Strangers With Candy: Let Freedom Ring (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When a racial epithet is spray-painted on the wall of Flatpoint High Scholl, Paul Cotton (Jared Ryan) is the only witness and everyone wants to know who did it. As Mr. Jellineck (Paul Dinello) attempts to recover from the trauma and Principal Blackman (Greg Hollimon) discusses the incident in the shower with Mr. Noblot (Stephen Colbert) and Coach Wolf (Sarah Thyre), Jerri attempts to grill Paul for information by offering to get closer with him after school. Jealous of the attention that Paul is receiving from Jerri, Orlando (Orlando Abdo Pabotoy) starts a rumor that Paul is racist. Later, as Jerri shows Paul her Liberty Bell genital piercing, a can of spray-paint falls out of her backpack, making Jerri the prime suspect. In a last bid to force Paul to admit to spray-painting the graffiti, Principal Blackman and former grief counselor Percy Kittens (Tim Meadows) show him an anti-racism video that they made featuring Principal Blackman dressed as a squirrel. Confounded after seemingly seeing cans of black spray-paint everywhere, Paul is unable to finger Jerri as the culprit though Jerri quickly jumps to Paul's defense by taking the blame. Responding that she simply doesn't like black people when asked why she would do such a thing, Paul reveals himself as a black person himself (due to a recessive gene) despite his outwardly white appearance. In the end, Jerri realizes that she does indeed like black people; it's just that it took a white one for her to realize it.

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