Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feminist Flashback #25

Was anyone else as obsessed as I was with Nickelodeon's 1991-1994 show Clarissa Explains It All? I remember it being one of the first shows I saw for girls/teens where the protagonist was a smart, witty teenage girl who wasn't ridiculously into boys, was self-assured and had a handle on her life. I totally loved this show and Melissa Joan Hart.



(H/T Shakesville)

3 comments:

petpluto said...

Clarissa Explains It All was one of the first tv shows I was actually allowed to watch that contained commercials, and I think I was allowed to watch it mostly because my parents really wanted to watch it too. I loved it; I loved her computer, and how she'd run programs to demonstrate the outcomes of different scenarios. And plus, the friendship between Clarissa and Sam was top rate.

frau sally benz said...

I was so obsessed with this show. I was just thinking about the board game today, anybody out there actually remember that?

This was definitely one of those shows that stayed good even as the kids grew up. LOVE IT!

FourthWave said...

The whole concept was terrific on so many levels--Sam and Clarissa's friendship, the computer, her annoying brother. I think it might have also been one of the first shows I watched that wasn't on PBS.

I mean, what are the kids watching these days anyway? ;-)