CLERKS-toon to air on ABC
Father Geek here with some good news for you Kevin Smith Fans... Check it out...
-Kevin Smith just posted over at his web board that clerks will air on abc, there will be another vulgarthonand many other little snipits of info--viewaskew.com, as I'm sure you know--
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April 19, 2000, 5:08 p.m. CST
by Hyper Spazz
SNOWBALL!!!! That's great news. Now we don't have to firebomb ABC. Yeah, more gas for me!
April 19, 2000, 5:40 p.m. CST
Wow, that kinda blew up in your face there, Glen.
April 19, 2000, 6:02 p.m. CST
by Ham Sammich
for some reason people love this poorly acted, rottenly written, awkwardly shot movie. i, for one, found it to be so annoying, i stopped watching after about 45 minutes. and before i'm beaten over the head with a barage of (what i'm sure will be) witty retorts, i would like to point out that people don't walk around speaking in a "thesaurus-like" manner. i did however enjoy Mallrats and Chasing Amy, but was once again disappointed by Dogma. it literally was THE WORST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN. EVER.
April 19, 2000, 7:08 p.m. CST
Literally the worst, eh? Doubt it; there is much, much worse my malcontented friend. You've yet to see the glory that is BIODOME and the masterpiece PRETTY WOMAN. CLERKS was fresh, new. Have you seen the Clerks comic book? If not, try them out; they're hilarious, and the cartoon will probably be in the same style.
April 19, 2000, 7:09 p.m. CST
yeah, they have NYPD Blue and all that, but Smith's humor relies alot on vulgarity. it's gonna be interesting, i mean, i'll probably watch the show, but i don't have a good feeling about this....i'm afraid
April 19, 2000, 7:46 p.m. CST
I saw Kevin Smith at Tulane last week and he brought the second episode of the clerks cartoon... it was pretty damn funny, BUT there were a lot of jokes that were blantaly ripped off of "The Simpsons" and "South Park", either way it was a pretty damn funny snooch to the nooch
April 19, 2000, 7:47 p.m. CST
Of course people don't talk like thesauruses (thesauri?), but who says that characters in movies have to be completely realistic? Are you gonna say that Billy Wilder's films (such as Double Indemnity) all suck because of the amount of witty verbal sparring going on in said films?
April 19, 2000, 8:33 p.m. CST
by Pips Orcille
I'm gonna watch every damn episode, damn it!
April 19, 2000, 10:46 p.m. CST
Made ya look! Seriously, though, the Undead want a date and time for this showing... and when's that "Dogma" DVD coming out..?! C'mon, Harry! Give up the goods!
April 19, 2000, 10:58 p.m. CST
Sometimes when me and my friends get together we happen to be quite imaginative in terms of our vocabulary. Granted, a lot of us are pretentious english majors, but I think it is wrong to think ill of Clerks just because the auteur's dialogue outshines the monosyllabic reportoire of Michael Bay. It is true that nobody talks like that all of the time, but how interesting would it be to sit through a movie whose script is nothing but like, totally, you know...for two hours? And to the above poster who cited the ouvre of Billy Wilder as an example...bravo.
April 20, 2000, 12:12 a.m. CST
I should have said "my friends and I", shouldn't I? Nobody's perfect (except Shirley Manson, of course).
April 20, 2000, 12:47 a.m. CST
I doubt Clerks will succeed on ABC, nor do I really think that bastard network wants them to.They've been moving that show around a lot already.Besides, this show just belongs on cable, where it can be raunchier.TIMMY!
April 20, 2000, 2:01 a.m. CST
by Mad Dog
Any idea when it will be showing in Europe? EuroAICN do you know?? Dogma dvd is out in May 5th I think but its the basic film I think there was mention that if you wait till the end of the year then theres a fully loaded version coming out which is excellant news as I thought the cinema release suffered from being cut to shit. Also the Chasing Amy dvd is on the way too. And incidentally Mallrats is the best of the four, viva la stink palm!
April 20, 2000, 9:13 a.m. CST
Is ABC fucking with Smith because their owened by the Rat Catcher? We won't air your show! Yes, we will!" A demented, "Push-Me-Pullyu" with Mickey Mouse ears. Creepy! TIMMY!
April 20, 2000, 7:47 p.m. CST
I also love the way Kevin Smith's character's talk in Clerks. It's kind of a watered down version of the way Hal Hartley's characters talk in his movies. which is usually iambic pontameter. and it seems Hal Hartley is one of Smith's big influences. The dialogue in Mall Rats about the cookie stand's relation to the food court is an homage to a scene in Hartley's Simple Men, where two guys are arguing about some part of New York. The argument goes exactly the same way. I love Kevin Smith and Hartley. Kevin's the Luke Skywalker, and Hartley's the Yoda of indie filmmaking.
April 21, 2000, 9:47 a.m. CST
Did somebody up there actually say that this week's episode of South Park was good. It was CRAP!! It actually made me lose respect for Matt and Trey. The previous week's rip on Phil Collins was awsome. It was subtle, understated, and reinforced the fact that the South Park crew could give two flying craps about the Oscars. This week however, they just went on and on with the Phil Collins shit in such a sour grapes, "we're whiney little loser-babies" fashion that I actually wanted to turn my television off. Not that I did, mind you. Because that would just be crazy! And I'm not saying that the episode didn't have its moments, like when Timmy's parents were introduced or the doctor demonstrated the alternative to ridalin. But IMnotsoHO, all the Phil Collins jokes ruined the entire episode. Oh yeah, and Clerks kicked ass (even if Dogma sucked)!
April 21, 2000, 11:30 a.m. CST
Some of you really didn't like Dogma? Kevin's most intelligent, ambitious film to date? It was funny and smart. And the cast was brilliant. Especially Allen Rickman. I love that guy. And loved this movie. Chasing Amy is still my favorite Kevin Smith film, but Dogma comes in a close second, followed by Clerks, then Mall Rats.
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