The failed pilot for the Clerks sitcom is just terrible

Love or hate Clerks, Kevin’s Smith 1994 debut film, at least its low-key vulgarity and geeky soliloquies were filled with genuine slacker élan. The same cannot be said of the aborted 1995 Clerks television series, a hacky, nigh-unwatchable PG reconfiguration of the movie into a Saved By The Bell-esque sitcom. The pilot, which was supposedly passed on by Disney, found its way to the web earlier this year, and is to some degree a fascinating study in awfulness and adaptation gone awry.

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