Clerks

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  • S 2 : Ep 0

    Clerks: The Lost Scene (VIDEO)

    Aired 9/7/04

  • S 1 : Ep 6

    Episode #6: The Last Episode Ever

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 5

    Episode #5

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 4

    Episode #3

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 3

    Episode #1

    Aired 5/31/00

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Smith

    Silent Bob

  • Jason Mewes

    Jay

  • Brian O'Halloran

    Dante Hicks

  • Jeff Anderson

    Randal Graves

  • Alec Baldwin

    Leonardo Leonardo

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  • show Description
  • This animated series, based on Kevin Smith's 1994 film of the same name, centers on Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the clerks at The Quick Stop and RST Video. These "slackers" spend most of their time spoofing pop culture and whining about their miserable lives. Adding color to their lives are the resident "hetero-life partners" Jay and Silent Bob, who hang out and sell fireworks outside the store. Every show needs an evil villain, so to accommodate, Leonardo Leonardo was created -- a rich, gay psychopath, who was the evil foil for our heroes. Leonardo's sidekick, the menacing Plug, was a robot. NBA player Charles Barkley voiced himself in nearly every episode, playing the nemesis of Jay and Silent Bob. And Lando was created in episode 3 to address the lack of black characters in the show. Utilizing the animation, the makers inserted tons of film and television spoofs, and cameos from many stars.This short lived series not only set a record for the length of time it spent on the air, but for the length of the titles as well! The show was green lighted by ABC for six episodes, but the release date kept getting pushed back and after a spot on the Superbowl, they finally got around to airing the series on May 31, 2000. After playing the show for two weeks, the series was abruptly jerked off the air, even though the additional four episodes were scheduled. Plans were made to cut the episodes into a feature film, but this idea was eventually scrapped and all six episodes appeared on video and DVD the following year. Also worth noting, Leonardo Leonardo was based on (and originally voiced by) Alan Rickman (Dogma, Die Hard, Galaxy Quest), but the execs at ABC didn't want Rickman, so Alec Baldwin stepped in to do the voice.On the video version, the real Jay and Silent Bob come out to introduce each episode (and there's a special appearance by Randal). On the DVD, these clips appear after an animated version of Jay and Silent Bob holding up a card with the episode number. The DVD also includes an audio commentary, two featurettes, animatics, the Superbowl spot, and a long promo made for a film/comic convention. As a DVD-ROM bonus, there are script/storyboards and character profiles.On December 22, 2002, all six episodes premiered in a marathon on Comedy Central. Since then, the series has aired from time to time on Comedy Central, mostly during late night with the cable channel's other animated programming.moreless

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  • Quotes (81)

    • (Judge is having a dream reliving "Beverly Hills Cop") Judge: Axel! Don't go! Judge's Wife: Honey, wake up! (Judge wakes up) Judge: Oh...I had that dream again...

    • Randal: I call to the stand Jay's best friend and closest confidante: Silent Bob. Jay: ...who?

    • Voice: Tom Cruise! Oh no! You want the truth, you can't handle the truth! Show me the money!

    • Axel: Billy! I need your help! Judge Reinhold: All right, Axel!

    • Reporter: Jay, don't you hate people who try to do Austin Powers impressions? Jay: Yeah, baby, yeah! Reporter: Oh, behave!

    • Voice: I'm going to burn this place to the ground and pee-pee on the ashes! Dante: Oh my god, who's that? Randal: That's... that's Regis.

    • Jay: Who's the plaintiff? Lawyer: You are. Jay: Cool, I'm a plaintiff. Bah nananananana plaintiff. Bah nunununununu bah nunununununu PLAINTIFF! Crowd: Plaintiff, plaintiff.

    • Randal: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Dante Hicks is just like you. He loves grape soda, he knows what it's like when the guy at the supermarket won't take your food stamps, or how it feels to wait all month for your welfare check. (waves his hands and starts chanting) HEY!!! HO!!! HEY!!! HO!!!

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    Notes (36)

    • This episode contains the infamous JFK parody.

