7.3/10
115

Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration (1999)

A 47-year-old prostitute moves back in with her father and returns to high school, where she's tasked with finding out if one of her classmates is mentally retarded.

Director:

Adam Bernstein

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Strangers with Candy (1999–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A forty-six-year-old ex-drug addict returns to high school as a freshman.

Stars: Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a forty-six-year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.

Director: Paul Dinello
Stars: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello
Exit 57 (1995–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

30 minute sketch comedy featuring Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central in 1995.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Jodi Lennon
At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series 2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Amy Sedaris applies her distinctive, sincere brand of silliness to a mash-up of hospitality, variety, and talk-show formats, showcasing her diverse, necessary homemaking skills.

Stars: Amy Sedaris, Cole Escola, Ana Fabrega
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Colbert ... Mr. Noblet / Nurse Laughton
Paul Dinello ... Mr. Sears / Nurse Troy
Amy Sedaris ... Jerri Blank
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Bell Bundy ... Kimberly Timothy (as Laura Bundy)
Roberto Gari ... Mr. Blank, Jerri's Dad
Greg Hollimon Greg Hollimon ... Principal Onyx Blackman
James Murtaugh ... Dr. Barbham
Joseph Scott Joseph Scott ... Fossilton Patient
Larc Spies ... Derrick Blank, Jerri's Step-Brother
Sarah Thyre ... Mrs. Blank / Jerri's Step-Mom
Edit

Storyline

This parody of an Afterschool Special would prompt Comedy Central to commission the television series "Strangers with Candy." 47-year old Jerri Blank has just returned home for the first time in 32 years after running away to support her drug habit by becoming a prostitute. Now set on turning her life around, she goes back to high school and becomes a candy-striper. But on the third day of school, the faculty demands that she help them get a girl expelled because of her suspected mental retardation. Written by Jojo Mac

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the cast had previously been involved in Comedy Central's defunct series, Exit 57 (1995). After seeing this film, though, Comedy Central contacted Amy Sedaris, Mitch Rouse, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Dinello and asked them to return to work for them, along with the cast they'd assembled. See more »

Connections

Remade as Strangers with Candy (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed