!!YMMV from the film:
%%* CultClassic
* 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!!!''
* EarWorm: "My love for you is like a truck, ''Berserker!''"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Jay and Silent Bob.
** And to a lesser extent, the little girl who buys the cigarettes.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The part where Veronica and (especially) Dante berate each other over their sex lives was played for laughs in this movie. However, in ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Holden has a similar reaction to Alyssa when he finds out about her previous sexual experiences, which was played entirely for drama and is why their relationship ultimately didn't work out. And that was in turn based off of [[RealitySubtext Kevin Smith and Joey Lauren Adams' relationship]].
* HilariousInHindsight:
** [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Fellatio doesn't count as sex, eh?]]
** On the commentary featured on the DVD, [[Creator/KevinSmith the director]] says that the Music/SoulAsylum video on the DVD is the [[Film/ClerksII closest thing to a sequel]] that the film would ever get.
** Meta: Jeff Anderson refused to read the list of porno titles in front of the mother and child, so the scene was shot in close up with [[ReactionShot Reaction Shots]] added. JuddApatow, considered to be Kevin Smith's SpiritualSuccessor, has since done numerous movies where characters shamelessly curse in front of children.
* HoYay: Randal towards Dante.
-->'''Randal''': Oh, hey Caitlin? Break his heart again this time, and I'll kill you... Nothing personal.
-->'''Caitlin''': You're very protective of him, Randal. You always have been.
-->'''Randal''': Territoriality. He was mine first.
* HypeBacklash: Has appeared on several "Most Overrated Films" lists.
* JerkassWoobie: Dante.
* {{Narm}}: A lot of the acting is pretty bad.
** Though due to the film being made for only $30,000 (the soundtrack cost more than the film.) Smith had to use one actor for four roles, plus some weren't professional actors (including Smith) themselves, so this was bound to happen, though the film is mostly NarmCharm in a way.
* NightmareFuel: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWFBXocl3Go Before the film proper even starts.]]''
* OneSceneWonder: Silent Bob.
-->"You know, there's a million fine-looking women in the world, dude. But they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you."
%%* SeinfeldIsUnfunny
* {{Squick}}: Caitlyn's "encounter" in the Quick Stop's bathroom.
* TheyJustDidntCare: The people doing the photo shoot for the poster didn't include Jay and rushed the shoot without thinking twice about whether or not he should be there.
** Also every single poster for the film seems to imply that [[IAmNotShazam all five characters featured on the posters are "clerks"]], when only two actually are.
** [[Creator/MiramaxFilms Miramax]] didn't ''want'' Jay on the poster, they thought he was "weird looking" (they had the same problem with Creator/{{Universal}} when making Mallrats and they wanted to replace Jay with a "real" actor), which is funny considering he would go on to be the lead in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' and many, many people find Jay very attractive.
* {{Wangst}}: {{Lampshaded}}. Dante does this all the time, to the point where Caitlin comes to visit him specifically because she knows he's probably spent the whole day agonizing over the wedding announcement.

!!YMMV from the cartoon:
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The "Korean ending" from episode 4.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** In the first episode, one of the phases of the Quicker Stop's world domination is [[WesternAnimation/RobotChicken robot chickens]]. Especially since {{AdultSwim}} would later rerun all six episodes.
** The ending to [[spoiler: Episode 2]] in light of Film/ClerksII.
*** Doubles as HeartwarmingInHindsight.
** In a TakeThat against Creator/SethMacFarlane, a bad cartoonist is shown taking advice from a book purportedly written by [=MacFarlane=], being inspired to write a cartoon that would send its cast to ''Series/GilligansIsland'' and then "make gay jokes about them." Cut to a few years later, a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h7ss-qRtyw actually did this]].
** Judge Reinhold would later play as himself starring as a judge again in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.
** Might also be HarsherinHindsight depending on your view, but the show calling UPN "America's #1 Network" becomes this after it faded into mediocrity and eventually shut down in 2006.
* TooGoodToLast: Canceled after only six episodes were made.
* TheWeirdAlEffect: The parody episode of ''Series/TheSecretDiaryOfDesmondPfeiffer'' featured in the show's pilot is better known than the actual show it's parodying.