History Trivia / MeanGirls

28th Apr '17 6:00:27 AM TywinIsGod
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Rachel [=McAdams=] is the polar opposite of Regina, the crew made a point to cast the politest actress as the meanest character.
31st Mar '17 2:31:31 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Cady:''' In Africa with [[OprahWinfrey Oprah]] working at children’s schools with family, teaching girls to be nice.

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-->'''Cady:''' In Africa with [[OprahWinfrey [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] working at children’s schools with family, teaching girls to be nice.
29th Mar '17 3:20:03 AM BalrogKick
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** In the sequel, two of The Plastics - Mandi and Chastity - were played by actresses who were 22 at the time. Was subverted with Jo, Hope and Abby, played by actresses who were around the characters ages during filming.
27th Mar '17 2:34:51 PM Monolaf317
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* GirlPosse
* MakeWayForThePrincess

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* ** GirlPosse
* ** MakeWayForThePrincess
27th Mar '17 2:34:22 PM Monolaf317
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* ImageSource:
* GirlPosse
* MakeWayForThePrincess



---> ''Karen:'' Manage or own a store that sells really cool dog attire, like Swarovski dog collars and Halloween costumes for animals.
---> ''Cady:'' In Africa with [[OprahWinfrey Oprah]] working at children’s schools with family, teaching girls to be nice.
---> ''Gretchen:'' Running the Toaster Strudel Empire. She has curly hair and worked everything out with Jason.
---> ''Regina:'' She’s a [[TheRealHousewives Real Housewife]] and has found all her other Reginas.

!!This film [[ImageSource provides the page image]] for:

* GirlPosse.
* MakeWayForThePrincess

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---> ''Karen:'' -->'''Karen:''' Manage or own a store that sells really cool dog attire, like Swarovski dog collars and Halloween costumes for animals.
---> ''Cady:'' -->'''Cady:''' In Africa with [[OprahWinfrey Oprah]] working at children’s schools with family, teaching girls to be nice.
---> ''Gretchen:'' -->'''Gretchen:''' Running the Toaster Strudel Empire. She has curly hair and worked everything out with Jason.
---> ''Regina:'' -->'''Regina:''' She’s a [[TheRealHousewives Real Housewife]] and has found all her other Reginas.

!!This film [[ImageSource provides the page image]] for:

* GirlPosse.
* MakeWayForThePrincess
Reginas.
7th Jan '17 7:32:44 PM Qiam
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** The idea of Janis and Damian being outcasts because they were AmbiguouslyGay was believable in 2004, as was the Plastics' casual homophobia ("I couldn't have a lesbian at my party!"). Ten years later, such attitudes had all but vanished from mainstream youth culture, such that Janis and Damian likely would've had no less trouble fitting in at a modern high school than the Plastics.
30th Dec '16 4:11:59 PM fearlessnikki
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* FakeAmerican: Rachel [=McAdams=]. (Canadian)

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* FakeAmerican: FakeAmerican:
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Rachel [=McAdams=]. (Canadian)[=McAdams=] who plays Regina is Canadian.
** In the sequel, Chastity is played by Australian actress Creator/ClaireHolt.



* PlayingGertrude: Amy Poehler who plays Regina's mother is only seven years older than Rachel [=McAdams=]. However it's implied that she's a stepmother (and something of a trophy wife), who has also had some excessive plastic surgery. Ana Gasteyer is a little more believable, with a nineteen year difference between her and Linsday Lohan. Tina Fey lampshades this in the DVD extras, saying both Poehler and Gasteyer are far too young to play mothers.

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** Claire Holt was best known on Australian TV as the bossy, responsible Emma on ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' - making a ReallyGetsAround character like Chastity quite different.
* PlayingGertrude: Amy Poehler who plays Regina's mother is only seven years older than Rachel [=McAdams=]. However it's implied that she's a stepmother (and something of a trophy wife), who has also had some excessive plastic surgery. Ana Gasteyer is a little more believable, with a nineteen year difference between her and Linsday Lohan. Lohan - but Betsy Heron is implied to have been an established zoologist in Africa when Cady was born. Tina Fey lampshades this in outright says on the DVD extras, saying both Poehler and Gasteyer commentary that the two actresses are far too young to play be mothers.



