The movie takes place a day before Clerks (April 14th, 1994). T.S. Quint is preparing for a trip to Universal Studios Florida with his girlfriend Brandi Svenning, during which he plans to propose to her; however, the two have an argument and break up after Brandi tells him she can't go because she's volunteered to fill in as a contestant on Truth or Date, her dad's "cheesy Dating Game rip-off" TV show. T.S. turns to his comic book-loving best friend Brodie Bruce, who has also broken up with his girlfriend, Rene Mosier, and Brodie suggests the two might find solace at the local mall.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is a remake of these movies...

Octopussy
part of James Bond

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is remade into Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Ivannah's topless palm reading shop is said to look "like something out of Octopussy".

It refers to these movies...

Fletch

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Brody tells Rene that if they are now "divorced" they need to discuss dividing their assets, naming his copy of "Fletch" as being one of the things Rene still has that belongs to him.
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Jaws
part of Jaws

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
J.S. plans to propose to his girlfriend at the Jaws ride at Universal Studios, and later marries her there.
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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
part of Star Wars

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Jay tells Brody and T.S. that Silent Bob just watched "Empire" and "Jedi" last week, and he's trying to use the force to move his cigarette with his mind. There is also a parody of the scene where Luke is hanging upside down in the ice cave where Silent Bob is trying to get the VHS tape.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
part of Star Wars

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Jay tells Brody and T.S. that Silent Bob just watched "Empire" and "Jedi" last week, and he's trying to use the force to move his cigarette with his mind.

It plays these songs...

Bubbles
performed by Bush

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This song plays as T.S. and Brody go to the mall for the first time to help ease their pain of being dumped by their girlfriends.

Guilty
performed by All

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This song is played when Brodie shows T.S. the breakup letter than Rene gave to him.

Line Up
performed by Elastica

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This song is played while T.S. and Brodie talk to Trishia (Trish the Dish) about her sex research.

Mallrats
performed by Wax

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This is the second song played during the closing credits.

Stoned
performed by Silverchair

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This song is playing when Rene wakes up Brodie by knocking on his head at the beginning of the movie.

Susanne
performed by Weezer

This Song is played in Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This song plays at the end of the movie when we are caught up on how everyone's lives turned out in the end, and continues into the closing credits.

It refers to these television series...

B. J. and the Bear

This Television Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
After finding out that there is going to be a game show, Truth or Date, held at the mall, Brody asks why they can't bring back good TV shows, like "B.J. and the Bear".
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Beverly Hills, 90210

This Television Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
In the opening credits, a parody comic book cover is shown called 'New Jersey Mall 07732'
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MacGyver

This Television Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Jay tells Brody and T.S. that Silent Bob is better than MacGyver because he's an electrical genius, who won the science fair in eigth grade, turning his mom's vibrator into a CD player.
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Star Trek

This Television Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Silent Bob gives the Vulcan nerve pinch to two mall security guards to save Brodie and T.S.
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The Dating Game

This Television Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
The 'Truth or Date' game show put on by Brandi's dad was a copy of The Dating Game.
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It shows these video games...

NHL All-Star Hockey 95

This Video Game is shown on Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
This is the Sega Genesis game Brodie plays first thing in the morning after Rene wakes him up and soon after dumps him.
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It refers to these operas...

Die Fledermaus
composed by Johann Strauss II

  • Date: April 5, 1874
  • Type: Opera
This Opera is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Gill (bachelor #3) says that he would take Brandi to this opera on their first date during the Truth or Date game show.

It refers to these comic book series...

Detective Comics

This Comic Book Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
In the opening credits, a parody comic book cover is shown called 'Defective Comics'
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The Punisher War Journal

This Comic Book Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Brodie tells Rene he wants his Punisher War Journal #6 (which doesn't exist) back.
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It refers to these movie series...

Smokey and the Bandit

This Movie Series is referred to by Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Gwen had sex at at a party with a guy on a pool table in high school. We learn that it was a Halloween party where she and they guy were dressed up as Smokey and the Bandit at the time.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Raising Hope:
Season:  1  / Episode:  21 
Baby Monitor

This Television Episode refers to Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Virginia is feuding with her neighbor, after hearing some unflattering remarks made on the baby monitor. Virginia is eavesdropping on the monitor, while walking to the neighbor's house to confront her. When she is spotted, hiding behind a trash can, she throws the monitor through the neighbor's window, saying, "Your relaxation candles smell like ass...and your husband looks like a skinny version of that fat guy from 'Mallrats'!" The actor is Ethan Suplee who actually plays both roles - the husband and the guy from Mallrats.

Yes, Dear:
Season:  4  / Episode:  19 
The Premiere

This Television Episode refers to Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
While Greg is working as a security guard, Kevin Smith pulls up to the gate. Greg is excited to meet him, and tells him how much he admires his work, listing several movies - Mallrats being one of them.

It is referred to by these movies...

Captain Marvel
part of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to Mallrats part of View Askewniverse
Stan Lee's cameo features him reading the Mallrats script on a train. Since Stan Lee was in Mallrats, that means that he exists in the MCU universe.

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

View Askewniverse

 

Clerks
part of View Askewniverse

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  • Type: Movie
 

Mallrats
part of View Askewniverse

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
 

Chasing Amy
part of View Askewniverse

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
 

Dogma
part of View Askewniverse

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
 

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
part of View Askewniverse

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  • Type: Movie
 

Clerks II
part of View Askewniverse

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  • Type: Movie

Mallrats
performed by Wax


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