Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Explain Why ‘Clerks’ Was In Black and White

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes Explain Why ‘Clerks’ Was In Black and White


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY NEXT
GOOSES TONIGHT ARE THE POT LOVING DUO YOU MET 25
YEARS AGO AS JAY AND SILENT BOB IN “CLERKS.” THEY STAR IN THE NEW MOVIE “JAY
AND SILENT BOB REBOOT.”>>A REBOOT, BOYS, IS WHEN
HOLLYWOOD WANTS TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF
CREATING A NEW MOVIE, SO THEY TAKE AN OLD MOVIE AND CHANGE
JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU PAY FOR THE SAME ( BLEEP ) ALL OVER
AGAIN.>>THOSE GREEDY ( BLEEP ). IT’S INSIDIOUS. THEY TAKE A GOOD AND ADD YOUTH
AND DIVERSITY TO IT. NAME A NOVEMBER WHEREY A ROBOT
HAS PLANS TO HELP THE GOOD GUYS BEAT THE BAD GUYS BY BLOWING UP
A BIG RAY GUN IN SPACE. THE FORCE AWAKENS, THAT’S WHAT
YOU CALL A REBOOT.>>STEPHEN: PLEASE WELCOME TO
THE LATE SHOW, KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>Stephen: GOOD TO SEE YOU. EXCELLENT TO SEE YOU.>>Stephen: JASON, NICE TO
FINALLY MEET YOU. KEVIN GREAT TO SEE YOU.>>I NEVER BRING THE BOY OUT SO
THIS IS A BIG DEAL.>>Stephen: THIS IS THE FIRST
TIME YOU’VE DONE LATE NIGHT.>>YES. SOMETHING HAPPENED BEFORE WE
CAME OUT. CAN WE ADDRESS IT?>>Stephen: OKAY. HE GOT A TEXT FROM MY DAUGHTER,
HARRELLY, ONE OF THE STARS IN THE MOVIE. HE’S KNOWN HER THE WHOLE LIFE. IN ORDER FOR A TEXT I WANT TO
READ TO MAKE SENSE I HAVE TO TELL A STORY. MY DAUGHTER STARTED DATING A NEW
GUY, AN ACTOR NAMED AUSTIN. SHE HASN’T BROUGHT HIM BACK TO
THE HOUSE. I’M, LIKE, WHY HAVEN’T I MET
THIS GUY? SHE SAID, HE’S INTIMIDATED BY
YOU. I SAID HE’S AN ACTOR, RIGHT? CAN’T HE ACT LIKE HE’S NOT
NERVOUS AND COME OVER AND MEET ME? SHE CALLS ME UP TWO NIGHTS LATER
AND SAID YOU WANT TO MEET HIM? PICK ME UP AT HIS HOUSE. WHEN YOU COME HERE, DON’T
EMBARRASS ME. I SAID, I WON’T, I WANT TO MEET
YOUR BOYFRIEND. I HUNG UP, GOT DRESSED, GRABBED
THREE JOINTS, GOT INTO MY CAR, DROVE TO THE KID’S HOUSE, HE’S
GOT A LONG DRIVEWAY. I PARKED AT THE TOP, HOT BOXED
MY CAR, THEN I WAS WEARING PRETTY MUCH THE SAME OUTFIT BUT
I TOOK OFF MY JACKET AND SHIRT AND PUT MY JACKET BACK ON, THEN
I TEXTED MY KID AND SAID I’M HERE. SHE CAME OUT. AS SOON AS THEY CAME UP THE
DRIVEWAY, I BLASTED THEM WITH MY LIGHTS. THEY COME TO THE DOOR AND ALL
THE SMOKE POURS OUT, AND GO, HARRELLY, I’M TOO STONED TO
DRIVE, YOU’VE GOT TO DRIVE HOME. AND THE KID LOOKS AT ME AND I
GO, BOY, GET ME IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. AND I LEAN ON HIM AND HE CARRIES
ME OVER TO THE PASSENGER SEAT, PUTS ME IN THE CAR. I LEAN HEAVY SO IT TAKES AN
EXTRA SECOND. ONCE HE LOOKS AT ME I GO, DON’T
YOU EVER GIVE MY DAUGHTER WEED! I SLAMMED THE DOOR. WE TOOK OFF, MY DAUGHTER WAS SO
MAD AT ME. THIS IS THE TEXT HE GOT FROM
HARLEY.>>DO NOT LET MY DAD TELL THAT
STORY ABOUT MY BOYFRIEND ON COLBERT! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( LAUGHTER )>>Stephen: GOOD LUCK. GOOD LUCK WHEN YOU GET HOME.>>I’M SUCH A HORRIBLE DAD.>>Stephen: YOU ARE. BUT THE BEST KIND.>>THANKS.>>Stephen: JASON, YOU GUYS
HAVE BEEN ON SCREEN TOGETHER FOR 25 YEARS.>>YES.>>Stephen: I DON’T
UNDERSTAND — THIS IS YOU GUYS BACK THERE AS JAY AND SILENT BOB
25 YEARS AGO.>>THAT IS WHEN WE WERE IN BLACK
AND WHITE.>>Stephen: YES. WE’VE OBVIOUSLY GOTTEN COLOR.>>Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS. COMES IN LIKE PUBERTY.>>IT WAS A CREATIVE CHOICE
BECAUSE THERE WAS NO MONEY. I WANT TO SAY THAT BECAUSE I
DON’T WANT PEOPLE SAYING, HE WAS REALLY CREATIVE.>>Stephen: SOME CRITIC SAID
ALONG TIME AGO IT’S ALMOST BECAUSE THE MOVIE WAS SHOT FROM
THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE STORE SECURITY CAMERA. EVERY MOVIE AFTER THAT I WOULD
SAY WE SHOT IT IN BLACK AND WHITE TO SEEM LIKE IT WAS SHOT
FROM THE STORE SECURITY CAMERA. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: KEVIN IS ONE OF THE MOST TALKATIVE GUESTS I’VE
EVER HAD. THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE AND I
( BLEEP ) HIM OUT I ASKED YOU ONE ( BLEEP ) QUESTION. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AND I DON’T THINK YOU ANSWERED IT BUT YOU TALKED FOR 12
MINUTES.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: WHY IS HE SILENT
BOB AND YOU’RE JAY?>>THAT’S WHY HE NEVER BRINGS ME
ON THE SHOWS BECAUSE HE DOES ALL THE TALKING USUALLY, BUT IT’S
BECAUSE HE WANTED TO BE IN THE MOVIE BUT NOT MEMORIZE DIALOGUE. HE’S, LIKE, I COULD BE ON CAMERA
BUT I HAVE TO MEMORIZE ALL THAT DIALOGUE AND I NEED SOMEONE TO
BOUNCE ALL MY WEIRD JOKES AND OBNOXIOUS STUFF ON. JAY WAS BASED OFF ME FROM AGE 13
TO 16. THAT’S ME RUNNING AROUND AND
OBNOXIOUS.>>Stephen: YOU’VE KNOWN EACH
OTHER SINCE KIDS.>>YES, AND HIS MATURITY LEVEL
HASN’T IMPROVED AT ALL. MY NATURAL CONDITION IS I’M AN
ORALIST, I MAKE MY LIVING WITH MY MOUTH, QUITE LIKE YOU. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I’M GOING TO GET TO. THIS THIS IS IMPORTANT. I UNDERSTAND YOU’RE RELEASING
THIS MOVIE IN AN UNUSUAL WAY.>>WE ARE. WE’RE TAKING IT OUT.>>Stephen: IN WHAT WAY? NO ONE ELSE WAS DEMANDING
THIS MOVIE BUT US. WE WERE THE ONLY ONES WHO WANTED
TO SEE IT. OCTOBER 15th AND 17th IT’S
AT ANY MULTI-PLEX THAT HAS A FATHOM OF EVENTS SCREENING. OCTOBER 15th YOU GO, GET A
FREE POSTER. SEVENTEENTH YOU GO AND IT’S A
DOUBLE FEATURE AND STRIKE BACK. BUT THEN ME AND JAY GO ON A
62-CITY TOUR BETWEEN OCTOBER AND MARCH WHERE WE TAKE THE MOVIE
FROM CITY TO CITY AND WATCH IT WITH EVERYBODY.>>Stephen: AND TAKE
QUESTIONS.>>AND DO Q&A. THEN WE HAVE A BIG TOUR
OCTOBER 14IC AND SOMETHING HAPPENED TO US AT THE PREMIERE. WE GET TO GO TO TCL CHINESE
THEATER IN LOS ANGELES AND PUT OUR PRINTS IN THE CEMENT. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT’S AMAZING. AND THIS IS —
>>YEARS AGO, 1979, MY WHOLE FAMILY WENT TO THE ROMANS
CHINESE THEATER COURTYARD. THAT’S ME AND MY BROTHER
KNEELING IN FRONT OF R2D2 AND 3CPO’S FOOTPRINTS, AND NOW 40
YEARS AGO WE’LL BE IN THE COURTYARD AS WELL.>>Stephen: TICKETS TO JAY AND
SILENT BOB ARE AVAILABLE NOW. KEVIN SMITH AND JASON MEWES,
EVERYBODY! BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY
CARRIE UNDERWOOD!

