On October 3rd, we celebrate Mean Girls.
Whether you know every scene by heart or can pinpoint the origin of “We wear pink on Wednesdays,” it’s likely Mark Waters’s 2004 film has been brought up or thought about at least once since its release. From the satirical portrayal of social hierarchy in high school to the clever one-liners that have become regular references in conversation, Mean Girls has infiltrated society – in the best way.
And today, is the official day to honour the lauded comedy.
For those who can say they’ve watched Lindsay Lohan assume the role of Cady Heron a handful of times, it’s no surprise that October 3rd is the best time to pay homage to the film. But for others who can’t seem to remember why this day is reminiscent of the movie, here’s why.
Why is October 3 Mean Girls Day?
Among the fan favourite scenes is one simple interaction between Cady and her love interest Aaron Samuels, played by Jonathan Benntt. Cady is sitting behind Aaron with the back of his head blocking her line of vision, which according to her is pretty cute.
In an attempt to get to know her crush better, the red-headed main character talks to him a little more every day. On this day, Aaron swivels in his seat to ask Cady a question.
“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was,” Lohan narrates as Cady.
“It’s October 3rd,” she says to Aaron in the scene.
Of course, the brief conversation between the two leads prompted die-hard enthusiasts and even the star-studded cast to mark October 3 as Mean Girls Day, a time to honour its impact and standout impression it left.
In 2021, Lohan took to her Instagram to post a still shot of the famed scene to commemorate the day’s significance. “It’s October 3rd,” her caption read.
Meanwhile, Daniel Franzese, who plays Damian in the movie, followed suit and posted his own ode. “On this #MeanGirlsDay I’m grateful for so much this film has brought into my life including great memories and friendships and constant new adventures,” he wrote on the platform.
Of course, he had to include an innuendo for his role and thanked the “House of Glen Coco” for supporting him – a subtle nod to the beloved line, “You go Glen Coco.”
Even Paramount Plus rings in the day. This year, the streaming service posted a clip of Karen, aka Amanda Seyfried, on their TikTok and said: “Iconic from their very first line to their last. #MeanGirls #MeanGirlsDay.”
Mean Girls is streaming now on Paramount Plus, Apple TV, and Prime Video.