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Clerks: A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers.

Randal and Dante bet that they couldn't do each other's job for a day at RST Video and Quick Stop, respectively. Randall doesn't make it two minutes. Jay sues Dante and Quick Stop for $10 million after slipping and falling on the floor.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: CLK-104
Airdate: Wednesday May 31st, 2000



Guest Stars
April WinchellApril Winchell
voiced Various
Recurring
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
voiced Himself
Recurring
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Announcer
Recurring
Lauren TomLauren Tom
voiced Various
Recurring
Tara StrongTara Strong
voiced Giggling Girl
Recurring
Judge ReinholdJudge Reinhold
voiced Himself
Episode Notes
This was actually produced as the fourth episode, but was aired as the premiere on ABC. Some have claimed that ABC running "Episode Four" as the first episode was a Star Wars reference, though that might be giving network executives too much credit.

The entire title of this episode is: A Dissertation On The American Justice System By People Who Have Never Been Inside A Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers.



Episode Quotes
Dante Hicks: What are you doing? You're gonna get us both sent to jail!

Randal Graves: In Virginia, anyone who passes the bar can be a lawyer.

Dante Hicks: You haven't passed the bar! And this isn't Virginia!

Narrator: This is the defendant, Dante Hicks. His friend Randal says that he suffers from chronic nocturnal emissions during which he cries out the name of the heavyset woman with the receding hairline they always see at the Laundromat.

Randal Graves: Hey wait. Are you the biggest idiot ever?
Dante Hicks: No, you are.
Randal Graves: Okay, then, this isn't a dream.



Episode Goofs
After Randal throws his soda can into the garbage bag, another soda can mysteriously appears in his hand.

In the last bit of the show, Judge Reinhold's shirt keeps changing between his suit and a robe.



Cultural References
Voice: Tom Cruise! Oh no! You want the truth, you can't handle the truth! Show me the money!

This makes up two references to Tom Cruise movies:
"You can't handle the truth" is a reference to the movie A Few Good Men (1992).
"Show me the money" is a reference to Jerry McGuire (1996).



Other Episode Crew

Clean-up ArtistGreg Guler
 
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