If you have friends who love the classic Lindsay Lohan era (read: any point before her melt down), chances are today you saw them tweeting and Facebook-ing up a storm with a particular line from 2004’s Mean Girls.
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“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was” is a line that resonates with the movie’s most hardcore fans today for obvious reasons. You may’ve seen the quote, or a simple “It’s October 3rd!!” message plastering social media networks and didn’t know why. That’s why we’re here.
We can’t say we remember this meme appearing on the internet so feverishly in years past, but you can see the origins of this seemingly legendary line in the video below:
Mean Girls fans shared their excitement on Twitter:
— Emma Kahll (@EmK1217) October 3, 2012
THEY POSTED A MEAN GIRLS GIF ON OBAMA’S TUMBLR. FOUR MORE YEARS FOR YOU OBAMA, YOU GO OBAMA! all the wins.
— rizwan s. ☠ (@RizwanRiveted) October 3, 2012
All this talk about mean girls is making me want to skip class and watch it..
— Victoria Ridella (@VictoriaRidella) October 3, 2012
— Kylie :D (@kyliehess55) October 3, 2012
here’s how I’ll vote: Whichever candidate in tonight’s debate first quotes Mean Girls or is first shown wearing pink. #youhavemyvote
— Zachary Ivey (@zacharyivey) October 3, 2012
It’s October 3rd, National Mean Girls day, AND Wednesday… WEAR PINK OR DIE! #NationalMeanGirlsDay
— REGINA GEORGE (@ItsReginaG) October 3, 2012
But not everyone understands the hype:
But wasn’t it October 3rd LAST year, and didn’t Mean Girls come out a million years ago? Why THIS year is it a thing?
— Brandon Kirby (@bkkirby) October 3, 2012
No, I’m not annoyed by all these mean girls quotes #ShitNoGuySays
— Jaalen Riebe (@jaalenriebe) October 3, 2012
I can honestly say i’ve never seen mean girls, so this “national day” thing is kind of dumb.
— Zachary Raymond (@ayyyHOLMES) October 3, 2012
mean girls only has a 6.9 on imdb, but it also has its own day?
— nellie foosaner (@nfoosaner) October 3, 2012
IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW MEAN GIRLS BETTER THAN I DO, YOURE FUKING WRONG.
— Ivan Ooze † (@PHILIPino) October 3, 2012
from here on, anyone else who quotes mean girls is getting unfollowed.
— Joey Laudando (@JoeyLaud) October 3, 2012
Here are some other Mean Girls quotes that aren’t so time sensitive:
“I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me… but I can’t help it that I’m so popular.”
“Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!”
“You smell like a baby prostitute.”
“Gretchen, I’m sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Nobles.”
“She may look like your typical, back-stabbing, slut-faced hoe-bag, but in reality, she is so much more than that.”
“I don’t hate you because you’re fat – you’re fat because I hate you.”
“Boo, you whore.”