And no I am not referring to the Tottenham result today, although one of my housemates being a Tottenham fan was most certainly in favour of that result.
The result I am referring to is one of a far greater magnitude and concerns the question of the quality of a particular TV show - Clarissa Explains It All. My Tottenham supporting housemate and I believe it to be of a quality unparalleled, whereas my heathen housemate contests that Sabrina The Teenage Witch is a superior televisual experience.
What prompted this debate? The simple, sad fact that despite all the channels that cable has to offer there is all too often nothing worth watching on. Combine this with another simple, sad fact that my housemates are a big fan of the kids TV channels thanks to repeats of programmes such as The Racoons and I have to admit to being tempted whenever I see The Care Bears up on the schedule. The Care Bears was on one of the channels tonight, but as I wouldn’t dare suggest to the people I live with that we should watch The Care Bears the housemate with the remote control opted for Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
I never really watched it as a kid, but it did trigger off a vague memory of Melissa Joan Hart and something called Clarissa Explains It All and a half remembered theme tune, which after a quick consultation with my housemates couldn’t be remembered with certainty by any of us and so taking advantage of a break it was a case of firing up the Wii and going to YouTube where we found the intro and I discovered why I thought the opening went, “Na na na nana, na na na na na.”
Now if it had ended there it would have all been fine, but at the end of the clip an option came up to watch part 1 of the pilot episode and of course we just had to watch it (and the other two parts as well). Okay so there is no talking cat, but as the first episode shows there certainly are plenty of shenanigans afoot to entertain and amuse - Besides unlike Sabrina The Teenage Witch, it’s a part of my childhood.
Anyways here’s the pilot episode for you to watch if you are like me and remember the show fondly, or just have nothing better to do.