Ok, one last Clarence thing. I am completely awed by how easily this show is able to bring me back to my childhood. There are certain moments that practically knock the air out of me because they hit so hard. I remember that. I remember that exact thing!
It’s the little details that get me. This show perfectly captures lower-middle-class childhood. Don’t have money for the arcade? Just pretend you’re playing! Plastic bag kites, taking extra candy out of the tray.. They’re such tiny things, but the inclusion of them makes this show feel really real.
Also, kudos to everyone doing the backgrounds and props on this show. Everything feels lived in! Nothing is left unbroken, and that’s exactly what children do to a place.
When I was in Ninth Grade, I won a thing.
That thing, in particular, was a thirty dollar Barnes & Noble gift certificate. I was still too young for a part-time job, so I didn’t have this kind of spending cash on me, ever. I felt like a god.
Drunk with power, I fancy-stepped…
i’m really interested in seeing how clarence’s relationship with chad will pan out as the show develops. it’s refreshing to see a cartoon where the boyfriend/girlfriend of a parent isn’t villainized in the eyes of the child. clarence’s real father obviously isn’t in the picture, and although clarence is most likely emotionally damaged from it, he not only accepts chad as his new guardian/father-figure, he also embraces him. even if chad has some flaws (whether or not the milk he was drinking in the pilot was actually supposed to be milk or if it was cartoon network’s PG version of beer—alcohol substitution not uncommon for the network—is unclear), i don’t think i’m jumping the gun here by saying that even after only 3 episodes and some preview clips, it seems like chad genuinely cares for clarence, and it’s nice to see that those feelings are reciprocated and that clarence thinks chad is pretty cool, too. i’m really excited to see more interaction between clarence and his family.
YESSS Their relationship is really important! There’s been a ton of positive reception about this scene. I think a big part of it is that these kind of child/step-guardian relationships don’t get brought up in cartoons a whole lot, but that’s the reality for so many people!
[seductive lean] ever seen gravity falls? ;)
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The way they make the family dynamic work in this show is what makes it consistently superb to me. Yeah, it’s embracing misfits, and it’s portraying a family that is devoted to each other and obviously loves one another. But you get some of each of those in other cartoons (and sitcoms); Bob’s Burgers manages to marry those two things perfectly and apply it to the Belchers every week. […] But instead of making the characters into caricatures that grate on the audience and each other, they made them a working family that knows and loves each others’ uniqueness. (x)