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Works by Kevin Smith (Study Guide): Clerks: the Animated Series

Works by Kevin Smith (Study Guide): Clerks: the Animated Series

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Clerks: the Animated Series. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Clerks (retronym: Clerks: The Animated Series) is an American animated television series based on Kevin Smith's film of the same name. It was developed for television by Smith, Smith's producer Scott Mosier and former Seinfeld writer David Mandel with character designs by Stephen Silver. The show was released on DVD in a 2 Disc collectors set called "Clerks Uncensored." The "Uncensored" of the title refers to the reinstating of a segment unaired when the second episode ran on television. Only two episodes were aired on ABC in 2000 before the series was cancelled. Several factors contributed to the cancellation, including low ratings, the show's not fitting in with ABC's other programming, unsuccessful test-screening to older audiences, and ABC's decision to air the shows out of order. ABC aired the fourth episode first, as opposed to the intended first episode, and then aired the second episode despite the fact that the second episode is the 'flashback' episode, and derives much of its humor from the fact that it flashes back almost exclusively to the first episode. Additionally, the second episode aired without the scene from "Flintstone's List", the fictional RST Video rental that spoofed Schindler's List. All six episodes were released on DVD (as well as VHS) in 2006, marking one of the first occasions in which a short-lived TV series found success in this format. The DVD commentary features cast and crew who frequently cite their disagreements with the network over the show's development. The entire series was eventually aired on Comedy Central on December 14, 2009. In 2006, digital freeview channel ITV4 in the UK, began broadcasting episodes late on ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2479493