When we use the expression "never gets old" it's usually in the context of a joke or prank, meaning it's something we're always going to find funny. Of course if you drop the "never" so it's just "gets old", that, of course, means the joke has worn thin and is no longer funny.
You'd think if you repeated the same joke over and over again, or the same routine, it would eventually get old. You'd think after almost three decades, who knows how many movies and concert films, a couple of books and saturating the Internet with podcasts and Internet television, the duo of Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, and their barely pubescent humour would have gotten old.
Heck, they even admit as much with the title of their podcasts, Jay And Silent Bob Get Old. The show's subtitle, "No Trench Coats, No Hair Extensions, Bound For The Grave", is a not-so-subtle hint, despite the use of their on-screen personae's names in the title, that whatever the show is about, it won't feature their drug-dealing alter egos. However, judging by the DVD set, Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish: The Swearing O' The Green from SModcast Pictures and Industrial Entertainment, made during two live broadcasts of the "Get Old" show in Ireland, that doesn't meant it won't feature the irreverent humour that has made them the poster boys for slackers and stoners the world over.
The premise of the show, Smith and Mewes sitting and talking, doesn't sound like the makings of great video. Even recorded live in front of an audience in a bar in Dublin Ireland, it's hard to see how two guys yakking at each other are going to be able to grab, let alone hold, the attention of the attention-deficit disordered hordes who buy DVDs. And who knows? Maybe it won't, but don't be put off by the apparently static format, as our dynamic duo turn chat about Pancake (Shrove) Tuesday into something close to grounds for excommunication. That they happen to be in very Catholic Ireland just adds extra spice to the conversation.