Strangers with Candy: Season 1
Fans of Comedy Central's irreverent satire of afterschool specials rejoice, the first season of Strangers With Candy has finally arrived on DVD thanks to the folks at WEA. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offering English audio rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, the image is flawless and the sound presentation is free of any hiss or distortion. The inclusion of the never-before-seen pilot episode entitled "Retardation: A Celebration" is sure to delight fans, and commentary by stars Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert on four episodes offers hilarious insight into the creative force that drove the series. Though the commentary tracks may not be as lively as one might hope (Sedaris claims that they were, in fact, recorded at 9:00 a.m.), they nevertheless offer interesting background on characters and situations that the trio had been refining in their live act for years.