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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 episode called "Haunted House", Clarissa's aunt, Aunt Mafalda comes from Ottawa, Canada to visit the family. Elizabeth Tess, who portrays Clarissa's mother Janet Darling was born in Toronto, Canada. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Roundhouse: Endings (1995) See more »

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Entertaining like you can't imagine
15 January 2003 | by xxlittlekittenxxSee all my reviews

I was born in 1986, and this show came on Nick when I was five. I was a little young during its original run to seriously enjoy it, but now that it's back on Noggin (who are also reviving the genius classic 'The Adventures of Pete and Pete') I think it's one of the most fantastically entertaining shows out there. It may not be the most ground breaking and original show I've ever seen in my life, but it really doesn't matter for the fact that you just can't get enough of it!

Clarissa Darling is a hip and smart high school girl who has the coolest outfits (not to mention the coolest room!) and often finds herself in complicated situations (such as dancing in a talent show and going on a blind date). She also has a little brother from hell named Ferguson (AKA Ferg-face or Ferg-wad), who always tries hard to become a businessman, stand-up comic... you name it.

The parents are just kind of average, but Sam's awesome because it's not too often you see a girl's best friend who's a guy (on a TV show that is).

So all in all, give this show a shot if you get Noggin. It's a classic for all of us who were born in the '80s and grew up in the early '90s. : )


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