Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Saved! Access Favorites in your account profile. Removed from my favorites

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

  1. Begin
    90s_movies_opener_elliot_salazar_final

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    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    But the most head-scratching moments probably involve outdated tech.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.

    Begin Slideshow
  2. Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television.

    SHARE IT

    comments
    See All Slides
    0 of 10
  3. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/G3lSvJ5RXKA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    1 of 10

    Not Know Who's On The Phone, Scream (1996)
    Creepy calls from masked killers in teen films have gone down 100%.

  4. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Rn2cf_wJ4f4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    2 of 10

    Drop Off A Floppy Disk, Hackers (1995)
    Although, it's a lot less exciting to send a zip file while on a skateboard.

  5. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/RS0KyTZ3Ie4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    3 of 10

    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.

  6. <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/EcWK0M4VMjA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox Television.

    SHARE IT

    0 Comments
    See All Slides
    4 of 10

    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.