October 3rd marks the annual Mean Girls appreciation day, a tradition that has continued since the film was released in 2004.
19 years ago, a teen cult-classic film was released and October 3rd became more than just a regular date.
About 24 minutes into Mean Girls, Cady Heron utters the words: “It’s October 3rd”, but little did she know that the simple quote became a globally recognized date by fans.
While its loyal fanbase is obsessed with the iconic quote, it’s not as enjoyable for the woman behind the famous words: Lindsay Lohan. In fact, the actress hasn’t been able to escape the October 3rd quote as she falls for the same joke every year.
What is Mean Girls Appreciation Day, October 3rd?
The date refers to the brief conversation between Cady Heron (Lohan) and her crush Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett).
During math class, Cady explains her inner thoughts as she fangirls over her classmate. “On October 3rd, she asks me what day it was,” to which she replies to him out loud: “It’s October 3rd.”
The three-second scene launched the official Mean Girls Appreciation Day, meaning fans can shamelessly quote the film‘s iconic lines and re-watch the Plastics’ antics to their heart’s content.
In recent years, viewers have also used the date to honor how all three of its male lead cast members – Bennett, Rajiv Surendra (Kevin Gnapoor), and Daniel Franzese (Damien) came out as gay.
Lindsay Lohan still falls for this Mean Girls trick every time
In a 2022 interview with Good Morning America, the Mean Girls actress, 37, admitted that she is asked about the date every year on October 3. But despite it being a famous line, the star still never remembers.
Every year, Lohan is asked about the date and she always answers sincerely, oblivious to the fact that it’s a joke to reenact the legendary scene.
“I get the, ‘Lindsay, what day is it?’ And then I always fall for it,” Lohan told the presenter. “‘It’s Oct. 3.’ Oh my gosh, do you have to do it to me every time?”
Mean Girls drops new movie release date – and it’s so fetch
The Mean Girls cast has yet to post a tribute to October 3, but the official movie’s Instagram has dropped some major news.
The release date for the upcoming Mean Girls: The Musical has been announced as January 12. Starring Renee Rapp (Regina George), Angourie Rice (Cady Heron), Bebe Wood (Gretchen Wieners), and Avantika Vandanapu (Karen Smith), the film will be an adaptation of the stage musical.
If you want to re-watch the original for free, head over to the Mean Girls TikTok account, which just released the entire movie in 23 parts: