Mean Girls debuted in theaters on April 30, 2004 — but the teen film is celebrated annually on October 3, thanks to one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
The film is responsible for creating iconic lines including, “On Wednesdays, we wear pink” and “Is butter a carb?” But when Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) innocently asked Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), “What day is it?” and she replied, “It’s October 3,” no one could have predicted it would become the movie’s unofficial holiday.
“And as I sat there on October 3rd, I realized no one else on the planet will ever understand how weird it is to be me today,” Bennett wrote via Instagram in October 2021, sharing a clip of himself at the airport.
That same day, Bennett teamed up with his Hallmark costar Robert Buckley to playfully recreate his Mean Girls scene. “I’m a little rusty,” Bennett joked after saying the wrong date on camera. “@robertearlbuckley looks sexy with his hair pushed back?” he added, quoting another iconic line from the rom-com.
Scroll down to see what the cast of Mean Girls has been doing since 2004: