7. Wanting to provide Clarissa an “off-the-wall” pet, Kriegman bought the concept for Elvis the alligator from an ex-girlfriend “who had a wading pool in her off-campus condominium that had tadpoles and turtles and all types of stuff in it,” he instructed Mental Floss. “She was sensible—she additionally had a miniature alpine gondola hanging throughout it. And I used to be like, ‘Wow, that’s simply so bizarre.’ And that is the place the concept for Elvis got here from.”
8. Within the pilot episode, one other actor performed the a part of Sam, Clarissa’s greatest pal, earlier than Sam O’Neal took over the function.
“I used to be there for a couple of minutes, probably had learn a scene, after which Mitchell requested me to depart the room,” O’Neal recalled of his audition course of in Slimed!. “Earlier than I stepped out, although, he requested me to mess up my hair. I used to be a nutcase once I was at school and a bit of little bit of a category clown, so I at all times used to rub my heavy-duty cowlicks, which made my hair stand on finish. After I left the room and tousled my hair, I got here again in and Mitchell mentioned, ‘Yeah, you’ve got bought the job.'”
9. As for why Sam at all times entered Clarissa’s room by way of a ladder in her window, Kriegman provided a quite simple clarification in his chat with Mental Floss.
“Do you actually need him to need to ring the doorbell, and say, ‘Hello, Mrs. Darling, OK if I am going go to Clarissa?'” he reasoned. “It is simply approach sluggish to try this….It is by no means commented on, and he simply does it in any respect hours of the evening and day. I actually needed to do one thing distinctive. It was in step with a kids-first perspective.”