History YMMV / Clerks

27th Apr '18 8:38:00 AM AmuckCricetine
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The movie is very much a product of TheNineties. There's the fashion (flannel shirts, backwards baseball caps, and Dock Martin boots), the music (Music/AliceInChains and Music/SoulAsylum especially), and the prominent VHS rental store as a set piece, to say nothing of characters using a payphone to call outside their home.



* WhatTheHellHero: Dante and Randal do this to each other at the end of the movie.
26th Apr '18 8:22:24 PM Pren
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** Iced coffee has become far more popular since the film was made, so new viewers will likely just be confused at someone expecting it being included among the other idiot customers
18th Apr '18 8:14:05 AM kyeo
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Dante apparently sleeps in his closet. This is never explained or referred to again.
26th Mar '18 2:12:38 PM kyeo
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* ValuesDissonance: Randall's appalled reaction to Dante's story about two of their male classmates getting married, calling it "frightening," "lurid," and referring to homosexuality as a "deviant lifestyle". In 1994 straight men being repulsed by homosexuality was generally accepted; not so much today.
12th Dec '17 8:56:57 PM AtlantaHardcore
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--> '''Randall''': '''OH, FUCK YOU, MAN! FUCK YOU!''' [...] "I'm not even supposed to be here today", you sound like an asshole!

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--> '''Randall''': '''OH, FUCK YOU! FUCK YOU, MAN! FUCK YOU!''' PAL!''' [...] "I'm not even supposed to be here today", you sound like an asshole!
24th Nov '17 2:21:04 AM PeaceAndLove
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* NightmareFuel: The alternate ending, where some random guy robs Dante at gunpoint, then ''shoots and kills him.''
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.
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