YMMV / Clueless

  • Designated Villain: One has to wonder what Amber did to be considered the villain of the piece, besides not agreeing with everything Cher says (and even then it comes across as a case of Strawman Has a Point). At one one point she even says hello to Cher without a hint of malice only for Cher to immediately be rude to her for wearing the same dress she had worn a day ago. She's also deemed a hag and a Monet (Looks really good from far away but up close is a big old mess)!
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Elton may be a snob and a half who abandons Cher on the side of the road, but he's still mostly remembered as the hot almost-love interest.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: On a somewhat lighter note, Cher says at one point that she knows her Mel Gibson. Alicia Silverstone is Jewish, and Mel Gibson is, well...
    • Josh makes a crack about getting Marky Mark to "take time from his busy pants dropping schedule to plant trees." Two years later, Mark Wahlberg became an A-list celebrity after starring in Boogie Nights where he did, indeed, drop his pants.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: After Brittany Murphy's Tearjerker death, all articles reporting on the subject referred to her as "...the chubby girl from Clueless." The problem is that until she starts wearing belly shirts, Tai wears really baggy clothes
  • Memetic Mutation: Ugh! As if!
    • It's easy to find on tumblr a post detailing Cher's speech about immigration, which may also be considered a case of Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Despite the film's message that superficiality is NOT how to live one's life, many young girls aspired to be as airheaded as Alicia Silverstone's character initially was, and the phrase "As if!" took on a monstrous new life.
  • Moe: Tai. Being played by Brittany Murphy at her most Adorkable will do that to a person. Its quite telling that upon seeing her for the first time Cher feels compelled to "adopt" her!
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: The image of fashion and wealth in the film suffer from this, especially the already mentioned mobile phones, as well as a very foolish-looking fashion by modern standards. To such a level that it can look like modern Stealth Parody on the rich of that time.