8 Things Clueless Got Very Right About Los Angeles

Amy Heckerling’s ’90s classic is still relevant—particularly for Angelenos
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The 405 is Paralyzing

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Murray
What the hell? Yo, you’re getting on the freeway!
Dionne
What?!
Murray
Yo, turn right! Get out of the lane! Don’t go. Forget procedure, just get out of the lane! Truck, truck, truck, truck! Ahhh!
Cher (screaming)
You’re on the freeway!
Dionne
What do I do, Murray?
Murray
Go straight, go straight, go straight! Just relax and drive, baby! Just relax and drive.
Cher (screaming)
Shut up! Shut up!
Murray
Whatever you do, keep your hands on the wheel, at all times! Turn to the right! Oh, there it is. Alright, we’re off. Damn, you did wonderful. Sorry, baby.


There’s No Reason For Anyone to Go to a High School Val Party

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Cher
Ugh, it’s in the Valley. The cops break them up in less than an hour, and it takes as long to get there.


The Loud Helicopter Struggle is Real

clueless3Mel
Where are you?
Cher
Um, I’m just having a drink with my girlfriends.
Mel
Where, in Kuwait?


Direction Debates Were a Thing Way Before The Californians

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Summer
Well, I’m right below Wilshire and Linden.
Tai
Oh, that’s right near me! I’m, um, above Olympic.
Elton
Great! Then, Tai you’ll go with Summer, and Cher, you’ll come with me.
Cher
Actually, you could take Wilshire to Canon, and that turns into Benedict.
Elton
Well, then she’d have to go back south and I’m already going north.
Cher
But you could take Tai on your way up to Sunset! Yeah.
Elton
That doesn’t make any sense! I’d have to get off the freeway. I hate that. Tai, go with Summer, Cher, you’ll come with me. Watch your feet.


Biking is Always a Bad Choice in a City of Bad Drivers

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Cher
I mean, you saw how that biker came out of nowhere, right?


’90s California Grunge Was a Low Point for Men’s Fashion

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Cher
So, okay, I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all, but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair—ew—and cover it up with a backwards cap, and like, we’re expected to swoon? I don’t think so.


Warehouse Parties Are Aggressive

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Josh
How are you guys holding up?
Cher
I’m so ready to leave.


We’re Not Ashamed to Fess Up to Our Plastic Surgery Pursuits

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Amber
Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn’t want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose.
Dionne
Well there goes your social life.


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