Season 5

Episode Guide

A New Mom

S5 E1
Nov 12, 1993
Clarissa has a history assignment: take something old, tired, and worn out and reinvent it. Clarissa tries to remodel her mother.

Editor in Chief

S5 E2
Nov 19, 1993
Clarissa becomes the editor in chief for her school newspaper. Sam also decides to work for the paper by writing alternative music reviews. Clarissa explains she has to be objective and can't play favorites.

Piper Comes To Visit

S5 E3
Dec 03, 1993
Janet's old college roommate Kokie and her daughter Piper come to visit. Clarissa tries to entertain Piper but Piper remains aloof.

Alter Ego

S5 E4
Dec 17, 1993
Clarissa and Sam go to a party dressed as cool, hip, outrageous characters. Clarissa creates a whole new persona named "Jade", meets a really cute guy, Paulie, and gets deeply involved in her charade.

Sam's Dad

S5 E5
Jan 07, 1994
Clarissa and Sam sign up for the school "intern" program and experience the loony "real world" while working for each other's father.

The Firm

S5 E6
Jan 14, 1994
Clarissa needs some help filling out some scholarchip forms for college. But she's reluctant to ask Marshall for help because everytime she does, her Dad goes overboard and takes over the situation entirely. The scholarship can be used to study anything...but what should Clarissa choose?

Janet & Clarissa, Inc.

S5 E7
Feb 04, 1994
Clarissa has a class assignment to invent and market an environmentally safe product. Janet is in the kitchen making health treats which are delicious and they bounce when dropped on the floor. What a great idea for a fun new food product: "Bouncy Balls". Clarissa actually has people interested in ordering Bouncy Balls, but could she and her mom go into business for real??

Dear Clarissa

S5 E8
Mar 11, 1994
Since Clarissa has so many opinions these days, she thinks it would be really cool to be a professional opinion-giver. Her advice column has been in the school paper for a few days and the response has been great but the letters have been pretty silly.

Ferguson Explains it All

S5 E9
Apr 22, 1994
Ferguson commiserates on being the youngest in a family. No matter what...he's always the victim. But starting today, things will never be the same. Ferguson has ordered a pair of mind control glasses. A mere glance will have people in his power. He searches everywhere for Clarissa--she's the first family member he's going to put under his mind control spell.

U.F.O

S5 E10
Jul 15, 1994
Clarissa discovers that real science can be really weird. After interviewing a woman who supposedly spotted a U.F.O., Clarissa decides to get to the bottom of the U.F.O. phenomena herself.

Clarissa Gets Arrested

S5 E11
Jul 22, 1994
Clarissa is tired of people being apathetic about important issues and she decides it's time to take action. She discovers that Woolcott Industries is still doing animal testing at the local plant. Clarissa is determined to write an editorial blasting them and, in addition, she and Sam stage a peaceful protest outside the plant. Both Sam and Clarissa wind up in jail debating over whose parents to call and come bail them out.

The Last Episode

S5 E12
Sep 30, 1994
Clarissa ponders how weird the time space continuum is. Clarissa's last assignment for the Dispatch will be an article dedicated to the future...where will everyone be in 20 years?