The WORST Episodes of Clarissa Explains It All

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 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.

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Sam in Love

#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.

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Ferguson Explains It All

#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.

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She Drives Me Crazy

#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.

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1 votes
President Ferguson

#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.

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1 votes
The Return of Aunt Mafalda

#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.

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1 votes
The Great Debate

#6 - The Great Debate

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 5, 1992

Clarissa's parents debate over their plans for the future.

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1 votes
ME 101

#7 - ME 101

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 7, 1992

Clarissa wants to go to a Nirvana concert.

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1 votes
The Understudy

#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.

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1 votes
Misguidance Counselor

#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.

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1 votes
The New Look

#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.

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1 votes
Janet's Old Boyfriend

#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.

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1 votes
Sam's Swan Song

#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.

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1 votes
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Punch the Clock

#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.

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1 votes
The Silent Treatment

#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.

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1 votes
Involunteering

#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.

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1 votes
Take My Advice...Please

#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.

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1 votes
Marshall's Midlife Crisis

#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.

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1 votes
Football Fever

#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.

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1 votes
Life of Crime

#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.

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1 votes
Marshall's Parents Visit

#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.

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1 votes
Blind Date

#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.

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1 votes
Directors: Chuck Vinson
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A Little Romance

#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.

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1 votes
Educating Janet

#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.

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1 votes
Piper Comes to Visit

#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.

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1 votes
Alter Ego

#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.

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1 votes