In the first installment of Kevin Smith's New Jersey Chronicles, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob were the beloved characters who stole the show in the sleeper hit. They went on to play the Greek Chorus who surfaced for comic relief in the ongoing series, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and Dogma. In the final chapter of the New Jersey Chronicles, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, these hapless funnymen find themselves at the center of a colossal chase from Jersey to California, on a valiant quest to save the reputations they think they have and battle the empire known as Hollywood.
Jay and Silent Bob discover that their old friend, Banky Edwards, has sold them out. It seems Banky has gone to Hollywood to produce a motion picture based on the comic book about their alter egos, Bluntman & Chronic, starring two popular young Hollywood actors as the duo. The real Jay and Silent Bob are stunned by the news and then shattered to find out they are being badmouthed on the internet for selling their story. There's only one shot at salvaging their slacker reputations: head to Hollywood to sabotage the production. [via]