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Excellent set, with a few surprises.,
This review is from: Clarissa Explains It All - Season One (DVD)
Needless to say, this was a smart show for kids back in the good days of Nickelodeon when they had more live-action shows before Nicktoons took over. All 13 original episodes are present and in great quality.
Now for the surprises. When this set first came out a few weeks ago, we all assumed that the original opening sequence was still not intact, based on a quick preview of the DVDs. But then once you watch everything more closely, you'll find that the last episode on the set ("Sick Days") has the ORIGINAL opening intact! Nickelodeon deleted this sequence in around 1993 and replaced it with the one we all know where she repeatedly attempts to write her name on the screen. It was never seen again until now when they released the show on DVD. It might have been unintentional, but we can call this as somewhat of an "easter egg."
Another surprise is that Nickelodeon included a handful of their early 1990s Nick ID promo shorts (those 10 second clips they used to play before a show would start). Amazing Nickelodeon thought of that idea. With these surprises and releasing the "Nick Rewind" line of DVDs, there may be hope for more! Lets all get together in a circle, hold hands, bend our heads and close our eyes, and pray for future releases of Nick classics like You Can't Do That on Television, Hey Dude, Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark, etc.