Thursday, June 29, 2017

Profile: Mitchell Kriegman, Creator Of "Clarissa Explains It All"

The classic Nickelodeon show Clarissa Explains It All pioneered television programming of its kind in the 1990s. Mitchell Kriegman is the man responsible for that. The show was a hit from day one, and touched on topics that had previously never been discussed on television. Here's a look back at some of the surprising and hilarious secrets from set that you may have missed watching at home, including: The real size of Sam's ladder; How in the pilot episode, you could see the studio floor through Clarissa's bedroom window; and why Mitchell outright banned the color purple from the show. Mitchell, who also worked on hit '90s Nickelodeon series such as Rocko’s Modern Life, Doug, Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show, and also created Disney Channel's Bear in the Big Blue House, also talks about how Clarissa got her name, the great writers on the show, such as Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), Alexa Junge (Friends) and Neena Beber (Daria), and how satisfying it is when he hears from fans about how they still love the show! Check out Great Big Story's fantastic interview with Mitchell below!:

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