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Sucks Less with Kevin Smith is a show done in partnership with MTVu, an MTV channel aimed at college students. The show airs weekly on MTVu, on Amp'd Mobile phones, and on MTVu.com. It is "the show for people who have way better things to do with their weekend than get laid." Every week, the show features (at least) three UCLA students who are enrolled in a class about cinematography in which Kevin is the teacher. Each episode is about seven and a half minutes in length and the basic premise of each show is to inform college students of things that can help their weekends suck less. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Students in the class

  • Ben
  • Bodie
  • Cat
  • Clint
  • DK
  • Ethan
  • Jeyun
  • Jonathan
  • Nate
  • Phil


Episode One: Come On

Intro: Kevin

Episode One gives the basic premise of the show, had a few gay jokes, a knock on Jersey Girl then got into the episode. Jersey Girl can refer to any of the following Jersey Girl (song) by Tom Waits, which has been covered by Bruce Springsteen. ...

Haunted House: Ethan and Jeyun

Kevin tells Ethan to go to Disneyland to check out Mickey Mouse's annual Halloween fest. Ethan (reading a Bluntman comic) tells Kevin he didn't do that because he's not nine. He and Jeyun went to a haunted house instead.

He travels to "The Nest" in Queen Creek, AZ. We learn that it has over $250k in special effects. They first get a tour through during the day, then go through at night. They speak to Glenn Rea, the co-owner of The Nest, who said, "just have fun, don't expect anything, because [even] though I walked you through it and you saw everything, don't think you know where everything is."

They then proceed to go through at night. After they go through, Jeyan is quoted as saying, "it didn't suck, but I did pee a little."

Kevin grades the it as a B+ after coming on to Ethan.

Roller Derby: Ben

Ben tells us about part two and thinks that Kevin is coming onto him. Ben goes to the Roller Derby in the Little Tokyo Shopping Mall in Los Angeles. "It means girls, skates, mini-skirts and hardcore women."

They show the team of the Los Angeles Derby Dolls. They give the basic premise of the game and the rules. The two positions are Jammers and Blockers.

MC Chris in Concert: Cat

Heading into part three, Kevin is embracing Cat and assures her he's not coming onto her. She knows this is obvious, since he's gay.

Cat goes to the Roxy and sees MC Chris in concert. He is a Nerdcore rapper, which means he raps about Star Wars and Video Games. MC Chris says, "my music is like. . . if Salt n' Pepa had like a little brother that swore too much, and always got in trouble for it, and was always getting slapped in the face by his mom, like that would be the kind of records that I'm putting out."

Behind The Scenes

After the show is over, they have a behind the scenes clip that has a mini-interview with someone who is the production assistant.

Episode Two: Slappers

Intro: Nate and Kevin

Episode two goes to turtle races, a clothing-optional hot springs, and the Cut and Paste Digital Design Showdown.

It begins by Nate teaching us about Slappers. The basic premise that the rules are the same as Poker, only the person with the winning hand gets to slap the losers.

Turtle Racing: DK

DK takes us to Brennan's Pub in Marina Del Rey, CA where they race turtles every Thursday evening. They have been racing turtles at the pub for thirty years. Rocky Whatule, one of the promoters, says that the best race he's ever seen involved four turtles and lasted eight minutes, thirty-five seconds.

DK decides to enter the races, but checks first with Dr. Ken Nagy, a professor in the UCLA Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as to the best way to help his turtle win. His first turtle is disqualified, but his second turtle won the race.

Clothing-Optional Hot Springs: Cat and Clint

Cat and Clint travel to the Little Caliente Hot Springs outside of Santa Barbara, CA, where the "apparent local custom is clothing-optional."

Digital Design: Phil

In the first foray into an event in the Eastern Time Zone, Phil travels to Brookylyn, NY at a leg of the Cut and Paste Digital Design Showdown. During the intro, Phil says to Kevin, who is awaiting a slap at any moment, that Slappers is childish and he prefers "Watch me wee-wee" instead. When Kevin asks how to play, Phil proceeds to pee on the floor.

