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28th Oct '16 12:08:15 AM NWolfman
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* ActingUnnatural: As he tries to [[ItMakesSenseInContext fish his car keys out of Julie's skirt]], Randal stands behind Dante, pretending to comfort his friend as he weeps. It goes as well as is to be expected.


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* ThemeTuneCameo: The beginning of the short is scored to a snatch of the theme from ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.
28th Oct '16 12:02:07 AM NWolfman
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* ThickLineAnimation: It's done in the same style as ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.

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* ThickLineAnimation: It's done Animated in the same style as ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.
* TookALevelInJerkass: If we're to take this scene in the context of the rest of the movie, Randal, who's otherwise difficult by not a complete asshole, seems particularly mean to Dante during this whole ordeal, especially when he introduces Dante to Julie's parents after Dante explicitly told him that they did not want to see each other.
27th Oct '16 11:58:38 PM NWolfman
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* DropDeadGorgeous: Invoked. Dante and Randal go to visit Julie's wake, an old girlfriend of Dante. When they get to the coffin they see she's only wearing a black bikini top on her upper half, and assume she probably requested it. HilarityEnsues when they drop their keys down her lap.

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* EpicFail: Dante tosses Randal the keys when the latter gets bored and asks if he can wait in the car and listen to the radio. By ''sheer coincidence'', the keys ricochet off of Randal's bad catch and fall down Julie's skirt. {{Lampshaded}} by Randal, who says he couldn't do that again if he tried.
* DropDeadGorgeous: Invoked. When they get to her casket, Dante and Randal go to visit Julie's wake, an old girlfriend of Dante. When they get to the coffin they see she's only wearing remark that Julie is laid out in a black bikini tube top on (or a belly blouse, as Randal calls it), presumably at her upper half, and assume she probably requested it.request. HilarityEnsues when they drop their keys down her lap.



** A flashback shows Dante and Julie being literally caught in the act, although in that case, it actually ''was'' what it looked like.
27th Oct '16 11:53:39 PM NWolfman
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The incident that happened at Julie Dwyer's wake was actually never filmed but what happened was finally revealed in an animated short on the tenth anniversary DVD set. Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson reprised their roles and Joey Lauren Adams made a cameo as her character Alyssa from ''Film/ChasingAmy''.

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The incident that happened at An AnimatedAdaptation of a scene cut from the scrip before shooting began for budget reasons, explaining why Dante and Randal are chased out of the funeral parlor when they attend Julie Dwyer's wake was actually never filmed but what happened was finally revealed wake. Animated in an animated short on the tenth anniversary DVD set. style of ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', it features Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson reprised reprising their roles and Joey Lauren Adams made in a cameo as her character Alyssa from ''Film/ChasingAmy''.''Film/ChasingAmy''.

Included in the tenth anniversary boxed set of ''Clerks.''



* CaughtWithYourPantsDown: Dante tells Randal that the last time he saw Julie's parents, they had walked in on him performing cunnilingus on her. As such, he's understandably reluctant to see them at her wake.



* ContinuityNod: A nice subtle one -- in ''Film/ChasingAmy'' Alyssa mentions a fling with Caitlin Bree; after Dante complains about 'Caitlin and her secrets' Alyssa (who is clearly friends with Dante,) not unkindly, tells him he "just has no idea sometimes," either as a subtle hint that Dante would be better off without Caitlin or as a tacit admission of guilt because Caitlin cheated on him with her.
** The Jesus on the death cards is done in the style of the Buddy Christ and the two angels with him are Bartleby and Loki.
** Willam from ''Mallrats'' is at the funeral.
** T.S. and Brodie are also mentioned (the former who actually brought about Julie's death.)

