'Clueless' Turns 18! Let's Look at 7 Things the Movie Taught Us

There has been no woman of greater influence in my life than Cher Horowitz, the brilliant protagonist in the 1995 film Clueless. Over the past 18 years, Cher and her friends have imparted so much wisdom on its audience. From how to get a boy to like you to how to score an A in gym class, Clueless was basically a better version of your high school education. Here are the oh-so important things we learned from our favorite chick flick. Images: Paramount Pictures

Life lessons we Couldn't have lived without

There has been no woman of greater influence in my life than Cher Horowitz, the brilliant protagonist in the 1995 film Clueless. Over the past 18 years, Cher and her friends have imparted so much wisdom on its audience. From how to get a boy to like you to how to score an A in gym class, Clueless was basically a better version of your high school education. Here are the oh-so important things we learned from our favorite chick flick. Images: Paramount Pictures

Check the Status of Your Date Before Trying to Make a Move

Cher was saving herself for Luke Perry until Christian, and all his Rat Pack swagger, plopped down beside her in class one day. Unfortunately, it took one awkward "date", and a word from wise Murray (played by Donald Faison), to realize that Christian's fab style and love of old movies did not necessarily make him her perfect match. Make sure that your date is interested in all parts of you before you make your move.

Don't Overlook the Good Ones ... Even if They're Your Step-Brother

How Cher missed that Josh was a regulation hottie from the moment he stepped into her home is beyond me. While Cher was saying "As If!" to having feelings for her step-brother, Cher's friend Tai was ready to make her move... causing Cher to recognize her feelings.

Being Nice is Its Own Reward, but It can also totally boost your GPA

Setting up your adorably clueless teachers will make them super happy, and if their happiness happens to reflect on a boosted grade? Just a perk of your selfless behavior. Like Cher said, "Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people.”

Use This Fool-Proof Excuse to Get Out of a Tardy

"Riding the crimson wave" is just ambiguous enough to say out loud, and specific enough to make your male teacher hide underneath a desk for the rest of class.

Win a Class Debate with Metaphors From Your Own Life

Like this gem: "So like, right now for example. The Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, 'What about the strain on our resources?' Well it’s like when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday, right? I put R.S.V.P. ’cause it was a sit-down dinner. But some people came that like did not R.S.V.P. I was like totally buggin’. I had to haul ass to the kitchen, redistribute the food, and squish in extra place settings. But by the end of the day it was, like, the more the merrier. And so if the government could just get to the kitchen, rearrange some things, we could certainly party with the Haitians. And in conclusion may I please remind you it does not say R.S.V.P. on the Statue of Liberty."

When in doubt, rock colored plaid

Umm, has there ever been a look more universally flattering?

You Can Do Your Best Thinking While Shopping

Just because you're sad and like, contemplating life and stuff, doesn't mean your wardrobe has to suffer. Take your search for an epiphany to the mall where you're certain to find enlightenment.