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22 Things You Probably Never Knew About "Mean Girls"

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8. Also, during the above scene, Tim Meadows' character says, “I did not leave the South Side for this!” This is actually a quote from another movie called Lean on Me, which is "about a principal struggling to improve a decaying school."


13. The song Cady "actually recognizes" at the school dance is called "Built This Way" by Samantha Ronson. Lindsay Lohan would go on to date Ronson a few years after the movie's release.


14. Yeah, there's a Mean Girls video game.


It's a "single-player puzzle game and allows the player to combine similarly coloured jewels, shoes and lipstick. Chain combinations together and you can unleash rumours, pranks and put-downs."

16. Mean Girls is based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman.

17. Janis Ian, Lizzy Caplan's character, is named after Janis Ian, the first Saturday Night Live musical guest.


Janis is bullied by others and a called a lesbian in the film, while the real Janis Ian is an out lesbian.


Also, not too long ago, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Kevin G. got together to reenact his infamous rap.

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