First things first: this article is about the Lindsay Lohan version of The Parent Trap. I know, I know, some Parent Trap purists out there will be disappointed that I would waste an entire article talking about a remake and not the original. But I will admit this right away: I'm a millennial.
I've never seen the original Parent Trap from 1961 because it's one of those movies our parents loved as kids and tried to make us watch but we all rejected because the colors were weird and all the kids' had haircuts that looked like they should be on an adult. (This is true about every child's haircut from before 1980, please don't argue with me.) I assume this is how my future children will feel when I try to force them to watch this version of The Parent Trap and they are too busy watching YouTube videos of other children opening boxes of toys or whatever. It's just how life works.
I watched the 1998 version of The Parent Trap, in all its late 90s glory (hello scrunchies and hemp necklaces!) and I had a lot of thoughts. So go dig out your old VHS copy, find someone who still has a VCR, and follow along. Or just read it. But whatever you do, don't forget to stock up on Oreos and peanut butter.