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USWNT brings back iconic recreation of ‘Mean Girls’ Oct. 3 meme

Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan talk during the 2023 FIFA World Cup. (Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The U.S. women’s national team brought back its iconic recreation of an annual “Mean Girls” meme just in time.

“On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was,” narrates Cady Heron, the protagonist of the 2004 high school comedy, speaking of her crush Aaron Samuels. “It’s October 3rd,” she replies.

Ever since the movie’s release, that date on the calendar has turned into a veritable internet holiday celebrating the movie. And that scene has become an indelible meme.

Back in 2018, USWNT midfielders Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan acted out the scene, Lavelle in the role of Heron and Horan in the role of Samuels. The USWNT’s official X account reposted the viral video again this year, much to the delight of “Mean Girls” and women’s soccer fans.

UConn basketball player Aaliyah Edwards got in on the fun as well, posting her own version of the meme ahead of the Huskies’ first day of practice for the 2023-24 season.