Clerks Season 1 Episode 3: Leonardo Is Caught in the Grip of an Outbreak of Randal's Imagination and Patrick Swayze Either Does or Doesn't Work in the New Pet Store
Welcome to episode 3 of the cartoon that just keeps on ticking, well only to six. This episode was written by David Mandel & Kevin Smith. After the live action segment the cartoon starts with Kevin Smith's wife writing into Dante and Randal reading questions from the audience. They ignore the lack of women question but adds a black man to the cast. Just so they can fill like they are including people.
Dante gets call to sleep in, unfortunately he is already at work. No matter he goes home to sleep, telling Randal not to leave the box of burritos outside. Randal leaves it out there and Dante tells him he now has to throw them out. The token black guy in this episode walks by and says hi. They couldn't even be bothered to add him into the plot, only on Clerks.
Next to the store a new pet store opens up where Patrick Swayze works as a stable boy. He tries to make it seem like he is working on a movie, but he isn't. He's just a stable boy. Randal wants to kill the monkey before he can cause another outbreak like in the movie. He even tells Dante that this is a tv show something that Dante doesn't believe.
Dante runs out to get Leonardo Leonardo a bandaid while Randal brings the burritos back inside. LL eats one and Randal thinks that LL is infected since he was bite by the monkey. He gets sicker and sicker as Randal once more says hi to the token black guy.
Randal calls the CDC and they lock the stores all down. They aren't allowed to leave. They think that LL is the first infected with the virus. When really he is just sick because he ate the burritos. We also learn that LL's aid is a robot. The mayor of the city is stuck in a hamburger costume and gives a fake press reading because his guards switched out his papers. How the hell did he get elected? Randal and Dante are clean, but the government still thinks they are going to die. They are told they can do anything they want so they go get burgers. Why is that their last wish? If I could do anything I'd do so much more! They then go back to the store and write a letter to the fast food joint complaining.
They go looking for the monkey but Jay and Silent Bob stole him and are teaching him how to smoke. LL feels better and he goes to eat another burrito. Dante figures out what is really making him sick. He blames Randal and it makes Randal think that Dante is a robot as well. He's a fool but a loveable fool.
Randal tells the CDC that they aren't affected by any virus but it is too late. The military is sending a missile to blow up the town. They find a helicopter and call on a man named Lando to fly it, not the token black guy because that will be asking too much. It's a white guy with the same name. SMH
The chief of police is also stuck in a hamburger costume and gets asked questions by a crowd that has Steve-Dave and Fan Boy in it! It's Bryan Johnson and Walt Flannigan!!!! Dante and Randal call the bomber about to blow up their whole town. Randal makes a jokes about Dante being gay. The chopper pilot tells him he won't blow up the town if he admits he is gay. Dante does it and saves the town. It makes the news.
What is with Jay and Silent Bob always hanging out with monkeys? They must love them so much. This episode, Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike back. All monkeys. those crazy kids.
This was another great episode!