List of Strangers with Candy episodes

The following is a list of episodes for the Comedy Central original series Strangers with Candy. The series started on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. A prequel film of the same name was released in 2005.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot episode Unaired
1 10 April 7, 1999 July 19, 1999
2 10 January 17, 2000 July 3, 2000
3 10 July 10, 2000 October 2, 2000
Film June 28, 2006


Pilot episodeEdit

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
"Retardation: A Celebration"Adam BernsteinStephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse & Amy SedarisUnaired (Unaired)100
Jerri is asked to spy on her lockermate, looking for signs of retardation. Later evolved into Episode 104, "Who Wants Cake?"

Season 1 (1999)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Old Habits, New Beginnings"Peter LauerPaul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch RouseApril 7, 1999 (1999-04-07)101
Jerri tries to make friends by supplying a classmate with drugs.
2"A Burden's Burden"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisApril 14, 1999 (1999-04-14)102
Jerri is assigned to take care of a 10-pound baby in order to learn responsibility.
3"Dreams on the Rocks"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisApril 21, 1999 (1999-04-21)103
Jerri must deal with her stepmother's alcoholism.
4"Who Wants Cake?"Peter LauerPaul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch RouseApril 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)104
Jerri is asked to spy on her lockermate, looking for signs of retardation.
5"Bogie Nights"Peter LauerPaul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Thomas LennonJune 14, 1999 (1999-06-14)105
Jerri befriends the new student, Ricky (Fred Koehler) but discovers a secret that will keep them apart forever.
6"Let Freedom Ring"Peter LauerPaul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch RouseJune 21, 1999 (1999-06-21)106
Flatpoint High is in the grip of a racist who spray-painted an ethnic slur on the wall.
7"Feather in the Storm"Danny LeinerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJune 28, 1999 (1999-06-28)107
Jerri must lose weight to be in physical shape for the debate team, which she thinks is her ticket to popularity. Meat man "Stu" (David Pasquesi) moves in with the family.
8"To Be Young, Gifted, and Blank"Dan DinelloPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 5, 1999 (1999-07-05)108
Mr. Noblet discovers that Jerri is a violin prodigy, and he strives to use her talents for his own purposes in competing against Mr. Jellineck's orchestra.
9"Jerri Is Only Skin Deep"Danny Leiner & Bob BalabanPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 12, 1999 (1999-07-12)109
Homecoming-Queen hopeful Jerri struggles with the Inner Beauty category.
10"The Trip Back"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 19, 1999 (1999-07-19)110
Jerri turns back to a life of drugs after being seduced by a beautiful female druggie.

Season 2 (2000)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
11"The Virgin Jerri"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJanuary 17, 2000 (2000-01-17)203
Jerri becomes a virgin again, but struggles with keeping her funbox closed.
12"Behind Blank Eyes"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJanuary 24, 2000 (2000-01-24)202
Jerri finds herself attracted to a blind classmate. While she tries to navigate the sightless world, he fights for the right to play on the football team.
13"Yes, You Can't"Dan DinelloPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJanuary 31, 2000 (2000-01-31)201
Jerri agonizes over what she wants to do with her life while Mr. Jellineck quits teaching to become a starving artist.
14"The Goodbye Guy"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisFebruary 7, 2000 (2000-02-07)204
Jerri’s daddy is eaten by high school mascots, leaving her out of the big Father–Student Sack Race.
15"The Blank Page"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & David WainFebruary 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)206
Flatpoint High discovers Jerri’s illiteracy, which she must overcome in order to make the cheerleading squad. Can she learn to read?
16"Hit and Run"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisFebruary 28, 2000 (2000-02-28)205
Jerri runs over Mr. Jellineck and has difficulty keeping the secret; Mr. Noblet discovers that the revelation of another secret is the key to Jellineck’s recovery.
17"To Love, Honor, and Pretend"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisMarch 7, 2000 (2000-03-07)207
Mr. Noblet grows jealous of the special fake bond between Mr. Jellineck and Coach Wolf as Jerri’s control issues threaten her own fake union in a marriage experiment gone awry.
18"Blank Stare: Part 1"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJune 19, 2000 (2000-06-19)208
Jerri is recruited by a cult of happy people who sing the same song (a lot), and Flatpoint High begins a radical change in politics, becoming a totalitarian regime, keeping its students/citizens to a code of strict anonymity and perfect obedience.
19"Blank Stare: Part 2"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJune 26, 2000 (2000-06-26)209
After Jerri becomes perfectly assimilated into the cult’s mindset, its leader finds that sometimes cults have to be selective with their recruits.
20"A Price Too High for Riches"Peter LauerNicholas Stoller, Paul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 3, 2000 (2000-07-03)210
Flairs, a shoe with a ridiculously long lace, take the fashion world by storm and become the key to Jerri’s social success.

Season 3 (2000)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
21"Jerri’s Burning Issue"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 10, 2000 (2000-07-10)301
With the school "Purity Dance" days away, Jerri struggles with the decision to tell her popular new boyfriend that she has contracted an epic case of syphilis.
22"Is Freedom Free?"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 17, 2000 (2000-07-17)302
Jerri’s "au naturel" self-portrait ignites a storm of censorship from the school.
23"Trail of Tears"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 24, 2000 (2000-07-24)303
Jerri must again face her own racist views when she discovers that she is a full-blooded Native American Indian and is sent to a cultural-immersion camp for adopted redskins.
25"Is My Daddy Crazy?"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisJuly 31, 2000 (2000-07-31)304
Jerri wonders if she can cure her stepmother's lover's insanity in time for him to speak at Flatpoint High's Occupation Week.
26"Blank Relay"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisAugust 14, 2000 (2000-08-14)305
Desperate to stay on the track team, Jerri abuses steroids and pushes them to her teammates.
24"Invisible Love"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisAugust 21, 2000 (2000-08-21)306
Jerri's secret relationship with the school stud makes her question her own self-respect.
27"Ask Jerri"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisSeptember 11, 2000 (2000-09-11)307
Jerri takes over the school newspaper’s advice column from Jellineck. Disaster follows, especially in the relationship between Jellineck and Noblet.
28"There Once Was a Blank from Nantucket"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisSeptember 18, 2000 (2000-09-18)308
Jerri must deal with sexual harassment and prevent her new jazz-orchestra beau from finding out.
29"Bully"Peter LauerPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisSeptember 25, 2000 (2000-09-25)309
Bullies threaten both Jerri and Jellineck.
30"The Last Temptation of Blank"Juan J. CampanellaPaul Dinello & Amy SedarisOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)310
As Flatpoint High is set to turn into a strip mall, Jerri becomes friends with a popular girl (guest star Winona Ryder) and must decide if she wants to leave her old friends behind forever to finally find lasting popularity.


TitleDirected byWritten byRelease date (U.S.)
Strangers with CandyPaul DinelloStephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris, Mitch RouseJune 28, 2006 (2006-06-28)
The film takes place before the series. Jerri Blank discovers her mother has died, her father, Guy, has remarried to the hateful Sara Blank, and she has an arrogant half-brother Derrick. To make matters worse, her father is in a "stress-induced coma". Taking the suggestion of the family doctor literally, Jerri decides to pick her life back up where she left it, beginning her high school all over again as a freshman at Flatpoint High.

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