The cult film Clerks is one of those movies that means a lot to GenX-ers with a desire to do things independently. What that movie is not is a watered down 90s TV show. And there’s video proof of it.
After the success of the Kevin Smith movie people were eager to get into the business of Smith and his band of misfits. There was a short-lived animated series and comic book. What many might not know is that ABC tried to launch the show as a sitcom in 1995 as well. And after watching the pilot for the show, we’re happy it didn’t get any further than that setting because it’s pretty bad. Smith has no involvement in the show and any of the edge the movie possessed is sanded down and Disnified as a workplace comedy with a laughtrack. Perhaps the biggest travesty of the entire sitcom is the complete lack of any Jay & Silent Bob presence in the sitcom. Read More