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A Dissertation on the American Justice System by People Who Have Never Been Inside a Courtroom, Let Alone Know Anything About the Law, But Have Seen Way Too Many Legal Thrillers 

Randal is left in charge of the Quick Stop as part of a bet between him and Dante. Jay sues the Quick Stop for $10,000,000 after slipping on Randal's spilled soda. Randal is Dante's lawyer ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Randal Graves (voice)
Jay (voice)
Dante Hicks (voice)
Silent Bob (voice)
Kenny Mayne ...
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Charles Barkley (voice)
Grant Hill ...
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Himself (voice)
Giggling Girl (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Various (voice)
Diana Devlin ...
George Lucas (voice)


Randal is left in charge of the Quick Stop as part of a bet between him and Dante. Jay sues the Quick Stop for $10,000,000 after slipping on Randal's spilled soda. Randal is Dante's lawyer for the case, while Judge Reinhold presides, and several NBA all-stars are members of the jury. Randal ends up doing more harm than good, putting Dante at the mercy of the courtroom. Before the verdict of the case can be announced, a disclaimer informs the audience that the script for the conclusion of the episode was lost, and the remainder of the episode will be told through Korean animation.

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31 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Early in the episode, Randal throws away his soda can, which lands on the floor. In the next scene, Randal still has the can in his hand. See more »


Randal Graves: State your name and latest film.
George Lucas: George Lucas, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Randal Graves: And, do you think Phantom Menace is as good a movie as Empire?
George Lucas: Well, certainly, I, uh, think it's the best movie I've made yet.
Randal Graves: Permission to treat this witness as hostile. Mr. Lucas, how do you explain that in Star Wars, Obi-Wan tells Luke that when he met his father he was a great pilot, but in Menace he's just a little boy?
George Lucas: Uh, well, my... my kids thought...
Randal Graves: And how come Obi-Wan tells Luke that Yoda is ...
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Spoofs Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »


The Big One (The People's Court Theme)
Music by Alan Tew
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Second best episode in a consistently brilliant series
2 August 2006 | by (Oak Ridge, NC) – See all my reviews

Even though this episode is fourth in the series, it was the first to appear on ABC in 2000. And, as Kevin Smith himself says on the audio commentary, it probably best represents the style of the show. It's got a rapid-fire, wicked sense of humor about it, the animation is good (but seldom great), and the voice-work is second to none.

With vocal appearances by Judge Reinhold, Dan Patrick, and several NBA stars, this episode chronicles the lawsuit wherein Jay tries to sue Dante and the Quick Stop for $10 million, all because he fell in a puddle of soda left on the floor by Randal.

The pop culture references fly by so quickly that you may not catch them all in a single sitting. There's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, JFK, Beverly Hills Cop, a great rip on The Phantom Menace, and that's just to name a few.

This may not be the series' best episode in it's six show run (the best is episode two, the flashback episode), but it's great for what it is, and shows what the show could've been had it stayed on the air for a full season or two.

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