Clarence's Millions is the fifth episode in Season 1 of Clarence.
Clarence creates his own form of currency causing the school to be turned upside down.
Mrs. Baker was reading the class The Tale of The Quirksons as Clarence and Sumo were having a rubber band war. It interrupted her lesson, which cost them each a buddy star (Clarence was left with one buddy star and Sumo was left with negative five buddy stars.) In the hallway Breehn, Blaide, Dustin, Courtlin and Darlie were talking about how Jeff has twenty-three buddy stars, and wondering if they have enough. That night Clarence wondered about the buddy stars, thinking they only make people sad. So he decided to make his own reward system. He used technical ways, (such as turning off the light with trays of water.) he rejected all of them, but then noticed the answer was right in front of him: crayons and paper! So he then created his very own set of Clarence Dollars. The next day he handed them out (giving Crendle a dollar for showing up, giving Marlie with a matching teddy bear T- shirt and backpack, and giving Nathan a dollar for trying his best.) Ms. Baker said that he can't give them out if someone didn't achive in something. Jeff agrees, and Ms. Baker thanked him. At lunch, Jeff tells Clarence to stop giving out Clarence dollars. Clarence gives the dollars to Sumo. The next day, Clarence sees everyone with Clarence dollars. Sumo helped him out. So Clarence makes more and gives everyone dollars. Ms. Baker said he shouldn't reward people for bad things. But Clarence says that Clarence dollars are for everybody. That night, Clarence has three nightmares about his currency, and the next day everyone (except for Clarence, Jeff, Breehn, Nathan, Dustin and a kid Clarence saved from a bully earlier) have lost their minds and fight over the Clarence Dollars. Jeff and Clarence devise a plan to dissolve the madness. So they go to the copy room and copy a bunch of Clarence Dollars, and handed them out. Everybody took them but noticed everyone had the same amount and it wasn't worh trading. Just then, a kid explained a deck of cards called, "Tappy Cards" from his uncle in California. (A reference to Pokemon.) The kid said to win, you have to "Buy Them All!" but with real money, not Clarence Dollars. Everybody dropped their Clarence Dollars and ran out of the room. Clarence and Jeff walked down the hall and saw Belson with a bunch of dollars in his hands. Belson calls the dollars Belson Bucks. Clarence said that everybody is into Tappy Cards, and then Belson drops his dollars in dissappointment. Sumo then comes by and says he has freezy pops, he paid for with all his Clarence Dollars before the crash. Jeff wondered who would want that many Clarence Dollars, and then it reveals Chad, rolling around, laughing in piles of them.
- Tappy Cards Kid
- Dunkin Bambi
- Striped-shirted Girl
- Unnamed yellow shirted kid
- Unnamed Maroon-Shirted Girl
- This is the first episode to premiere without another new episode.
- The Maroon-Shirted Girl's DNA looks just like Penny Proud from "The Proud Family"
- This is the first episode, Clarence gets his title in a episode.
- Goof: In the Epic Whoa-Ment Maker scene for this episode, only some of the audio is present. This may just be an error by Cartoon Network, or it could have been removed for a certain reason.
- This is the first episode that Clarence thought of doing something that could destroy the school. First, he thought of burning the school down, and took Jeff's "flood the market" term literally, thinking of flooding the school.
Pop Culture References
- The scene where Clarence dreams of swimming in money is a parody to the DuckTales intro. The music also sounds very similar to the famous DuckTales theme song.
- While Clarence was in his room near the window, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure can be seen.
- The montage music is styled after "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei, most famously used in Kill Bill Vol. 1.
- At the end of the episode, Tappy Cards Kid was showing is a parody of Pokemon (a video game by Nintendo but became an anime and trading card game), although the look of the cards more resembled Yugi-oh.
- Space Moles is implied to be a parody of Star Fox.
- When the kids were walking down the hallway with sunglasses on and Clarence poured a bag of Clarence dollars on the table and said "Alright come and get 'em'" It was a parody to "Reservoir Dogs."
- The saturation of the market with Clarence Dollars is very similar to the concept of hyperinflation.
- The storyboard cover art for this episode is a parody of the iconic cover of Nirvana's Nevermind.
- The video that showed the original ending to the episode had "The Power of Love" playing in the background before he is arrested.
- In the storyboard, there were the part where Mary enters the backyard and sees Chad raking the leaves and while Clarence offers him his Clarence Dollar, may have been cut off from the final version.
- The original ending for the episode was to show Chad being arrested for trying to purchase something with the Clarence dollars.
- This was later referenced in "Straight Illin", as sick Clarence was willing to give anyone his Clarence Dollar.
- When Ms. Baker took Clarence's 2nd buddy star away, later on, it appears to still be placed.
- Ms. Baker gives Sumo negative 5, later on, it changes to negative 4.
- The kid with the Tappy Cards is labeled as "Naked Kid".
- Belson is listed as Belosn in the credits
- It is unknown how Belson got many buddy stars in the buddy stars list. It should have been Jeff.