Clarence Baines (Easy C) is Eddie, Laura and Judy's 2nd cousin. He is also Harriette and Rachel's cousin from another family member. He lives in Detroit and makes his only appearance in Jailhouse Blues.
The Winslows stated that the last time they saw Clarence, he was a cute little boy with good behavior, described as a little 'angel'. However, when he arrives he is all but the opposite described.
His mother stated that she felt Clarence was going into a bad crowd and thought that sending him to Chicago could do him some good and reform him. Later, Clarence's true colors are reveals after he steals a red car with his female friends. He tempts Eddie into going with him and kidnaps Steve so he can't report them to the authorities.
However, the police catch them after Urkel's advice in not going on the joy ride was best heeded. Luckily, the owner of the car is willing to drop the charges and Lt. Murtaugh takes Clarence, Eddie and Steve home. Enraged, Carl is ready to yell at him for his actions, but is stopped when Harriette tells him to deal with Eddie instead.
Once he leaves, she criticizes Clarence for stealing the car, bribing Eddie with beautiful girls and taking Steve hostage. Harriette explains that he was not cool, because of his attitude and that being cool is about being respectful and doing the right thing.
However, Clarence doesn't take the words to heart, only expressing his remorse for getting caught. Disgusted by his behavior, Harriette sends him back to Detroit. Clarence again refused to apologize and blamed her for not letting him live his own life the way he wanted it.
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Season 3 Edit
- He is the first character to come from Detroit, Michigan. Cornelius Eugene Urkel (one of Steve's cousins) would follow in season 9. However, unlike Clarence, Cornelius actually cleans up his act and is mentored well by Carl, or rather, would have, had the show continued for its final tenth season.
- Clarence's last name is Baines, as revealed in his mug shot during the episode.
- He and Jimmy Baines have the same last name, though they are not related.