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Pilot Expansion is the twenty-forth episode in Season 1 of Clarence.[1]


Clarence, Sumo, and Jeff reminisce about the day they first met – although a few of the details are foggy.[2]


The episode begins exactly 78 and a half years in the future, with Jeff and Sumo arguing about how they first met at a retirement home. Sumo argues they met at a place called Rough Raiders Chicken, but Jeff tells him that they didn't and the name was Rough Riders Chicken. Clarence then stops them and assures them that he knew how they met. He then starts memorizing while the movers transport Sumo's fish tank.

During Clarence's reminisce sequence, the previous events from the Pilot are flashbacked but with a musical montage of Clarence and Sumo teaching Jeff how to play with Clarence's Mystery Pinata. After the flashback, Jeff and Sumo disagree with Clarence's idea and Clarence explains that their memory banks are likely fuzzy. Clarence then stands up and goes for a jog while Larry finishes writing down everything that happened. The retirement home zooms out to show that it was on a space craft with various classmates of Clarence now elderly like the boys. The episodes ends with Clarence jogging on a treadmill doing various antics, only to be fallen off his robotic legs and trapped on the treadmill, shouting for someone to "get him off this crazy thing".


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  • It is very possible that the ending is just a fantasy in Clarence's head as Larry appears to be around the same age as he used to be, despite this episode taking place several years into the future.
  • In Jeff's frightening daydream during "Average Jeff", Clarence and Jeff's voices are very similar to how they are in the present. However, in this episode, their voices are much weaker and raspier, especially Clarence's.
  • The following aged classmates of Clarence that are seen during this episode, including Jeff and Sumo:
    • Belson
    • Percy
    • Gilben
    • Chelsea
    • Blaide
      • Belson is also seen as a statue in the front of the retirement home.
  • Although this episode takes in Pilot, in this episode, Jeff says he never played a pinata before even though in "Pilot", Jeff said he loves pinatas and want to do it.

Episode Connection[]

  • The episode was the same as the pilot. However Mrs. Bernstein is present so it is possible that Mrs. Bernstein is a sister or relative of Ms. Baker and Jason Marsden's voice from the pilot is reused. See Pilot for plot

Continuity to other series[]

  • The 2001-2012 Cartoon Network Studios logo can be seen in the title card.
  • The episode concept is similar to another Cartoon Network show, Regular Show, which their pilot episode later reused as the season 2 episode and entitled as "First Day".

Character Connection[]

  • All the boys (as old men) in the fantasy have robotic artificial legs, a reference to Jeff's frightening daydream in "Average Jeff".

Cultural References[]

  • The ending of the episode parodies the Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Jetsons.
  • The opening title music sounds similar to The Safety Dance (made by Men without Hats).



— Pilot Expansion —
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