Ever since Mean Girls premiered back in 2004 — 13 years ago! — the date Oct. 3 has taken on a whole new meaning. This, of course, is the fateful day that Aaron Samuels asked Cady Heron what day it was, for the few of you who somehow missed mid-2000s pop culture and have no idea what we're talking about. Now, it's practically a national holiday for the internet. Let the memes, quotes, and fan appreciation begin. Tweets about Mean Girls Day are dominating our feeds, and if you're a child of the '90s and early 2000s, you're probably grool with it.
The power of Mean Girls is never ending. We're still talking about, we're still into watching it on the regular (thank you, Netflix), and there's even more of it coming our way. Tina Fey's musical version is hitting Broadway this spring. Lindsay Lohan wants to write a sequel. The term "reunion" continues to get thrown around and we're as hopeful as we'll ever be. A novel was just released. Personally, I still say "get in losers, we're going shopping" pretty much daily. Teens today were toddlers when it was released and yet they're quoting the film like it's the latest thing. It's like this movie will never leave the entertainment sphere and Oct. 3 makes its everlasting influence that much clearer. I know, right?
Unfortunately the holiday does not fall on a Wednesday, so is wearing pink acceptable? This is kind of like that whole Labor Day rule, isn't it? Whatever. We're rocking army pants and flip-flops and eating straight butter.
Oh, and reminder: Memes are not calendars.
Sure -- many people are celebrating via social media, but what about the stars of the film? Amidst all the lighthearted tweets and GIFs, some of the original cast members used the day for a really great cause. Jonathan Bennett, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Daniel Franzese put together a video in honor of the day urging people to donate to a GoFundMe campaign that gives fan donations to the National Compassion Fund, which will directly help victims of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas. "We know fetch is never going to happen," says Chabert. "But we can make this happen."
Even Cady Heron herself, aka Lindsay Lohan, decided to take to Instagram to post a throwback photo to give props to the special day. Grool.
But we wouldn't have Mean Girls without queen bee writer Tina Fey, who is gearing up for the musical adaptation that's set to premiere shortly. The 30 Rock scribe and all around comedy hero hit the streets today to hand out cheese fries to eager and hungry fans. You go, Glen Coco -- ahem, Tina.
The Mean Girls musical will make its debut at the National Theater in Washington D.C. on Oct. 31 and is set to head over to Broadway for previews in March, with an official opening in April. Tina will not be stepping back into her role as math teacher/"pusher," Ms. Norbury, unfortunately. The music for the show is courtesy of Jeff Richmond, Fey's husband, who composed for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock. We're so getting a ticket for this. Just take our money now, Tina.
Aaaaand now we're suddenly craving a massive amount of carbs.
We're probably not the only ones excited about Tina Fey's foray into food service.
What's next, Amanda Seyfried giving out free Taco Bell?
Whether you're a Mean Girls fan or not, prepare to catch a glimpse of some references to the film today. And for the rest of time. This is one classic that the world will quote forever. Hey, it can't help that it's so popular.