Jeff Randell is one of the three main characters in Clarence. Clarence's best friend, Jeff, is a bit of a square with a long list of phobias, but even someone as uptight as Jeff can't help but have fun when Clarence is around. He is both the tritagonist and a semi-antagonist.
Jeff has an enormous rounded square head, brown hair, a bright cyan t-shirt and tan-yellow shorts. He wears very tall socks, along with dark blue sandals. He also seems to be very skinny.
Jeff was a germaphobe (from the early part of Season 1) is very sanitary, so much that he uses his sanitizing spray if you're touching him. The only thing squarer than Jeff's head is his personality. He is a well-organized fountain of knowledge (mostly trivial factoids). Jeff wants to be a social butterfly, but he's too cautious to spread his wings and there's that long list of phobias to consider, one of them being mysophobia, the fear of germs. Clarence's infectious enthusiasm offsets Jeff's fears and hang-ups; he can't help but have a good time when Clarence is around. Well, as long as it doesn't involve being dirty, sticky, wet, or touched by ungloved human hands. Jeff is the cerebral third of this trio. Jeff enjoys game shows, and often plays along with them.
In "Fun Dungeon Face Off" Jeff is shown to be very aggressive, as he attempts to injure Clarence for so much as touching his fries. In "Clarence Gets a Girlfriend", Jeff thinks he should be the one to have a girlfriend first.
As also shown in various episodes, he cares deeply about school, even to the point where he cares more about school than he does about Clarence and Sumo as it was implied in "Puddle Eyes".
Jeff currently has a mixed to positive reception. Initially he was critically well recieved and has a large fanbase, but by as the first season progressed, the fanbase became smaller and smaller due to to Jeff's behavior worsening by the season finale and by the time season 2 begun. He has been criticized for being out of character too frequently, being hypocritical, abandoning his friends for something of his interest and being more of an antagonist rather than a protagonist (and in a couple episodes such as Breehn Ho, The Big Petey Pizza Problem and Fun Dungeon Face Off, he is the antagonist). However he has been praised for trying to stand up for his friends, giving good advice, being useful and also being a good friend, however most of this is present within the first half of Season 1.