"Clarissa Explains It All" Gets Sequel Novel You Didn't Know You Wanted

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If you had access to a television between 1991 and 1994, chances are Clarissa Explains It All shaped your ideas of what 'cool' was. From style (headbands, polka dot leggings, mismatched layers) to uses for your bedroom window (no need to sneak out when a babe with a ladder can sneak in!), Clarissa was the cool older sister who taught us how to live.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch this early promo:

Now that we're all caught up, here's the news! 21 years after the last episode aired, Clarissa is getting a sequel in book form called Things I Can't Explain! Because no one cares about math, the novel will follow 28-year-old Clarissa as she navigates adult problems she can't explain!

Entertainment Weekly sat down with series creator Mitchell Kriegman, who teased that Sam (*fans self*) will be in the book: "I’ve been interested for a long time in what Sam was thinking all those years and I think we’ll finally get a deeper sense of that." Ferg-breath will also be part of the storyline.


We have to wait until November to read all about what Clarissa is up to these days. Until then, might as well watch the spinoff pilot for Clarissa Now, which follows Clarissa as she moves to New York City:

Or listen to this 1994 Clarissa and the Straightjackets album:

And this post wouldn't be complete without the theme song:

Clarissa, out!