The Girls’ Room in the Boys’ Room

Before there was Mean Girls, there was “The Girls’ Room.”

When the Darling Daughter alerted me that today’s 10th anniversary of the iconic high school dramedy Mean Girls was a Big Thing, a little gem from the old Nickelodeon teen sketch comedy program, The Amanda Show, came to mind.

“The Girls’ Room” was a show-within-the-show featuring four self-absorbed high school ladies broadcasting a gossipy talk program from the girls’ bathroom.

In this episode, the girls commandeer the boys’ facilities for their show because their usual studio is flooded. The boys are outraged (and more than a little uncomfortable—they’ve got urgent business to take care of), but there’s not much they can do beyond complaining about the situation.

The girls spare them no sympathy and silence the protest in their own distinctive fashion:

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