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


Clarence and his friends spend the night alone for the first time and it quickly spirals out of control.


The episode begins with a commercial about "Monster Truck Joust Rally", featuring Rake Backburn. As Mary and Chad are leaving, they are making sure that they have all of there important items(i.e. purse, wallet, etc.), 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. When they head out, Clarence tells Jeff and Sumo that it's okay to come out. He also tells them that they can do whatever they want. Clarence fantasizes about playing Poker(or Texas hold'em up) with dogs. Jeff fantasizes about cleaning the house while Sumo and Clarence are tied up. And Sumo fantasizes about being a General, and blowing up Florida.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(sodas,dish,detergent, etc.) And Clarence won.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 prompts them to watch a program about home protection, and the power goes off.Turning back to Mary and Chad, Chad forgot their backstage passes and has to go back to the house. Back at the house, they set tons of man-traps just in case of intruders, and they mistake Chad for one, but when they realize that it's him, they end up being the bait for all of the traps they set up.After all the traps are used(all except for the one at the front door), Chad walks away unharmed, until he walks back into the house, crushing his legs.After Chad is taken to the hospital, Mary congrats Clarence for taking good care of the house. Rake Backburn gave her a ride home. She goes inside the house, and is in shock of the big mess that Clarence and his friends left, that his mom will be fine after a couple of laps around the neighborhood.


Minor Characters



  • The "smash", "spray" and "strike" mini-games in Clarence's Amazing Day Out are based of 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.



— 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 RevengeChadsgivingDog King ClarenceTrampolineThe TunnelAnimal DayBelson Gets a GirlfriendA Sumoful MindTalent ShowBrain TVRC CarEtiquette ClarenceClarence The MovieVideo Store
Shorts Beauford T. PusserHave a BallBig BoyBeach BlastBelson TouchSeparation AnxietyBeansSticky ClarenceClaw MachineBirding With GuylerRainy DayClarencio MagnificoDoodle BattleLonely Lonnie