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Trivia / Clueless

  • Channel Hop: As If! went from ABC to UPN after the first season.
  • Dawson Casting: Silverstone and Murphy are almost young enough to pull off their roles, but they're the youngest. The oldest is 29-year-old Stacey Dash as Dionne; she would carry over into the spin-off series, until she was 33.
  • Expy: Several characters, as the film is basically a Setting Update of Jane Austen's "Emma".
    • Cher is Emma Woodhouse.
    • Josh is Mr. Knightley.
    • Cher's father is mr. Woodhouse.
    • Tai is Harriet Smith.
    • Christian is Frank Churchill.
    • Travis is mr. Martin.
    • Elton is mr. Elton.
    • Amber is mrs. Elton.
  • Genre Relaunch: The movie was arguably responsible for (at least temporarily) reviving the "Teen Movie" genre, after it had gone through a bit of a Dork Age during the first half of the '90snote . Can't Hardly Wait, Never Been Kissed, American Pie, and more all more-or-less owe their existence to this movie.
  • The Other Darrin: About half the characters from the movie, most notably Cher herself, but also the rest of the Horowitz family. In fact, Mel Horowitz is subject to this again after the show's first season, meaning that three actors played him in the span of four years.
  • Technology Marches On: Modern viewers might miss the fact that Cher and her friends all having cell phones is meant to be a joke — a sign of how rich and spoiled these teenagers are. Nowadays, when every teen has at least one cell phone, the only thing that seems odd is how clunky the ones in the movie look.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: This movie screams mid-nineties. Fortunately, thanks to good writing and genuinely funny humor, the movie is still worth watching even today.

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