As Mean Girls continues to grow in its lore among fans, we love looking back on the teen film that turned Lindsay Lohan into a star and cemented Tina Fey as a multi-faceted entertainer. Coming out in 2004, it found its place among millennials who either identified with the comedic wit of former Saturday Night Live stars, Fey, Amy Poehler and Tim Meadows, and the fresh-faced appearance of Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lachey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried. From animated GIFs to quotes, the movie has lived on thanks to intense love and fandom for the film. What’s surprising is to see how the film lives on in spirit through other films, in fashion and even a mention from President Barack Obama.
President Obama Uses Mean Girls GIFs on Tumblr
In order to promote his upcoming Town Hall debate with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Obama made use of fandon for Mean Girls to his advantage. His team posted a GIF of Cady saying “It’s October 3rd,” the same day as the debate. Needless to say, it blew up the Internet.
Bo Tries to Make Fetch Happen
Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. pic.twitter.com/Ez6hWGFpFc
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 13, 2013
Knowing how successful Mean Girls references do on the Internet, the White House posted a photo of the First Dog while tweeting Regina George’s most famous line.
G.B.F. Beats Tina Fey to a Mean Girls Musical
While Tina Fey addressed rumors of taking the film to the stage, the creators of G.B.F. made up their own. The gay teen comedy saw Caprice, the film’s drama queen, performing a “mostly plagiarized musical mashup” of the film.
Mean Girls the Video Game
Seven years following the success of the film, 505 Publishers produced a Mean Girls-branded video game for Nintendo DS. The Puzzle Quest rip off had players “combine similarly coloured jewels, shoes and lipstick. Chain combinations together and you can unleash ‘rumours, pranks and put-downs.’”
Regina George Inspires a Mariah Carey Song
In 2009, Mariah Carey paid homage to the film with her comeback single, “Obsessed.” The song opens with the lyric, “And I was like, ’Why are you so obsessed with me,'” which is pulled from the Queen B’s original dialogue.
Mariah Carey Quotes Regina George on American Idol
Proving that she’s an uber fan, the singer said she wanted “to lose 3 pounds” while taping American Idol. Of course Nicki Minaj jumped in, leading Carey to go all “Mean Girls” on her ass.
Jennifer Lawrence References Spring Fling While Accepting a People’s Choice Award
Leave it to Jennifer Lawrence to make the most adorable pop culture references. From First Wives Club to Mean Girls, The Hunger Games actress loves a good reference. During the 2013 People’s Choice Awards, Lawrence referenced to the Spring Fling scene while taking home an award.
Stella and Bow Make Fetch Jewelry Line
Inspired by quotes from the movie, Stella and Bow launched a “Burn Book” collection of jewelry. There are Damian bangles, Karen hair clips and Janis bracelets. Yes, they really exist.