10 Things That '90s Teens Did In TV & Movies That Make No Sense Today

There are plenty of things about '90s entertainment that would confuse young people today. The slang. The cultural references. The outfits (okay, maybe not the outfits, unless they've never been inside an Urban Outfitters).

But the most head-scratching moments probably involve outdated tech. Today's teens probably have dim recollections of phones with cords, but have likely never even heard of a beeper. A world without Instagram is something that only exists for them in nightmares.

Still, modern adolescents can still reap plenty of enjoyment from classic '90s teen flicks. They'll just need their older, wiser, twentysomething relatives to explain exactly what a cassette tape is. Ahead, 10 examples of things chracters do in '90s TV and movies that don't make sense anymore.
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Carry A Pager, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
This would actually be the least stressful way to find out about the coming apocalypse.
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Not Know Who's On The Phone, Scream (1996)
Creepy calls from masked killers in teen films have gone down 100%.
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Drop Off A Floppy Disk, Hackers (1995)
Although, it's a lot less exciting to send a zip file while on a skateboard.
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Push Down A Cell Phone's Antenna, Clueless (1995)
Kids today will never enjoy the fidgety pleasure of holding the top of the antenna, letting your phone drop, retracting, and repeating.
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Receive A Letter, I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
As Pretty Little Liars has taught us, when modern youths correspond with mysterious violent individuals, they do it via text.
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Announce A Party With Fliers, 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Not only does this leave a paper trail, that's a lot of dead trees. These kids obviously don't care about the environment.
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Listen To The Radio, Pump Up the Volume (1990)
But teen angst and general raging against the man will never die. Looking forward to the movie about a high schooler's underground podcast.
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Haul Around A Camera For Selfies, Never Been Kissed (1999)
Sharing them means one trip to CVS to drop off and another to pick up.
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Watch Porn On TV, American Pie (1999)
Because now, there is the internet.
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Use A Pay Phone, Boy Meets World (1998)
Now, masked killers text.