Cut and Paste is an elimination tournament who get fifteen minutes to design something with everyone watching them work and have no idea what they are going to design until the rounds begin.

Brodie et. al: Show Closing

The show closes with Bodie puting out a PSA about voting to the three people watching, and promptly gets slapped by Kevin. He then says he's going to sue Kevin for $50,000 and walks off with the other students offering to be witnesses and berating Kevin for Jersey Girl. Jersey Girl can refer to any of the following Jersey Girl (song) by Tom Waits, which has been covered by Bruce Springsteen. ...

Episode Three: Drop-Out

Intro: Kevin and Cat

Episode 3 begins with Cat berating Kevin for being a two-time college dropout, and refuses to call him "el professorio," all this from his page on Wikipedia. (None of the facts in the intro skits are actually on his Wikipedia page, however.) This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based free content encyclopedia project. ...

Samba Dancing: Bodie and Jeyun

Bodie and Kevin get on each other for their baldness and obesity, respectively, and Bodie mentions he has more college credits than Kevin. He bribes Kevin into giving him an A.

Bodie's and Jeyun's report is on Samba Night at Cafe Danssa in Los Angeles, CA.

Bodie speaks to Luis Ferreira and Riane Gracie of the M.I.L.A. Samba School who give some pointers for Samba dancing: relax and enjoy. He mentions an hour of dancing lessons is only $10. Karla Blume, one of the co-owners of Cafe Danssa says that their patrons "love this place because it is packed, the music's great, it's live, it's wild, but it's really calm and laid-back."

The Ice Cream Man: Ethan

Ethan continues getting on him about not graduating and cons Kevin out of his car.

He sees Matt Allen, The Ice Cream Man outside of the Space Land concert venue. Matt travels to concert venues around the country and gives away free ice cream. He has given ice cream to such famous names as Elvis Costello, Ben Gabberd, Jeff Tweady, and Wayne from the Flaming Lips.

Ethan then goes out to give away free ice cream and Matt mentions that he is good at it.

Xtreme Ironing: Jonathan

Jonathan says he doesn't mind that Kevin isn't qualified to teach, but then asks him as a teacher and help him with a scholastic problem, which is to bury a dead hooker. Kevin asks how that is a scholastic problem and Jonathan says it's because it's in his dorm room.

Xtreme Ironing is, as Jonathan puts it, "the act of going out into nature to iron." He is standing in the middle of a dirt trail, with an ironing board, a shirt, and an iron (unplugged), ironing the shirt. "They have X Games, and they have other. . . extreme games, I've never really been that. . . extreme of a guy. But I. . . I can iron. Oh yes, I can iron."

He then goes to iron in locations such as outside the Capitol Records Building, Mann's Chinese Theatre, Sunset Boulevard, and Venice Beach.

He says to send photos of the most extreme places you can iron at the MTVu.com web site.

Outro: Ethan, Bodie, Jonathan, and Kevin

Kevin thanks the three for not ratting him out, and Ethan says it's ok. He continues the blackmail though by mentioning they all want parts in his next movie. Kevin says he doesn't know what his next movie's going to be. Jonathan says it's going to be "Jonathan, Ethan, and Bodie sleep with Kevin Smith's Wife." Kevin starts yelling and defending his wife. Bodie says it will be a short film because they don't believe in foreplay.

Over the credits, they remind him that lying about a job in a state university is a federal offense punishable by up to one year in prison. Kevin then gets on his phone and calls Jen to cancel dinner with the Afflecks because she has to sleep with three of his students. In reply to a question, he says "Yeah, they're kind of sexy." Jen might be: A variant transliteration of rén (仁) — see Confucianism#Some key concepts in Confucian thought. ... Benjamin Geza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) is an American film actor and an Academy Award-winning screenwriter. ...

External Links

Sucks Less with Kevin Smith page on WikiAskew - the ViewAskew wiki.



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