Dinner Party is the eighth episode in Season 1 of Clarence.
PlotThe episode begins with Clarence Wendle in the backseat of the car, pretending his fingers are running across the telephone wires as they pass by. Mary Wendle then tells Clarence and Chad to be on their best behavior because she wants to make a good impression at Walt and Tiffany's dinner party.
Meanwhile, the children all go into the basement and Clarence orders them to find whatever they can. Clarence finds some insulation and reaches for a handful, thinking it's cotton candy. Jeff warns him not to touch it because it's full of fiber-glass, but he is too late. Clarence's hand burns from the insulation, causing Breehn to freak out. Jeff calms him down and after running water on Clarence's hand to cool the burn, Clarence feels fine again. Chad grows even more bored and decides to sneak out to see what Clarence is up to. When he gets to the basement, Chad plays with the kids. After a while, they all decide to go into the attic, despite Breehn's warnings not to. Meanwhile, Breehn's parents continue to talk about how great their house is. Mary tries to add to the conversation, but is told to be quiet.When Chad, Clarence, and the others get to the attic, they begin hunting for ghosts, but find nothing.Ryan Sumouski's dad points out that if any of them got hurt, they could sue. Realizing this, Breehn's parents let them off the hook.
Upon leaving, Clarence and Chad assume they're both in trouble until Mary starts cracking up about the accident. She admits that she was getting bored at the party too and calls Walt and Tiffany "snobs". As they're driving home, Clarence pretends that he, Mary and Chad are jungle people running across the telephone wires. Clarence jumps over the moon, but Chad bumps into it and gets hurt. Mary then stops to make sure he's ok, and the episode ends.
- This is the first episode where Breehn is a major character.
- This episode introduces Sumo's parents and Percy's parents.
- Jeff and Chelsea were in this episode, but their parents were not. They were most likely dropped off at the party.
- This is the first episode that Jeff goes out-of-character, meaning that he is usually clean and well behaved, but in this episode, he has loosened up a bit, and he does not stop anyone from going into Breehn's attic, and is actually intrigued by it (thinking they might be hiding something). Perhaps even he finds the party boring.
- Tinona and Percy's mom were the only two who didn't have a speaking role in this episode.
- Clarence, Sumo, Jeff, Mary, and Chad, were the only ones who were wearing party attire. As of the rest of the characters in this episode, they were in their normal attire.
- The song Sumo is singing while on the treadmill is Jim Dandy by American R&B singer LaVern Baker.
- Breehn's Gameplayer is a parody of the Nintendo Game Boy handheld gaming system from 1989.
- There's a Yellow car near to Blue car that resembles a 1999 Opel Astra hatchback.
- The music played at the end is a parody of Baltimora's song "Tarzan Boy".
- Clarence mentioning if there will be pies and everybody would throw them at one point somewhat reference the signature pie fight sequence used in The Three Stooges.
- When Chad and the kids fell from the attic they fell into the dining room on the first floor. That would not be possible because Breehn's house was shown to have a second floor.
- When the children and Chad fall in the dining room after the attic collapses, only Breehn and Jeff can be heard screaming.
- Clarence says "Gentlemen!" to all the people at the kiddy table. However, despite males being the majority of the kiddy table, Chelsea is there.