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* ContinuityNod: A nice few subtle one -- in ones.
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''Film/ChasingAmy'' Alyssa mentions a fling with Caitlin Bree; after - Dante complains gripes about 'Caitlin and her secrets' secrets,' to which his friend Alyssa (who is clearly friends with Dante,) not unkindly, tells him he "just has replies "Oh Dante, you just have no idea sometimes," either as a subtle hint alluding to the fact that Dante would be better off without she had a fling with Caitlin or as a tacit admission (and was presumably one of guilt because the people Caitlin cheated on him with her.
Dante with).
** ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' - The Jesus on the death cards is done in the style of depict Jesus as the Buddy Christ Christ, and the two card with "some angels with him are and Jesus" depict Bartleby and Loki.
Loki with Christ.
** ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' - Willam from ''Mallrats'' is at seen among the funeral.
**
mourners. Alyssa also mentions that Julie's fatal aneurysm was the result of her trying to lose a few extra pounds the day before shooting ''Truth Or Date'', and that it was T.S. and Brodie are also mentioned (the former who actually brought about Julie's death.)indirectly caused it by mentioning that the camera "adds ten pounds."



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Dante reaching into Julie's pants to get the Quick Stop/car keys (after Randal accidently dropped them down Julie's skirt), only for Mr. Dwyer to yank Randal (who was shielding the view of Julie's body) aside and catch him in the act.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Dante reaching into Julie's pants to get the Quick Stop/car keys (after Randal accidently accidentally dropped them down Julie's skirt), only for Mr. Dwyer to yank Randal (who was shielding the view of Julie's body) aside and catch him in the act.
27th Oct '16 11:14:01 PM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: The old man who comes into Quick Stop to use the bathroom, [[spoiler:dies while masturbating and who's body Caitlin has sex with in the dark under the assumption that it's Dante]]. Not an extreme example, but he has a broad Yiddish accent (presumably an authentic one from his actor).

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* AlterKocker: The old man who comes into Quick Stop to use the bathroom, [[spoiler:dies while masturbating and who's body Caitlin has sex with in the dark under the assumption that it's Dante]]. Not an extreme example, but he has He speaks with a broad Yiddish accent (presumably an authentic and calls Dante "boychik" at one from his actor).point.
23rd Oct '16 9:55:50 PM NWolfman
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* LoveMartyr: According to a throwaway line from Veronica's furious breakup speech to him, all of Dante's {{Wangst}} is just his refusal to get over Caitlin, a girl who was frequently unfaithful to him and dumped him in high school.
23rd Oct '16 9:48:57 PM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: The old man who comes into Quick Stop to use the bathroom, [[spoiler:dies while masturbating and who's body Caitlin has sex with in the dark under the assumption that it's Dante]]. Not an extreme example, but he has a broad Yiddish accent, which by all accounts it authentic.

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* AlterKocker: The old man who comes into Quick Stop to use the bathroom, [[spoiler:dies while masturbating and who's body Caitlin has sex with in the dark under the assumption that it's Dante]]. Not an extreme example, but he has a broad Yiddish accent, which by all accounts it authentic.accent (presumably an authentic one from his actor).
23rd Oct '16 9:48:25 PM NWolfman
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* AlterKocker: The old man who comes into Quick Stop to use the bathroom, [[spoiler:dies while masturbating and who's body Caitlin has sex with in the dark under the assumption that it's Dante]]. Not an extreme example, but he has a broad Yiddish accent, which by all accounts it authentic.
21st Oct '16 10:38:28 PM NWolfman
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* ILoveTheDead: [[spoiler: An unintentional example.]]
11th Oct '16 2:17:33 PM Raconteur
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** Likewise, the discussion of how life is just a series of downer endings.
** Interestingly a lot of the film seems to set this up, including Dante's claim that ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is the superior Star Wars film because of its downer ending.

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** Likewise, Interestingly a lot of the film seems to set this up.
***The
discussion of how life is just a series of downer endings.
** Interestingly a lot of the film seems to set this up, including Dante's ***Dante's claim that ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' is the superior Star Wars film because "it ends on such a down note".
***The observation that all the prices end in nines. Guess what time Dante's shift ends?
***Even Randall's line referring to people putting gum in the locks, "Bunch
of its downer ending.savages in this town" has an ironic ring in light of the ending.
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