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Turtle Hats[1] is the 31st episode in Season 1 of Clarence. It was Produced in 2014.


When Ms. Baker accidentally assigns a weekend project on "turtle hats" the students have a hard time understanding what is being asked.



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The episode begins in Ms. Baker's class. The children watch the clock, and Ms. Baker texts to a guy named Trey on her cellphone.

Who is texting me

Ms. Baker gets up and announces to the class that she's going to give them a different assignment for the weekend, but at that very moment, Trey sends a text that says, "I THINK U R TURTLE HATS". Confused by the message, Ms. Baker says "Turtle hats" aloud making the children think their assignment is on "Turtle hats", they all write it down on their papers, then they rush out of the classroom as soon as the bell rings.

In the treehouse, Clarence and Sumo goofs off a bit, until Jeff tells them they better get started with the assignment, Sumo doesn't want to, so he quickly draws a turtle wearing a hat and sticks the paper to his forehead. Clarence decides to ask a couple of his friends outside the treehouse what "Turtle hats" mean, but they had no clue either. Sumo tries to get Clarence to realize that the paper on his forehead is what Turtle hats is, but Clarence thinks it's a joke, so he puts a leaf on his face, then the two start dancing around and saying "Hello" to each other. Jeff gets tired of Sumo and Clarence goofing off, so he decides to leave the treehouse and work on the "Turtle hats" assignment all by himself.

At Chuckleton's, Ms. Baker shows Ms. Shoop Trey's text about turtle hats to see if she understands it. Ms. Shoop tells her that people use codes in text messaging, and that she has to figure out what they mean.

We should definitevely watch it, man

In the treehouse, Sumo shows Clarence a movie he got from his cousin, "President Ralph". Clarence gets excited and wants to watch it right away, but first, they have to find Jeff. Clarence spots Jeff sitting on a log, and the two walks up to him and accidentally knocks him down too. Sumo and Clarence tries to get Jeff to come watch the movie with them, but they don't say it, instead, they pretend that they want to work on the project too by watching an education film about turtles. At Clarence's house, the boys watch "President Ralph" just like they wanted. Jeff is confused because the movie has nothing to do with turtles. Later, Jeff decides to leave during the movie to work on the turtle hats project, and Clarence tries to get him to stay, which doesn't work. Sumo puts that picture of a turtle wearing a hat on his forehead again thinking he's already got the project figured out, but Clarence begins to wonder what they're going to do about the project for real, which angers Sumo, so he leaves the house.

In Ms. Baker's apartment, Ms. Baker searches the internet to find out what "Turtle hats" means, but she gets frustrated when there was no results to what she searched. In Clarence's room, Clarence sits on his bed, then Mary passes by and sees how sad he looks, she's asks him what's wrong, and Clarence tells her about what happened earlier with Jeff, Sumo and the project, then Mary tells him he'll just have to figure it out.

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In Ms. Baker's apartment, Ms. Baker tries to send a text message to Trey, but still not knowing what turtle hats means, she has a hard time figuring out what to say in the text, and ends up getting frustrated and throwing the phone. The scene cuts to a short montage where Jeff, Clarence, and Sumo are trying to do their project, and the montage ends with the three of them, (and Ms. Baker), yelling in frustration.

On Monday at school, Clarence asks Sumo and Jeff if they finished their turtle hats project, they tell him they didn't, and Clarence didn't either, leaving the three of them sad, until Clarence comes up with an idea, which he tells to the other two. An exhausted Ms. Baker enters the classroom and sees the children making stuff at their desks, this causes Ms. Baker to have a flashback to Friday where she accidentally told the class to do a project on turtle hats, then she begins to worry. Suddenly, Mr. Reese enters the classroom to see what assignment Ms. Baker told the students to do for teacher evaluation time. Ms. Baker is surprised because she had forgot about teacher evaluation, then Mr. Reese takes his seat on Percy's desk. Ms. Baker is nervous, but she tells the students to get started showing their projects. The children present a whole bunch of wild and wacky projects related to turtles and hats. When Percy finishes reading his incomplete poem, Ms. Baker asks if there's any more presentations, and Clarence tells her that it's his, Jeff, and Sumo's turn next. Clarence stands in front of the class, then the three present a story similar to the "President Ralph" movie, but with Clarence being a turtle.

That's the show

When their story is finished, the other students cheer, and Mr. Reese tells Ms. Baker that while the project was unexpected, he really liked it, so he started shaking her hands, but he takes awhile to let go. Ms. Baker is surprised and relieved about the results, and Mr. Reese leaves the room. Ms. Baker sees that the students are tired so she allows all of them to put their heads on their desks and take a nap. Suddenly, a text shows up on Ms. Baker's phone, it's from Trey again, and it says that he meant to type "Totally hot", not "turtle hats", then another text from him appears saying, "WHOOPS! WRONG PERSON." and Ms. Baker deletes Trey from her contacts, ending the episode.

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  • This episode shows Ms. Baker's home for the first time.

Cultural References[]

  • When Percy gives his presentation, he's wearing a blue mask and carries swords on his back, similar to Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
  • Ask Giles might be a parody to Ask Jeeves.
  • There are 2 references to the 1960's sitcom Gilligan's Island:
  • The scene in which Jeff faints and Sumo catches him is a reference to Gilligan's Island episode Chain of Command, where Mrs. Howell faints and Mr. Howell catches her.
  • The scene in which Jeff faints and Sumo catches him is also an allusion to another Gilligan's Island episode Hair Today Gone Tomorrow, where both Mary Ann and Ginger faint and Gilligan catches them.
  • Clarence's reenactment of the rampage from the movie is based off the Godzilla movie franchise.



— Turtle Hats —
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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