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Man of the House is the thirteenth episode in Season 1 of Clarence.[1]

Synopsis

Clarence’s first night home alone spirals out of control, forcing Clarence and his pals to wage war against their own home security measures.[2]

Plot


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The episode begins with a commercial about "Monster Truck Joust Rally", featuring Rake Backburn. Mary and Chad are going to go see the joust,
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and they leave Clarence home alone for the first time, but not before Chad gives him the "Man of The House" speech, which Chad words kinda slow. Mary asks Clarence one more time if he's sure about not coming along, but Clarence tells them he just wants some alone time to play with his toys and maybe go to bed early, then Clarence gives them a very cute innocent look, but when Mary and Chad heads out, Clarence tells Jeff and Sumo that it's safe to come out now, and that they can do whatever they want. Clarence fantasizes about playing poker with dogs. Jeff fantasizes about cleaning the house while Sumo and Clarence are in the closet. And Sumo fantasizes about being a General, and separating Florida from the rest of the U.S.

Clarence and Sumo play with a sink sprinkler, and they play baseball with a sandwich and a frozen waffle, and then they play "Toy-nado". Meanwhile, Mary and Chad are watching the joust, and Mary is very ecstatic to see Rake. Back at Clarence's house, he and Sumo play Monster Truck Joust, which is abruptly stopped due to Clarence being naked under his box. Then, he Sumo and Jeff play bowling with ordinary kitchen items, and Clarence won.
Do you boys want to die
Then during a game of Trust Fall, and Clarence has a daydream about Chad (as a Naval Officer), telling him that he needs him to protect the house. This reminds Clarence that Chad's counting on him to be responsible. Then they watch a TV program about home protection. The guy on the show talks about protecting the home from burglers, which makes the boys nervous about burglars breaking in Clarence's house. Suddenly, it begins to storm, and the power goes out for a second, which scares the boys.

At the joust, Mary notices that it's beginning to rain. Chad pulls out the umbrella and they begin to kiss. An announcer says that anyone who has backstage passes can meet Rake Backburn in person. Mary wishes they had backstage passes. Turns out that Chad did get passes, but he accidentally left them at home, so Chad leaves to get the passes. Back at the house, Clarence, Jeff and Sumo sets up tons of man-traps in every room just in case of burglars, and they mistake Chad for one, but they soon realize it's just him. Chad tells them that he has to come in to look for something. The boys let Chad in the house, but they have to remove all of the traps before Chad goes in the rooms where the traps are.

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After Chad gets his backstage passes, he walks out of the house unharmed, but the boys had forgot to remove the trap on the front door, so when Chad comes back into the house, he ends up getting hurt. Chad gets taken to the hospital and Mary is back from the joust. Mary congratulates Clarence for taking good care of the house, but when she goes inside the house, she sees the big mess and yells Clarence's name, however, Clarence isn't there anymore, but riding in Rake Backburn's monster truck, Rake says Clarence's mom will be fine after they do a couple of laps around the neighborhood, and the episode ends.
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Characters

Minor Characters

Trivia

Continuity

  • The "smash", "spray" and "strike" mini-games in Clarence's Amazing Day Out! are based on this episode.
  • The episode arguably marks the first time where nothing good comes out of Clarence's antics with Chad getting sent to the hospital, the house becoming a mess, and Clarence having to drive a few laps with Rake before his mom goes ballistic on him.

Character Connections

  • This is the second time Jeff shown to be feminine, the first time was in Dollar Hunt.
    • This is also the second episode that Jeff goes out of character, the first time was in Dinner Party.
  • It is revealed that Clarence sees Chad as an army officer or navy seal.

Production Notes

  • There was at one point where one of their daydreamings were altered or never made it from what it originally was:
    • Clarence's daydream did featured dogs playing card, except it originally was  going to has his, Jeff and Sumo's heads on a dogs body.
    • Jeff's daydream was the same the current one, except Clarence and Sumo were tied to the couch, not in the closet. 
    • Sumo's daydream was originally going to feature Clarence and Jeff as infants while Sumo appeared as a  adult and a father while it also featured Belson (who was not feature in this episode, but rather a cut content), as a spider form where it showed Sumo try to kill it, either a pan and finally a spear, but was shown offscreen.

Cultural References

  • When Clarence and Jeff are having a friendly debate about how the words "burger" and "burglar" differ from each other, Clarence make a noticeable reference to the Hamburglar from the McDonald's franchise, even though Clarence actually says "hamburger".
  • Clarence, Jeff and Sumo setting the man-traps to protect his house is a parody of the 1990 film "Home Alone" where a boy sets booby traps to defend his house from robbers.
  • When Sumo fantasizes about being a dictator and blowing up Florida (which then becomes seperated from the USA), the music that was playing is similar to the song "It's The End Of The World" by R.E.M.

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References


— Man of the House —
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 RevengeChadsgivingA Sumoful MindAnimal DayThe TunnelTalent ShowRC CarDog King ClarenceTrampolineClarence The MovieBelson Gets a GirlfriendBrain TVEtiquette ClarenceVideo StoreAnywhere But Sumo
Shorts Beauford T. PusserHave a BallBig BoyBeach BlastBelson TouchSeparation AnxietyBeansSticky ClarenceClaw MachineBirding With GuylerRainy DayClarencio MagnificoDoodle BattleLonely Lonnie