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.
The story behind the quote: The quote comes Mean Girls, a film that was released roughly 10 years ago. The story is about Cady (Lindsey Lohan), a girl who starts school and immediately draws the attention of the elite trio of girls known as The Plastics, led by queen bee Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Regina and the Plastics want to get Cady into their clique and Cady’s real friends use this opportunity to find a way to take down the group from within.
Early in the movie, one of The Plastics, Gretchen Wieners (Lacey Chabert), tries to create her own catchphrase by repeating the word “fetch” frequently. Regina, annoyed by how many times Gretchen’s tried to get it to catch on, finally tells her off.
Geek wisdom: You have to know when enough’s enough and it’s time to throw in the towel. There’s no shame in failure but there is some shame when you don’t know when to quit.