Clerks

Episode #4

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 5/31/00
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  • Episode Description
  • Randal and Dante bet that they couldn't do each other's job for a day at RST Video and Quick Stop, respectively. Randal doesn't make it two minutes. Jay sues Dante and Quick Stop for $10 million after slipping and falling on the floor.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason Mewes

    Jay

  • Brian O'Halloran

    Dante Hicks

  • Jeff Anderson

    Randal Graves

  • Kevin Smith

    Silent Bob

  • Steve Lookner

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Slipping on a soda that Randal spilled, Jay sues the Quick Stop and Dante for $10 million.

    By GameraTrekkie, Nov 26, 2006

  • Possibly the strangest ending ever?

    By Rion1TV, Aug 06, 2006

  • This episode was awesome, a great depiction of how crappy starwars episode 1 was, and how dumb korean animation is, and how dumb court shows are.

    By thelostspartan, Jul 14, 2005

  • "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."

    By wbfreak54, Jun 30, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • (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!

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    Notes (5)

    • 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.

    Trivia (6)

    • 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.

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    Allusions (7)

    • 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.

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