CherCher is a sweet, if somewhat dippy, blonde teenager who lives with her father in Beverly Hills, California. Cher often speaks in Valley Girl slang (including new idioms coined by the writers of Clueless). Her role in the film and series is that of the central protagonist; many of the plot lines revolve around, or involve, Cher in some way, although sub-plots, particularly in the TV series, allow the focus to shift from her toward others and back. Cher is popular with her classmates; she often uses her social status (and social know-how) to aid others. Yet these crusades are not always as successful as she would wish. Much of the film's plot centers around Cher's gradual realization that her judgment is not infallible - such as with her attempts to give Tai a makeover - and that Cher may benefit from attempting to improve herself or any of her classmates for that matter. However, some of Cher's attempts at righting the world's minor wrongs indeed produce the results she anticipates, such as with matchmaking between two of her teachers. As the daughter of a lawyer, Cher has developed extensive conversational (read: verbal manipulation) skills. She can (frequently) talk teachers into improving her grades, and she excels in Mr. Hall's debate class. However, Cher's efforts to talk her way out of trouble are not always successful, such as when Cher fails her driver's test due to her below-par driving skills. (Dionne: "That was a stop sign!" Cher: "I totally paused.") Josh is often the first to point out when Cher "finds a situation she can't talk her way out of." Cher's knowledge is not without flaws, particularly in relation to certain elements of history and culture. For instance, in a voiceover, she calls the film Spartacus "Sparatacus". Then, in her debate class, she repeatedly pronounces the word "Haitians" as "Hatey-yuns." The latter, however, was a gaffe on the part of Alicia Silverstone herself. Overall, Cher is the person to consult when you need a "clue" (read: help or advice...hence the title of the movie and series). Just don't give her the keys to your SUV.
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