* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Season one got a DVD release and is even popular enough that 7 episodes of it are on UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork. The other 4 seasons? Not so much. Subverted recently for Seasons 2,3 and 4. The first four seasons are now available to stream on Hulu. Played straight with most of season 5, as only the first three episodes are on Hulu.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Good God. The intro alone could easily date the series to the 90s and ''that'' isn't even getting into the the characters clothes, the style of the house, Clarissa's old 90-something era computer, and her taste in music. She's mentioned wanting to see Music/PearlJam and Music/{{Nirvana}} live, and has stated to having a slight crush on [[Music/TheyMightBeGiants John Linnell.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In 1995, a spin-off called ''Clarissa Now'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6is-eKWSRgg pitched]] to Creator/{{CBS}}. It would have shown Clarissa as a college student in New York, working as an intern for a newspaper.
** Interestingly, that was almost the exact same career path that Creator/MelissaJoanHart's next character, [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch Sabrina]], did follow after high school. This has led to more than a few people joking that they didn't know it was two separate shows, and just assumed that ''Clarissa'' woke up and discovered she was a witch.
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