Clarissa Explains It All

Clarissa Explains It All

1991 - 1994, Kids
Life through the eyes of an insightful teenager (Melissa Joan Hart).

Episode Guide

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Last Episode (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    The Last Episode

    Clarissa writes an article speculating where everyone will be in 20 years.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Clarissa Gets Arrested (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    Clarissa Gets Arrested

    Sam and Clarissa end up in jail after staging a peaceful protest at a local plant.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - UFO (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:


    Clarissa interviews a woman who supposedly saw a UFO and decides to get to the bottom of the phenomenon herself.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Ferguson Explains It All (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Ferguson Explains It All

    Ferguson is tired of being pushed around and orders a pair of mind control glasses.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Dear Clarissa (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Dear Clarissa

    Clarissa begins writing an advice column for the school newspaper.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Janet & Clarissa Inc. (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    Janet & Clarissa Inc.

    Clarissa's class assignment to invent and market a new product becomes easy when Janet makes an unusual health food.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Firm (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    The Firm

    Clarissa needs help filling out scholarship forms for college.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Sam's Dad (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Sam's Dad

    Clarissa and Sam discover the "real world" after they go to work for each other's fathers.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Alter Ego (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Alter Ego

    Clarissa pretends to be a fictitious person at a party, but her charade gets out of control when she meets a boy.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Piper Comes to Visit (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Piper Comes to Visit

    Janet's old college roommate visits and brings her daughter Piper, who rebuffs Clarissa's attempt at making friends.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Editor in Chief (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Editor in Chief

    Clarissa becomes the editor in chief of her school newspaper.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - A New Mom (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    A New Mom

    When Clarissa must repair something old and worn out for a history assignment, she tries to remodel her mother.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Cycle (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    The Cycle

    Clarissa's parents say no to a car but do not mention motorcycles.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Educating Janet (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Educating Janet

    Janet is offered a job as a full-time teacher at Clarissa's school.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Baby-Sitting (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:


    Clarissa prepares for her baby-sitting job with little Elsie Soaperstein.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Don't I Know You? (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Don't I Know You?

    When Olivia gets sick Clarissa must dance solo in a talent show.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Zone (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    The Zone

    Clarissa's nerves get the best of her when she is asked to perform a flute solo in an upcoming recital.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - A Tale of Two Moms (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    A Tale of Two Moms

    Sam's mother comes to town for the Roller Derby playoffs, and Clarissa invites her to stay at the Darling house.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - A Little Romance (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    A Little Romance

    Sam decides to date Clarissa after a bad date causes him to reflect on the qualities of the "perfect girl.".

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Hero Worship (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Hero Worship

    The new girl in school worships Clarissa and begins copying everything she does.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Boy Thoughts (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Boy Thoughts

    Clifford stars in a cable access show and forgets about Clarissa.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Bicycle Thief (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Bicycle Thief

    Clarissa realizes how important her bicycle was to her when it is stolen.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Road Trip (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Road Trip

    The family decides to visit the Grand Canyon and things start to go wrong.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Commitment (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:


    Clarissa is not ready to go steady with Clifford; Ferguson tries to get into the Guinness Book.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - ESP R Us (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    ESP R Us

    Clarissa's new friend claims to have psychic powers and takes a ESP test.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Flu (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    The Flu

    When their parents get the flu, Clarissa and Ferguson are in charge.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Blind Date (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Blind Date

    Clarissa and Sam go on a double blind date. Clarissa is worried that her date will be a nerd.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Marshall's Parents Come to Visit (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Marshall's Parents Come to Visit

    Clarissa's grandparents have come to visit for their anniversary and have completely changed.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Life of Crime (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Life of Crime

    Clarissa's accidental theft of a garment leaves her in a moral dilemma.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Football Fever (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Football Fever

    Ferguson markets himself as the smallest student football player.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Marshall's Midlife Crisis (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Marshall's Midlife Crisis

    Marshall decides to move the family to Mango Island after his birthday gets him down.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Take My Advice ... Please (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Take My Advice ... Please

