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Rough Riders Elementary is the twenty-sixth episode in Season 1 of Clarence.


Clarence’s school gets a corporate sponsorship, but when it feels like a takeover, Clarence wants to stand up to "the man".[1]



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On Monday, Clarence is eating his Rough Riders Chicken at lunchtime. He tries the new Rough Riders sauce, but he finds it gross. When Jeff and Sumo try the sauce, they find it delicious. In class, Clarence is presenting his report, but Ms. Baker tells him he's out of time because she needs to go to a meeting. Clarence then pretends that he needs to go to the bathroom so he can sneak into the meeting. When he peeks into the meeting, the Rough Riders employees played a video about that the school district has decided to go into business with Rough Riders Chicken, much to Clarence's excitement.

Later that week, on Tuesday, Clarence tells Jeff and Sumo all about what Rough Riders is going to do with the school; most importantly, serve Rough Riders Chicken in the cafeteria and fix up the library. Jeff states that he has a bad feeling about the entire plan, but he decided to ignore it.

Wednesday, the Rough Riders Library is open for all children to get Rough Riders books and chicken for lunch with Rough Riders sauce. In Rough Riders' class, Clarence asks Jeff why math class hasn't started. Jeff says he forgot, which is very unlike him, and tells Clarence that he almost has a full coupon book and when Jeff sees that he spilled some sauce on his coupon book, he licks it off, which is also very unlike him.

Thursday, Aberdale Elementary has now transformed into Rough Riders Elementary. Josh is leading a school assembly, declaring the success of the now newly-named school and the sponsorship. Everyone in the school is hypnotized, excluding Clarence. When Clarence asks Jeff why the plan is starting to feel like a takeover, Jeff replies in a hypnotized voice: "Nonsense, Clarence. You are starting to sound like you do not believe in 'Team Rough Riders'."

Friday, the cafeteria has fully transformed into a full-on Rough Riders Restaurant. The children are serving food and there are now random adults in the school eating Rough Riders food. Clarence tries to find Jeff and Sumo. He soon finds Jeff working in the now-new restaurant and asks him where Sumo was. Jeff doesn't answer and walks away, leaving Clarence crying out for him to stay. Upset, Clarence runs out the cafeteria, seeing that there are kids, and now adults hypnotized in the school. Clarence starts to think about the previous days, realizing the the sauce was the main culprit in hypnotizing the kids, so he goes to stop Joshua.

In the gym, Joshua and Sumo are surrounded by mysterious men wearing chicken beaks. In a cult-like manner, He gives Sumo a chalice filled with sauce. Suddenly, Clarence came in the room. He rides on a little platform with wheels and launches himself hitting Joshua, spilling the chalice, hitting Sumo, and knocking the candles over making a fire. Joshua falls into the fire, causing him to turn into a half-human, half chicken. Sumo and Clarence bust out of the room, and Clarence's heroes, Nature Kate, Keith Mack, Rake Backburn, and Don Delano came and blew up Rough Riders Elementary.

At the class, Clarence explains to the class why Rough Rider's chicken is his favorite food and the students cheer, revealing that the entire plot of the episode was actually Clarence's report.

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Major Characters[]

Supporting Characters[]

Minor Characters[]


  • It was incorrectly labeled as the 30th episode to air.
  • When Clarence says "My project is about...", the very next shot is the speaker activated. This marks the start of the fantasy.
    • The fantasy stops starting when Clarence says "Yay! We did it!", while making random scribbles on his paper.

Character Connection[]

  • Sumo's name is revealed to be "Ryan" in this episode.

Episode Connection[]

  • On Tuesday, when Jeff opened his locker many stuff can be seen. A vision bee chart from "Puddle Eyes", A horn from "Honk" and a Tonya the Tapir book from "Average Jeff".
  • Clarence's heroes have been appeared again in this episode: Nature Kate from Nature Clarence, Keith Mack, Rake Backburn, and Don Delaio from Man of the House.

Cultural References[]

  • The cult at the end of the episode is a reference to the cult in the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film "Eyes Wide Shut".
    • The scene with Mr. Reese in a chicken costume is a parody of a scene from "The Shining".
  • The project Chelsea was presenting is a reference to the Hindenburg disaster, due to her costume.


  • In the credits, Zeus Cervas's name is misspelled as "Zeus Cervas".
  • In one scene, there appears to be multiple Dustin's in the crowd.
  • In the scene, where Clarence asks Jeff if he's there, Dustin's left collar flap is
  • his skin color instead of Red.



— Rough Riders Elementary —
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
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