The Best Episodes of Strangers with Candy
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2019
"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."
#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?
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#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.