    • The opening disclaimer appears to be against celebrities.

    • The scene where Randal is yelling "Hey, ho!" to the jury had to be recorded several times because Jeff Anderson (voice of Randal) couldn't get the rhythm right. The writers would have to get him started and then drop out and leave him on his own so they could record!

    • This was actually produced as the fourth episode, but was aired as the premiere on ABC. Some have claimed that ABC running "Episode Four" as the first episode was a Star Wars reference, though that might be giving network executives too much credit.

    • Full episode title: A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers.

    • LOOK HARD: At the end, when Jay and Silent Bob are doing the "Rainy Day Fun" clip, when they begin to laugh at the end, Silent Bob's lower body has been left undrawn.

    • LOOK HARD: Gwyneth Paltrow's name is misspelled in the credits.

    • LOOK HARD: In a clever segue, the animators took the seagulls from the Real World throwaway gag and put them in the window of the Quick Stop in the very next scene.

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    Trivia (64)

    • Randal gets his movie ticket money back from George Lucas, Spike Lee, Woody Allen, Joel Shumacher, and Steven Spielburg.

    • Randal can be seen reading "Brainy Chicks" in this episode.

    • As far as the credits note, Kevin Smith does not have a single line in this episode, yet he is billed as one of the main voice actors.

    • Originally the character design for the Korean animation director at the end of the episode was supposed to be a giant evil Mickey Mouse, but since the series was airing on ABC (who is owned by Disney) it had to be changed, but you can see the original animatics on the DVD.

    • After Randal throws his soda can into the garbage bag, another soda can mysteriously appears in his hand.

    • In the last bit of the show, Judge Reinhold's shirt keeps changing between his suit and a robe.

    • The list of celebs who stop by the Quick Stop are Jerry Seinfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Katharine Hepburn, Martin Scorsese, Matt Damon, and Ted Danson.

    • You can hear sizzling when Dante and Randal leave the burn ward.

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    Allusions (60)

    • Anime Since the last section of the show was put together in a way that can't be singled out, here are a list of references made in the final section. Look hard if you can't find them. Sailor Moon, The Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball Z, Pokemon, and Tom Cruise and his films.

    • The People Vs. Larry Flint The shot of Dante in the wheelchair wearing the American flag as a diaper is a cheap and funny reference to Larry Flynt.

    • The People's Court The song you hear in the background when Jay walks into court is none other than the theme to The People's Court.

    • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Randal: That? Oh that's Regis. A quick reference to Regis Philbin from back when he was on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire on the same network.

    • Judge Reinhold Movies Judge Reinhold: Oh that's okay. It's more laughs than I got in Head Office. A quick stab to his character in the film Head Office. The show also makes fun of his work in Beverly Hills Cop, Gremlins, Vice Versa and Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

    • The Facts of Life Doorman: Weren't you Natallie on Facts Of Life? Obviously, a quick reference to Mindy Cohn's character on The Facts Of Life.

    • The Austin Powers Trilogy Reporter: Jay, don't you hate people who try to do Austin Powers impressions? This comment and the next few that follow it are in reference to the Austin Powers series.

    • National Lampoon's Animal House Jay: . . . as for Silent Bob, well he became Senator Robert Blutarsky. This is an allusion to National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). At the end of the movie we find out that John Belushi's character Bluto Blutarsky becomes senator.

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  • Fan Reviews (40)
  • They never gave this show a chance at all, but it's one of the most hilarious animated shows ever that could have rivaled Family Guy and The Simpsons.

    By That_TV_Dude, Dec 21, 2010

  • "Hi. I'm everybody's favorite NBA star Charles Barkley." "Get outta here, snoogans"

    By RadSnake, Sep 03, 2006

  • It's funny.I mean really.

    By woahwoah678, May 17, 2009

  • Haha! so random

    By SunDestroyeur, May 06, 2009

  • Animated series based on Kevin Smith's cult classic debut film.

    By amasingfatass, Jan 16, 2008

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