Clerks The Animated Series Season 1 Episode 1: Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make
I remember when I was in middle school and everyone in class had to give a report on a hero. A friend of mine did his on Kevin Smith, the guy who made Clerks. Never saw it never cared, but even back then way before I wanted to make movies I was impressed with how some guy who worked at a grocery store made a movie and made it big on his own. Something that I am trying so hard to do now. I sound have looked up to him back then, what can i say I had a late start.
So the cartoon based off of Clerks is an amazing show. Too bad that it had such a short life. But for a cartoon with such a short life it has such long titles. Like what the hell is up with these long ass titles?
I love that each episode starts off with a live action Jay and Silent Bob introducing each episode. It's a fun way to get into the episodes. We then jump to the voice overs that mocks itself. It feels very Kevin Smith in the way that it tears itself down.
The first episode has a previously on, what show does that? It's the first damn episode, nothing came before that. It makes me laugh every time. Once the real episode starts we see Randall messing with a guy to the point of him fleeing out of the store crying. Oh Randall.
The episode is written by the man himself, Mr. Kevin Smith along with David Mandel. It pays tribute to the movie right away, Dante wakes up in his room and is called into work on his day off. He then gets everything ready for the day and is attacked by fireworks. Since it is a cartoon Jay and Silent Bob couldn't sell weed so instead they sell fireworks. It's a bit weird and takes a bit to get use to. All of five seconds before you find yourself laughing at how stupid Jay is.
I love how they got everyone back to do the voices of their characters. It really helps pull you back into the world that we all know and love. A world that we all want to get back into, Kevin, if you are out there, please hurry with Clerks 3. I'm dying to see it.
Leonardo Leonardo returns to Jersey and opens up a far better quick stop across the street. It threatens to put the boys out of a job. They can't have that. Where will they hang out? Dante and Randall break into the Quicker Stop and then tell the plans to the city council. He has plans on top of plans. About 64 of them. No one stays to listen and no one cares about Leonardo Leonardo's plans.
Dante and Randall catch Leonardo Leonardo but it doesn't stop him. He won't close his store, lucky for us Jay and Silent Bob accidentally blow it up with their fire works.
After the episode is over we get treated to safety tips by Jay and Silent Bob. Silent Bob speaks but they act like he doesn't. It's a weird ending but I like it. I love this show,