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Time Crimes is the 8th episode of season 2, the 59th episode overall of Clarence.[1]


When Clarence is convinced he has the power to manipulate time he vows to only use his “abilities” for good. However, a day at school puts his morals to the test when he’s given the ultimate choice - to help his friends or pause time in the name of fun.[2]


The episode begins with Clarence opening a box of cereal, inside it was also a clock, when he sees it he gets excited, Clarence presents the clock to Mary, who was preparing breakfast between-sleep, Clarence believes he can change the time with his clock, after a while, he changes the time of his clock at 9:30 AM, but Mary believes that it really is that time and she is upset. In Mary's car, she is talking about the summer time, while Clarence plays with his clock, but this distracts Mary and causes her to crash into Percy's father's car, Clarence believes he was the one who caused the crash. When they arrive at school, it is very early and there was no one there, Mr. Reese punishes him for that and Clarence leaves. Then, in the class, everyone is preparing for the "Belsonball", when he arrives, Clarence presents his clock to his friends, which according to him, is special; when Miss Baker's clock sounds, everyone goes to their places to do an exam, when doing the exam, Clarence finds it hard, then he thinks he stops the time and goes to see Gilben's exam, which is over, He tries to run his arm but he does not make it and leaves the room to play outside, at that moment the bell rings and everyone leaves to play "Belsonball", Jeff gets mad at him for what he did, there Belson comes out with a jar of chili and stumbles, everyone laughs at him, Clarence thinks he can stop time, but he just imagines he does it and returns Belson to his place, he gets angry with Clarence. Then the "Belsonball" starts and everyone plays, Miss Baker and Miss Shoop analyze the game, Jeff is planning a play, while Clarence looks anxiously at the crepe truck, Jeff gets the ball and everyone goes towards him, but Clarence does not care about the game and again thinks he stops time and leaves school. Out there Mr. Reese bought a pancake, but unfortunately, the truck leaves and Clarence pursues him through a tunnel until he reaches the developed area of ​​Aberdale, there, he thinks he is a city of the future and that he sees his Elderly friends, who are simply grandparents, suddenly, Clarence opens a new cereal box and finds another clock, then puts it on his arm and goes back to school. There, everyone has fun playing "Belsonball", when he arrives at the playground, he destroys his two watches and the episode ends.


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Cultural References[]

  • The cereal Clarence is seen playing with resembles Fruit Loops.
  • When Clarence is in the Future, there is a poster of a helmet that resembles Thomas Bangalter's that appears to be a member of Techno Scarab, which is a parody of Daft Punk.
  • Belsonball is a reference to Calvinball from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes[1] where the game is played with random objects with arbitrary rules.


  • In this episode, Mary is seen to be shocked that it's daylight savings time. But in reality, Arizona, the state the show takes place, doesn't recognize daylight savings time as any other states.

Episode Connection[]

  • The "BelsonBall" was previously mentioned and seen in "Freedom Cactus" on the newspaper as a ad.



— Time Crimes —
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