Clarissa Explains… The Hunger Games

Clarissa Explains It AllOkay, so I tried to make a promise to myself to talk about the Hunger Games less. But it’s Friday and Hunger Games news is everywhere and this is just a neat fact.

The Millions pointed me to a Splitsider interview with Clarissa Explains It All creator Mitchell Kriegman. If you don’t know what Clarissa Explains It All is then you only missed out on one of the coolest Nickelodeon shows of the 1990s. (Side note, my family once saw Clarissa’s annoying younger brother Ferguson walking around Universal Studios.) The whole interview is a pretty fun nostalgic look behind the scenes of an awesome childhood show.

However, the tidbit that stood out the most almost got lost in the long article. And that’s that Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins used to work for the show!

From the article: “The most amazing person that you would never guess worked on the show was [The Hunger Games author] Suzanne Collins. She was the quietest, nicest person. Like having JK Rowling working on your show!”

Clarissa totally wouldn’t have volunteered for Ferguson had his named been picked as a tribute. Just saying.

Anywho, happy Friday y’all! I say y’all because I’m off to Austin, TX this weekend. See y’all around these parts next week. Okay, enough.

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3 responses to “Clarissa Explains… The Hunger Games

  1. Awesome find!

  2. Parents, caveat emptor! The storyline is brutal. Even though the writing is geared for young adults, the main characters are teenagers, there’s very little physical romance, and the actual violence would probably count as PG-13 nowadays… it’s probably one of the most terrifying books I’ve read in a very long time!

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