It's a clever show with both silly humor and intelligent jokes. The characters to bad things sometimes, but not inappropriate things and they're not psychopathic. The show is very original as well along with real-to-life. Part of the controversy is over the fact that the show has had gay characters, Cartoon Network has had gay characters in their shows for several years before Clarence came out but just not openly or obviously gay. This isn't Russia or the 1950's, children can't be sheltered from the fact that gay people exist, and seeing a gay couple isn't going to make them all gay overnight or want to be gay.
Futurama is definitely for older kids and adults. Clarence reminds me a lot of Futurama except without the sex scenes. Yes Clarence is definitely appropriate for kids as being rated TVPG not TV14 like Futurama. TV14 shows are for young adults not kids under fourteen. So yes Clarence, Teen Titans Go, Gumball and Steven Universe are all age appropriate for tweens.
I'm a 12 year old kid, my little brother and my cousin watches this show.
I don't know if clarence was really supposed to be a kid's show...
It contains hidden dirty jokes, i just took a peek and i saw the character named ''sumo'' kissing the other kid lip to lip. Clarence and his friends don't really care on what happens at their surroundings. I told my bro and my cousin that they should stop watching that show 'cause it has the PG rate, but they just told that clarence is ''funny'' seriously, ''kid shows'' today are so inappropriate.
Really, as the header states, I've never seen a cartoon this down to Earth for the average American in the 2010's. A single mother with a nice boyfriend and a humble job, a plump kid who actually acts like a kid, and the shenanigans they get into are relatable to kids and adults. Clarence is a sweet kid who doesn't let bad things get to him, and his friends treat him well too. They remind me a lot of Ed, Edd, and Eddy, except they set a much better example for kids as there isn't much scheming and adults play an equal role in the show.
I've been babysitting my 6 & 10 year old neighbors this summer and their favorite thing to do is watch Clarence. If I suggest a different show, they start screaming and crying for Clarence...And really the way this show has them mesmerized when they watch it creeps me out. There's no moral to the show; no "lesson learned". The show mainly stars three best friends who often get in to trouble (because they intentionally go looking for it) and go on adventures. The theme song features some kids singing "I don't care what you say; I'll do what I want all day; I'm king of the world". There's so much adult content, though, it sickens me. Clarence, the main character of the show, lives with his mother....And his mother's boyfriend, who's portrayed as an unemployed idiot. I'm pretty sure another main character is being raised by a lesbian couple. There are "subtle" adult jokes and Clarence and his friends often get stuck in adult situations with local adults, but the child - audience is completely unaware. In short, it's my opinion that no person, child or adult, should have anything to do with "Clarence". Period.
There is no debate that this is targeted towards kids. The question of appropriateness isn't about age it's about content. This is yet another dumbing down of our children by getting them hooked on a show of idiots which is nothing to look up to or inspire from. He and his friends are all of low cognitive function, poor language, and no aspiration. At least Spongebob is "loony tunes"-esque. Not attempting to reflect reality. Only thing worse may be Uncle Grandpa. Don't get me started on that crap... Who approved these shows???
I'm afraid you couldn't be more wrong. If children don't understand it whats the harm? Maybe there is no moral but how would you like to stare at a tv and watch a cartoon that ends with "So kids you should always do whats right and remember to respect you parents!" So there you go.
We all know that still movies are not good for children and cartoons like Clarence should be stopped. Parents should watch this cartoon and then decide that it is good or not.In small age children should be taught moral values but this is totally different. This cartoon should be stopped.
Not appropriate for kids. There are no morals except for doing idiotic things. Is this show teaching kids to bury $20 bills? I already caught my older brother participating in the schemes outlined in this show, He is not the typical older brother. He's pretty much a clone of Clarence.