* [[http://bust.com/mean-girls-10th-anniversary-reunion-cast-spills-secrets.html In an article for "Entertainment Weekly"]], the actresses were asked about what they imagined their characters as and TinaFey regretted not writing a sequel.

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** Tina Fey was approached about sequels for years and refused to do them. When the actual sequel came out - and was met with {{Sequelitis}} reactions - she said she regretted not writing one.
* WordOfDante: [[http://bust.com/mean-girls-10th-anniversary-reunion-cast-spills-secrets.html In an article for "Entertainment Weekly"]], the actresses were asked about what they imagined their characters as and TinaFey regretted not writing a sequel.as.
2nd Nov '16 1:46:15 PM ectostar
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* CaliforniaDoubling: As Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040430/REVIEWS/404300306 put it]], "She enrolls in Evanston Township High School -- which, like all American high schools in the movies, is physically located in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}"
30th Jul '16 12:58:27 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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** Additionally, Regina's materialistic life points itself to pre-2008 recession, when flaunting immense wealth was in style. Though this helps emphasize how empty and hollow her life truly is.

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** Additionally, Regina's materialistic life points itself lifestyle, despite it being used to pre-2008 recession, when flaunting immense wealth was in style. Though this helps help emphasize how empty and hollow her life truly is.is, points the film to before the Great Recession, when flaunting immense wealth was in style.
** The idea of Janis and Damian being outcasts because they were AmbiguouslyGay was believable in 2004, as was the Plastics' casual homophobia ("I couldn't have a lesbian at my party!"). Ten years later, such attitudes had all but vanished from mainstream youth culture, such that Janis and Damian likely would've had no less trouble fitting in at a modern high school than the Plastics.
5th Apr '16 1:07:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Neil Flynn ([[AlmightyJanitor the Janitor]] from ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'') as Cady's father. It's very disconcerting to see him being nice.
** Apparently, [[Series/VeronicaMars Lilly Kane]] came BackFromTheDead and now calls herself Karen Smith. Maybe that explains where she got her psychic powers from?
** [[Series/ThirtyRock Liz]] [[TinaFey Lemon]] teaches calculus.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Eliza]] [[Creator/LaceyChabert Thornberry]] is Gretchen. The same happened in Hungary.
** Regina's mother is [[Series/ParksAndRecreation Leslie]] [[Creator/AmyPoehler Knope]].
** Karen eventually gets [[Film/InTime Justin Timberlake]], Regina gets [[Film/TheNotebook Ryan Gosling]], Gretchen gets [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic The Hedgehog]], and Cady gets [[Film/TheLoveBug a talking car.]]
** Betsy Heron was [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Martha Stewart]] (Ana Gasteyer)
** [[TotalDramaIsland Eva]] was caught making out with a hot dog. And Dave voiced Jason.
** The Hungarian Cast
*** Cady Heron is [[WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball Nicole Watterson]].
*** Karen Smith is, like in Italy, [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon Astrid]].
*** Gretchen Wieners and Regina George? You can take your pick for this one: [[WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot Britt and Tiff]]; [[WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest Mary and Susan Test]]; [[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Izzy and Katie]]; or [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic demo Applejack and Season 2 Rarity/Diamond Tiara/Trixie/Sunset Shimmer]].
*** Damien and Janis Ian are [[Disney/PeterPan John and Wendy Darling]].
** A lot of the actresses in the sequel have been featured on Disney Channel at one point (Save for Creator/ClaireHolt, who was in ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' which aired on Nick and TeenNick in the US, but averted in Australia since her show was aired on DisneyChannel Australia). That fact doesn't really help matters.
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