Mean Girls – written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark Waters – is arguably the most culturally pervasive film of the 21st Century. Since it was released in 2004, the film spawned a successful Broadway musical, a direct-to-DVD sequel, and a musical FILM reboot in 2024. Its quotes and catchphrases were almost immediately adopted by the American public, and can be heard pretty much everywhere to this day. “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” “Stop trying to make fetch happen.” Twenty years later they remain as potent as ever. So get in losers, because the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to recycle these Plastics as we aim to name the Best Mean Girls Movie Quote.

Join Host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Andrea Guerrero, Curtis Creekmore, and Jake Pitochelli as they flip through the Burn Book and name the best Mean Girls quote of all time.

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Round 1 Match-Ups:

Match-Up 1:

BETHANY BYRD: “One time [Regina] punched me in the face. It was awesome.”


JANIS IAN: “That little one? That’s Gretchen Weiners. Gretchen Weiners knows everybody’s business. She knows everything about everyone.”

DAMIAN: “That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of secrets.”

Match-Up 2:


REGINA: “Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!”


REGINA: “Can I just say that we don’t have a clique problem at this school? And some of us shouldn’t have to take this workshop, because some of us are just victims in this situation.”

MISS NORBURY: “That’s probably true. How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George? Good. OK. Who’s next?”

Match-Up 3:

SHOPGIRL: “Sorry, we only carry sizes 1, 3, and 5. You could try Sears.”


CRYING GIRL: “I wish we could all get along like we used to in middle school. I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy…”

DAMIAN: “She doesn’t even go here!”

Match-Up 4:

KAREN: “Hi. This is Karen Smith. It’s 68 degrees, and there’s a…30 percent chance that it’s already raining.”


REGINA: “Hey! Get in, loser, We’re going shopping.”

Match-Up 5:

REGINA: “Coolness. So we’ll see you tomorrow.”

KAREN: “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.”


MRS. GEORGE: “There are no rules in this house. I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a COOL mom. Right, Regina?”

REGINA: “Mom, could you go fix your hair?”

Match-Up 6:

DAMIAN: “She’s fabulous, but she’s evil.”

GAL IN BATHROOM: “Hey, get out of here!”

DAMIAN: “Oh my god, Danny DeVito! I love your work!”


DAMIAN: “Candy Cane-grams!”

TEACHER: “OK, hurry up.”

DAMIAN: “Taylor Zimmerman? Two for you. Glenn Coco? Four for you, Glenn Coco. You GO, Glenn Coco!”

Match-Up 7:

COACH KARR: “Don’t have sex. Because you will get pregnant and die. Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t have sex standing up. Just don’t do it, promise? OK, everybody take some rubbers.”


AMBER D’ALESSIO: “Made out with a hot dog? Oh my god, that was ONE TIME!”

Match-Up 8:

PROTO-NECKBEARD: “And on the third day, God created the Remington bolt-action rifle so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. And the homosexuals. Amen.”


KAREN: “So if you’re from Africa…why are you white?”

GRETCHEN: “Oh my god, Karen, you can’t just ask people why they’re WHITE!”

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HOST: Eric Rezsnyak

PANEL: Andrea Guerrero, Curtis Creekmore, Jake Pitochelli

PRODUCER: Bob Erlenback

EDITOR: Bob Erlenback

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