List of Strangers with Candy episodes

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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.

Series overview[edit]

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

Episodes[edit]

Pilot episode[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
"Retardation: A Celebration" Adam Bernstein Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse & Amy Sedaris Unaired (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. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
1 "Old Habits, New Beginnings" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch Rouse April 7, 1999 (1999-04-07) 101
Jerri tries to make friends by supplying a classmate with drugs.
2 "A Burden's Burden" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris April 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris April 21, 1999 (1999-04-21) 103
Jerri must deal with her stepmother's alcoholism.
4 "Who Wants Cake?" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch Rouse April 28, 1999 (1999-04-28) 104
Jerri is asked to spy on her lockermate, looking for signs of retardation.
5 "Bogie Nights" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Thomas Lennon June 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 Lauer Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & Mitch Rouse June 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 Leiner Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris June 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 Dinello Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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 Balaban Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 12, 1999 (1999-07-12) 109
Homecoming-Queen hopeful Jerri struggles with the Inner Beauty category.
10 "The Trip Back" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
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11 "The Virgin Jerri" Juan J. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17) 203
Jerri becomes a virgin again, but struggles with keeping her funbox closed.
12 "Behind Blank Eyes" Juan J. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris January 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 Dinello Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris January 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris February 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. Campanella Paul Dinello, Amy Sedaris & David Wain February 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris February 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris March 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris June 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris June 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 Lauer Nicholas Stoller, Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
21 "Jerri’s Burning Issue" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris August 14, 2000 (2000-08-14) 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. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris August 21, 2000 (2000-08-21) 305
Desperate to stay on the track team, Jerri abuses steroids and pushes them to her teammates.
24 "Invisible Love" Peter Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris July 31, 2000 (2000-07-31) 306
Jerri's secret relationship with the school stud makes her question her own self-respect.
27 "Ask Jerri" Juan J. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris September 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris September 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 Lauer Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris September 25, 2000 (2000-09-25) 309
Bullies threaten both Jerri and Jellineck.
30 "The Last Temptation of Blank" Juan J. Campanella Paul Dinello & Amy Sedaris October 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.

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