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* ActorAllusion:
** Jay's gone through rehab and no longer does drugs (despite still dealing them); Jason Mewes also went to rehab prior to filming this movie (allegedly, Kevin Smith would not allow him to be in the movie unless he cleaned himself up). Unlike Jay, however, Mewes has not become a Christian, or at least not a devout one; this change in Jay's character is more than likely inspired by the events of ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.
** Emma's hatred of New Jersey is apparently inspired by Jennifer Schwalbach Smith's own distaste for the state, as living their the first year of her and Kevin's marriage made her homesick for California.
** Randal's comment that Elias will be his new best friend after Dante leaves is a nod to Jeff Anderson's film ''Now You Know'' where he and Trevor Fehrman played best friends.



* TheCastShowoff: Rosario Dawson's dancing, and to a lesser extent, [[SoBadItsGood Jay's]].

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* TheCastShowoff: Rosario Dawson's Creator/RosarioDawson's dancing, and to a lesser extent, [[SoBadItsGood Jay's]].



* WorkingTitle: ''[=Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin'=]'' and ''The Passion of the Clerks''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''[=Clerks ''Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin'=]'' Clerkin''' and ''The Passion of the Clerks''.Clerks''.
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A rarity for a Creator/KevinSmith movie, Wanda Sykes and Earthquake improvised all of their dialogue in the lead-up to the infamous "Porch Monkey" scene.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A rarity for a Creator/KevinSmith movie, Wanda Sykes and Earthquake improvised all of their dialogue while waiting in the lead-up line prior to the infamous "Porch Monkey" scene.


** Creator/AlecBaldwin, who voiced Leonardo Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', was approached to make a cameo as Randal's father in the film's beginning.

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** Creator/AlecBaldwin, who voiced Leonardo Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', was approached to make a cameo as Randal's father in the film's beginning.beginning.
* WorkingTitle: ''[=Clerks 2: Hardly Clerkin'=]'' and ''The Passion of the Clerks''.


* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/RosarioDawson claimed in the DVD extras that the biggest draw for her was getting to see a (simulated) donkey show.[[note]]She was not on-set during the scene's filming anyway.[[/note]]

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/RosarioDawson claimed in the DVD extras that the biggest draw for her was getting to see a (simulated) donkey show. [[note]]She was not on-set during the scene's filming anyway.[[/note]]


* DirectedByCastmember: The shot of the cup scooping ice from a urinal was directed by Jason Mewes.



* RealLifeRelative: Creator/KevinSmith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith is the little girl that Dante waves to in the window of the restaurant. His mother also reprises her role from the first film as the milkmaid.



* ThrowItIn: Gawking Guy was originally supposed to just roll his eyes and walk away when Dante and Emma started making out on the counter. The character's one line, "That's not very hygienic", was ad-libbed by Creator/BenAffleck.



** Smith recorded a podcast for fans to download onto their iPods and listen to in the theater in real-time with the movie like a DVDCommentary. The idea was abandoned, but the podcast appeared as an AlternateDVDCommentary.

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** Smith recorded a podcast for fans to download onto their iPods and listen to in the theater in real-time with the movie like a DVDCommentary. The idea was abandoned, but the podcast appeared as an AlternateDVDCommentary.AlternateDVDCommentary.
** Originally Creator/MattDamon was supposed to play Lance Dowds. However, Damon was also filming ''TheGoodShepherd'' at the same time and couldn't make it. So Creator/JasonLee took over the role during a day off from ''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.
** Smith, being a big fan of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', wanted Creator/DavidCross to play the role of the Hobbit Lover. Cross showed interest, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. Based on a suggestion from Producer Scott Mosier's wife, Smith and Mosier offered Kevin Weisman the role and he accepted.
** Smith's original idea for the film had Randal and Dante working at New Jersey's famous Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Smith changed it to a fast food restaurant when filming at the boardwalk proved to be too expensive.
** Creator/AlecBaldwin, who voiced Leonardo Leonardo in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', was approached to make a cameo as Randal's father in the film's beginning.


* SequelGap: 12 years since ''Film/@{{Clerks}}'' (1994 to 2006).

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* SequelGap: 12 years since ''Film/@{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' (1994 to 2006).


* CastingGag: Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson, who played the announcer and various roles on ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'', cameos as the firefighter who gets offended by Randal's "Porch Monkey 4 Life" shirt.



* ProductionPosse: Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, and of course Brian O'Halloran and Jason Mewes.
* SequelGap: 12 years since ''Clerks'' (1994 to 2006).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[ExecutiveMeddling Bob Weinstein]] wanted "Pillowpants" to turn out to be real, but ultimately decided that was too silly when Smith explained why it was funnier the way it was.

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* ProductionPosse: Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Creator/BenAffleck, Creator/JasonLee, Ethan Suplee, and of course Brian O'Halloran and Jason Mewes.
* SequelGap: 12 years since ''Clerks'' ''Film/@{{Clerks}}'' (1994 to 2006).
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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[[ExecutiveMeddling Bob Weinstein]] wanted "Pillowpants" to turn out to be real, but ultimately decided that was too silly when Smith explained why it was funnier the way it was.



** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Creator/SarahSilverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free."

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** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Creator/EllenPompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Creator/SarahSilverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free."


* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A rarity for a Creator/KevinSmith movie, Wanda Sykes and Earthquake improvised all of their dialogue during the infamous "Porch Monkey" scene.

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A rarity for a Creator/KevinSmith movie, Wanda Sykes and Earthquake improvised all of their dialogue during in the lead-up to the infamous "Porch Monkey" scene.


** Emma's hatred of New Jersey is apparently inspired by Jennifer Schwalbach Smith's own distaste for the state.

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** Emma's hatred of New Jersey is apparently inspired by Jennifer Schwalbach Smith's own distaste for the state.state, as living their the first year of her and Kevin's marriage made her homesick for California.



** Smith recorded a podcast for fans to download onto their iPods and listen to in the theater in real-time with the movie like a DVDCommentary. The idea was abandoned, but the podcasts appeared as "alternate commentaries" on the DVD.

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** Smith recorded a podcast for fans to download onto their iPods and listen to in the theater in real-time with the movie like a DVDCommentary. The idea was abandoned, but the podcasts podcast appeared as "alternate commentaries" on the DVD.an AlternateDVDCommentary.


** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Creator/SarahSilverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free."

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** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Creator/SarahSilverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free.""
** Smith recorded a podcast for fans to download onto their iPods and listen to in the theater in real-time with the movie like a DVDCommentary. The idea was abandoned, but the podcasts appeared as "alternate commentaries" on the DVD.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: When filming the last shot, Kevin Smith had the Music/SoulAsylum song "Misery" cued up on a boom box off-camera to fit the mood when the film goes back to black-and-white. Jeff Anderson actually screwed up the first take because it made him start crying.

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* TheCastShowoff: Rosario Dawson's dancing, and to a lesser extent, [[SoBadItsGood Jay's]].

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* SequelGap: 12 years since ''Clerks'' (1994 to 2006).


** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Sarah Silverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free."

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** Before Rosario Dawson was cast as Becky, various others were considered, including Ellen Pompeo, Jennifer Schwalbach (who would play Emma) and Sarah Silverman, Creator/SarahSilverman, who apparently said to Smith "Let me play Randal and I'll do it for free."

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: A rarity for a Creator/KevinSmith movie, Wanda Sykes and Earthquake improvised all of their dialogue during the infamous "Porch Monkey" scene.

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