From The Archives: The year is 1995. The state of Mississippi finally gets around to abolishing slavery; Selena is murdered by the president of her own fan club; and Nickelodeon begins its first fiscal year since 1991 without a new episode of Clarissa Explains It All.

Enter: Clarissa Now — a spinoff series co-starring Tony Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Marian Seldes (among others) which was to chronicle the Big City misadventures of 18-year-old newspaper intern Clarissa Darling.

CBS ultimately passed and Melissa Joan Hart moved on, but the show’s pilot remains, for better or worse, as an unwitting epilogue to a cherished modern classic.

See Also: Part 2.

[thanks anon!]

Related: The A.V. Club’s Marah Eakin explains Clarissa Explains It All.

  1. picsfornick reblogged this from raplyricsilike and added:
    I remember watching this too! Clarissa Darling was the most influential character in my childhood. could credit this...
  2. culturebunny reblogged this from mememolly and added:
    WHY WOULD CBS PASS ON THIS? IT SHOULD HAVE EXISTED. EVERYTHING IS WRONG IN THE WORLD. :(
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    I couldn’t help but think “Man the subways are still like that, 16 years later.” Also: “This is bizarre.”
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  10. withbleedinghands reblogged this from mememolly and added:
    WHY? couldn’t this be a series *cries*
  11. heyaydreeah reblogged this from mememolly and added:
    this would have been beautiful
  12. mememolly reblogged this from interweber and added:
    I would own the boxset.
  13. writingdino reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    i…. that?
  14. tbh reblogged this from thedailywhat and added:
    I used to pretend to be Clarissa a lot when I was little, and am beyond excited that her epilogue involves moving to New...
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    UHM. I remember watching this.