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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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1994   1993   1992   1991  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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According to the book Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age, Mitchell Kriegman had a rule that the color purple was not allowed anywhere in the show: Clarissa's clothes, furniture, scenery, etc.; though by his own admission it was often sneaked into the show. See more »

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Marshall Darling: [after Ferguson hid Clarissa's bike as a joke, and it disappeared] Well, Ferguson, if it's really gone and you can't get it back, you know what you gotta do.
Ferguson Darling: Apologize.
Marshall Darling: No.
Ferguson Darling: Apologize sincerely.
Marshall Darling: No.
Ferguson Darling: No, Dad, not pay for it!
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Clarissa was better than most
12 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw a comment downing Clarissa, All i have to say to this is.. you must be young. I'm only 21 but the crap that is on tv today is just.. well.. how did you put it.. stupid. Rugrats is ok ( i liked the first two seasons best) Other than that cable isn't worth $50 a month anymore. What do I remember about my horrid childhood.. Clarissa, may not have been the most action filled, graphic intense show out there at the time but at least it taught good morals which is more than I can say about most tv out there..And yes I know I sound far older than I am.. If you still think clarssia is stupid, go out and rent "shane" or the black and white "cheaper by the dozen" even the old "parent trap" Those were low cost, cheap graphic movies as well but they are classics to everyone with character.


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