The BEST Episodes of Clerks
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
This animated series, based on Kevin Smith's 1994 film of the same name, centers on Dante Hicks and Randal Graves, the clerks at The Quick Stop and RST Video. These "slackers" spend most of their time spoofing pop culture and whining about their miserable lives. Adding color to their lives are the resident "hetero-life partners" Jay and Silent Bob, who hang out and sell fireworks outside the store.
#1 - 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
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 31, 2000
Randal is left in charge of the Quick Stop as part of a bet between he and Dante. Jay sues the Quick Stop for $10,000,000 after slipping on Randal's spilled soda. Randal is Dante's lawyer for the case, while Judge Reinhold presides, and several NBA all-stars are members of the jury. Randal ends up doing more harm than good, putting Dante at the mercy of the courtroom. Before the verdict of the case can be announced, a disclaimer informs the audience that the script for the conclusion of the episode was lost, and the remainder of the episode will be told through Korean animation.
#2 - The Clipshow Wherein Dante and Randal are Locked in the Freezer and Remember Some of the Great Moments in Their Lives
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 7, 2000
Randal and Dante are accidentally locked in the freezer at Quick Stop while testing the locks. They spend the day reminiscing about such things as the opening of a new convenience store across the street, the last time they got locked in the freezer, Randal's mail order husband, celebrities that have stopped by, their time on The Real World and Happy Days. Silent Bob and Jay try to help but get locked in also. After escaping from that, Randal and Dante get trapped in the video store.
#3 - Leonardo Leonardo Returns and Dante Has an Important Decision to Make
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 14, 2002
Leonardo returns to town and opens Quicker Stop, another convenience store across the street, specializing in adult magazines and coffee bars. The Quick Stop and RST Video lose enough business that they prepare to close. Jay and Silent Bob "quit" to "work" for Quicker Stop. Leonardo offers Randal and Dante jobs and a college education but Randal blows it. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer provides the answer on how to take Leonardo down.
#4 - Dante and Randal and Jay and Silent Bob and a Bunch of New Characters and Lando, Take Part in a Whole Bunch of Movie Parodies Including But Not Exclusive To, The Bad News Bears, The Last Starfighter,
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 14, 2002
Dante and Randal attend their high school reunion, where Randal discovers he has the ability to turn women into lesbians, and Dante is accosted by his old baseball team because they don't remember him (although Dante was the coach that won them the championship game). Leonardo decides to let Dante manage his Little League team. The team is on a losing streak until the inclusion of Jay and Silent Bob (as Jay is still in the fourth grade for being held back so many times and is technically eligible to play). Meanwhile, Randal is put into slave labour after beating the high score on an old video game. Dante and the baseball team discover Randal while searching for the baseball team they have been scheduled to play (which turn out to be some of the children enslaved to work in the mines).
#5 - The Last Episode Ever
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 14, 2002
Randal and Dante visit a comic con, where people encourage them to be more true to the movie. Back at the store, Dante prepares for a date with Caitlin Bree. A fair springs up across the street and Jay and Silent Bob can't keep themselves from rushing in every 2 minutes to bring news while Randal and Dante must man the Quick Stop all night.
#6 - 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
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 14, 2002
Dante and Randal read fan mail and introduce a new black character, Lando. Randal neglects a shipment of frozen burritos. A new pet store opens next door, and Patrick Swayze works there. Randal fears an outbreak after Leonardo Leonardo is bitten by a monkey and gets food poisoning from the burritos. After Jay and Silent Bob steal the monkey to teach it to smoke, Randal and Dante must track it down, as it is the key to stop the town from being liquidated.