Basically true, but not that simple...

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Posted by GuruAskew at on January 16, 2001 at 01:32:01:

In Reply to: The only thing not considered part of the VA un... posted by TrentReno on January 16, 2001 at 01:07:11:

Basically, everything Kevin Smith has done that involves the VA characters is considered "VA Canon". However, there are a few exceptions:

1: Deleted scenes/script portions: When it comes to the movies, if it's not in the theatrical cut, it might not be part of the Askewniverse. The deleted beginning to "Mallrats" is a good example. With the comics and other miscellaneous stuff, just about anything goes, with one exception;

2: Clerks (The Lost Scene) comic book: The portrayal of what happened in the funeral parlor in the comic book differs from the conversation that Dante and Randal have outside Quick Stop. This could be considered a variation of rule #1, but I digress.

3: Clerks (The Cartoon): Kevin said that the rules of the Askewniverse didn't apply to the cartoon, which is understandable due to the cartoon's, well, cartoony feel. Now, not having seen all 6 episodes (just the two that aired) I wouldn't know if there was ever an occasion on the show that blatantly contradicted any VA canon, but I imagine that if the show had the healthy life it deserved, a point would have been reached where all canon would have been thrown out the window to make way for some hearty laughs, but once again, I digress. Somebody who's seen all 6 episodes should be able to confirm whether or not canon was ever contradicted. If not, it may actually fit into the Askewniverse.

4: I'm a loser who spends way too much time thinking about this stuff.

: The only thing not considered part of the VA universe, is Clerks the sitcom. It's sorta like they're Star Wars Holiday Special, only Clerks never aired.
: -Ralphy

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