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1* When Clarence and Jeff start dueling with foam guards on top of the Fun Dungeon in "Fun Dungeon Face Off," the music imitates ''[[Film/ThePhantomMenace Duel of the Fates]].''* The episode "Lost in the Supermarket" shares its name with a song by Music/TheClash.* "Clarence's Millions" opens with Clarence's class reading ''[[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents A Melancholic Tale of the Quirky Quirkerson Siblings]]''.** During the same episode, Clarence's NightmareSequence begins with him imagining himself to be [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] swimming in his money pit, only filled with Clarence Dollars instead of gold coins. A remixed version of the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' theme song even plays in the background!** The same dream ends with an homage to ''ComicStrip/LittleNemo''.** At the end there is a trading card game that parodies Franchise/{{Pokemon}}.** There's a ''T. rex'' toy that is reminiscent of the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' toy lineups, complete with a wound.* Clarence's friends Jeff and Sumo, look like Steve(?) from ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' and Gollum from Film/LordOfTheRings respectively.** Belson not only looks like [[Series/SesameStreet Bert]]; his [[StraightMan personality]] is like Bert's, but tinged with JerkAss.** Percy pretty much is a human [[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Percy]].** In "Money Broom Wizard," the trio embark on a LOTR-style quest with clear character roles: Clarence as Gandalf, Jeff as Legolas, and Sumo as "[[IncrediblyLamePun Sumo-wise]]" (although his resemblance to Gollum is exploited at the beginning when he crawls on all fours).* The plot of "Straight Illin", where Belson dares Clarence to eat 500 deviled eggs, is based on the scene from ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' where Creator/PaulNewman's character is dared to eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in one hour.* Clarence appears to be watching a Creator/MarxBrothers movie in "Honk". Not to mention that the talk show host looks similar to a certain [[Creator/ConanOBrien Late night redhead]].* In "Zoo", a pastiche of the Music/TheBeachBoys plays when Ms. Baker mentions her dream of moving out to California.* "Dollar Hunt", one of Clarence's flashbacks is him in Chad's [[Film/StopMakingSense much-to-big-for-a-little-boy jacket, pretending to be David Byrne.]]* When Clarence tries to talk down the mountain lion in "Rise and Shine", a [[ pastiche of Erasure's "Always"]] (AKA the theme from ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'') starts playing, with puma-appropriate lyrics.** In the same episode, the animal control officer warns Clarence that this isn't [[WesternAnimation/{{Snagglepuss}} a pink mountain lion lisping about stage left.]]* During Clarence's CostumeTestMontage in "Clarence Gets a Girlfriend", one of the outfits he tries on resembles Carl Sagan's IconicOutfit from his time on ''Series/{{Cosmos}}'', as well as a costume reminiscent of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''.* "The Forgotten" is one huge reference to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.** At one point, Clarence has an ImagineSpot where his plan plays out like a pulp detective comic. And for some reason, Brady is dressed like ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' (though he could also be the archetypical Middle Eastern/West Asian[[note]]West Asian would be places like India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka[[/note]] sidekick to the white hero, which was common in a lot of 1940s pulp comics and adventure series, like ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'''s Hadji character).** There scene on the bus is a reference to ''Film/MidnightCowboy'', punctuated with Clarance randomly yelling about a trip to Florida that is not actually occurring.* Clarence has a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT-esque]] action figure and a poster of a Wrestling/HulkHogan parody in his bedroom.* Belson also has a TMNT-esque action figure, as well as [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Jake The Dog]] and [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Stay Puft Marshmallow Man]] toys, and a [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]] poster.* The ending to "Belson's Sleepover" is a lot like the ending to the original ''[[Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974 Texas Chainsaw Massacre]]''.** Speaking of which, in Belson's room he has ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and Franchise/TombRaider posters, a few [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT-esque]] action figures, a [[Franchise/AdventureTime Jake toy]] and his game console is basically a UsefulNotes/WiiU with psuedo-[[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] controllers.* "Average Jeff" is bookended by scenes that parody the opening and closing of ''Film/AmericanPsycho''.** The book that Ms. Shoop is reading, "Tints of Brown", is a reference to ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''.* "Too Gross For Comfort" has Sumo try to pass off Han mercy killing his Tauntaun in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' as something he did. * "Pilot Expansion" ends with a parody of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' end credits.* Buckey O'Neill, the founder of Rough Riders Chicken in "Fun Dungeon Face Off", appears to be a caricature of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt, the 26th President of the United States that served as the leader of the Rough Riders, which was a volunteer military group that fought in the Spanish-American War of 1898 in real-life history.* "Rough Riders Elementary" includes an homage to the infamous "orgy cult" scene from ''Film/EyesWideShut''. Rather unexpected for a kids' show, though it is toned down and Cartoon Network's shows have a way of GettingCrapPastTheRadar in new and exciting ways.** This episode also has a brief shout out to the infamous "man in dog suit" scene from another Kubrick film, ''Film/TheShining,'' parodied by a brief glimpse of Ms. Baker in an old outfit and Mr. Reese in a chicken suit standing in a tub.