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  1. can they explain why clerks was absolutely brilliant and while everything else they've made (save mallrats and chasing amy) has been crap?

  2. I love that Silent Bob is the furthest from silent. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. EDIT:: I made this comment at 2 minutes inβ€”way before Colbert makes the joke! I’m dying! 🀣

  3. The only way this movie gets accepted is if everyone from the 90s is still getting baked……

    They got my vote! πŸ€™πŸ’­πŸ˜΅

  4. Kevin looks like Speedy Gonzales, with his ears popping out, only if he wore a sombrero, he would look fit for the part if they ever made a movie about Speedy.

  5. I always thought it had to do with cameras in a convenience store were in black and white so we were almost watching their adventures from a security cam

  6. I'll save you the time. The actual answer is the lighting in the store was fluorescent and there was no way to rig lights every night in an open store to make it look good on film. If you strip away all the color, the ugly hues and yellow stains turn grey and it looks better.

  7. Force Awakens isn't a reboot, though. It's a sequel. Also, please tell me Kevin Smith isn't one of those gatekeeping assholes that thinks "diversity" is a dirty word.

  8. In all movies Kevin's Character frequently speaks not so often but in his interview his the one who is talk too much and Jason is more lesser..

  9. I demanded this movie. I use to work at a drive in and there is a wall of autographs and I make damn sure that those guys were on there when they redid the wall when it the stand was remodeled.

  10. It’s really interesting watching Kevin smith these days when he waves and has that goofy look on his face. Also is he on speed haha nice to see him healthy

  11. I find it ironic that Kevin plays silent bob… but yet on ALLL their press tour appearances.. jason doesnt say a damn word, n kevin just keeps talk'n n talk'n n talk'n. Kinda feel bad for jason. lol.

  12. Kevin needs to seriously consider hiring someone to update his wardrobe. He is almost 50. It's fucking embarrassing.

  13. Colbert is just such an asshole interviewer nowadays. It was different with Letterman. You could always tell that he actually still enjoyed having the guests on, but for Colbert it seems like it's just business 100% and that he's not invested in the interview at all.

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