the entire premise of the show is that of a 46 years old high school drop out, runaway , drug addict and ho who comes back to school to finally get things right. the main character, jerri blank, is based on a woman who used to lecture high school students in the early 70s based on her experiences as, well, a junkie, jailbird and 'ho.( it all starts with marijuana, you know...)some of the lines in the series are lifted right from a taped public service sort of presentation of this women's experiences called 'the trip back'- and it's finally on yooootube. oh yes!
part of the effectiveness of strangers with candy is amy sedaris's almost frightening, accurate portrayal of the trip back chick- right down to the hair.i happen to think amy is funnier than her celebrated brother who is far more effective as a speaker than, oddly, as a writer. V. and i had an amusing run in with amy at Toast a few years back.
anyway, here's ms. florrie fisher, your new role model:
lsd is the bomb, never forget: