Beginning in 1999, Strangers With Candy
was Comedy Central' first stab at a live-action non-skit show. Twisted and lewd as all hell, the series followed fugly baby boomer Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris) as she tried to re-live an adolescence that was previously wasted away on drugs and unprotected sex. If you're unfamiliar with Ms. Blank' back-story, here' a quote of her reminiscing:
"Stoney and I would go over to Buckle's, and Puff would turn us on to a hot load of mescaline crumbled into a tumbler of ether with a float of Percocet jimmies. I'd wake up with blood on my ass, and then we'd get high. Those were some good times."
Cut to 2006: The show' been canceled for five years, and once cast member Stephen Colbert is the new hot s**t of Comedy Central. And seemingly out of nowhere, a movie prequel surfaces that' just as funny as the show was. The snag: it will probably draw the same meager, cultish audience. If only the film had some star power, then it'd certainly make some waves. What' that you say, Mr. Press Packet? It' got Oscar winner Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Horsy-faced Gap shill Sarah Jessica Parker? Matthew Broderick, too? Well, s**t, son. Does this celeb-fest have a plot?
Yes, and it' as gloriously simple and frivolous as the after school specials