The WORST Episodes of Clarissa Explains It All
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Clarissa is an active girl with a unique perspective on teenage life who must deal with an annoying brother and wacky parents.
#1 - Sam in Love
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 28, 1992
Clarissa assists Sam in his pursuit of a girlfriend. Ferguson interprets the misplacement of his birth certificate as a sign that he's adopted.
#2 - Ferguson Explains It All
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 23, 1994
Ferguson reads a book on mind control then uses the included glasses to hypnotize friends and family. Clarissa counters Fergs attempts to control her mind by fighting fire with fire.
#3 - She Drives Me Crazy
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 1992
With a Mazda Miata grand prize as incentive, Clarissa enters a magazine contest, "My Brother - What a Guy" and grossly exaggerates Ferguson's qualities.
#4 - President Ferguson
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 8, 1992
Ferguson runs for school President and turns the Darling household into his campaign headquarters. Clarissa and Sam plot to suppress Ferguson's ego.
#5 - The Return of Aunt Mafalda
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 12, 1992
Clarissa's plans for a slumber party are ruined when overbearing Aunt Mafalda visits.
#6 - The Great Debate
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 5, 1992
Clarissa's parents debate over their plans for the future.
#7 - ME 101
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 7, 1992
Clarissa wants to go to a Nirvana concert.
#8 - The Understudy
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 22, 1992
Clarissa is the understudy for the lead in the school play but is suddenly pressed into action.
#9 - Misguidance Counselor
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 14, 1992
Clarissa's overbearing guidance counselor encourages her to participate in normal teenage girl activities. After giving the recommended activities a try, Clarissa decides that being normal is overrated.
#10 - The New Look
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 12, 1992
Clarissa finds herself attracted to the school bully. Marshall goes for a new look after being scouted by lady from a modeling agency.
#11 - Janet's Old Boyfriend
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 1992
Marshall becomes jealous when Janet's ex-boyfriend, a successful writer, pays the Darlings a visit for dinner.
#12 - Sam's Swan Song
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 1992
Sam's mom comes to town to play in a roller derby match. Although she is the "Most Valuable Slayer," she announces that she wants to quit the derby and take Sam back to Seattle to live with her for good.
#13 - Punch the Clock
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 21, 1992
Clarissa is broke and decides to get a job. She declines to use Ferguson's job placement business, but lets the librarian help her with her resume and job search. Clarissa gets multiple job offers, all of which she accepts.
#14 - The Silent Treatment
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 28, 1992
Ferguson has decided to torture Clarissa by giving her "The Silent Treatment." Clarissa retaliates by devising a software program designed to gross him out when he steps into the bathroom.
#15 - Involunteering
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 12, 1992
Janet recruits the whole family to participate in Volunteer Day at the Children's Museum. Clarissa desperately wants to get out of this assignment and lucks out when the museum closes because of boiler problems.
#16 - Take My Advice...Please
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 19, 1992
Ferguson has fallen in love and is asking everyone for advice, including Clarissa, who wants to give him the worst advice possible. Yet every bad idea she gives him works in his favor and all the girls go crazy for him.
#17 - Marshall's Midlife Crisis
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 26, 1992
During a midlife crisis, Marshall decides to move the family to a small South Pacific island. Clarissa does her best to change his mind before the house sells.
#18 - Football Fever
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 23, 1993
Ferguson tries out for the football team in an effort to win Marshall's bet with a neighbor. Clarissa uses exercise to get Ferguson into shape.
#19 - Life of Crime
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 30, 1993
Clarissa fears a future life of crime after accidentally stealing some lingerie from a store. Returning the merchandise proves to be harder than taking it.
#20 - Marshall's Parents Visit
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 13, 1993
Sam scores two tickets to a Pearl Jam concert. Clarissa wants to attend the concert but also feels obligated to DJ her grandparents' anniversary party.
#21 - Blind Date
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 27, 1993
Sam sets up himself and Clarissa on a double blind date. Clarissa is besieged by visions of a blind date from hell. But after Sam describes how cool her date is, she begins to think that she might be the geek.
#22 - A Little Romance
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 14, 1993
Clarissa and Sam go out on a date but decide they're better off as friends.
#23 - Educating Janet
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 16, 1993
Clarissa and Ferguson face difficulty when their mother starts teaching at their high school.
#24 - Piper Comes to Visit
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 4, 1993
Piper, daughter of Janet's college roommate, visits for a week. Clarissa works to overcome Piper's aloofness.
#25 - Alter Ego
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 18, 1993
During a party, Clarissa falls for a drummer named Paulie while pretending to be a 'hypercool' dressed character called Jade. Clarissa initially assumes the Jade alter-ego when meeting Paulie but eventually reveals her true self.