    Clarissa tries to give Ferguson bad romantic advice but her plan backfires.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Involunteering (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    Janet wants the whole family to participate in Volunteer Day at the Children's Museum, but Clarissa has other plans.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Silent Treatment (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Silent Treatment

    Clarissa and Ferguson have an argument which leads to Ferguson giving her the silent treatment.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Punch the Clocks (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Punch the Clocks

    Clarissa takes up a few part-time jobs and soon burns herself out.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Darling Wars (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Darling Wars

    Home alone, Clarissa and Ferguson hear noises, find footprints and see a man in the kitchen.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Poetic Justice (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Poetic Justice

    Clarissa's computer helps her write a poem for a school poetry banquet.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Sam's Swan Song (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Sam's Swan Song

    Sam's roller-derby mom plans to retire and take Sam back to Seattle.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Janet's Old Boyfriend (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Janet's Old Boyfriend

    Janet Russo invites her former boyfriend to dinner, but tension starts to build.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Return of Aunt Mafalda (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Return of Aunt Mafalda

    Clarissa's slumber party may be ruined by the arrival of Aunt Mafalda.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Great Debate (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Great Debate

    Janet balks at Marshall's plan to build a video store in the minimall.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Can't Buy Love (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Can't Buy Love

    Clarissa's secret admirer turns out to be Ferguson's wealthy friend.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Understudy (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Understudy

    Clarissa likes being the understudy to the lead in the school play -- until she's called upon to act.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Total TV (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Total TV

    Clarissa spends a weekend watching television for her school paper on Television.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The New Look (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The New Look

    Marshall is headed for the big time: a television commercial.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Sam in Love (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Sam in Love

    Sam cancels plans with Clarissa to go out with a girlfriend that she helped him find.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - The Misguidance Counselor (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Misguidance Counselor

    Clarissa's guidance counselor encourages her to take home economics.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - ME 101 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    ME 101

    Janet overdoes it in her attempt to understand Clarissa after failing a quiz in a magazine.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - President Ferguson (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    President Ferguson

    Ferguson runs for the school presidency and turns their house into his campaign headquarters.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Sam Darling (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Sam Darling

    Sam stays with the Darlings while his father is away and spends a lot of time with the parents.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - She Drives Me Crazy (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    She Drives Me Crazy

    Clarissa writes a bogus story about her brother for a magazine contest.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Clarissa's Crush (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Clarissa's Crush

    Clarissa has a crush on a local weatherman and then finally meets him.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Parents Who Say No (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Parents Who Say No

    Clarissa wants to get a grown-up job at the Baxter Beach Carnival.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Cool Dad (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Cool Dad

    Clarissa is mortified by the prospect of her dad speaking at her school's career night.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Sick Days (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Sick Days

    Clarissa's scheme to avoid appearing in a school production backfires when she changes her mind.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Clarissa Makes a Cake (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Clarissa Makes a Cake

    A much-anticipated anniversary party for Clarissa's parents runs into some obstacles.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Brain Drain (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Brain Drain

    Ferguson thinks he is a genius so Clarissa wants to prove him wrong on a game show.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Bully (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Clarissa acquires an admirer when she stands up to the neighborhood bully.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Urge to Drive (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Urge to Drive

    Clarissa becomes obsessed with owning a car even though she is too young to get a license.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - School Picture (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    School Picture

    Clarissa is determined to change her image for her next school picture.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - New Addition (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    New Addition

    Clarissa thinks her parents are having a baby when they start planning to add another room.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Haunted House (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Haunted House

    Clarissa and Ferguson try to scare away an exuberant relative.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Clarissa News Network (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Clarissa News Network

    Her mother's midlife crisis forms the focus of Clarissa's first news story.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - No TV (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    No TV

    When her mother mandates no television, Clarissa hooks her computer up to the cable converter.

  • Clarissa Explains It All - Clarissa's Revenge (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Clarissa's Revenge

    After Ferguson brings Clarissa's training bra to school, Clarissa and Sam plot against him.