Kevin Smith's debut film, Clerks, celebrates its 20th anniversary today, so we decided to shine a light on this great slice of slacker cinema by focusing on some of its more memorable moments. Partially i​​nspired to make the film by Richard Linklater's Slacker, Smith ended up with a film that spoke (filthily) to disaffected Gen Xers everywhere. Clerks, funded largely by maxed-out credit cards, parental loans, Smith's comic book collection, and a car insurance payout, is rough-hewn indie comedy at is finest. It also set the tone for the director's View Askewniverse, which includes the likes of MallratsChasing Amy, and Dogma, as well as various cartoons and comics. Read on for 10 pearls of wit and wisdom from a true cult classic.

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