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A Nightmare on Aberdale Street: Balance's Revenge


A Nightmare on Aberdale Street: Balance's Revenge is the 26th episode of Season 3, the 116th episode overall of Clarence. It is the second Halloween themed episode.

Synopsis

Clarence uses a special jack-o-lantern to enter people's dreams, and learns that something is causing his friends to have nightmares.[2]


Plot

The episode begins with Clarence in a sleepover with Chad, Mavis and Guyler. Clarence wants to play with his special pumpkin portal, but Chad says it's getting late and that they should go to sleep. Clarence asks if they can at least eat more candy first, and Chad agrees to do that. The four of them ended up eating too much candy and fall asleep. Clarence dreams that he's in the fun dungeon ball pit, and a monster sucks him up. Clarence quickly wakes up, and notices that Chad may be having a bad dream, so he uses his pumpkin portal to enter Chad's dream.

There, Chad works in an office. He's talking to Mary on the phone, but he's computer suddenly starts having a ton of errors. Chad tries to fix the problems, making him unable to focus on what Mary's telling him. Clarence tries to comfort him by explaining that it's just a dream, and that he doesn't really have a job so he can do whatever he wants. Chad understands and starts playing a guitar, but the computer starts to melt into a thick liquid, which has a life of it's own and walks around the room. At that moment, Clarence wakes up and Chad is no longer there. Clarence assumes Chad woke up and went to the bathroom.

Suddenly, Guyler starts having a bad dream as well, so Clarence uses his pumpkin portal to enter Guyler's dream. Guyler dreams of a dark cloud raining on him and overfilling his boat with water. Clarence arrives on a giant swan, and the swan sucks up the dark cloud. Clarence and Guyler starts fishing. Guyler fishes up a gummy fish. Guyler walks on top of the water and picks up the fish. The gummy fish starts spitting candy in Guyler's face, then it lets out the same thick liquid seen in Chad's dream. At that moment, Guyler falls under the sea and Clarence sees him as a reflection, Guyler lowers his shirt, showing his hidden mouth for the first time and screams. Clarence wakes up and Guyler is gone too.

Then, Mavis begins to having a bad dream and Clarence uses his pumpkin portal to enter her dream. In the dream, Mavis is at Chuckleton's with a lot of people, but everyone's face looks like Mavis, and they speak like her as well. Mavis can't take it anymore, and Clarence explains that she's only dreaming. At that moment, Mavis vomits the same thick liquid seen in the other dreams and thanks Clarence with a normal voice, leaving everyone surprised. Suddenly, the thick liquid forms Balance. Clarence is happy and surprised to see Balance again, but then Balance takes Mavis and puts her in a prison in his stomach, Chad and Guyler are seen trapped inside Balance as well.

Clarence wakes up, and tries really hard to fall back asleep to rescue his friends. When he feels like he's never going to fall asleep, he falls asleep. In his dream, Clarence is in the ball pit again and finds Jeremy there, who can teach him to control his dreams. When Clarence finishes his training, Balance appears and takes Jeremy. Clarence tells Balance to let his friends go, but instead, Balance tries to make Clarence join his friends in prison. Balance unleashes several monsters to try and capture Clarence, but Clarence uses his mind to change the monsters into good things, but after a few more attempts, Balance finally captures Clarence and puts him in the prison with his friends.

Clarence remembers that he can control his dream and makes a door appear leading to a slide coming out of Balance's backside. Clarence tells Balance that he shouldn't be giving people nightmares, but give people hugs instead. Balance says he's not a hugger. but then Clarence and his friends hugs Balance and makes him disappear. As Clarence is about to wake up, he says goodbye to Jeremy. When Clarence wakes up, Chad, Guyler and Mavis are in the living room and Clarence tells them about his crazy dream. Then Mary arrives and asks if anyone wants some late night candy. Clarence says "No." and the episode ends.

Characters

Supporting Characters

Minor Characters

Trivia

  • This episode aired on the same date as the release of the TV movie, Michael Jackson's Halloween.
  • This episode has a few oddities from one of the characters that appeared in this episode:
    • Guyler for the first time that he revealed his covered mouth, by only goes by the dream itself.
    • Mavis reveals to speak for first time in her dream.

Episode Production Notes

  • The idea for “Pumpkin Portal” is based off a drawing, made by the showrunner, Stephen P. Neary, in 2008 [3]

Pop Culture References

  • The Episode title is a reference to the 1984 and 2010 film, Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • The Ghostly Gap is basically a homage of the Monsger Mash by the late Bobby Pickett Jr.

Episode Connection

  • This is the second and the final halloween theme episode since "Spooky Boo".
  • This is the second time that Balance encounter with Clarence, first since in his self-titled debut episode.
  • This is Balance’s and Jeremy’s final appearance in the series.
  • The episode marks two years since "Spooky Boo", which was released on same date as this episode.

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— A Nightmare on Aberdale Street: Balance's Revenge —
Season 0 Pilot
Season 1 Fun Dungeon Face OffA Pretty Great Day With a GirlMoney Broom WizardLost in the SupermarketClarence's MillionsClarence Gets a GirlfriendJeff's New ToyDinner PartyHonkDollar HuntZooRise and ShineMan of the HousePuddle EyesDream BoatSlumber PartyNature ClarenceAverage JeffLizard Day AfternoonThe ForgottenNeighborhood GrillBelson's SleepoverToo Gross For ComfortPilot ExpansionPatientsRough Riders ElementaryNothing VenturedBedside MannersJeff WinsSuspendedTurtle HatsGoose ChaseGoldfish FolliesChimneyStraight IllinDust BuddiesHurricane DillissHoofin' ItDetentionHairenceLil' BuddyChalmers SantiagoTuckered BoysWater ParkWhere The Wild Chads AreBreehn Ho!The Big Petey Pizza ProblemThe Break UpIn DreamsBalanceSpooky Boo
Season 2 The InterrogationLost PlaygroundBird Boy ManFreedom CactusPlane ExcitedEscape from Beyond the CosmicRen FaireTime CrimesSaturday SchoolAttack the Block PartyField Trippin'Ice Cream HuntCompany ManStump BrothersThe Tails of MardryniaClarence Wendle and The Eye of CooganSneaky PeekyGame ShowSkater SumoMystery GirlThe SubstituteClassroomDullanceJeff's SecretSpace RacePlant DaddiesBucky and the HowlWorm BinClarence and Sumo's Rexcellent AdventureBirthdayTree of LifeCapture The FlagClorisFishing TripBelson's BackpackMotelMerry MoochmasPizza Hero
Season 3 Sumo Goes WestValentimesClarence for PresidentRock ShowThe Phantom ClarenceJeffery WendleBadgers & BunkersDingus & McNobrainBye Bye BakerFlood BrothersPool's Out For SummerBig GameThe Boxcurse ChildrenKarate MomClarence Loves ShoopyPublic RadioChad and the MarathonOfficer MoodyGilben's DifferentCool Guy ClarenceJust Wait in the CarMissing CatBig Trouble in Little AberdaleDare DayThe TradeA Nightmare on Aberdale Street: Balance's RevengeChadsgivingDog King ClarenceTrampolineThe TunnelAnimal DayBelson Gets a GirlfriendA Sumoful MindTalent ShowBrain TVRC CarEtiquette ClarenceClarence The MovieVideo StoreAnywhere But Sumo
Shorts Beauford T. PusserHave a BallBig BoyBeach BlastBelson TouchSeparation AnxietyBeansSticky ClarenceClaw MachineBirding With GuylerRainy DayClarencio MagnificoDoodle BattleLonely Lonnie