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- Production Date:
- Mar 92
- Broadcast Date:
- 5 Sep 92
- Running Time:
- 12:40 + 11:37 = 24:17
- ``The Debate''
- ``Difference of Opinion''
- ``Hangin' at the Mall''
- Plot Synopsis:
- Clarissa is caught in the middle
when Janet is protesting the building of a ``Quick-n-Jiffy'' mini mall
that Marshall designed.
- Ferguson wants a dog, so Janet volunteers him to walk Choppers,
the Rottweiler (``the Bluefinkel dog'').
- Opening Scene:
- ``I'm not sure, but I think it was the ancient philosopher Confucius
who first said, `There are two sides to everything.' ''
/ Twin Clarissa's discuss the ins and outs of having two sides to every issue.
- Closing Line:
- ``Mush! Mush!''
- ``Darlings on the March''
(WWII newsreels) [see also
``Don't I Know You'' (#150)]
- Other Cut-away Segments:
- Computer Stuff:
- Sam's Entrances:
- ``Hi, Sam.'' ``Hey, take a look at this.''
- ``Hi, Sam.'' ``Hey.''
- See #2.
- Names for Ferguson:
- Marshall's Designs:
- ``Quick-n-Jiffy'' mini mall
- Janet's Work:
- Neena Beber
- Chuck Vinson
- Guest Players:
- Opening Credits:
- Closing Credits:
- Character Names:
- Real-World References:
- Lyrics and Poetry:
- Favorite Lines:
- Favorite Scenes:
- Other good stuff:
- Weak Points and Mistakes:
- In the opening scene,
when Clarissa's alter ego (on the right) turns to leave,
a small portion of her left hand disappears briefly.
- This is one of two episodes in which ``twin Clarissas'' appear
in the opening scene.
The other one is
``Marshall's Parents Visit'' (#138).
Also, Coco Lancome, Clarissa's look-alike
great-great-aunt, once removed, appears in
``Don't I Know You'' (#150).
All of these episodes use spilt-screen special effects.
DYN: Special effects
for more about split screen effects in CEIA.
- Occasionally, they used an on-camera double or stand-in for Melissa.
In my opinion, this episode contains one of these times,
when Clarissa is walking to the bedroom door
at the beginning of the ``Mission Impossible'' scene.
I don't know for sure, but it certainly looks suspicious:
Clarissa is walking away from the camera, her face not visible;
she leans into the doorway and we cut to a shot of Janet on the bed;
then we cut back to Clarissa, who turns around and begins talking to us.
DYN: Various lists
for other instances (both real and conjectured) of doubles or stand-ins
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