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Strangers with Candy

Season 1 Episode 2

A Burden's Burden

Aired Wednesday 10:30 PM Apr 14, 1999 on Comedy Central
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Episode Summary

In order to teach students the responsibility of taking care of a baby, Coach Wolf gives each student a baby.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • Jerri's Lesson Learned of the Episode:
        Jerri: Well, things are pretty much back to normal around here. Kim Luc is serving 5 to 10 for racketeering.And as for Dizzy, well, he's still getting passed from student to student, and each day he gets older and older. And I'm haunted by one sad fact: his black market value is droppin' like a stone. And as for that little red headed spit-fire, Tammy Littlenut, well, let's just say, the carpet matches the drapes. Mmmm.

      • Stephen Colbert provides the vocal narration for the film strip that Jerri watches in the library.

      • The sign in from of Flatpoint High reads, 'Home of the Concrete Donkeys.'

      • The running gag of Principal Blackman pictures adorning the walls of the school is slipped into this episode as a painted portrait leaning on the wall of the arts classroom Jerri attends.

      • Jerri's pet in this episode is her baby, Dizzy.

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Jerri: I can't do this. I'm so tired. So tired Mr. Jellineck. L--Look, I'm a single mother--
        Mr. Jellineck: Jerri, that's no excuse. Spiro here has a swimming practice and look what he was able to accomplish. Look Jerri, in life we all have our babies. But you need to learn how to prioritize. I mean, look at me. I have a son. He's not always first on the list. Often he doesn't even make the list.

      • Jerri: Sorry I'm late.
        Mr. Jellineck: That's ok, Jerri. Have a seat. Doesn't matter when you get here, just what time.

      • Mr. Jellineck: What's that smell?
        (Jerri looks around, being guilty of causing the smell)
        Jerri: Oh, Dizzy!

      • Tammi: You're crazy!
        Jerri: Pee on me.

      • Classmate (About the baby): How much is it worth?
        Jerri: 70 G's on the black market. Twice that if the eyes stay blue.

      • Jerri: I've had plenty of babies! Just none that I've carried full term!

      • Chuck Noblet: I'm sorry, is there no Mrs.....Ummmm?
        Geoffrey Jellineck: Jellineck. Geoffrey Jellineck. I'm the new art teacher.
        Chuck Noblet: Oh, of course you are! Hi, I'm Chuck Noblet, social studies, creative writing, school newspaper, assistant to the principal.
        Geoffrey Jellineck: What don't you do?
        Chuck Noblet: Get my lesson plans in on time.
        Geoffrey Jellineck: I hear ya.
        Chuck Noblet: (About the urinal) Hey, I'm hogging this thing. Get in here. (Let's Geoffrey use the urinal and stands right next to it.) So ummmm, oh, I'm sorry (Flushes urinal), is there no Mrs. Jellineck?
        Geoffrey Jellineck: No...
        Chuck Noblet: Divorce?
        Geoffrey Jellineck: She was, uhhhh, she was murdered.
        Chuck Noblet: Sometimes, that can be just as painful.

      • Jerri: If learning is wrong, what were Noblet & Jellineck doing in the park at 3am?

      • Jerri: I just want to get back to what's good about us.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Closing Credits Dance Sequence: The camera pans down the length of the Motel while members of the cast can be seen dancing in each room.

      • The bathroom encounter itself was inspired by a routine that Paul and Stephen had developed a few years earlier. One variation on the encounter that they'd done in the past had the two men colliding in a car accident and then having sex in one of their cars while their children sat in the back seat of the other.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)