An Oral History of ‘Reno 911!’

The creators, cast and guest stars of ‘Reno 911!’ talk about the show’s origins on Fox, its run on Comedy Central, the trio of movies, its Quibi rebirth and whether or not Dangle really killed his ex-wife

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16 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Kevin Smith And His Movies

16 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About Kevin Smith And His Movies

Kevin Smith’s not a perfect director – that said, he did make Red State – nor the worst film maker in the world – that said, he did make Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back – but one of the most beloved and reviled, depending on which circle you’re in.

He’s a mover and thinker, with his own restaurant, production company, comic books, and everything else nerds like, and he got it all by making a stoner flick about nothing at all. 

From stand-up comedy, to small roles in Daredevil and other forgotten indie flicks like it, Kevin Smith has done it all, but he’s most famous for his small, unique comedies about… well, some of the weirdest and wildest shit around. Clerks, Chasing Amy, Clerks II, Dogma, Tusk... The perfect films to watch with your stoner friends on a too hot afternoon, when the fans are on high, and there’s too much sunlight for you to reasonably go outside. Here’s some facts about the man, his fam, and the films he makes to keep you high.

Prince Documentary

kevin smith не almost made a documentary about Prince. Smith is known for making stoner comedies about how Lord of the Rings isn't as good as Star Wars - the perfect choice to come to Prince's house and make a documentary about him. Despite signing an NDA, he never actually got around to it. CRACKED.COM

Source: USA Today

Smith was originally supposed to play Randal in Clerks

Kevin smith не was supposed to play Randal in clerks. Smith wrote the role of Randal for himself. But then he realized, hey, making shows and movies is really hard - so he gave himself an easier part. the CRACKED.COM

Source: SlashFilm

Superman II and Kevin Smith's dad

kevin smith His dad made him love movies. For a month, his dad pulled him out of school every Wednesday to see movies like For Your Eyes Only and Superman II, which he credits with his love of films. CRACKED.COM

Source: Silent Bob Speaks

Baby Silent Bob

Kevin smith His daughter played baby silent Bob. In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, the younger Silent Bob - famously played by director Kevin Smith himself - was played by his daughter, Harley. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

Funding Clerks

The making of clerks was hard on everyone. In addition to his parents getting a mortgage, Smith sold all of his comics and maxxed out his credit cards to finance the indie darling. CRACKED.COM

Source: IndieWire

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