** In addition, Clarence storing food in one of his pants pockets, only to pull it out during class, is reminiscent of another [[Film/NapoleonDynamite socially awkward protagonist.]]** Joshua's eyepatch, white coat and "RR" badge together cause him to resemble WesternAnimation/DangerMouse.* Clarence does a parody of Marshall Gerald's famous speech in ''Film/TheFugitive'' when Jeff escapes from his room in "Jeff Wins".** "Goose Chase" has another ''Fugitive'' reference, with Clarence cornered by the goose in a sewer pipe spoofing the scene of Kimball and Gerald at the dam.* "Goldfish Follies" is done in the style of a 1930s Creator/FleischerStudios cartoon. Specific references include Belson appearing as Bluto and Clarence briefly turning into ComicBook/{{Superman}}.** The pet store where Clarence gets the goldfish has an employee who looks like WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}.** Twice Clarence does a Creator/TexAvery-style WildTake.** There is even a ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' reference when the cuckoo inside Clarence's wristwatch says "It's a living."* The dog in "Chimney" is a CaptainErsatz of Series/{{Lassie}}. There is even a TimmyInAWell plot.* In "Hurricane Dilliss," Seymour (Mary's Dad) looks somewhat like [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] (the glasses and the somewhat square head to match his square personality), but sounds like [[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead Tom Anderson]] (which is very similar to Hank Hill's voice, only slightly lower in pitch and gruffer).* In "Lil' Buddy", Clarence's transformation into a delinquent is accompanied by a parody of "Strange Things" from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.** At the end, Ms. Baker quotes from the final lines of ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''.-->'''Ms. Baker:''' Don't forget what happened to the man who got everything he wanted.\'''Clarence:''' What?\'''Ms. Baker:''' He lived happily ever after.** When Clarence is burying the titular doll, silhouettes of [[WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall Wirt and Greg]] [[ can be seen.]]* The game Clarence plays in "Chalmers Santiago" is based on ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'', complete with SurpriseDifficulty.* The little creatures that Sumo hallucinates in "Tuckered Boys" seem inspired by the soot spirits in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' and ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.** Also, the piano music played in "Cloris" when he sees the piano and finds the tree sound like something a Creator/StudioGhibli movie would have.* "Where the Wild Chads Are" has Chad watching ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' on his portable [=TV=] .** The title is of course a reference to ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre''.* In "The Big Petey Pizza Problem" Jeff's bowling scene is based off of Jesus Quintana's scene from the film ''Film/TheBigLebowski''.* "Interrogation" is a WholePlotReference to ''Series/LawAndOrder'', particularly the subtitles giving the time and place and the "Cha-chung!" MusicalSting.* One of the ideas Clarence has for a comic strip in "Freedom Cactus" is a spoof of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', with Jeff as Jon.* The title of "Attack the Block Party" references ''Film/AttackTheBlock''.* The squirrel in "The Tails of Mardrynia" is a CaptainErsatz of [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh Mrs. Brisby.]]** The AngryMobSong sung by Percy and the animals, "End the Boy", parodies [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Kill the Beast"]].* The movie the new ''Robofrog'' trailer is playing with in "Sneaky Peaky" is a spoof of ''Film/PaulBlartMallCop''.* In "Space Race", Ms. Baker has the kids make rockets, and Gilben's rocket is TheMonolith from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.* When Chad has his hair eaten by fish in "Fishing Trip", he looks exactly like [[Franchise/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]], especially in the yellow light of the setting sun. When Sumo steps on his foot, he even lets out a "D'oh!"* In the episode "Capture the Flag" [[spoiler:Sumo]] forms [[TheApunkalypse a post-apocalyptic]] gang and puts himself as the warlord, complete with HockeyMaskAndChainsaw. Percy, dressed like The Toadie, gives a speech about him similar to the one Lord Humungus in ''Film/TheRoadWarrior''.* A few of the songs by Simon Panrucker, the composer for the show are InTheStyleOf several bands like "[[ My Time Will Come]]" for Music/LinkinPark or "[[ California]]" for Music/TheBeachBoys and "Liony-Liony-Mountain" above.* The "Dingus and [=McNobrain=]" chapter of "Clarence's Stormy Sleepover" is a parody of '70s cop shows, complete with funk theme music and the title appearing in era-appropriate graphics.* When Mary and Clarence join a karate class in "Karate Mom", they briefly appear as ''Anime/DragonballZ'' characters.* Two of Clarence's action figures, which have appeared repeatedly, are a hot dog dressed as a cop, and a robot frog, which appear to be references to obscure 80's action figure lines "Food Fighters" and "Comicbook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars."* The wrestlers Clarence and Sumo watch in "The Tunnel" are dressed like [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario and Luigi]].* While digging through the trash in "R.C. Car", [[Film/TheMask Jeff finds a wooden mask and says "Sssmoking!"]]* In "Clarence the Movie", when Clarence asks Chelsea what she knows about real life, Sumo and Jeff have an interchange reminiscent of ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'':-->'''Clarence''': Do you wanna be in our movie?\'''Chelsea''': A movie?\'''Sumo''': Yeah, I'm the hero, and Jeff's the butthead.\'''Jeff''': Sumo, you can't say that if you want a proper rating.\'''Chelsea''': [[HehHehYouSaidX He said "butt".]]* The video clerk in "Video Store" is a grown-up Brendon from ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies''. The pictures on the wall of banned customers include other characters from the show.


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