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'Mean Girls' fan Bo Obama is making 'fetch' happen

Aug. 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM ET

If you saw 2004's "Mean Girls," you know the line. High-schooler Gretchen throws out the word "fetch" as a synonym for "cool," and head Mean Girl Regina blows up at her with "Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It's not going to happen!"

IMAGE: Bo Obama
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This photo of Bo Obama was posted to the White House Instagram account with the caption, "Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen," a sly play on a line from the 2004 movie "Mean Girls."

Someone at The White House apparently saw that movie too. On Tuesday, a photo of the First Dog, Portuguese Water Dog Bo Obama, was posted to the official White House Instagram account. The pooch is sitting patiently with a tennis ball in his mouth in what appears to be the Oval Office.

But what makes the photo is its caption: "Bo, stop trying to make fetch happen."

By Tuesday afternoon, more than 13,000 people had liked the photo on Instagram, and many more had commented, making it clear that they absolutely knew where the caption was coming from.

"Prez busts in 'YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US!' wrote lwilliams128, mimicking another "Mean Girls" line.

The White House also tweeted out the photo, leaving Twitter user Evan Ponter to joke, "Okay, who gave (first daughter) Malia the Twitter password?"


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