Strangers with Candy

Season 1 Episode 5

Bogie Nights

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

Jerri falls for a transfer student and later discovers the terrible secret that will keep them apart forever.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The existence of the padded room, that Jeri and Ricky have a secret rendevous in, is used as a visual punchline as we realise at the end of the scene that it is where straitjacketed, difficult students are kept. A room that looks like it belongs in a period film about mental institutions, where patients are kept in padded cells, seems out of place in a modern high school. However producers found the room exactly as it appears in the abandoned school that they shot the series in.

      • Jerri's "pet" in this episode it a ficus tree that she plants in the middle of a baseball field. It dies when she chops it down.

    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (3)

      • The school dance theme 'Bogie Nights' called for golf fancy dress. All the students are wearing golf cleats at the dance which is in a gym - the unspoken gag being that this act was further underpinning the total disrespect staff and student body show for the school during the whole series. The wearing of the cleats would have been wrecking the gym floor beyond repair and no one gave it a second thought.

      • Closing Credits Dance Sequence: A tender slow dance on the Bogie Nights dance floor.

      • Jerri still wants to make out with Ricky after learning that he's her long-lost son.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Flatpoint: the school dance theme "Bogie Nights" as seen on banners, etc.
        The school dance theme "Bogie Nights" is a play on the popular 1997 film Boogie Nights but without the gratuitous nudity and sexual content. (Then again, themes of incest might have fit right in with Boogie Nights too...)