History Series / ClarissaExplainsItAll

19th Mar '17 12:22:48 PM nombretomado
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One of the earliest original sitcoms on {{Nickelodeon}}, about a teenage girl named Clarissa Darling, her geeky, conniving, conservative brother Ferguson, and her wacky hippie parents. Usually featured Clarissa commenting on the plot directly to the camera, imitating a newscaster.

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One of the earliest original sitcoms on {{Nickelodeon}}, {{Creator/Nickelodeon}}, about a teenage girl named Clarissa Darling, her geeky, conniving, conservative brother Ferguson, and her wacky hippie parents. Usually featured Clarissa commenting on the plot directly to the camera, imitating a newscaster.
6th Mar '17 8:49:14 AM jccw227
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* DietEpisode: Marshall tries to go on a diet upon discovering he can no longer fit into his old jacket from high school. Janet is reluctant to help him out, stating that every time she tries to help him with a diet, she ends up becoming the bad guy because he can't stick to it.
1st Mar '17 11:18:32 AM Guide
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* GranolaGirl: Clarissa's mom is quick to jump on any trends she feel advance the world.

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* GranolaGirl: Clarissa's mom is quick to jump on any trends she feel feels would advance the world.
3rd Jan '17 5:44:18 PM KingLyger
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: You have to ask?

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents
AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Clarissa's parents have all manner of eccentric, oddball hobbies. Clarissa may or may not get dragged into them, but she always feels annoyed at them.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: You have Ferguson makes it his life's mission to ask?annoy Clarissa.



* {{Balloonacy}}: Clarissa attempts to do away with Ferguson by hooking him up to a straitjacket attached to balloons(!). Hapless Sam falls victim to the trap instead.

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* {{Balloonacy}}: Clarissa attempts to do away with Ferguson by hooking him up to a straitjacket attached to balloons(!).balloons. Hapless Sam falls victim to the trap instead.



* ButtMonkey: Sam (because he is in love with her even if he climbs up the ladder while talking to her).

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* ButtMonkey: Sam (because he is in love with her even if he climbs up the does have a tendency to fall off of that ladder while talking more often than he'd like to her).admit..



* ChainLetter: Marshall got one.

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* %%* ChainLetter: Marshall got one.



* ConsolationWorldRecord: In one episode.
* CoolBike: One episode revolves around her wanting to ride a motorcycle.

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* %%* ConsolationWorldRecord: In one episode.
* %%* CoolBike: One episode revolves around her wanting to ride a motorcycle.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Well, closer to Dogged JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but the Clarissa/Clifford dynamic starts off by following this to the letter, with Clarissa being irritated by his relentless serenading (you read that right) her until he stops, at which point she realizes she misses him.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Well, closer to Dogged JerkWithAHeartOfGold, but the The Clarissa/Clifford dynamic starts off by following this to the letter, with Clarissa being irritated by his relentless serenading (you read that right) her until he stops, at which point she realizes she misses him.



* EvilRedhead: Ferguson.

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* EvilRedhead: Ferguson. Ferguson isn't really evil in the world at large, but he certainly feels that way to his older sister.



* FullNameUltimatum
* GameShowAppearance
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** A surprising amount of it. (see above for more info)
** For starters, one episode had Clarissa go lingerie shopping at the mall, and accidentally bring one of the bustiers home with her.
* GranolaGirl: Clarissa's mom.
* [[GirlNextDoor Guy Next Door]]: Sam

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* %%* FullNameUltimatum
* %%* GameShowAppearance
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** A surprising amount of it. (see above for more info)
** For starters, one
GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One episode had Clarissa go lingerie shopping at the mall, and accidentally bring one of the bustiers home with her.
her. They also spelled out the words "sex" and "hell" at various times in the show.
* GranolaGirl: Clarissa's mom.
mom is quick to jump on any trends she feel advance the world.
* [[GirlNextDoor Guy Next Door]]: SamSam.



* InsufferableGenius: Ferguson

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* InsufferableGenius: FergusonFerguson is remarkably smarter than Clarissa. At least, book smart. And he will never, ever shut up about it.



* LaughTrack

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* %%* LaughTrack



* NoFourthWall

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* NoFourthWallNoFourthWall: Clarissa addresses the audience almost every scene. Ferguson and Sam also did it a few times.



* TimeToMove

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* %%* TimeToMove



* TrappedInTVLand

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* TrappedInTVLandTrappedInTVLand: Clarissa pretends to be this to prank Ferguson, when she'd really just set up an elaborate video camera.
11th Jun '16 6:50:59 PM nombretomado
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In July 2011, it became one of the four inaugural shows of TeenNick's "Series/The90sAreAllThat" lineup.

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In July 2011, it became one of the four inaugural shows of TeenNick's Creator/TeenNick's "Series/The90sAreAllThat" lineup.
4th Jun '16 9:38:16 PM gewunomox
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* {{Homage}}: One episode has Clarissa befriending [[AllAboutEve Eve, the new girl in school; she practically worships Clarissa, begins copying her style, and later steals her ideas for the school newspaper column]].

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* {{Homage}}: One episode has Clarissa befriending [[AllAboutEve [[Film/AllAboutEve Eve, the new girl in school; she practically worships Clarissa, begins copying her style, and later steals her ideas for the school newspaper column]].
8th Apr '16 10:39:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** DisproportionateRetribution: Her reason for doing this? Ferguson took her training bra to school for show and tell.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Clarissa and Sam end up getting arrested during a protest in which Sam decides he's hungry and tries to open up a bag of chips. It leads to [[DisasterDominoes him flinging back into the next person, causing a chain reaction until someone ends up squirting mustard all over the [=CEO=] of the company they were protesting against.]] The town however, is aware that he overreacted to what was clearly an accident, and when he loses sympathy as a result, he tries to save face, drop the charges and listen to their cause.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: DisproportionateRetribution:
**
Clarissa and Sam end up getting arrested during a protest in which Sam decides he's hungry and tries to open up a bag of chips. It leads to [[DisasterDominoes him flinging back into the next person, causing a chain reaction until someone ends up squirting mustard all over the [=CEO=] of the company they were protesting against.]] The town however, is aware that he overreacted to what was clearly an accident, and when he loses sympathy as a result, he tries to save face, drop the charges and listen to their cause.cause.
** Clarissa plans to do away with Ferguson by attaching him to a straight jacket covered in balloons for taking her training bra to school for show and tell.
8th Apr '16 10:38:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* DropInCharacter: Sam is allowed to simply prop a ladder against Clarissa's patio and climb on in unannounced. Clarissa often doesn't even look up from what she's doing when he arrives, simply calling "Hi, Sam!" when his ladder and dissonant guitar lick leitmotif are audible.

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* DropInCharacter: Sam is allowed doesn't have to simply prop call ahead or even knock on the front door. He just props a ladder against Clarissa's patio and climb climbs on in unannounced. Clarissa often doesn't even look up from what she's doing when he arrives, simply calling "Hi, Sam!" when his ladder and dissonant guitar lick leitmotif are audible.
8th Apr '16 10:37:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* DropInCharacter: Hi Sam! *dissonant guitar chord*

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* DropInCharacter: Hi Sam! *dissonant Sam is allowed to simply prop a ladder against Clarissa's patio and climb on in unannounced. Clarissa often doesn't even look up from what she's doing when he arrives, simply calling "Hi, Sam!" when his ladder and dissonant guitar chord* lick leitmotif are audible.
4th Apr '16 5:44:22 PM girlzpictionary299
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* ButtMonkey: Sam.

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* ButtMonkey: Sam.Sam (because he is in love with her even if he climbs up the ladder while talking to her).
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