Kids These Days: Teens From Movies & TV Keep Missing The Reference

As time goes on, more and more pop culture references will be lost on young people. You might find yourself trying to explain the plot intricacies of 10 Things I Hate About You to your teenage cousin. Or, maybe a young person you follow on Twitter is wondering just who, exactly, is Urkel? With no I Love the '90s to educate them, it might fall to you.

But as these TV and film clips prove, young people spacing on their elders' references is nothing new. Sometimes, they even space on tidbits from their more worldly peers. But remember to have patience if you encounter a real uninformed adolescent. You explained Vanilla Ice to your parents. Maybe some day, if you ask nicely, your niece might explain Jaden Smith to you.