• 1. Sarah Michelle Gellar was originally offered the role of Cher Horowitz, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with “All My Children.”

    Sarah Michelle Gellar was originally offered the role of Cher Horowitz, but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts with "All My Children."

    (via IMDB)

  • 2. During the film, there are 53 different kinds of tartan/plaid used, seven of which are worn by Cher, and twelve by other major characters.

    During the film, there are 53 different kinds of tartan/plaid used, seven of which are worn by Cher, and twelve by other major characters.

    (via IMDB)

  • 3. Cher’s last name is given as Horowitz, but shown on her report card as Hamilton. This may be an in-joke, as director Amy Heckerling’s previously directed Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which featured a Stacey Hamilton.

    Cher's last name is given as Horowitz, but shown on her report card as Hamilton. This may be an in-joke, as director Amy Heckerling's previously directed Fast Times at Ridgemont High, which featured a Stacey Hamilton.

    (via IMDB)

  • 4. The movie is based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel, Emma.

    The movie is based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel, Emma.

    Although with many obvious modernizations and adaptations having been made, “Clueless” actually does still dovetail pretty closely to the original plot and central set of characters found in Austen’s “Emma”. In terms of the cast, for instance: Cher is Emma, Josh is Mr Knightley, Tai is Harriet Smith, Elton is Mr Elton, Travis is Robert Martin, Christian is a loose and much more sympathetic version of Frank Churchill and Dionne could feasibly be Mrs Weston (although it is also possible, given that Cher attempts to matchmake the two of them, that Mr Hall and Miss Geist could also be Mr and Mrs Weston, who, likewise, Emma claims to have matched). (via IMDB)

  • 5. Clueless was shot in 40 days.

    Clueless was shot in 40 days.

    (via IMDB)

  • 6. Alicia Silverstone did not know how to correctly pronounce “Haitians” in the classroom scene. Amy Heckerling told the crew not to correct her because she liked it so much and wanted it to be in the film.

    (via IMDB)

  • 7. “Tai” means feces in Indonesia.

    "Tai" means feces in Indonesia.

    (via IMDB)

  • 8. Writers sat in classes in Beverly Hills High to get the flavor of the students.

    Writers sat in classes in Beverly Hills High to get the flavor of the students.

    (via IMDB)

  • 9. During the game of “Suck and Blow” the cast was unable to sustain the breath to make a real credit card pass from mouth to mouth; a prop card made of cardboard was substituted that still did not work. Holes were drilled into it to make it easier, and when this failed also, the whole cast’s lips were heavily coated in chapstick to force the card to stick.

    During the game of "Suck and Blow" the cast was unable to sustain the breath to make a real credit card pass from mouth to mouth; a prop card made of cardboard was substituted that still did not work. Holes were drilled into it to make it easier, and when this failed also, the whole cast's lips were heavily coated in chapstick to force the card to stick.

    (via IMDB)

  • 10. Brittany Murphy was actually a virgin who couldn’t drive when filming the movie.

    Brittany Murphy was actually a virgin who couldn't drive when filming the movie.

    (via IMDB)

  • 11. Director Amy Heckerling decided she wanted Alicia Silverstone to play Cher after she saw her in an Aerosmith video on MTV.

    (via IMDB)

  • 12. Scenes were included in the trailer that were not in the film. Among them is one in which Cher and Dionne are in the girl’s bathroom primping when Amber walks in on them. Noting her appearance, Cher quips, Did I miss something? Is big hair back?

    (via IMDB)

  • 13. Paul Rudd was considered for the role of Murray.

    Paul Rudd was considered for the role of Murray.

    (via IMDB)