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The episodes feature store clerks Dante and Randal and their ongoing adventures among the shelves of your local corner store. Never far from the epicenter of these adventures are the irreverent Jay and Silent Bob. Whether it's getting trapped in the walk-in cooler, attending their high school reunion, or fighting rival Leonardo Leonardo (who wants to dominate the local Quick Mart market), Clerks spoofs TV and movies with mocking pop-culture jokes and cameos by a number of celebrities. Ultimately, though, Clerks: The Animated Series suffers at the hands of network censors, lacking the obnoxious punch that made Clerks the film so offbeat and amusing.
Smith doesn't disappoint, however, with the inclusion of a number of special features on the DVD set, most notably the ever-insightful director's commentary with guests Jason Mewes (Jay), Brian O'Halloran (Dante), and Jeff Anderson (Randal). So while the series itself may be ill-fated, featurette on the making of the animated series--including storyboards and information on character development and the comic book influence on the drawing style--make this a robust offering for Kevin Smith completists. --Adam Medros
There are some things that are just too good for network.
The 2 DVD set contains all 6 uncut episodes of the Clerks animated series, which is good since only 2 of the episodes aired on TV, out of order I might add.
For instance, in the Kevin Smith movies, Jay & Silent Bob are drug dealers, whilst in the show, they are firecracker salesman.
It's not hard to see why many people didn't take to the idea of a Clerks cartoon--it's so different from the movie, the argument could be made that they should have just revamped... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jared Culpepper
Enjoyed it when it was on tv, enjoyed it when I got my first set and enjoyed it once again when I had to rebuy it. I dont know why people get so upset about this series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris W.