Small Details Fans Noticed In High School Comedies

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Vote up the details you never noticed before.

High school comedies have always been a fixture on the big screen, from early classics like American Graffiti to more recent hits like Booksmart. Beyond the laughs and memorable characters, though, these movies have a ton of small details that make them even better than you remember. For example, in Superbad, Seth and Evan tell Fogell not to buy sambuca when he's at the liquor store. In an earlier flashback, you can see the three friends drinking sambuca while huddled over a laptop. In Mean Girls, new kid Cady ends up ousting Regina from their friend group. What you may have missed, though, is that Cady completely steals Regina's style, including a necklace with the first letter of her name. There are even details that hide in the background! In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris manages to get Sloan out of school by wearing a beige trench coat and fedora as a disguise. If you look behind the door in Ferris' bedroom, you can see that very same outfit on a mannequin.

Check out this list of small details in high school comedies, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


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    8 VOTES

    Fogell Is Guilty Of Buying Sambuca In 'Superbad'

    From Redditor u/Ajconnor1:

    In the scene where they give Fogell the list to buy the alcohol they tell him 'Don’t fuck it up and get Sambuca again.' In a brief scene earlier, Fogell can be scene holding a bottle of Sambuca.

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    7 VOTES

    Seth Only Needs Two Buttons To Call Evan In 'Superbad'

    From Redditor u/gnome_fiesta:

    In Superbad, the first scene shows Seth quickly call Evan by opening his flip phone and pressing the call button twice, establishing their relationship as best friends who don’t hang out much with anyone else.

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    7 VOTES

    John's Car Has A THX License Plate In 'American Graffiti'

    From Redditor u/jediBENNYG:

    In American Graffiti, the license plate on John’s car is THX 138. This is a reference to George Lucas’ previous movie THX 1138 (1971).

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    6 VOTES

    Trip Belongs To A Fitting Frat In 'Can't Hardly Wait'

    From Redditor u/revsnoop:

    Trip McNeely's fraternity in Can't Hardly Wait is Delta Iota Kappa or DIK.

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    5 VOTES

    Lucy The Maid Hides From Cher's Dad In 'Clueless'

    From Redditor u/Marcia_Shady:

    It's my hundredth time watching Clueless and I just noticed Lucy the maid hiding from Cher's dad behind the door.

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    5 VOTES

    Cher Gets 'Nice Shapes' Geometry Grade In 'Clueless'

    From Redditor u/Chemoot:

    Okay this is a silly one. Watching Clueless and paused to read her report card. Her geometry one kills me: Nice Shapes.