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  • Acting for Two: All over the place, of the You Look Familiar variety.
  • Actor-Inspired Element: Jay's many catchphrases ("Snoogins," "snoochie boochies," "snooch to the nooch") all evolved from random vocalizations Jason Mewes made for his friends that literally meant "I'm just kidding."
  • Executive Meddling:
    • A positive example: the original ending of Clerks had Dante killed by a robber.
    • Also, when making Mallrats, Kevin Smith had to fight like hell to keep Jason Mewes in the role as Jay, and it paid off.
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  • Funny Character, Boring Actor: Subverted with Jason Mewes. While the character of Jay was based on things he'd do to amuse himself when he was sixteen, adult Mewes has always been extremely shy and quiet.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: Kevin Smith, who usually talks a lot (as seen and heard in the Evening with Kevin Smith specials, the many podcasts he does, as well as joint interviews with his daughter, after which she laments he never lets her answer questions without throwing in his two cents) plays an almost mute character.
  • Production Posse: The main cause of You All Look Familiar. Smith tends to work with some of the same people on the production crew and give them cameos.
  • Those Two Actors: Lampshaded in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
  • Trilogy Creep: Chasing Amy was originally supposed to be the final VA film (hence its original title, "The Jersey Trilogy"), but then Jay and Silent Bob found their way into the script for Dogma.
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  • The Wiki Rule: The View Askewniverse Wiki.
  • Word of Gay: Kevin Smith confirms that Jay is a deeply closeted (or so he thinks) bisexual.

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