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Clarissa Explains It All 

As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Melissa Joan Hart ...  Clarissa Darling 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Jason Zimbler ...  Ferguson Darling 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Elizabeth Hess Elizabeth Hess ...  Janet Darling 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Joe O'Connor ...  Marshall Darling 65 episodes, 1991-1994
Sean O'Neal ...  Sam Anders 65 episodes, 1991-1994
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As events unfold in her life, Clarissa explains to the viewer the motivations behind people's actions.

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clarissa See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA

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Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the pilot episode, Marshall says after Sam goes out the kitchen window "Why doesn't that boy ever use the door?" Sam during most of the show's run, used Clarissa's bedroom window to enter the house. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Clarissa Darling: [a thunking sound is heard, and a ladder appears at Clarissa's window] Hi, Sam!
[Sam climbs the ladder, and the sound of a bluesy guitar strumming a chord is heard]
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Referenced in Weinerville: DTV (1994) See more »

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The way I am toward "Friends" now....
20 September 2000 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

....is the way I used to be with "Clarissa Explains It All." Meaning, you don't think all day 'oh, man, i gotta see the show tonight', but you kinda' plan on doing it; or if you're flipping through the channels and "Clarissa" pops up, you're glued, and HAVE to watch it til the end.

My two favorite recurring elements in the show were: (1)The animosity Clarissa had toward 'Ferg-face'(one of his many "clarissa" nicknames!), and the energetic, off-the-wall, intelligent, and of course hilarious arguments between the two because of simple childhood sibling rivalry. Also(2) The fact that the show made her look so technologically 'astute' to her computer. It was rediculous, but at the time being 12 or 13, I was actually hoping it was real so that I would be able to turn my computer screen into a cable TV screen if I got grounded from TV!!

Anyway, the parents are nothing special, Sam is ok, but the two most memorable characters by *far* were Clarissa and Ferguson Darling.


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