23 Totally Perfect “Reality Bites” Style Moments That Make Us Miss The ’90s

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1. Lainie: “I was really going to be somebody by the time I was 23.”

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Troy: “Honey, all you have to be by the time you’re 23 is yourself.”

How about Winona’s perfect cropped haircut?

2. Lainie: “You’ve been waiting for this since the day we met.”

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Or the way she manages to find the best worn cardigans and thrift shop dresses?

3. Vickie: “Lainie, sex is the quickest way to ruin a friendship.”

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We live for Janeane’s cherry red lips and baby bangs.

4. Troy: “You can’t navigate me. I may do mean things, and I may hurt you, and I may run away without your permission, and you may hate me forever, and I know that scares the living shit outta you ‘cause you know I’m the only real thing you got.”

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And Winona’s boho vest.

5. Vickie: “Évian is “naïve” spelled backward.”

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All of this! ALL OF IT!

6. Lainie: “I’m not a valedictorian but I play one on tv.”

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Bad ass sunglasses.

7. Vickie: “Sometimes I get that not-so-fresh feeling.”

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8. Troy: “This girl is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”

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Dickies like whoa.

9. Lainie: “I’d like to somehow make a difference in people’s lives.”

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Troy: “And I… I would like to buy them all a Coke.”

There’s nothing better than a dude in a plain white tee. Nothing.

10. Troy: “He’s the reason Cliffs Notes were invented.”

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Vintage dad shirts!

11. Lainie: “It’s not like I had a hysterectomy. I just got fired.”

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Simple oversized button-down dresses.

12. Troy: “You look like a doily.”

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Vintage drop-waist dresses.

13. Lainie: “He’s so cheesy, I can’t watch him without crackers.”

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A simple jeans and a tee ensemble.

14. Vickie: “Sometimes I get that not-so-fresh feeling.”

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Chambray shirts!

15. Troy: “I’m bursting with fruit flavor.”

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Velour shirts and ’70s house dresses!

16. Lainie: “Hey! I’m a non-practicing virgin.”

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Babydoll dresses!

17. Vickie: “It’s not like its happening to me. It’s like it’s in a crappy show like Melrose Place.”

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Meanswear-inspired shirts.

18. Michael: “Have I stepped over some line in the sands of coolness with you? Because excuse me if somebody doesn’t know the secret handshake with you.”

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Gauzy sweaters.

19. Troy: “I am not under orders to make the world a better place.”

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The colored tights and amazing platform Fluevogs.

20. Vickie: “Welcome to the Maxi Pad.”

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Colorful denim overalls!

21. Lainie: “You guys better not be inhaling.”

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Thermal underwear.

22. Vickie: “I’m late for a jean-folding seminar. Let’s locomote!”

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Pink and black polka dots.

23. Troy: “You have reached the winter of our discontent.”

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Everything about Winona Ryder in this movie. Total perfection.

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