10 Irreconcilable Differences Between “Clueless” The TV Show And The Movie

The TV version of Clueless — airing between 1996 and 1999 — was the Polaroid of imperfection.

1. In the movie, Cher demonstrated sartorial bravado and had wittily worded life philosophies.

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In the show, she was replaced by some chick named Rachel Blanchard. Their only similarities being that they were both blondes.

She also became a complete airhead.

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2. In the movie, Cher and Dionne’s coordinated outfits were AWESOME.

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In the show, they started shopping in the Macy’s juniors department.

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3. Movie Josh. Squeeeee. Paul Rudd 4 lyfe.

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Here is TV “Josh.” We don’t like him.

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4. Oh, BTW. Paul Rudd made a guest appearance, but not as Josh?! What???

In the episode “I Got You Babe,” Paul Rudd does not play Josh, but instead plays a love interest to Cher named “Sonny.” And he wears a leather jacket. And he wears a necklace. And I’m now really sad about all of this.

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5. Thanks to Cher’s amazing makeover skills, Tai becomes an adorable Betty.

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Tai’s adorable style is no longer; in the show her look could be described as Hooverville Raver.

In the first episode, Cher introduces Tai as “my friend from New York. I keep trying to make her over, but she keeps falling back apart.” After all of Original Cher’s hard work, Tai has been reduced to a ratty club kid unfamiliar with the rules of self-tanner.

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6. Movie Murray: You were legitimately cool.

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TV Murray: I’m really sorry about the person who made you wear this plastic belt for a promo shoot. You deserve better.

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7. Original Cher and Original Dee kept their hair relatively sane.

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Their TV hair was pure insanity.

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8. Christian. Suave. Classy. Gay. Definitely not skeezy.

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This is not Christian. But is supposed to be like Christian? His facial hair is deeply upsetting.

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9. Dionne and Murray easily won cutest class couple.

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They’re still together in the TV version, however I fail to believe Dee would allow him to wear this hat.

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10. Original Amber, aka Crazypants McGee.

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TV Amber: Actually…kind of the same.

HAHA Amber your hair looks silly.

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