Ten Movie Moments That Were Made By The Music
Kevin Smith parodies Silence of the Lambs in Clerks 2
Though no one was clamoring for it, filmmaker Kevin Smith decided to atone for the fiasco that was Jersey Girl by making a sequel to his debut, Clerks. While more of a love letter to his established fans, Clerks 2 was able to garner a few favorable reviews, mostly due to Smith's pop-culture jokes, including the rather great scene in this video.
After a stint in rehab, View Askew mascots and universal tethers Jay and Silent Bob are now devout Christians who no longer use the wares they sell, yet Smith side-steps this by relying on an obscure joke. The opening strains to Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses" fill the air and Jay reacts by re-enacting Buffalo Bill's mannerisms from Silence of the Lambs.
Usher uses Fatboy Slim to turn "high schoolers" into professional dancers, She's All That
Is there a weirder moment from a '90s teen comedy? If you set aside the fact that everyone in this film looks like they're in grad school, if you ignore the conceit that people considered Rachel Leigh Cook unattractive due to wearing glasses, and even if you accept the idea that Freddie Prinze Jr. had more charisma than the wooden log that plays his rival, this scene is still lunacy.
At the prom, Usher (who, it should be pointed out, is the school's DJ) tells the prom goers to "Do that dance I taught ya!," and the prom turns into a choreographed dance- off that famed musical director Stanley Donen would have been proud of. All of this while Fatboy Slim plays in the background.