Strangers with Candy (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

She was a user, a boozer, and an all-around loser, but now forty-something ex-junkie prostitute Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) is going back to Flatpoint High School to take back her life in Comedy Central's acclaimed After School Special satire Strangers With Candy. Not much has changed since Jerri dropped out nearly three decades ago, and in addition to her hateful, impossible-to-please stepmother, Sara (Deborah Rush), and her abusive brother, Derrick (Lark Spies), the middle-aged high schooler must also contend with her brutally sarcastic history teacher, Mr. Noblet (series co-creator Stephen Colbert); her effeminate and overly sensitive art teacher, Mr. Jellineck (series co-creator Paul Dinello); and her strict, omni-present principal Onyx Blackman (Greg Holliman).