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The inspiration for Jerri Blank

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 14th 2006 2:06PM

florrie fisherFans of Strangers with Candy know that Amy Sedaris based the character of Jerri Blank somewhat on real-life ex-junkie/prostitute Florrie Fisher, the centerpiece of a 1970 documentary titled The Trip Back. The documentary was just one of many television specials created during the 70s and 80s to scare kids silly when it came to drugs, or not scare them at all, depending on how much a rambling middle age woman actually frightens you. I've stuck a clip of Fisher ranting about LSD after the jump, but if you want a little more of her wit and wisdom, click here.

[via The Hater]

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Taylor

i meant to say search... i don't know i had a little lisp thing goin on there.

September 25 2006 at 5:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Taylor

if you go to youtube and thearch "The Trip Back" (WITH quotations) you can watch the entire thing. I have to say , it's hilarious.

September 25 2006 at 4:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim Goral

Wow. Thanks for posting this. I was a big fan of Amy Sedaris (brilliant) and SWC, but I didn't know the connection with this woman.

July 14 2006 at 4:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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