- Acting for Two: All over the place, of the You Look Familiar variety.
- Jason Lee plays two different characters (different names, but suspiciously similar) in Mallrats and Chasing Amy, and a third, definitely different character in Dogma. He then reprises his first two roles in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and plays a completely different role in Clerks II.
- Matt Damon has a cameo appearance as a minor character in Chasing Amy, plays a more major character in Dogma, and appears as himself in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
- Even more bizarre, Ben Affleck plays one character in Mallrats, very different ones in Chasing Amy and Dogma, and in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back he appears as his Chasing Amy character and as himself. He only has a brief cameo in Clerks II, though.
- Brian O'Halloran plays Dante's many cousins, all with the surname Hicks, in every VA film where he's not playing Dante himself.
- Jeff Anderson plays a clerk in a gun store in Dogma.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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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