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    18 Things In The "Mean Girls" Musical That Aren't From The Movie

    Spoilers ahead! Don't put us in your Burn Book if you read something you don't want to.

    1. The cafeteria cliques are a little different. The new tables are: Debate Team, Dance Team, Rich Stoners, Gangsta Whites, Woke Seniors, Peaking-Too-Soon, Strivers and Survivors, Junior Believers, Christian Believers, Wallflowers, and Fending Off Skeevers.

    2. Karen in general is much more of a ~shining star~. She has seriously hilarious lines (that are also underlined with some sad truths of today).

    3. There's still a part about "explaining Regina George," but no $10,000 commercials in Japan or punching in the face.

    4. Aaron Samuels is also in the Burn Book, and it's because he actually lives in another school district and is secretly attending North Shore.

    5. Obviously there are a lot of jokes about social media, apps, and the internet...

    6. ...and updated references that make more sense in ~2018~.

    7. There's an entire song about sexy Halloween costumes, but this time, Karen doesn't kiss her first cousin.

    8. Shane Oman and Regina do not get caught in the projection room above the auditorium — they fuck in a lion suit.

    9. The Janis pool party thing still happens, but instead of just calling her a lesbian, Regina calls her a "space dyke."

    10. There's still a Winter Talent Show, but the Plastics perform "Rockin' Around the Pole" instead of "Jingle Bell Rock."

    11. And Kevin G raps, but not the same iconic rap we all know from the movie.

    12. The entire show is laced with internet culture in both good and bad ways.

    13. Instead of borrowing a car, Damian borrows his grandmother's jazzy (motorized scooter).

    14. Yes, there are Trump references.

    15. And other political references. Tina Fey wrote the book, people!

    16. For some reason, Regina calls herself a "Fugly Cow" instead of a "Fugly Slut."

    17. "Fetch" is still a thing, but so is "Schquillz."

    18. And last but not least, Regina actually imparts some important wisdom.

    In conclusion: the musical version of Mean Girls is truly fetch, and it's officially open on Broadway now. You can buy tickets here, enter the digital lottery here, and pre-order the cast recording here.