Clerks Season 1 Episode 4: 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
Bloody hell does this show have long ass titles! This episode written by David Mandel, Kevin Smith & Steve Lookner is no exception. Once more we start with live action Jay and Silent Bob throwing us into the episode. Randal heads into the store and talks about how he hired a bouncer to only let 3 people in a day to rent videos. I love Randal. He is one of the greatest characters ever invented.
Randal and Dante argue over who can do whose job better and some how end up doing surgery and messing it up. They run out of the hospital and agree to change jobs for a day. At 7:59 Randal calls Dante to roast that he is doing great opening the store. At 8 he calls back and everything is going to hell. Some guy even says he will burn the store down. Randal asks him to come down to the store.
Dante shows up and Randal shoots at him. Everything is in ruins. Randal is ready for war and Dante has to talk him down. He then cleans up the store and Randal swears him back into running the store. Jay slips and falls on the floor and demands a pack of cigarettes and Randal says no, he even says what are you going to do? Sue us? A lawyer even walks in and Randal tries to get him to take Jay's class and Randal keeps bugging him until he agrees to take Jay's case. It takes him a day and an angry mob to convince the guy. Randal says he wasn't in charge and can't be put in the case. So now Quickstop and Dante are being sued for 10 million dollars. Randal doesn't understand why Dante is mad at him for this. Judge Reinhold, the actor is the judge in this case.
Randal becomes Dante's lawyer, Dante tries to get him tossed off the case and the Judge overrules Dante and lets Randal be the lawyer just because he likes his movies. The jury is made up of all NBA players. They go back to Lando to try and find out how to get the jury to side with them. He says to make them feel like Dante is one of them. Randal went very racist with it. Randal starts questioning Dante about things to embarrass him. He is the worst lawyer who has ever lived. He doesn't even ask him any questions that make sense.
Randal starts questioning Directors and demanding money back. Randal rests the case and they end up in an elevator with the jury who are saying that Dante is guilty. Randal gets a massage from a guy who knows something about the case. He starts talking about JFK and runs off. Randal then calls Silent Bob onto the stand. He gets set down since he won't talk. Dante and Randal both have dreams about the outcome. The judge even has a dream that he gets called away to do Beverly Hills cop 4.
Right before we really find out what happen we get a massage saying that the footage was lost and now it becomes an anime and everything goes crazy. Even having a robot car being driven by a bear. A slave ship run by a rat. Like nothing fit or makes sense in this ending. But it is funny as hell. Dante and Randal take down the rat slaver.
It ends with a next week on Clerks where the Judge works at the store and Jay slips and falls and sues the store starting it all over. So funny! I love this cartoon!!