Mean Girls (2004) Poster



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Followed by 

Mean Girls 2 (2011) (TV Movie)


Mean Girls (2010) (Video Game)


The Women (1939)
Two characters fall into a passing trolley after not looking where they are going, similarly to the way Cady falls into a bin after not paying attention to where she is walking.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Movie Poster seen
Goldfinger (1964)
referred to in rap by Kevin Gnapoor
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
Tim Meddows uses his famous catchphrase from when he was "The Ladies Man" on SNL
The Goonies (1985)
A guy in the lunchroom puts lunchmeat on his face and says "Baby Ruth" in the voice that Sloth uses in The Goonies.
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
soundtrack heard
Heathers (1988)
Lindsay Lohan's character briefly mentions the movie.
Lean on Me (1989)
The principal walks through with a bat and says, "I did not leave the South side for this!"
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The scene in the cafeteria when Janis is putting the meat on Damian's face.
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Rachel McAdams was told to partly model the character of Regina George after Alec Baldwin's performance in this movie.
Clueless (1995)
Regina recrutes Cady, and Cady overthrows Regina.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) (TV Series)
After Janis makes a sarcastic remark about having a lesbian crush on Regina, she does the "Xena call" as she does the "trust fall" into the crowd of girls.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Geek Like Me (1996) (TV Episode)
The moment where Regina bangs into a student and is told to watch where she is going references a similar moment in this episode.
Varsity Blues (1999)
A girls says Varsity Blues is Regina's favorite movie
The Master of Disguise (2002)
VHS case appears in one scene
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
VHS case appears in one scene
Girls Gone Wild on Campus 2 (2003) (Video)
"The girls have gone wild!"

Referenced in 

Rats & Bullies (2004)
Source material for "Mean Girls" was written by one of the interview subjects of "Rats & Bullies"
'Mean Girls': Only the Strong Survive (2004) (Video)
Is about the film
Gilmore Girls: Jews and Chinese Food (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai asks Rory where "The Plastics" sit in the cafeteria.
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Coldplay (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the monologue
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Don't take this, or you'll die
House M.D.: House vs. God (2006) (TV Episode)
House tells Wilson that he will return his DVD player because "After all, how many times can you hit pause at the part where Lindsay Lohan wins the spelling bee? What is it about girls who can spell?" Wilson corrects him, saying "It's a math contest." House then retorts "What it is about girls who can count?"
Marie Antoinette (2006)
The line about her hair being so big because it's full of secrets.
Angela's Eyes: Undercover Eyes (2006) (TV Episode)
Angela mentions the film's title in conversation with Leo.
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned during the monologue
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Kevin mentions that he hasn't seen the movie.
To Be Fat Like Me (2007) (TV Movie)
That's social suicide
Death Proof (2007)
Shanna calls Julia a "Mean Girl in a high school movie".
Entourage: The First Cut Is the Deepest (2007) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned by Ari
Kids Unlimited: Mean Girls (2007) (TV Episode)
The episode title is an homage to the film.
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Claudia
The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Just Say No (2008) (TV Episode)
Amy, Madison and Lauren designate Adrian the Regina George of Grant High and Madison designates Amy the Cady Herron.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "17 Again" as good as this movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.158 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
I Am More Than Just My Body (2009) (Short)
Director's Michael Mitchell's vision was to have this video follow one of his favorite films "Mean Girls" in terms of looks and visuals.
Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009) (Video)
mentioned in dialogue
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #9.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sonia Kruger when introducing Todd McKenney.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.54 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in an $800 clue in the category "There's a Title in the Title"
Degrassi: Minis: Forgetting Sav Bhandari Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Leia rents the film on DVD.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!: The Diva Awards (2010) (TV Episode)
Tatianna quotes a line from the film when speaking to Jujubee.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Bride Wars (2010) (TV Episode)
"This isn't totally lifted from Mean Girls."
The Office: Christening (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
Chris Pine says his high school was not divided into cliques like the school in the film
Dr. Phil: Mini Mean Girls (2011) (TV Episode)
Episode title. Dr. Phil also mentions the film.
Revenge: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bachelorette (2012)
At the rehearsal dinner, Lizzy Caplan tells the other guests during her toast to the bride that they met in the high school bathroom where she chose to eat her lunch because she wasn't cool, and in Mean Girls, which Lizzy Caplan is also in, this is exactly what Lindsay Lohan does because she hasn't found a clique to be friends with yet.
Conan: The 24th Annual NERF Product Expo (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Amanda Seyfried
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Jack White (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jimmy Fallon during the opening monologue
Skins: Alo (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Alo
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.63 (2012) (TV Episode)
Matt Braunger mentions the movie by name.
The Most Popular Girls in School (2012) (TV Series)
The series makes constant allusions to Mean Girls and the film story.
Awkward.: My Love Is a Black Heart (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.196 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Lizzy Caplan was in the film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.129 (2012) (TV Episode)
April mentions the movie by name.
The Mob Doctor: Protect and Serve (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.41 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Lindsay Lohan starred in the film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.178 (2012) (TV Episode)
Matt mentions the movie by name.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: Twilight (2012) (TV Episode)
Photograph is shown.
Go On: Gooooaaaallll Doll! (2013) (TV Episode)
Lauren mentions "Rachel McAdams, star of 'Mean Girls'."
G.B.F. (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jessie: Kids Don't Wanna Be Shunned (2013) (TV Episode)
Jessie says to Bryn while tossing the popcorn bucket in her hair, "Eat corn, mean girl!"; is a reference to the movie Mean Girls.
The Middle: From Orson with Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Newsroom: Willie Pete (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Slightly Single in L.A. (2013)
Characters use the phrase "That's so fetch!" referencing the slang term that Charbert's character in Mean Girls tried to invent
Vampire Academy (2014)
Rose Hathaway tells Mason, "they have these things in the outside world: Pinkberry, mini taquitos, Toaster Strudel..." In Mean Girls (2004) Gretchen Wieners is "totally rich because her dad invented Toaster Strudel."
Lindsay: Part One (2014) (TV Episode)
footage of Lindsay in the film's premiere is seen; Lindsay mentions a 'fetch' t-shirt
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glamazon by Colorevolution (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul references the film.
Shut Up and Talk: Lindsay Ellis (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Finding Carter: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Honest Game Trailers: Team Fortress 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"You go, Glen Coco"
Face Off: Teacher's Pets (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
Cinemadonna: A League of Their Own (2015) (TV Episode)
Film referenced
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern (2015) (TV Episode)
Laura Diamond calls Michelle Kelly "A grown up Mean Girl."
Barely Lethal (2015)
Megan uses the movie for her research on real teenage life
Honest Trailers: Pitch Perfect (2015) (TV Episode)
'Mean Gleeks'
Proof: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
Len mentions that Sophie is going through some "mean girl" problems.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Rudd/Jon Glaser/Echosmith (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy says that the movie The DUFF (2015) is the new Mean Girls
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jake Gyllenhaal/Ashley Benson/The Yes Men/David Lovering (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth in the Ya Burnt segment
Saturday Night Live: Elizabeth Banks/Disclosure (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Uber for Jen
Uber for Jen (2015) (Short)
Mentioned by Jen.
2 Broke Girls: And the Gym and Juice (2015) (TV Episode)
Movie is referenced to by Caroline
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Tina Fey/Josh Widdicombe/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Tina Fey
The Big Bang Theory: The Opening Night Excitation (2015) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says if wants to watch "Mean Girls" he'll watch it on Netflix
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Hudson/Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Brian Koppelman/Janet Weiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to the Plastics, and Donald Trump is inserted into a poster
The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016) (TV Special)
mentioned when Tina Fey was on stage
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Greg and Larry (2016) (TV Episode)
Amy's speech to the other prisoners resembles the group trust exercise in the film.
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Difficult People: Unplugged (2016) (TV Episode)
Tina Fey lists the movie among her credits
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Justin Theroux/Tim Meadows/Naomi Ekperigin/Danny Carey (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Tim Meadows
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tyler Perry/Abigail Spencer/Van Morrison (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy comments on a reported upcoming live version
Art Less: XOXO (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
The Good Place: ...Someone Like Me as a Member (2016) (TV Episode)
Eleanor tells some of her new high school classmates that they are putting on a mean girls act.
School Bus Diaries (2016) (TV Series)
mentioned in one tagline
Sleepy Hollow: In Plain Sight (2017) (TV Episode)
Jenny Mills calls the older girls bullying Molly "Mean Girls".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Have you seen 'Mean Girls'?"
Jeopardy!: Teachers Tournament Quarterfinal Game 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in category "Educational Films."
Austin Found (2017)
Nancy remarks of Leanne, "She's what they call nowadays a Mean Girl."
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Chrysalis (2017) (TV Episode)
Kevin to Reese: "Is someone mean girling you?"
The Big Bang Theory: The Confidence Erosion (2017) (TV Episode)
Howard makes a mean girls comment to Raj.
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: The Ugly Sleep (2018) (TV Episode)
Kevin uses the phrase "mean girl" when talking to Reese.


Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Damien and Janis are watching it before Cady runs in after the Halloween party.
The Real Cancun (2003)
TV shows part of Real Cancun, when Kylie George (Nicole Crimi) dances nearby.

Featured in 

'Mean Girls': Only the Strong Survive (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Best! Movies! Ever!: Proms (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best prom scenes in movies
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Book of Eli/The Spy Next Door/Fish Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliché segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.50 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Amanda Seyfried films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cat Fights (2011) (TV Episode)
Beyond Clueless (2014)
Clips shown
AniMat's Classic Reviews: My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat describes Equestria Girls' ending to having Mean Girls concluding with a giant battle in Narnia. Clips shown.
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)
Some clips are shown
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of movie shown
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
What I Learned About... From the Movies: High School (TV Episode)
excerpts from the movie in this episode


Heathers (1988)
Regina has many of the same qualities as Heather Chandler.
Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) (TV Series)
Janis does her impression of Xena's war cry.
The Parent Trap (1998)
Scene where the girls are attacking each other and red headed boy is phoning home to his mom.
Final Destination (2000)
A girl gets abruptly hit by a bus after getting in a heated argument with her boyfriend
Recess: School's Out (2001)
The crazy bus driver that hit Regina

Spoofed in 

Superhero Movie (2008)
Trey discribes the bus like Janis Ian did in Mean Girls
Robson Arms: Mean Girls (2008) (TV Episode)
The episode is a spoof of the movie.
Dance Flick (2009)
Lunch Room Scene
Glee: Born This Way (2011) (TV Episode)
In the movie, Lebanese is mistaken for lesbian, and in the episode, lesbian is mistaken for Lebanese.
Awkward.: Once Upon a Blog (2012) (TV Episode)
Jenna's "what if?" do-over sequence sees her joining the cheerleaders and becoming the most popular of the "Mean Girls", as Valerie puts it.
Mean Gurlz (2013) (Short)
Title is referenced
Mean Boyz (2014) (Video)
Title is referenced
Mean Bros (2016) (Short)
recreates famous four-way call scene

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