* HeyItsThatGuy: Melissa Joan Hart, who would go on to star in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''.
** And a boy Clarissa liked was Series/{{Dawson|sCreek}}.
** And little brat Elsie Soperstein was [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Michelle]] [[Series/GossipGirl Trachtenberg]].
** And would you believe that SuzanneCollins (the same one who is now famous for ''TheHungerGames'' trilogy) used to write for the show?
** In addition to his work on ''Clarissa Explains It All'', creator and executive producer Mitchell Kriegman also created and executive produced ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse'' and ''Series/ItsABigBigWorld''.
** Executive producer Geoffrey Darby was also co-creator and executive producer for ''Series/DoubleDare1986'' and ''Series/FindersKeepers'', as well as co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/ThinkFast'', while fellow executive producer Marjorie Cohn previously created and produced ''Series/GetThePicture'' and fellow executive producer Brown Johnson was co-developer and co-executive producer of ''Series/NickArcade''.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Season one got a DVD release and is even popular enough that 7 episodes of it are on PlaystationNetwork. The other 4 seasons? Not so much.
** Subverted recently for Seasons 2,3 and 4. The first four seasons are now avaliable to stream on Hulu. Played straight with most of season 5, as only the first three episodes are on Hulu.
* 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 Melissa Joan Hart'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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