  • 2000-08-21T05:00:00+01:00 — 24 mins

Jerri joins the track team, but years of hard living have taken their toll on her physique. She turns to supplements of a most dubious nature to improve her performance, and the results surprise everyone at Flatpoint.

3x07 Ask Jerri

  • 2000-09-11T05:00:00+01:00 — 25 mins

At the bequest of Mr. Noblet, Jerri takes over an advice column formerly penned by Mr. Jellineck, which results in diabolical intentions on Geoffrey's part towards Chuck, and anger from nearly everyone in Flatpoint High towards Jerri.

Jerri is asked out at a school wrestling game, but the boy later takes back his offer because other boys are saying mean sexual things to Jerri and she does nothing about it. So Tamela tells her she was a victim of sexual harassment and she needs to stick up for herself. Jerri later starts liking another guy, but is afraid it will end soon because of the other guys harassing her.

3x09 Bully

  • 2000-09-25T05:00:00+01:00 — 24 mins

A new student comes to Flatpoint High, who turns out to be a bully who everyone is afraid of. When Jerri stops a fight with the bully and her friend Tammy, the bully schedules a fight for after school. Everyone keeps telling Jerri that she shouldn't fight and find peace, but Jerri feels she should live by the street code and fight. Geoffry gets a bully of his own when a homosexual hater substitute confronts him.

3x10 The Last Temptation of Blank

  • 2000-10-02T05:00:00+01:00 — 22 mins

Winona Ryder stars as Fran, the coolest girl in school, who makes a bet that she can make Jerri so cool that even Brent Brooks (Paul Rudd) will ask her out.

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