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13 details you may have missed in the remake of “Mean Girls!”

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  • Warning: Spoilers follow for the 2024 remake of “Mean Girls!”, now in theaters.

  • The film contains various Easter eggs, details and references to the 2004 film.

  • Some references, like Regina's “dramatic” sweatshirt, are more obvious than others.

The latest episode of “Mean Girls!” is full of homages to the 2004 film.

The 2024 version of Mean Girls, directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., combines elements of the original film and the Broadway musical. The similarities in the costume choices of both films are easy to spot, but some allusions and subtle details are less obvious.

Here are all the details you may have missed in the new Mean Girls remake.

Ashley Park, who played Gretchen Wieners in the Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls, appears as a teacher at North Shore High School.

Ashley Park plays a teacher in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Film musical.Ashley Park plays a teacher in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Film musical.

Ashley Park as Madame Park in the 2024 remake of “Mean Girls”.Jojo Wilden/Paramount

She plays Cady's French teacher, Madame Park.

Park was the first actress to play Gretchen on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for her performance.

Coach Carr can't spell “vasectomy.”

Jon Hamm as Coach Carr in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Jon Hamm as Coach Carr in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Jon Hamm as Coach Carr in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls!”Paramount Pictures

Carr, played by Jon Hamm, teaches a class on health and human sexuality, which is ironic since he can't even spell “vasectomy” or “hormones” correctly.

Reneé Rapp's Gen-Z version of Regina George forgoes Rachel McAdams' millennial side parting.

Left: Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Left: Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Left: Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of “Mean Girls”. Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls”.Jojo Wilden/Paramount

The 2024 remake updates aspects of the original film for the new generation, such as the wardrobe and accessories.

In the new film, Regina is never seen with a side parting – a millennial trend that Generation Z often makes fun of. Instead, she wears a middle parting.

Regina’s huge bedroom is illuminated with the word “dramatic” (a reference to the 2004 film).

A red arrow points to a sign with the inscription "dramatic" in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"A red arrow points to a sign with the inscription "dramatic" in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Bebe Wood plays Gretchen Wieners in the 2024 version of Mean Girls.Paramount Pictures

In the 2004 film, McAdams wears a white T-shirt that says “a little dramatic.”

In search of the perfect Halloween costume, Karen Shetty tries on the legendary bra-free look from the original movie “Mean Girls!”.

Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Rachel McAdams as Regina George in the 2004 version of “Mean Girls!”Paramount Pictures

Karen ultimately decides to dress up as a sexy mouse, of course.

Damian Hubbard references Ariana Grande during his performance at the Plastics winter talent show.

Ariana Grande, thank you, continueAriana Grande, thank you, continue

Ariana Grande in her “Mean Girls”-inspired music video for “Thank U, Next.”Ariana Grande/YouTube

Instead of “Jingle Bell Rock,” the new generation of Plastics dances suggestively to “Rockin' Around the Pole.” It's the same routine Regina and her minions have been doing for years, and Damian has had enough of it.

When the camera pans to him in the audience during the performance, he says: “Thanks, next.”

This is a reference to Grande's song of the same name, which also served as the title of her fifth studio album released in 2019.

The music video for “Thank U, Next” contained references to “Mean Girls”, “30 Over 30”, “Girls United” and “Legally Blonde”.

TikTok star Chris Olsen makes a cameo appearance.

Chris Olsen in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Chris Olsen in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Chris Olsen in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls!”Paramount Pictures

He is one of the social media users discussing the Plastics' disastrous performance at the winter talent show online.

Megan Thee Stallion also makes a cameo appearance.

Megan Thee Stallion attends the "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Premiere.Megan Thee Stallion attends the "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Premiere.

Megan Thee Stallion at the New York premiere of “Mean Girls”.John Lamparski/Stringer/Getty Images

She appears twice in social media videos during the film.

Megan Thee Stallion also collaborated with Rapp for the soundtrack song “Not My Fault.”

At one point, Karen wears her name necklace upside down.

Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Shetty in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Shetty in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Reneé Rapp as Regina George and Avantika Vandanapu as Karen Shetty in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls!”Paramount Pictures

This is a reference to her being silly and clueless. It could also be a reference to Amanda Seyfried's version of Karen, who wears a backwards “K” on her chest at the Spring Festival in the 2004 film.

As Cady becomes more like Regina, she wears an initial necklace that exactly resembles her enemy's necklace.

Left: Angourie Rice as Cady Heron in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Left: Angourie Rice as Cady Heron in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!" Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Left: Angourie Rice as Cady Heron in “Mean Girls”. Right: Reneé Rapp as Regina George in “Mean Girls”.Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures

As the film progresses, Cady becomes as superficial as the Plastics. She starts dressing like them, wearing more makeup, and becoming self-centered.

There is a framed photo of him from the 2004 film hanging in Mr. Duvall's office.

Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Tim Meadows as Mr. Duvall in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls!”Jojo Wilden/Paramount

Tim Meadows played the same character in the original Mean Girls.

When Regina decides to take revenge, she wears a grey sweatshirt with the word “dramátic” printed in bold.

Reneé Rapp as Regina George in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Reneé Rapp as Regina George in "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Reneé Rapp as Regina George in “Girls Club – Be careful, they bite!”Paramount Pictures

This is another reference to the 2004 film.

When Regina's mother tells her that the Kalteen bars Cady gave her caused her to gain weight instead of lose it, Regina becomes angry.

She puts a photo of herself in the Burn Book, drops the book in the school hallway, and watches as rumors spread and chaos erupts.

When Damian and Janis catch Cady skipping the art exhibition to go to a house party, they ride away on his scooter.

Jaquel Spivey as Damian and Auli'i Cravalho as Janis in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"Jaquel Spivey as Damian and Auli'i Cravalho as Janis in the 2024 version of "Girls Club - Be careful, they bite!"

Jaquel Spivey as Damian and Auli'i Cravalho as Janis in the 2024 version of “Mean Girls!”Paramount Pictures

This is a reference to the Broadway musical.

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