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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

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 »

Quotes

[Clarissa and her dad, who has come down with the flu, are discussing Bouncy Balls]
Marshall Darling: But don't you think it's a little weird to eat something that you've been bouncing on the floor?
Clarissa Darling: Dad, you haven't really been eating them after they've been on the floor, have you?
[beat]
Marshall Darling: I'm gonna go get some more bouillon.
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Referenced in Weinerville: DTV (1994) See more »

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A GOOD Nick REAL LIFE Show
16 November 2002 | by sixersgurl91See all my reviews

Of all Nicks real life TV shows this has got to be the best. After this show Nick lost it's touch with real life TV shows (i.e. All That-new ones- The Amanda Show...). For now, Nick should just stick to making cartoon because none of their real life TV shows have hit it off. Clarissa was one of my favorite TV shows and that will never change, it dealt with real problems, had good plots, good acting, what more can you ask for in a kid's TV show.

I give this show a 10/10!


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