Talk:Not Another Teen Movie

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Somebody with more time on their hands should add the following things:

Unlike the droves of lame ass parodies like "epic movie" and "date movie", "Not Another Teen Movie" is actually funny. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:07, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

The foreign exchange student also takes a lot from the foreign exchange student in the 1988 teen movie "Summer School."

There are some "10 Things I Hate About You" references not in here.

Janey's crappy house and drunk father are a reference to the movie Pretty In Pink.

Priscilla (Jaime Pressly), the bitchy cheerleader can't be a reference to (Rachel McAdams) in Mean Girls because Mean Girls was made in '04... three years after Not Another Teen Movie was released!

References to other films and original research[edit]

The references that this movie makes to other teen films are original research to me. Even though they may seem obvious to fans of teen movies, there are no sources cited for any of them. Reputable sources (e.g. story writers, director) that say that these specific characters are parodied. Otherwise, the references should be edited out. Wikipedia is not here to tell readers that this character is parodied by this character. It is for informing readers that some reputable source said this character is indeed a parody of some other character. --Darren Lee 16:22, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

You want sources to prove that characters are parodied by a parody movie? Doesn't it a bit unreasonable, especially for a topic of such minor importance? -- Tallasse 07:48, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Actually, the special features on the DVD come right out and state many of the parodies. As you said, many of these parodies are obvious, sharing mannerisms, appearances, and in some cases, dialogue with characters from other movies.--Sidhebolg 01:42, 10 November 2006 (UTC)


It looks like there was some vandalism within the page; generally 1337's don't belong in the middle of paragraphs. If I knew how to do a reversion I would. Maybe somebody else could? 04:25, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

Mean Girls is a 2004 movie and therefore could not be parodied by this movie.

Should be added in trivia that the school's sign in the beginning of the movie list the major four scenes in the movie (and events in a high school year) all in one week. poking fun at many high school films.

I added The Faculty to the list of movies parodied but some dunce deleted it. The coach and his constant "Goddammit" and over-the-top aggression is just so obviously a parody of Robert Patrick's character from The Faculty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:56, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

The Faculty? I'm thinking Varsity Blues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Oz Man Can (talkcontribs) 17:21, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Dude, where's my car is parodied. Right after "Areola" is introduced, the two guys talking in the office about the journalist posing as a student are the characters from that movie. (talk) 21:19, 8 July 2014 (UTC)


  • There are references to John Hughes movies in the names of the school facilities: The school itself is called "John Hughes High", the football stadium name is "Harry Dean Stadium" - a tribute to Harry Dean Stanton who played Molly Ringwald's father in Pretty in Pink, not Harry Dean, and the cafeteria is called "Anthony Michael Dining Hall" - a tribute to Anthony Michael Hall who appeared in Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.
  • The film's US working title was 10 Things I Hate about Clueless Road Trips When I Can't Hardly Wait To Be Kissed, a portmanteau of 10 Things I Hate about You, Clueless, Road Trip, Can't Hardly Wait and Never Been Kissed.
  • Phil Beauman and Buddy Johnson were two of the writers of Scary Movie. The theatrical trailer for this film states, "If you liked Scary Movie, who gives a damn?"
  • The high school mascot is the Wasps, the acronym version of which describes stereotypical white people, many of whom can be found in teen movies.
  • The character Malik, or "The Token Black Guy" can be seen with at least seven radically different hairstyles of varying lengths throughout the entire film.
  • Several of the actors (as their characters) had cameos in the clip for Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson, which was featured on the movie's soundtrack.
  • The famous kissing scene is a parody of a similar scene in Cruel Intentions.
  • Behind the teacher in the toliet scene is written "Aloha!" which is what Sean Penn's character says to Mr Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Another reference to Sean Penn's character "Jeff Spicoli" from Fast Times at Ridgemont High comes during the scene when Jake and Ricky are racing through the city in order to get to the hotel where Janey and Austin are supposed to be. As they come to an intersection and Jake quickly runs across the street while Ricky gets tripped up by numerous cars, there is a Television and Electronics Repair Shop storefront window on the corner behind them that reads "Spicoli's."
  • The prom, an event which is held at the end of the school year, takes place only a few days after the football season ends in the movie. Football season is usually in the fall, at the beginning of school year while prom is in the spring, at the end of school year. At the beginning of the movie, a sign indicates that orientation is on Monday and prom is on Saturday. The sign also names the other events of the film. The whole story takes place over a week, parodying the way teen films move quickly through the school year.
  • Several scenes from the movie are cut or edited for air on American television, including references to Catherine lusting for her brother Jake, expletive-laced scenes from Sandy Sue who suffers from Tourette syndrome, a naked Areola, and racy dance scenes during the prom. Comedy Central airs the film uncut during The Secret Stash, but exposed female body parts are blurred.
  • The movie is known as "Sex Academy" on some releases in Europe.
  • There are numerous subtle set decorations in the movie to supplement the joke being made in the current scene. In one scene where Mitch asks how the guys will lose their virginity by graduation, they hear an announcement over the P.A. system say, "The Sex Club will be meeting after school behind the bleachers." They also pass by posters that say "Abstinence doesn't work, trust us," "Condoms kill the sensation," and posters with tear-off phone numbers that say things like "Hot Sex - Call Judy" and "For Great Sex, Call Sue". As this occurs, Bruce says, "It not easy to get lucky here."

All the above need citations to be added back in to the article. Darrenhusted (talk) 12:43, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Cast of characters[edit]

Not only is it longer then the plot, it is all original research. Cite or delete. Lots42 (talk) 14:05, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

CAMEO/guest apperance[edit]

Can't believe everyone missed it. While he wasn't famous back then, I watched this film a couple of days ago, and recognised Josh Radnor, at the dance saying to some girl "Wow, I never knew everyone we go to school with, are professional dancers".

I think it should go to the cameo list.

Funny enough, when I looked at Radnors wikipedia page I didn't see in the filmography list any mention of this movie. I guess this means that he wasn't actually involved in the construction of his Wikipedia entry. :P Maybe it was just his agent. :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:41, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

It's not a cameo or a guest appearance, it's a bit part. He's also in the party scene where the "new and improved" Janey makes her debut. When Lacey Chabert's character walks in, he tells another party goer that no one can talk until she moves again. Oz Man Can (talk) 17:17, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

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tag this page with POV and remove all the references to make wikipedia more encyclopedia-ish — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:53, 14 September 2012 (UTC)