History YMMV / Clerks

20th Sep '17 10:23:10 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** Catlyn is last seen being taken away in an ambulance. Her actress, Lisa Spoonauer, was the first cast member to die. Not only that, but the coroner informs Dante that Catlyn will need years of therapy after [[spoiler:fucking a dead guy]]. Spoonauer spent the rest of her life after the movie getting chemotherapy for a chronic illness (by the time she died, all the chemo had caused her organs to fuse together).

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** Catlyn Caitlin is last seen being taken away in an ambulance. Her actress, Lisa Spoonauer, was the first cast member to die. Not only that, but the coroner informs Dante that Catlyn will need years of therapy after [[spoiler:fucking a dead guy]]. Spoonauer spent the rest of her life after the movie getting chemotherapy for a chronic illness (by the time she died, all the chemo had caused her organs to fuse together).
20th Sep '17 10:21:25 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** A real-life video store clerk reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Worthy of termination. Randal doing this while seeming to forget that the mother and child are there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just going on and on and on??]] Hysterical!

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** A real-life video store clerk reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Worthy of termination. Randal doing this while seeming to forget that the mother and child are there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just going on and on and on??]] on?]] Hysterical!
20th Sep '17 10:21:06 PM KhesterBarbatos
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** A real-life video store clerk reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Worthy of termination. Randal doing this while seeming to forget that the mother and child are there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just]] ''[[OverlyLongGag going on and on and on??]]'' Hysterical!

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** A real-life video store clerk reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Worthy of termination. Randal doing this while seeming to forget that the mother and child are there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just]] ''[[OverlyLongGag just going on and on and on??]]'' on??]] Hysterical!
11th Sep '17 8:54:24 PM NWolfman
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The first public screening of the film at IFFM was a complete disaster. The theater was deserted, with an audience of twelve, ten of whom were cast and crew, leaving Smith humiliated and heartbroken. Fortunately, one of the two other audience members just happened to be journalist Bob Hawk, who loved the film and set into motion bringing the film to the attention of the Sundance Film Festival and, eventually, Creator/MiramaxFilms.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The first public screening of the film at IFFM was a complete disaster. The theater was deserted, with an audience of twelve, ten of whom were cast and crew, leaving Smith humiliated and heartbroken. Fortunately, one of the two other audience members just happened to be journalist Bob Hawk, who loved the film and set into motion bringing the film it to the attention of the Sundance Film Festival and, eventually, Creator/MiramaxFilms.
21st Aug '17 3:46:19 PM NWolfman
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** Randal reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Irresponsible and stupid. Him reading them as if they're not even there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just]] ''[[OverlyLongGag going on and on and on??]]'' Hysterical!
** As [[spoiler:the old man]], who died jerking off in the bathroom, is carried out by the coroners, his massive RagingStiffie is still clearly visible under the white sheet covering him.

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** Randal A real-life video store clerk reading off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno titles in front of a mother and child]]? Irresponsible Worthy of termination. Randal doing this while seeming to forget that the mother and stupid. Him reading them as if they're not even child are there? Funny. The list [[OverlyLongGag just]] ''[[OverlyLongGag going on and on and on??]]'' Hysterical!
** As [[spoiler:the old man]], man]] who died jerking off in the bathroom, bathroom is carried out by the coroners, his massive RagingStiffie is still clearly visible under the white sheet covering him.
21st Aug '17 3:40:19 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice

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* CrossesTheLineTwiceCrossesTheLineTwice: A day in the life of two blue-collar workers wouldn't be complete without some particularly blue jokes.
25th Jul '17 5:11:32 PM NWolfman
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** To a certain extent, Caitlin accidentally having sex with [[spoiler:the old man's corpse]]: while the act itself is treated seriously, the audacity of Dante's serially unfaithful girlfriend trying, for once, to be faithful and still ending up having sex with someone else, that someone else being a [[spoiler:grim]] BrickJoke.

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** To a certain extent, Caitlin accidentally having sex with [[spoiler:the old man's corpse]]: while the act itself is treated seriously, the audacity of Dante's serially unfaithful girlfriend trying, for once, to be faithful and still ending up having sex with someone else, that someone else being a [[spoiler:grim]] BrickJoke.BrickJoke, is too insane not to be funny.
27th Jun '17 12:52:00 AM NWolfman
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*** Dante freaking out over the possibility that someone in the bathroom raped his girlfriend? Not funny in the slightest. Randal's reply, "I thought [[ExactWords she said]] ''[[ExactWords she]]'' [[ExactWords did all the work]]"? Wrong, but funny.
27th Jun '17 12:48:13 AM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A meta example: Jeff Anderson was uncomfortable filming the scene in which Randall reads off a list of increasingly vulgar porno films to his distributor in front of a mother and her child (notice how all the shots of him reading the list are in close up) and asked Kevin Smith to maybe remove one or two of the worst ones. Smith responded by taking the list and ''adding three more titles!!!''

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A meta example: Jeff Anderson was uncomfortable filming CrossesTheLineTwice
** Dante telling Veronica that he's willing to have sex with a vegetable (as in a paraplegic person) because "[[BlackComedyRape they put up
the scene in which Randall reads least amount of struggle]]."
** Randal reading
off a list of [[RefugeInAudacity increasingly vulgar porno films to his distributor titles in front of a mother and her child (notice how all the shots of him child]]? Irresponsible and stupid. Him reading the them as if they're not even there? Funny. The list are in close up) [[OverlyLongGag just]] ''[[OverlyLongGag going on and asked Kevin Smith to maybe remove one or two of on and on??]]'' Hysterical!
** As [[spoiler:the old man]], who died jerking off in
the worst ones. Smith responded bathroom, is carried out by taking the list coroners, his massive RagingStiffie is still clearly visible under the white sheet covering him.
** To a certain extent, Caitlin accidentally having sex with [[spoiler:the old man's corpse]]: while the act itself is treated seriously, the audacity of Dante's serially unfaithful girlfriend trying, for once, to be faithful
and ''adding three more titles!!!''still ending up having sex with someone else, that someone else being a [[spoiler:grim]] BrickJoke.



* JerkassWoobie: Dante.

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* JerkassWoobie: Dante.JerkassWoobie
** Dante clearly has a lot issues, some in his control, some not, but it's hard to sympathize with him when he takes so little initiative to do anything about it outside of just bitching.
** Caitlin's ultimate fate can be seen as a [[DisproportionateRetribution very extreme retribution]] for her infidelity: as callous as she was with Dante's emotions, she didn't deserve to [[spoiler:be traumatized for life from accidentally fucking a corpse]].
27th Jun '17 12:30:30 AM NWolfman
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* {{Narm}}: A lot of the acting is pretty bad.
** Since the film was made for only $30,000 (the soundtrack cost more than the film), Smith had to use one actor for four roles. Plus, some of the actors weren't professionals (including Smith), so this was bound to happen, although the film is mostly NarmCharm in a way.
* NightmareFuel: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFBXocl3Go Before the film proper even starts.]]''

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* {{Narm}}: A The actors are all either local talent or friends who just happened to be around. As a result, a lot of the acting is pretty bad.
** Since
isn't very good. Then again...
* NarmCharm: You can forgive a lot of
the film film's flaws, maybe even find them endearing, when you remember that it was made for only on a $30,000 (the soundtrack cost more than the film), Smith had to use one actor for four roles. Plus, some of the actors weren't professionals (including Smith), so this was bound to happen, although the film is mostly NarmCharm in a way.
* NightmareFuel: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFBXocl3Go Before the film proper even starts.]]''
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