Clerks

Season 1 Episode 2

Episode #2

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Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Jun 07, 2000 on ABC
9.1
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Randal and Dante are accidentally locked in the freezer at Quick Stop while testing the locks. They spend the day reminiscing about such things as the opening of a new convenience store across the street, the last time they got locked in the freezer, Randal's mail order husband, celebrities that have stopped by, their time on The Real World and Happy Days. Silent Bob and Jay try to help but get locked in also. After escaping from that, Randal and Dante get trapped in RST Video.moreless

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  • Having the bad luck of being locked in a freezer and the video store, Dante and Randal has time to reflect on their past and their favorite moments from Happy Days.moreless

    10
    This is definitely one of my favorite episodes in this tragically short lived series. There are many moments that have me on the floor laughing hard. One of the examples being when Silent Bob makes statues of frozen Dante and Jay out of ice, scaring the customer into thinking that they were monsters. Another cool thing about this episode is the end when they do a movie parody and an elderly Jay writes in his journal on the computer what happened to the characters the last time he saw them. This is definitely great stuff that has to be seen by every single fan!!moreless
  • This episode was so funny I could barely breathe, I was laughing so hard.

    10
    This episode was so funny I could barely breathe, I was laughing so hard. It was insane. They were having a flashback episode but they kept flashing back to 10 seconds ago. Then they had all these parodies and such. This was so densely packed with completely off the wall hilarity stuff I could barely contain myself.
  • Best clip show ever!

    10
    Dante and Randall get locked in the cooler, and they reminisce about their old episodes. This is the second episode, so they repeatedly flashback to the flowerpot gag, flashback to events that happened seconds ago, and make stuff up. The episode was a continuous twenty-minute belly laugh the first time I saw it, and continues to be funny after watching it a hundred times.
  • not your typical flashback episode

    10
    The second/last episode to air on ABC was unfortunately, horribly timed. While watched after the legal episode, this episode was deprived of its main joke, which referenced the original pilot.

    The dvd does the episode justice though, as it can be viewed right after the first episode.

    The entire story is a giant parody of flashback episodes that are basically filler episodes to allow for cheap and innefective writing, which is basically how this episode is written, only it's actually funny, because its the second episode.

    Whoa, I rambled on way to long for this, but you get the idea.moreless
  • The Clipshow Wherein Dante And Randal Are Locked In The Freezer And Remember Some Of The Great Moments Of Their Lives.

    10
    Having a title like "The Clipshow Wherein Dante And Randal Are Locked In The Freezer And Remember Some Of The Great Moments Of Their Lives" Can only be a sign that this is a great episode. While watching this epiode, even after the hundreth time it is still soo cool because there is alway something you have not seen before because there is so much hidden things in all the episodes.



    This Episode was such a great episode because They really stick it to the shows that run out of show ideas and decide to have a flash back episode. This one was different becuase there was only one episode before it and on TV it was not the episode they were flashing back on. But even better they showed clips to events that were not in the show at all. Things like that made this "Adult Cartoon" great.



    "Quote Nevermore"moreless
Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

Jerry Seinfeld

Guest Star

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Herself

Guest Star

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Various

Guest Star

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Leonardo Leonardo

Recurring Role

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Himself

Recurring Role

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Announcer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (15)

  • QUOTES (18)

  • NOTES (7)

    • 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.

    • LOOK HARD: Going back to the 70's, you can see John Travolta's character from Saturday Night Fever (1977). And in the 80's, President Reagan walks by the Quick Stop.

    • Full episode title: The Clipshow Wherein Dante And Randal Are Locked In The Freezer And Remember Some Of The Great Moments Of Their Lives.

    • When this episode aired on ABC, a scene was omitted (Probably for fear that Hanna-Barbera and/or Steven Spielberg would sue). While locked in the video store, the guys talk about the fictional film "Flintstones List." While a clip from the film is seen in the video/DVD version, on ABC the clip was cut out and the music was heard briefly as Dante and Randall looked at the TV screen.

    • This was the second and last episode to air on ABC.

  • ALLUSIONS (8)

    • 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.

    • Deep Blue Sea
      Visual: Samuel L. Jackson is eaten by a shark.
      This scene is a parody of the same scene from the 1999 movie Deep Blue Sea.

    • The Flintstones/Shindler's List
      Randal: Wanna watch a movie? Flintstones List.
      This is an obvious parody of the famous cartoon series The Flintstones (1960) and the Oscar winning film Schindler's List (1993).

    • Happy Days
      Randal: Boy Happy Days sure had a lot of great moments.
      This line and several references after it of course refer to the classic sitcom Happy Days.

    • The Real World
      Dante: But you got us thrown out . . . from The Real World!
      The parody itself is a reference to the second season of The Real World.

    • Star Wars
      Randal: Uhhh, it's Hoth cold.
      This and several other references made in the freezer are made about the Star Wars series.

    • Batman
      Dante: (holding a rope that goes slack when they stop) Why are we walking like this?
      This is a reference to the way Fox used to shoot the scenes in Batman when they would climb the wall with the Batrope.

    • Stand By Me
      Old Jay: Looking back, it was the best summer of my life.
      This final scenes was a parody of the film Stand By Me (1986).

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