However, the pilot was shown on a few occasions on Nickelodeon after the original series had ended production. They began dating soon after, and stayed together for quite a while. Naa naa na-na naa Na-na na-na na naa spoken: Way cool! Harmless things like that as rarely did Nickelodeon, if ever, touch upon anything but neutral topics save the short-lived half-hour news program. This show has a wiki of its own:. In the series, , an adolescent girl, breaks the fourth wall and describes the things that are happening in her life dealing with typical adolescent concerns such as school, pimples and an aggravating little brother to her television audience.
This produced unforeseen results to everyone involved; Clarissa most of all. The show was credited with becoming the first Nickelodeon series to feature a female lead, which led the network to create other shows such as , , , , , , and. Clarissa also had a pet baby Caiman Alligatoidae named Elvis after Sonny Crockett's pet alligator on Miami Vice , which she kept in a kiddie-sandbox in the left corner of her room. Clarissa was shocked to discover this, and even more shocked to discover she liked him as well. Something like Zach Morris and Ferris Beuler were able to do, Clarissa often addressed the audience, usually to reiterate how things are going or to give advice for solving those problems. In addition, Melissa Joan Hart, Sean O'Neal, and Jason Zimbler also received multiple Young Artist Award nominations. In 1994, Melissa Joan Hart recorded a narration piece in-character to Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Melissa won three for her role of Clarissa. Clarissa Explains It All Genre: Family Starring: Melissa Joan Hart Jason Zimbler Elizabeth Hess Joe O'Connor Sean O'Neal Country of origin: United States of episodes: 65 Running time: 22 minutes Original release: March 1, 1991 - December 3, 1994 Clarissa Explains It All was an American family television series from starring a then-unknown. Naa naa na-na naa Na na-na na naa spoken: All right, all right! Shirley Temple taught me one thing. Few times do we see this in the early 90s, other than Blossom and later, with another Nickelodean series, The Secret World of Alec Max. Clarissa and Sam's relationship was a novelty on television at the time, due to few television series allowing a girl and a boy to be merely friends without romance blossoming. .
Gallery interviewed in , 1994, about Clarissa's outfits. The second season was scheduled to be released a few months later, but has been postponed indefinitely. And it seemed to have worked, since the show lasted three years which is still pretty good, considering. Sixty-five episodes were shown during the five seasons. It was an amusing show that tried to do things a little differently than the same old, same old. One such topic covered on the show was bullying, which was addressed, and ended up creating one of the longest lasting story arcs on the show.
For one, it was one of the rare occasions that a show was headlined by a young teen girl, and a rather spunky one at that. If I were to watch this show now, I'd probably remark how extremely corny it is, but then again, the humor and depth or lack there of doesn't have to carry on with me as I get older, since that isn't the point. Naa naa na-na naa Naa naa na-na-naa Na-na na-na na naa spoken: Just do it! The show currently airs sporadically on the block's successor,. Clarissa ends up sticking up for her brother, angrily confronting Clifford and telling him off. The series would have revolved around Clarissa's internship at a New York City newspaper. Awards In 1994, the series was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program. Carnival of the Animals and The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra were also recorded with Melissa Joan Hart's narration.
Unique to the program was its representation of each episode's theme by showing Clarissa tackling the issue of the episode through a fictional computer game. Comedian Robert Klein co-starred as the newspaper's crusty editor, Hugh Hamilton. Clarissa Explains It All, nonetheless had some great things going for it. She was a likable character and not whiny or obnoxious, although her parents were usually nerds. In one episode in the series, Clarissa accidentally shoplifts lingerie.
Melissa Joan Hart really got her start on this Nickelodean comedy aimed for younger teen and some pre-teen audiences as Clarissa Darling, a teen girl who often had a few minor dilemmas to work out in each episode. And they were usually minor things, like dealing with a sneaky older brother, Furgeson, or getting out of some mundane chore. If American television continues creating garbage shows, then these kinds of shows are truly the last of their kind. She had a pet aligator named Elvis, a cool neighbor named Sam, and usually programmed computer games as the ideal way of planning a solution to her problems. Nickelodeon did have a quite a few good teen and pre-teen based shows on air in the early 90s. Naa naa na-na naa Na-na na-na na naa spoken: Way cool! The show was filmed at in Orlando Florida. However, these topics were dealt with far less dramatically than then were on other similar shows at the time like Full House and Blossom.
Among them were 'The Adventures of Pete and Pete,' 'The Secret World of Alec Max,' 'Are You Afriad of the Dark? The teen sitcom ran from March 1, 1991, to December 3, 1994, and then went into reruns. Clarissa Explains it All may have been modeled on the successes of 1 Ferris Bueler and 2 Blossom. She became the first person to stand up to Clifford and, as a result, Clifford fell in love with her. And that was once you finish a career, you move on. Her favorite bands include Violent Femmes. Naa naa na-na naa Na na-na na naa spoken: All right, all right! The final two seasons of the show headlined the popular Saturday Night-Nick lineup, which was a lead-in to shows like , and Despite its seemingly innocent reputation, in hindsight Clarissa probably pushed a few boundaries at the time, even making subtle references to sex and teen partying, though in a light-hearted, contemporary fashion.
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