Request: Heathers vs. Mean Girls

I requested this to Amy on her twitter. After reading that awesome article about Winona Ryder. A few reasons why I think this could be an awesome episode. Assuming you both love or hate these movies.

1. Both are cult classics that still get quoted to this day. There is even a mean girls day based on one line about October 1st.

2. Both starred two massively popular screen queens at their respective times. Both who's careers took quite a spill. One harder then the other, unfortunately

3. Apparently, and I read this. Winona Ryder and Michael Lehman went to go see Mean Girls together when it was released. And both stated, "Did they just remake Heathers?" so, one has to consider is Mean Girls a remake of the Heathers, but happier and with more fully realized characters?

4. It has been stated many times, that you can't do a remake of Blazing Saddles. But, could you remake Heathers now, with all we know about school shootings, bullying, and teen suicide.

5. Mean Girls is over 10 years old and it's still the only film that Tina Fey has written. why is that?

So many interesting parts to argue over this one. Would love to hear you guys discuss these two films.

conwaysean
conwaysean
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I don't think it would work as a versus episode. Even though they involve similar topics, the messages of the movies are so different. Also, I don't really think of Mean Girls as being a "remake" of Heathers, moreso just a movie influenced by it. Heathers, in a way, is not even about the "Heathers", it's waaaaaaay more about Christian Slater, while Mean Girls is clearly about Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams.

davhahn
davhahn
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I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it!

JohnMmmm
JohnMmmm
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Fantastic idea, would love to hear this debate (even though I think Heathers mops the floor with Mean Girls).

dncr_grl_93
dncr_grl_93
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I love this suggestion. Heathers had and continues to have such a impact on my life. Every time someone is complaining about a boss at work I always think "Cut one Heathers head off and another one will grow back in it's place"

himartinson
himartinson
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This would be a difficult versus episode. Heathers came first, and is still fairly fresh, but Mean Girls is still like no other teen comedy from this century.

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