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Heathers (Movies)

The whole episode — damn, the whole series — has much in common with the 1989 black comedy Heathers, beyond the name of the main character. Yes, it's a high school movie, but in the same way that Veronica Mars is a high school TV drama — that is, not at all. More importantly, both delve into the dark heart of the human cesspool of which high school is but a microcosm. This is all a bit meta. In "Weapons of Class Destruction," the homage is more direct, with Veronica polling the combat-clad Ben. In the movie, Veronica polls to join the Heathers, the popular clique of bitchy, elitist schoolgirls, and so meets the combat-clad JD, one of whose ambitions is to blow up the school.

1.18 "Weapons of Class Destruction"

"Just takes me back to high school. Remember, Logan, when we used to sit at the same lunch table and make fun of all the fat kids?"

This 1989 black comedy is the fifth greatest high school comedy of all time, according to Entertainment Weekly. Heathers is about a girl named Veronica (no, seriously!) who used to be one of the popular kids (no, SERIOUSLY!). The leaders of the popular clique are all named, you guessed it: Heather. One of the things they like to do is sit at the same lunch table and make fun of all the fat kids. The Heathers were the prototype for the titular Mean Girls, as well as, probably, Madison Sinclair. Which makes it even more ironic that Mac busts out with a reference.

3.16 "Un-American Graffiti"
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