‘Clueless’ is 25: Here are the best burns from the ultimate teen movie
Our favorite 90s teen rom-com movie turns a quarter of a century-old on July 19. Anyone who’s ever lived through the age of Blockbuster movie rentals is intimately acquainted with Clueless’s razor sharp dialogue.
Clueless might be awash in iconic 90s vibes but it’s also a timeless classic for any generation to enjoy. Clueless features the ultra-rich, ultra-cool teenagers of a Beverly Hills high school who casually trade burns so harsh they still sting twenty-five years later. Let’s take a look at the many shady moments in the Clueless movie with all the retorts that have us like, totally buggin’.
“Ugh. As if!”
As iconic as they come, Cher’s response to any high school male mouth-breather that wants to feel her up is what we all mumble to ourselves after a bad first date.
“Well, there goes your social life.”
When Amber’s plastic surgeon “doesn’t want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose”, Dionne is quick to point out the obvious.
“She could be a farmer in those clothes.”
Amber doesn’t pull any punches herself.
“Do you prefer “fashion victim” or “ensembly challenged?””
You know how serious Cher is about fashion cause she’s so picky about shoes and they only go on her feet!
“Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.”
That’s a double whammy burn on high school boys & Pauly Shore.
“Thank you Josh, I so need lessons from you on how to be cool. Tell me that part about Kenny G again.”
Josh may be in college but Cher’s the one schooling him.
“You know, if I ever saw you do anything that wasn’t ninety-nine percent selfish, I’d die of shock.
Josh can take it and he can dish it out.
“Well, at least I didn’t skin a collie to make my back-pack.”
Dionne serves a burn because she cares about animal rights.
“She’s a full-on Monet . . . It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s okay, but up close, it’s a big old mess.”
Cher artfully describes Amber’s deal.
Christian agrees with Cher’s interpretation of Amber.
“I do not wear polyester hair, okay? Unlike some people I know, like Shawna.”
When Dionne was about to rip the polyester extensions out of Shawna’s head.
“You’re a virgin who can’t drive.”
This was the moment when Tai served a “way harsh” burn that was so intense we still feel it in our souls.
The unequivocal 90s burn, courtesy of Amber.