The Best Episodes of Strangers with Candy

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2018

"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."

To Love, Honor and Pretend

#1 - To Love, Honor and Pretend

Season 2 - Episode 7

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?

star 8.36
14 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Matt Lappin
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The Blank Page

#2 - The Blank Page

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.27
11 votes
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, David Wain
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Behind Blank Eyes

#3 - Behind Blank Eyes

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.00
11 votes
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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The Virgin Jerri

#4 - The Virgin Jerri

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.91
11 votes
Writers: Paul Dinello, Jane Espenson, Amy Sedaris
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The Blank Stare (1)

#5 - The Blank Stare (1)

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello
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Blank Relay

#6 - Blank Relay

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.80
10 votes
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Ask Jerri

#7 - Ask Jerri

Season 3 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.75
12 votes
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Let Freedom Ring

#8 - Let Freedom Ring

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 7.74
19 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse
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Old Habits/New Beginnings

#9 - Old Habits/New Beginnings

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.66
59 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse
The Goodbye Guy

#10 - The Goodbye Guy

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.64
14 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Feather in the Storm

#11 - Feather in the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.63
19 votes
Directors: Danny Leiner
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Bogie Nights

#12 - Bogie Nights

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.63
19 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Thomas Lennon, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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To Be Young, Gifted and Blank

#13 - To Be Young, Gifted and Blank

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.60
15 votes
Directors: Dan Dinello
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Is My Daddy Crazy?

#14 - Is My Daddy Crazy?

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.60
10 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
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The Last Temptation of Blank

#15 - The Last Temptation of Blank

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.56
9 votes
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A Burden's Burden

#16 - A Burden's Burden

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.51
35 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Hit and Run

#17 - Hit and Run

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.45
11 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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Who Wants Cake?

#18 - Who Wants Cake?

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.36
25 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse
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Trail of Tears

#19 - Trail of Tears

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.33
12 votes
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Jerri is Only Skin Deep

#20 - Jerri is Only Skin Deep

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 7.27
15 votes
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Peg Healy
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Sexual Harassment (a.k.a. There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket)

#21 - Sexual Harassment (a.k.a. There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket)

Season 3 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.25
12 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
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The Blank Stare (2)

#22 - The Blank Stare (2)

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.25
8 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello
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The Trip Back

#23 - The Trip Back

Season 1 - Episode 10

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

star 7.21
14 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris
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A Price Too High for Riches

#24 - A Price Too High for Riches

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.14
7 votes
Directors: Peter Lauer
Writers: Nicholas Stoller
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Jerri's Burning Issue

#25 - Jerri's Burning Issue

Season 3 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.00
9 votes
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