Mean by Scene Mar 06, 2022
Episode 16: Most People Just Take the Crown and Go
The final episode! Crown safety, endings, vengeance buses, serious and trivial questions.
Bonus minisode #2
What's your favourite pasta shape?
Is it the same as Mean Girls cast members Nicole Crimi (Regina's little sister Kylie), Jo Chim (the infamous salesperson) or Daniel Franzese (Damian)? Listen and find out!
Episode 15: Great Turnout This Year
The limit does not exist. Tom & Sharanya talk spring flings, mathleticism, quote-unquote Africa and more. Plus quite a lot of connections.
Episode 14: Personally Victimized by Regina George
"She doesn't even go here!" It's time for some honesty when the Burn Book surfaces. Tom and Sharanya discuss the gym scene, deadpan delivery, important messages for girls and more.
Content warning: this is kind of our heaviest episode, in places. Contains discussion of racial prejudice and the film's portrayal of sexual abuse.
Bonus minisode #1
What's your favourite pasta shape?
Is it the same as Mean Girls cast members Jan Caruana (Emma Gerber), Clare Preuss (Caroline Krafft) or David Reale (Glen Coco)? Listen and find out!
Episode 13: Just Like A Clone of Regina
Sharanya and Tom discuss the Great Revelations triggered by Cady's clandestine house party: that she's been lying to Aaron about her mathematical aptitude, to Regina about Kalteen bars, to Janis and Damian about the party. And then, the greatest revelation of all: the Burn Book.
Plus there's some chat about fashion, Huge Guy, rap names, and things that are funny.
Episode 12: She's A Pusher
Sharanya and Tom discuss the anti-Regina sabotage plan, comfort food, phone ambushes, Aaron Samuels' possible thing for toxic girls, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "face acting", chick-flick themes, Wild Child (2008), and much more!
Episode 11: Projection Room
The plan to take down Regina is back on! Featuring the projection room, Blondie, falling and failing for a boy (why?), serious questions about Coach Carr (to be continued), and more!
Episode 10: Jingle Bell Rock
Sharanya and Tom talk about the North Shore High winter talent show. Including such vital topics as - Fetch: happening?, Kevin G and the Power of Three, Beautiful and "Don't look at me", what is the modern reboot of a skipping CD, choreography, and so much more.
Episode 9 - You Go, Glenn Coco
In this episode, Sharanya & Tom tackle: the plan to crack Gretchen Wieners, meanness, animal world, Suits, Glenn Coco, making someone's face smell like a foot, Blondie, and so much more.
Episode 8: Halloween
In this episode, which by the way was beset by connection problems and was a TOTAL hassle to record, Tom and Sharanya discuss: Mr George, Halloween outfits, the glaring error that ruins Mean Girls, PowerPoint slides, Psych, and more!
Episode 7: October 3rd
Sharanya & Tom discuss: teachers outside school, Casablanca, Damian's potential desire to be a Plastic, Boswell's Life of Johnson, TGI Friday's, the missed opportunity of Kevin Gnapoor as romantic lead, and considerably more.
This episode covers the section of Mean Girls going from Cady, Janis and Damian meeting at the mall (and talking with Ms Norbury), to the Regina/Gretchen phone ambush, and the talking-to-Aaron-Samuels montage, which culminates in Aaron inviting Cady to the Halloween party.
Episode 6 - The Burn Book
In this episode: Cool parents / Posters / THE BURN BOOK / Milkshake / Where is Mr George? And more!
Episode 5: Get In, Loser. We're Going Shopping.
An incisive look at Cady's first mall trip with the Plastics.
- Girl-on-girl crime //
- Regina George's strategic miscalculation //
- Reductive Africa //
- The Keanu Reeves of TV moms //
- Patriarchy //
Episode 4: The Rules of Feminism
The Plastics have rules.
Aaron Samuels is dreamy.
Kevin Gnapoor is pretty intense.
Swahili is difficult.
Episode 3: Why Don't I Know You?
Cady meets the Plastics.
The definition of interesting.
Episode 2: The Back Building
Cady's 2nd day at North Shore High!
She gets to know Janis & Damian, hears about The Plastics for the first time -- and we learn a series of fantabulous facts about Regina George.
Questions this ep include "Why is toaster strudel?" and "Is this the worst joke in Mean Girls?", while connections cover maudlin pop ballads, a murderous Macauley Culkin, and Ariana Grande.
Episode 1: X.Y.L.O.C.A.R.P.
Sharanya & Tom get this pod rolling with the Mean Girls opening sequence and Cady Heron's confusing and sad first day at school.
Episode Zero: Watch Your Back
It's the one where Sharanya & Tom explain what all this is about, kind of.
In this episode:
- What this podcast is
- What is Mean Girls? (WARNING: possibly infuriating for listeners with a good memory of the events of the film)
- Is this Lindsay Lohan's best film?
- Why doesn't Tina Fey talk more about Mean Girls in her book?
- Queen Bees & Wannabes
- Mean Girls 2 (briefly)
- Just My Luck (not briefly enough)
- Mean Girls & Me: why we care about this film enough to do a podcast