Top 13 Most Underrated Movie Lines from Clueless

So, okay. I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation and all, but I don’t get how some people don’t like the movie Clueless. I mean, come on. This Amy Heckerling film taught me, along with every other high school girl, how to ironically perfect a Valley Girl accent (and speak with the aforementioned, high pitched inflection so frequently that it became my actual voice). There are so many subtle, yet brilliant social commentaries about being a teenager in the 90s. I saw the film for the first time when I was eleven (circa 2004) and to this day, it is one of my favorite romantic comedies of all time. While there are so many quotable lines to this movie (ugh, as if), I’ve narrowed this post to focus on the less appreciated, but oh, so funny, Clueless quotes that deserve acknowledgement.

1. “So, okay, you’re probably going, is this like an Noxzema commercial or what? But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.” – Cher Horowitz

2. “Isn’t my house classic? The columns date all the way back to 1972.” – Cher Horowitz

3. “Thank you, Josh. I so need lessons from you on how to be cool. Tell me that part about Kenny G again?” – Cher Horowitz

4. “Mr. Hall, I was surfing the crimson wave. I had to haul ass to the ladies.” – Cher Horowitz

5. “I felt impotent and out of control, which I really hate. I needed to find sanctuary in a place where I could gather my thoughts and regain my strength.” – Cher Horowitz

[Cut to Westside Pavilion mall]

6. (Cher) “Ty, how old are you?” 

(Ty) “I’ll be sixteen in May.” 

(Cher) “Well, my birthday’s  in April and as someone older, can I please give you some advice?” 

(Ty nods)

(Cher) “It is one thing to spark up a doobie and get laced at parties but it is quite another to be fried all day.”

(Dionne) “Do you see the distinction?” 

7. (Cher) “If it’s a concussion you have to keep her conscious, okay? So, ask her questions.” 

(Elton) “What’s seven times seven?” 

(Cher) “Stuff she knows!” 

8. “It’s like that book I read in ninth grade. It said, “‘Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.” – Cher Horowitz

9. “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, like, cover it up with a backwards cap and we’re, like, expected to swoon? I don’t think so.” – Cher Horowitz

10. “Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.” – Cher Horowitz

11. (Christian) “Do you like Billie Holiday?” 

(Cher) “I love him.” 

12. “Girlie, as far as you’re concerned, I am the messiah of the DMV.” – Driving instructor

13. “Everything I think and everything I do is wrong. I was wrong about Elton, I was wrong about Christian, now Josh hated me. It all boiled down to one inevitable conclusion. I was just totally clueless. Oh, and this Josh and Ty thing was wigging me more than anything. I mean, what was my problem? Ty is my pal, I don’t begrudge her a boyfriend I really–ooh, I wonder if they have that in my size.” – Cher Horowitz