Jerri Blank is Finally Home or Strangers With Candy-Season One

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  1. Chuck L

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    I cannot tell you how happy I am to have this show out on DVD!

    We watched half the first disc last night, and I have no complaints whatsoever (though it would have been nice to have had the deleted scenes and outtakes that were originally announced)...No problem with the sound and the video is a fine representation for the way that it was shot.

    Awaiting season two's announcement...(crossing fingers)...
     
  2. Robert Ringwald

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    sadly, my set hasn't shipped yet...
     
  3. Dave Poehlman

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    This is (well, was) one of my favorite shows. One of the most underrated comedy series.

    I'll be getting this one.. thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I watched disc 1 last night... Audio is good, but video is pretty sad. Lots of "jaggies" seen on my Sony XBR. I guess this disc would look okay on a low rez TV.

    Suffice it to say, I was disappointed by the quality. I'm glad this series is finally on DVD, but I give it...[​IMG]
     
  5. Will K

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    Just my opinion, I think the video is just fine. True enough, everyone's TV and perception is different.

    What I can't wait for now is the Strangers With Candy movie that Amy Sedaris and Steven Colbert are currently scripting. Sounds like a guaranteed hard-R to me.
     
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    The video quality isn't the best, but it's still better than duped VHS copies. I'm just glad to finally have the series. Too bad there are no plans as of now to release any more.
     
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    I finally completed Disc 1 of the series. I was basing my opinion on the first few three episodes, which to me, look just fine. It seemed logical the quality would be even for the whole season, but...

    Tonight, beginning with "Bogie Nights," I was in for a shock and I now understand what you're talking about. This particular episode looks significantly worse than the rest, as if the transfer technicians appear to have cranked up the edge enhacement to disasterous results . This episode is littered with very obvious "jaggies" and some compression issues to boot. It's quite atrocious! What went wrong? Did different people encode the video?

    The last two episodes on the disc don't look nearly as bad as "Bogie" but have the same problems. Weird.
     
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  12. Sean Patrick

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    guys, i don't think it's edge enhancement.

    i see the SAME jaggies whenever they are showing Stranger with Candy on Comedy Central. It's from the source.

    i've always thought it was strange that i only see it on that show...i think it's an artifact of the digital video they shot it on and perhaps the equipment they edited the show on.
     
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    Who gives a damn about the 'jaggies' when this show is so friggin' funny ! [​IMG]

    I watched it sporadically when it aired but some of these are so insanely hilarious it's beyond belief. my highlights so far:

    "A Burden's Burden" -- Cafeteria scene where Jerri berates Tammy Littlenut is probably the best scene ever. "Is that how they say 'hi' in Whoreville ?". Pee on me.

    "Who Wants Cake" -- They all want cake ! "Packing a Musket" ... "History poems on Hiroshima for tomorrow ... but nothing too f-a-g-g-y" ... "Where's your permission slip ... SHUT YOUR DIRTY LITTLE MOUTH !!" "They'll come at you like a whirling dervish all fists and elbows". Good lord. I almost peed myself at those lines.

    For those who hadn't seen it, check out:

    http://www.jerriblank.com

    And did anyone see Amy on Conan last night ? She was typically hilarious. They actually bleeped out a word when she talked about how she get revenge on rude restaurant customers by putting in their drinks to give them the s**ts. TiVO showed she was saying "visine".
     
  14. Robert Ringwald

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    There are no plans to release the second season?

    I'd imagine this one wasn't too expensive to produce, and with the small amount of advertising...it should be a little productive.

    I'd gladly pay more for the rest of this seris. I was very happy with the result.

    The movie idea would be absolutely great. [​IMG]
     
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    YES! I was just watching a rerun the other night and wishing they'd release the episodes on DVD. Now if they could only get Upright Citizens Brigade out.
     

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