Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey, came out in 2004. That means it has influenced well over a decade of pop culture. It’s constantly quoted, referenced in multiple pop songs, and has even been turned into a Broadway musical.
The same qualities that made Mean Girls so influential – tightly paced writing, constant jokes, relatability – make it a gold mine for trivia team names. You should have no trouble coming up with a few of your own, but if you need some inspiration, here are a few Mean Girls trivia team names to get you started.
The Best Mean Girls Trivia Team Names
1. There’s a 30% Chance We’re Already Winning
Use your special powers of ESPN and make sure this joke lands by actually being in first place when the host reads out your team name for the first time. And if it doesn’t work out, hey, that’s why you left 70% open for other possibilities.
2. On Wednesdays We Drink Pink
If you’re willing to enforce a team dress code, you can stick to the original “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”, but this option gives you a little more wiggle room. You can sub in any day of the week as needed, and following through on the name is as simple as ordering a glass of rosé.
3. The Cool Moms
Pink jumpsuits suggested but not required.
4. Sexually Active Band Geeks
You get inspiration from any of the cliques as outlined by Janis Ian:
You got your Freshmen, ROTC Guys, Preps, JV Jocks, Asian Nerds, Cool Asians, Varsity Jocks, Unfriendly Black Hotties, Girls Who Eat Their Feelings, Girls Who Don’t Eat Anything, Desperate Wannabes, Burnouts, Sexually Active Band Geeks, The Greatest People You Will Ever Meet, and The Worst. Beware of The Plastics.
But let’s be real – you’re probably not a Plastic if you’re at pub trivia.
5. Glenn Coco is an American Hero
Four for you Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco! Honestly, Glenn is one of the most respectable characters in Mean Girls. He causes no trouble and clearly has some tight friends and/or secret admirers.
6. Oh My God, That Was One Time
If you’ve ever done something that you just cannot seem to live down, you know how Amber D’Alessio, of “made out with a hot dog” notoriety, must feel. We’re not sure how you make out with an inanimate object like that – make she was inspired by John Mellencamp? He also never got to live down writing that “sucking on a chili dog” line.
7. That’s So Grool
Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen. pic.twitter.com/Ez6hWGFpFc— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) August 13, 2013
The frankenword of “great” and “cool” sounds pretty weird, but we think in this case, portmanteau should be embraced. Grool is just too fun to say to give up; it’s certainly more likely to happen than fetch, anyway.
8. Your Mom’s Chest Hair
Janis may not have made the movie posters, but she’s a critical character all the same. The whole plot of the movie relies on her as the catalyst. And even her worst mean girl moments are made up of some undeniably good one-liners.
9. We Should Totally Just Stab Caesar
Mean Girls is full of great lessons – about life, friendship, being true to yourself, and more specifically about the fall of Caesar:
Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Brutus is just as smart as Caesar. People totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar. And when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody, huh? Because that’s not what Rome is about. We should totally just stab Caesar!”
Really though, Caesar can’t help that he’s so popular. You’re just jealous.
10. Get in Loser, We’re Going to Trivia
Shopping is so over. Pub trivia is the new hot thing.
11. A Cake Made of Rainbows and Smiles
This team name is just begging for another player to yell “They don’t even go here!”. And yes, you’re more of the set-up than the punchline. But who doesn’t want to bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles that everyone would eat and be happy?
12. The Toaster Strudel Heiresses
There’s regular rich, and there’s heir to the Toaster Strudel fortune rich. Don’t be afraid to throw your weight around a little – those other teams better take you seriously.
13. The Limit Does Not Exist
Former Mathletes, this one’s all you. Who knew calculus could be so inspiring?
Got your Mean Girls trivia team name picked out? Play under that name at Sporcle Live’s Mean Girls theme night on June 9th. Click here to find a location near you!