Strangers With Candy: Who Wants Cake? (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Jerri attempts to deal with her new braces while trying to determine if another student is retarded in this episode of Strangers With Candy, which borrows plot points from the series' unaired pilot, "Retardation: A Celebration." Mortified at the thought of getting braces, Jerri's fears are compounded by he Pleasure Club's upcoming field trip to Good Time Island and the fact that Principal Blackman (Greg Hollimon) and Mr. Noblot (Stephen Colbert) want her to spy on Pleasure Club secretary Kimberly Timbers and determine if she is retarded. Choosing Jerri for the job due to her new braces ("...retarded people like shiny things."), Mr. Noblot informs Jerri that the board of education requires proof of retardation by one's peers and if Jerri doesn't comply she will not be allowed to join the field trip. Following Mr. Jellineck's (Paul Dinello) lead to learn more about retarded people at the library, Jerri listens to the a cassette entitled "Retardation: A Celebration" (which offers the tip that, besides their love of cake and shiny things, retarded people are "just like you and me") in order to find out more. Learning that Principal Blackman plans to capture Kimberly and harness her incredible retarded strength, Blackman convinces Jerri's parents to step up the pressure lest they lost their positions as chaperones on the field trip. Despite her best efforts to change her snitching ways, Jerri gives in to her instincts as she boards the bus for Good Time Island and outs Kimberly as retarded. Taking Kimberly's seat on the bus, Jerri eagerly awaits getting laid on Good Time Island.

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