The BEST Episodes of Clarissa Explains It All

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Network: Nickelodeon

Clarissa is an active girl with a unique perspective on teenage life who must deal with an annoying brother and wacky parents.

Clarissa's Crush

#1 - Clarissa's Crush

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 1992

Clarissa develops a crush on a TV weatherman.

star 8.33
3 votes
No T.V.

#2 - No T.V.

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 1991

The Darling family struggles to live without television.

star 8.05
37 votes
Brain Drain

#3 - Brain Drain

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 18, 1991

Clarissa joins Ferguson on a game show to prove to him that he is not a genius.

star 8.00
2 votes
Total TV

#4 - Total TV

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 1992

Clarissa watches television for 24 hours straight for a school project.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Flu

#5 - The Flu

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 13, 1993

Clarissa and Ferguson must run the household with their parents both ill.

star 8.00
3 votes
Editor In Chief

#6 - Editor In Chief

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 13, 1993

Clarissa becomes the editor-in-chief of her school newspaper.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Bully

#7 - The Bully

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 11, 1991

Clarissa stands up to Ferguson's bully.

star 7.57
7 votes
School Picture

#8 - School Picture

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 27, 1991

Clarissa wants to wear something extraordinary for school picture day.

star 7.55
11 votes
Sick Days

#9 - Sick Days

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 1, 1991

Clarissa feigns illness to avoid a school pageant.

star 7.50
2 votes
Urge to Drive

#10 - Urge to Drive

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 4, 1991

Sam and Clarissa sell Christmas cards in July to earn money to purchase a used car.

star 7.28
36 votes
Clarissa Makes a Cake

#11 - Clarissa Makes a Cake

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 25, 1991

Clarissa tries to bake a cake for her feuding parents.

star 7.25
4 votes
Clarissa News Network

#12 - Clarissa News Network

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 1991

Clarissa dreams about being a TV journalist.

star 7.09
35 votes
Clarissa's Revenge

#13 - Clarissa's Revenge

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 23, 1991

After Ferguson brings Clarissa's training bra to school for show and tell, Clarissa and Sam plot to get rid of him using a straitjacket and helium balloons.

star 7.02
47 votes
Haunted House

#14 - Haunted House

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 1991

Clarissa tries to scare her visiting aunt into leaving by making the house appear to be haunted.

star 7.00
36 votes
Parents Who Say No!

#15 - Parents Who Say No!

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 1991

Clarissa applies for a job at a beach carnival even though her parents have forbid it.

star 7.00
3 votes
Cool Dad

#16 - Cool Dad

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 8, 1991

Clarissa is embarrassed when her father tries to appear hip during a speech at her school's career night.

star 7.00
2 votes
Sam Darling

#17 - Sam Darling

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 1, 1992

Sam spends the weekend and overstays his welcome with Clarissa and Ferguson.

star 7.00
2 votes
Can't Buy Love

#18 - Can't Buy Love

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 29, 1992

Ferguson's rich new friend uses him to get to Clarissa.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Darling Wars

#19 - The Darling Wars

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 24, 1992

Clarissa and Ferguson try to scare each other with spooky pranks.

star 7.00
2 votes
ESP R Us

#20 - ESP R Us

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 27, 1993

Clarissa and her friend become the victims of a mail scam.

star 7.00
2 votes
Commitment

#21 - Commitment

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 17, 1993

Clarissa becomes afraid of commitment in her relationship with her boyfriend.

star 7.00
2 votes
Road Trip

#22 - Road Trip

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 8, 1993

Plans for a family vacation to the Grand Canyon go awry.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Bicycle Thief

#23 - The Bicycle Thief

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 22, 1993

Clarissa's bicycle is stolen.

star 7.00
2 votes
Boy Thoughts

#24 - Boy Thoughts

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 19, 1993

Clarissa's boyfriend develops an ego after starring in Ferguson's cable-access TV show.

star 7.00
2 votes
Hero Worship

#25 - Hero Worship

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 26, 1993

A new girl in school copies Clarissa's style and then steals her idea for a newspaper article.

star 7.00
2 votes