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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 Clarissa Darling (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 Ferguson Darling (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Elizabeth Hess ...
 Janet Darling (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Joe O'Connor ...
 Marshall Darling (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
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 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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In the book Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age, Mitchell Kriegman explained the concept of Sam climbing in Clarissa's window removed the need for him to interact with Clarissa's parents downstairs and "was a way to get him in her bedroom and start interacting faster. And it was also a way to show that they had this real friendship that wasn't about anything sexual. They were friends, and I wanted to keep it pre-sexual." See more »

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[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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Clarissa Still Explains It All
18 June 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Clarissa Explains It All is one of my favorites shows in my entire life and I have seen a LOT of them. I adore every minute of the series and every character... even Ferguson, the awful Ferguson. Melissa Joan Hart is really an amazing actress and as Clarissa she prove it... too bad, she hasn't had the movie carrer I wanted for her. Clarissa, rigth... one of my fav. characters is Sam. Clarissa's Best friend, who until the last episode didn't seem to know how to use the door. I don't remember much about her parentes except they were very, very funny. Clarissa is a MUST SEE to all children, teens and grown ups. Really the best show ever!!!


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