“I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom.”

From: Mean  Girls

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: June George / Regina George’s mom

The story behind the quote: The quote comes Mean Girls, a film that has a very strong cult following and a very quotable movie. The film follows Cady (played by Lindsey Lohan), who gets invited to join the Plastics, the school’s clique of popular girls, and Cady and her friends use this as an opportunity to take down the group.

The quote comes from the middle of the film. Regina George (played by Rachel McAdams) invites Cady and the rest of the Plastics to her home. Cady meets June George, Regina’s mother and portrayed by Amy Poehler. Despite her age, she still tries to act young and be all chummy with her daughter’s friends, which is why she delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: You can’t change what your mom is like. She may be cool. She may not. Whatever the case, it’s nearly Mother’s Day and we all should really appreciate all she’s done for us.

“E. T. phone home.”

From: E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial 

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: E. T., Elliot and Gertie

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the classic Steven Spielberg film, Steven Spielberg. The movie is all about an alien who gets left on Earth and is found by a group of kids. The kids attempt to find a way for the alien, who calls himself E. T., to send a message to his home planet in order to rescue him.

The quote comes fairly early in the film. Gertie (played by a very young Drew Barrymore) manages to teach E. T. a few rudimentary words. After returning home, Elliot (played by Henry Thomas) discovers E. T. can talk and starts trying to communicate with him as well. E. T. manages to string together the words he’s learned from Gertie to deliver the quote and to convey what he needs to do.

Geek wisdom: Tomorrow is Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to call your Mother on this special day! I’m sure she’ll appreciate it!