The beloved “Mean Girls” cast members, including Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, Daniel Franzese, and Rajiv Surendra, have teamed up once again. This time, they’re not back on the big screen but in a Walmart commercial highlighting the retail giant’s Black Friday deals.
A Grown-Up Reunion
Years have passed since the 2004 release of “Mean Girls,” and the characters have matured along with the actors who portrayed them. Lohan’s character, Cady Heron, has transitioned into a guidance counselor role, Seyfried’s Karen Smith now reports the weather, and Chabert’s Gretchen Wieners has taken on the role of a stage mom. Notably, the ad introduces viewers to Gretchen’s daughter, reflecting a new generation of school girls.
In the advertisement, Lohan’s character Cady quips, “Some things never change,” referencing the iconic line, “On Wednesdays we wear pink,” but now with a twist, adding, “but now we shop Walmart Black Friday deals.”
The commercial smartly taps into nostalgia, recreating memorable moments from the movie, including North Shore High School’s winter talent show. Fans of the film will appreciate these nods to classic scenes, and they might be especially thrilled to see Missy Elliott making a guest appearance as a teacher.
The reunion was a treat for the cast as well. Lohan expressed her excitement about meeting her co-stars after so long, stating, “It was so nice being back together after all these years. It was great catching up with everyone.”
A Series of Ads
This reunion is just the beginning. Walmart plans to release a series of commercials throughout November, all featuring cast members from “Mean Girls.” The Plastics’ tradition of wearing pink on Wednesdays is cleverly incorporated, with new ads launching on Wednesdays leading up to Black Friday on November 24th and Cyber Monday on November 27th.
Last month, in a move that added to the “Mean Girls” nostalgia, Paramount chose to release the film in 23 segments on its official TikTok account, celebrating the renowned date, October 3rd, which holds significance in the movie’s storyline.