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23 Things You Probably Never Noticed In "Heathers"

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1. Each Heather has a signature color.

Yes, Heather Chandler's red is obvious, but Heather McNamara and Heather Duke are always wearing something yellow and something green, respectively.


7. Betty and Veronica's names pay homage to two sets of iconic friends.

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First, they're Betty and Veronica, like the Archie comics characters. Second, their last names are Finn and Sawyer, a nod to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

9. When Heather Chandler dies, there's some pretty poetic reading material on the table she crashes through.

Heather has CliffsNotes for The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath — who famously committed suicide — and a magazine with the cover story, "The Fall of the American Teen."

10. Then, there's the irony of this poster.

The "living legend" poster pops up behind Veronica after she learns the yearbook team is dedicating a two-page spread to Heather Chandler's suicide.

11. The movie takes place in 1988, but Heather Chandler has a 10-year-old Cosmopolitan magazine in her locker.

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Why?! The November 1978 Cosmo is joined by The Castrated Family, a psychology textbook about emotionally unhealthy environments. Hmm.


12. Heather Chandler also has a picture in her locker that was seemingly taken during the events of the movie.

Unless all the girls wore the exact same outfits on a different day.

15. Veronica and J.D. incorrectly stage Kurt and Ram's suicides.

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For the "they killed each other in a gay suicide pact" setup to make sense, Kurt should've been left with the gun used to kill Ram, and Ram left with the gun used to kill Kurt. But Kurt is left with the gun used to kill him, and Ram with the gun used to kill him. Oops.


17. The same set is used for Heather Chandler and Heather Duke's kitchens.

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They just changed the lighting and some colors, and filmed from a different angle.

18. Heather Duke's dream sequence funeral pays homage to a famous Life magazine picture.

The J.R. Eyerman photo was taken in 1952, at opening night for the first-ever color 3D movie, Bwana Devil.

19. Heather Duke and Martha Dunnstock's sweatshirts have different spellings of their camp's name.

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Heather's says "Camp Tawonga" — a real, Jewish summer camp in Northern California — while Martha's says "Camp Towanga."

21. J.D.'s fake petition to get Big Fun to play at Westerburg High asks for more than a concert.

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The petition demands MTV at school, expense accounts for seniors, tanning booths for between classes, and catered lunches. Also, the students had to list their "click," a misspelling of "clique."

22. How Veronica comes down from her fake hanging doesn't make sense.

She's obviously hanging in front of the fireplace, away from her bed. But when she comes down, she's facing the opposite direction, and was somehow able to land perfectly on the bed.


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