Strangers with Candy: Season 1

Strangers with Candy: Season 1

Director: Bob Balaban, Dan Dinello, Peter Lauer Cast: Danny Leiner
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
UPC: 0824363001395
Rating: NR
Source: Comedy Central
Region Code: 1
Time: 4:06:00

Special Features

Original pilot: never-before-seen episode; Episode commentary: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Amy Sedaris talk about four of their favorite episodes

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc One
1. Old Habits, New Beginnings
2. A Burden's Burden
3. Dreams on the Rocks
4. Who Wants Cake?
5. Bogie Nights
6. Jerri Is Only Skin Deep
Side #2 -- Disc Two
1. Let Freedom Ring
2. Feather in the Storm
3. To Be Young, Gifted and Blank
4. The Trip Back

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Strangers with Candy: Season 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I missed this when it first came out on DVD. This is an awesomely funny show and I laughed out loud at every episode!! Really, Comedy Central needs to get shows like this back on the air!! Well, at least we can watch it now on DVD w/ no commercials! This makes 'South Park' and even 'Reno 911' seem oddly non-humorous!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Strangers with Candy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The actors, the writers, everything is genius. Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert and the rest of the cast have this chemistry that feels like it produces a new genre of comedy. I would stay up till 3am just to watch the reruns on comedy central, jeopardizing the following day. So when they stopped the reruns I was naturally enraged. As a film maker/animator this show would have been my dream job to have worked on, but realizing that it's impossible now, I'll settle for the DVD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Strangers With Candy was and always will be the best show Comedy Central has ever pulled out of its sack of madness...What a shame that this show was cancelled while recycled T&A garbage like the Man Show was continued. This will be the best DVD you will ever buy, so buy it...and maybe those straight-lacers up at Comedy Central will get with the program and release the rest of the seasons....and who knows, put it back on the air?!!>!>? That would be better than any batch of Devils Harelip, thats for sure....
Guest More than 1 year ago
FINALLY Comedy Central has decided to release their funniest show on DVD!! What took you guys so long? Amy Sedaris is hilarious in this politically incorrect, brilliant comedy. Think about those corny ABC Afternoon Specials from the 70s....SWC parodies those, including the ''background'' music and all! Bring on Seasons 2 and 3!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Comedy Central barely committed to this show and bailed at practically the first chance. Lorne Michaels commitment to fresh comedy is weak. They should just change their name to the Saturday Night Live channel. Battlebots is a comedy? Instead, thank Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello and Steven Colbert for their astonishing culturally-sharp satire which made me laugh out loud at every episode. Halfway through the first season I knew it was so good, it couldn't possibly find an audience. I treasure the two seasons we did get. You get it or you don't.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredibly thrilled about the content and the packaging. this is a dee-luxe treatment of my favorite cancelled show. Go get the Wigfield book too! woo hoo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
all I need to say about this disc is... Nicely Done!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series will assuage anyones bad highschool experiences. When I saw it's release I bought it right then. Such satire, the Sedaris family rocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone needs to cop this on vhs/dvd!!!! This was the most hilarious show series ever. It took a long time for them to release the 1st season.. so buy it and then the last 2 will be released too!!!! ; )
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is absolutely the best series to ever be aired on tv....i suggest everyone get a copy...i want seasons 2 and 3 to come out on dvd too
Guest More than 1 year ago
... but only a little. I've been a huge SWC fan for years, and the release of this product makes me get all tingly near my danger zone. I'm making jalepeno margaritas, so come on over and help me r-enact the mexican donkey trick.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the same network that has bought shows like ''South Park'', ''The Man Show'', and ''Insomniac'', Comedy Central really knows how to generate a creative twist and run with it. Strangers With Candy pioneered a pulp-comic-Kids-in-the-Hall-styled comedy that basically spoofs the high school experience as seen by a forty-something ex-junkie and prostitute. Such a bizarre idea can only come from the minds of cable television at Comedy Central.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone buy it so they release seasons 2 and 3. It was a great satire of after-school specials, and very funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
strangers with candy is my favorit show ever! i loved everything about it. it is so crazy and fun and its too bad it was canceled. at least now we can take it home and watch the 1st season whenever we want. i know i'm gonna drive everyone i know insane making them watch it because i am a STW addict.for a long time i thought i was the only person who ever watched jerri's trials and tribulations and really appriciated it, i'm glad to learn that many others share my twisted humor. i can't wait till they release seasons 2 and 3.... WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone should be able to witness one of these episodes. Check out Episode 4 for Jerri's reading of 'Packing a Musket'. Brilliant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply the best. Like some STD's, the DVD leaves you itching for more! Let's hope season 2 and season 3 are released soon! ViVa La Jerri!!!