Clerks: The Animated Series (2000)

Clerks (retronym: Clerks: The Animated Series) is an American animated sitcom based on Kevin Smith’s 1994 comedy of the same name. It was developed for television by Smith, Smith’s producing partner Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld writer David Mandel with character designs by Stephen Silver.


1×01 – “Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make”: Billionaire Leonardo Leonardo returns to Leonardo, New Jersey and opens the Quicker Stop right across from the Quick Stop, nearly costing Randal and Dante their jobs.

1×02 – “The Clipshow Wherein Dante and Randal are Locked in the Freezer and Remember Some of the Great Moments in Their Lives”: Dante and Randal get locked in the freezer. There, they look back on their lives, primarily in clips from the same and previous episode.

1×03 – “Leonardo Is Caught in the Grip of an Outbreak of Randal’s Imagination and Patrick Swayze Either Does or Doesn’t Work in the New Pet Store”: Quick Stop is put under government control after Leonardo is said to have been infected with a deadly virus by a monkey at the new pet store next to RST Video.

1×04 – “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”: Jay sues the Quick Stop for $10,000,000 after slipping on Randal’s soda.

1×05 “Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob and a Bunch of New Characters and Lando, Take Part in a Whole Bunch of Movie Parodies Including But Not Exclusive To, The Bad News Bears, The Last Starfighter, Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom, Plus a High School Reunion”: Leonardo Leonardo decides to let Dante manage his Little League team, which includes Jay and Silent Bob. Meanwhile, Randal is put into slave labour after beating the high score on an old video game.

1×06 “The Last Episode Ever”: Dante and Randal work inside the Quick Stop discussing various things. Meanwhile, outside, Dante’s supposed to have a date with Caitlin Bree, Jay and Silent Bob go to a fair where havoc ensues, Walt and Steve-Dave need stuff, Leonardo Leonardo finds a soccer team on his roof, and Dante keeps getting called by a guy who wants to show him “the truth about The Matrix”. Eventually, due to a phone call unknowingly made to the President, the Army surrounds the Quick Stop, the President is attacked by hookers and vampires who are enraged to find RST closed, and Dante and Randal finally go outside.

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