Mean Girls

Corrected entry: Cady's Math teacher tells her that her parents need to sign a test so they know she's failing. They wouldn't have known she was failing from the test; it was a high D (68). It even says "D" on the test. How does that work out to an F?

Correction: Some schools have the policy that anything under a C- is failing.

Correction: Also, Ms. Norbury may have meant that Cady is on the way to failing. Cady's recent behavior and performance were unusual. She probably wanted the parents to know.

Corrected entry: When Karen is explaining to Cady how her breasts can tell when it's going to rain, you see a shot of both of them and Cady is beginning to smile/laugh, but then it cuts to just Cady and she has a straight face again.

Correction: In this scene, Cady is trying to take Karen seriously to gain her trust. She could have found Karen's idiotic "breasts can tell the weather" revelation amusing, and smiled, but then quickly made herself stop smiling before Karen noticed whilst the camera was on Karen.

Corrected entry: The girl standing on the table with a red t-shirt on who said that she had a lot of feelings admitted that she did not attend the school. Yet we can see her when all the girls met in the gym just after they all got soaked by the fire sprinkler in the front row. She also raised her hand stating that she was personally victimized by Regina George. So when and how did she get there in the first place? (01:05:45 - 01:11:15)

keith summers

Correction: It wouldn't be very hard for her to get into the school, even if she didn't go there. Perhaps she was visiting.

Corrected entry: When Tina Fey asks all the girls if they have ever been called a slut or a whore, everyone raises their hands including the big female teacher behind Tina Fey, but the very next shot shows the teacher behind Tina with her hand suddenly down. (01:13:05)


Correction: This has been corrected before. She was raising her hand up tentatively, so she pulled it down quickly.

Corrected entry: When Regina was evicted from the Plastics dinner table, she said that her sweat pants are all that fit her. Yet, coming from Cady's party,she is wearing slim jeans. You can see them better when she is flooding the hallway with the photocopies of the Burn Book flyers. (00:59:30 - 01:04:20)

keith summers

Correction: She probably went and bought a pair of jeans that fit her after school.

Corrected entry: The Burn Book is an awfully slim volume, considering it contains something nasty about nearly every girl in a good-sized school (one girl per page) and that, when Regina pastes her own picture in it, there are several blank pages at the end. (01:02:35)

Correction: It only contains "burns" about girls in their Junior class, not the entire school.


Corrected entry: After the pages of the Burn Book are scattered among the halls, classes let out, and a few of the students already have pages in their hands as if they were posted in the classrooms.

Correction: They have pages in their hands because Regina slid papers under the doors into the classrooms.


Corrected entry: When Regina is scattering copies of the "burn book's" pages around, she sticks some of them to walls and lockers, but there is no sign of tape or any reason for them to actually adhere. (01:05:15)

Correction: Regina licks her finger before grabbing the papers and sticking them to a glass surface, and then a locker. It's possible (I've tried) for a single paper to stick on metal and glass with saliva.

Corrected entry: When KG is performing at the talent show at the end of the rap the microphone changes from his right hand to his left.

Correction: If you look closely, right before the shot changes, you will see KG switch the mike from his right hand to his left.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Aaron goes into the room during the party, he picks up a picture of a young Cady astride an Indian elephant, though she grew up in Africa.

Correction: Since her parents love the outdoor experience, they might have travelled to India and snapped a shot of Cady on an elephant.

Corrected entry: When Regina gives Principal Duvall the Burn Book, she states that there are only three girls in the whole school who aren't in it. Following this scene, as the girls are fighting in the hallways, Principal Duvall calls on all the girls in the junior class to the gymnasium. Why would he assume that all the girls in the hallways are juniors seeing as Regina had just told him the Burn Book contained all the girls in the school, not just the juniors? (01:03:55 - 01:08:20)

Correction: He wouldn't assume but maybe he recognized all the students and realised that all them were from the junior class. He knew the students.

