YMMV / Clerks II

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The dance scene that turns into a full musical number. The dancers include an emo girl, a cheerleader, a girl in full Indian garb, a football player, a bus driver, a woman wearing a barbeque apron, and a nun.
    • Though it did lead to The Reveal that was constantly spoken of later on. Dante reveals his love for Becky and in return Becky reveals she is pregnant.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Randal's "porch monkey" rant crosses the line way more than twice!
    • However many times it was crossed before, "Did Randal just call Mister Dante a nigger?" crossed it about a hundred more times after that.
    • And then you have The Donkey Show.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Grandma, what was it liiiiiike? and the aforementioned musical number.
  • Ear Worm: "Naughty Girls Need Love Too", the song that plays during the donkey show.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "You never go ass-to-mouth!" Even more since Smith would still later describe his own film Tusk as "a cuddly version" of that one.
    • Randal's "a lot of walking" complaint in regards to The Lord of The Rings trilogy happens to be the general complaint in regards to The Hobbit films, which happens to be more critically divided when compared to the previous films.
  • Ho Yay: Randal and Dante.
    Randal: (to Dante) You're my best friend, and I love you. In a totally heterosexual way.
    Jay: (to Silent Bob) Yeah, right.
    • Not to mention the fact that their every argument sounds like a lover's tiff.
    • Jay demands that Dante and Randal engage in oral sex (and then engage in ass-to-mouth) before he'll give them the money. Bob gives him a funny look and he takes it back. In a cut scene, Bob follows up by telling Jay that he's "just a gay man in deep denial."
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Some people will agree that Randal was totally right about Return of the King having way too many endings, and the "very fucking gay look" that Sam gave Frodo near the end.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Randal at the end, when he reveals how much he has been dreading Dante moving away.
  • Memetic Mutation: PORCH MONKEY 4 LIFE.
    • It's cool. We're taking it back.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Guess how many people actually get that Randal is supposed to be 'wrong' in the Porch Monkey scene? Not very many.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Hey kids, its Jason Lee/Ben Affleck/Ethan Suplee/Earthquake/Wanda Sykes/Kevin's Mom!
  • Tear Jerker: The ending. Never thought this would happen in a View Askew picture.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After the slightly divisive Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and the generally unpopular Jersey Girl, the film was widely seen as a return to form for Kevin Smith. In retrospect however, it's generally viewed as a brief respite before Smith's Hollywood career completely crumbled and he's since taken to doing films that are nothing like his older ones.
  • The Woobie: Emma becomes this when she sees Dante kissing Becky.