Corrected entry: In one of the final scenes where Cady is competing against contestant Kraft, Kraft states that the answer to the math problem is 'the limit is negative one' and is told the answer is incorrect. It is actually correct.

Correction: Actually, Cady got it right and Kraft got it wrong. If you use L'Hopital's rule on that problem, and then plug 0 in, you'll get -2 over a very small number. That's not -1, it's a huge number, which only gets larger as you approach 0. Therefore the limit does not exist, as Cady said. Check the graph of the function at x=0 for further proof.

Corrected entry: At Cady's party, when she is in her room with Aaron and she is sick, she is sick below his waistline, ie. either on his pants or on the floor and not on his shirt. However in the next scene when he walks out of the house he is wiping sick off his shirt.

Liam D

Correction: People can, and often do, eject vomit more than once per incident. She must have done it again before he could move out of the way.

Corrected entry: When The Plastics go to Regina's house for the first time, Karen walks over to the counter to put her bag down twice. (00:17:50)

Hamster Premium member

Correction: If you watch carefully, we never actually see Karen set the bag down the first time. She may have hesitated for some reason, then finally decided where to put it.

Corrected entry: In the canteen when the different groups are being described to Lindsay Lohan, the music being played is the theme music from Futurama. The composer of this film, Chris Tyng, also composed for Futurama.


Correction: Christopher Tyng did not work on Mean Girls. (See his imdb pages). The composer for Mean Girls was Rolfe Kent. The song in the scene and the Futurama theme song are both based on the same song: Pierre Henry - Psyche Rock. Mean Girls uses the Fatboy Slim Malpase Remix.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Regina, Gretchen, Karen, and Cady are at the mall, Regina asks to use Gretchen's cell phone. Considering all the money that Regina has, don't you think she would have her own cell phone?

Correction: She asks to use her cell phone because she doesn't want her number to be the one to show up on caller ID. Gretchen is the only one stupid enough to let her have it.

Corrected entry: The snake that Cady's dad is shown holding in the clips from Africa is a Burmese python. These snakes are not found in Africa.

Ian Mugford

Correction: That's because it's not a Burmese Python but an African Rock Python (which are found in Africa). You can tell the difference by the pattern.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie when Cady is leaving her parents to go to school she almost gets hit by a bus you can hear her mom scream. In the next shot of her mom you see her scream but nothing comes out.

Stephen Edmonds 1

Correction: Cady's mom only screamed once. Her mouth is still open from her scream. When most people scream, they rarely shut their mouth right away.


Corrected entry: When Cady and Gretchen call Regina, without Regina knowing Gretchen is on the line, and then Karen is called, it is definitely night time outside the windows of Cady and Gretchen's. However, daylight pours in Karen and Regina's windows. They are all calling each other at the same time.

Correction: There was no daylight pouring into Karen's windows. If you look closely, it's just her lamps.

Corrected entry: Cady admits to writing the Burn Book. It's not possible for her to have been able to write the entire book by herself seeing as she's a new student, and all the events in the book did not occur in her time being at the school.

Correction: Either she could have collected stories from other students (either blatantly asking for them or just overhearing gossip), or it simply did not occur to the faculty in light of her confession.

Phixius Premium member

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Cady is chasing Damien's car and talking to Janis, when Janis says 'he still doesn't want you' two extras in dark clothing walk up a pathway behind Cady. However when the shot cuts back to her, they have totally vanished. Even though they were wearing dark clothing, you'd still be able to have seen them, and there was not enough time between the different shots for them to have walked into the house.

Liam D
More mistakes in Mean Girls

Regina: I know she's kind of socially retarded and weird, but she's my friend... So, just promise me you won't make fun of her! (00:01:00)

More quotes from Mean Girls

Trivia: Tina Fey, the woman who plays Ms. Norbury, was also the screenplay writer for the movie.

More trivia for Mean Girls

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.