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High School Musical 2

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The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

When the rehearsal is over, Sharpay sends everyone away so she can tell Troy how special he is -- and how special she is too, incidentally. She says they were "meant to sing together." Troy looks ill, and then he has a hallucination of Sharpay in a wedding dress (!), so he says he needs air, and he leaves. I'm not sure when Troy became a wedding-panicking Apatowian goggle-eyed buffoon, but there you have it.

We next see Troy...the next day? I guess? He's shirtless again (much more of that this time around: thanks, focus groups!) and shooting hoops. He hears some music, puts on a shirt, and follows the tunes to a Wildcat talent-show rehearsal. Troy sees Ryan and Gabriella dancing together and starts to rage out, but then he spots Sharpay coming, so he jumps behind some fake plants. (Real plants would wilt instantly from the hairspray and self-tanner fumes.) Of course, when she stumbles upon rehearsal, she looks mortified. Gabriella emerges from the rehearsal room, and Troy lets her pass without seeing him. Bad sign! When everyone is gone but the...rehearsal band that is provided for the talent show?...Sharpay confronts Ryan about how making the staff into the Von Crap Family Singers was not his assignment. He basically tells her to stick it, to which she says, "When did you become...one of them?" He cheerfully tells her to stick it some more, roughly, and he takes off. "You and Troy have a good show, sis," he says, and he leaves. "We plan to," she Costanzas weakly. Recovering, she marvelously demands that the lingering drummer "gimme a beat," just so she can stomp out of the room in style. Nice touch.

Vengeful Sharpay goes to Fulton's office and informs him that he is to stop the staff from participating in the show -- her parents, she slyly insists, will need everyone working that night. No exceptions. Man, all she needs here is a coat made of puppies. Fulton protests that she "might want to think this one out" before she alienates everyone within her peer group. She blows him off, so he sits with a resigned sigh. "Craig T. Nelson was much more understanding," thinks Mark L. Taylor to himself.

When we're back from the break, Fulton hands Taylor -- over the steering wheel of her golf cart -- a stack of flyers, telling her to give them to the staff, but to hold the news until the end of shift. Because these flyers, you see, tell the staff that they aren't allowed to participate in the talent show. Taylor starts to protest, but he tells her there will be "no discussion." Fulton tries to lecture about all the financial pressures of having a job as an adult, and it becomes clear that he is talking about his bloodlusty hate for Sharpay and her family and how much he resents having to take instruction from them. It's like all of a sudden, we've gone from teen angst to class warfare. Taylor has a flash of sympathy, because they can hate Sharpay together, so she offers him a cup of tea, and he asks for chamomile. Heh.

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High School Musical 2

Episode Report Card
Grade It Now!
YOU GRADE IT
The Tannest Teenagers In Tan-Teenageville

When the rehearsal is over, Sharpay sends everyone away so she can tell Troy how special he is -- and how special she is too, incidentally. She says they were "meant to sing together." Troy looks ill, and then he has a hallucination of Sharpay in a wedding dress (!), so he says he needs air, and he leaves. I'm not sure when Troy became a wedding-panicking Apatowian goggle-eyed buffoon, but there you have it.

We next see Troy...the next day? I guess? He's shirtless again (much more of that this time around: thanks, focus groups!) and shooting hoops. He hears some music, puts on a shirt, and follows the tunes to a Wildcat talent-show rehearsal. Troy sees Ryan and Gabriella dancing together and starts to rage out, but then he spots Sharpay coming, so he jumps behind some fake plants. (Real plants would wilt instantly from the hairspray and self-tanner fumes.) Of course, when she stumbles upon rehearsal, she looks mortified. Gabriella emerges from the rehearsal room, and Troy lets her pass without seeing him. Bad sign! When everyone is gone but the...rehearsal band that is provided for the talent show?...Sharpay confronts Ryan about how making the staff into the Von Crap Family Singers was not his assignment. He basically tells her to stick it, to which she says, "When did you become...one of them?" He cheerfully tells her to stick it some more, roughly, and he takes off. "You and Troy have a good show, sis," he says, and he leaves. "We plan to," she Costanzas weakly. Recovering, she marvelously demands that the lingering drummer "gimme a beat," just so she can stomp out of the room in style. Nice touch.

Vengeful Sharpay goes to Fulton's office and informs him that he is to stop the staff from participating in the show -- her parents, she slyly insists, will need everyone working that night. No exceptions. Man, all she needs here is a coat made of puppies. Fulton protests that she "might want to think this one out" before she alienates everyone within her peer group. She blows him off, so he sits with a resigned sigh. "Craig T. Nelson was much more understanding," thinks Mark L. Taylor to himself.

When we're back from the break, Fulton hands Taylor -- over the steering wheel of her golf cart -- a stack of flyers, telling her to give them to the staff, but to hold the news until the end of shift. Because these flyers, you see, tell the staff that they aren't allowed to participate in the talent show. Taylor starts to protest, but he tells her there will be "no discussion." Fulton tries to lecture about all the financial pressures of having a job as an adult, and it becomes clear that he is talking about his bloodlusty hate for Sharpay and her family and how much he resents having to take instruction from them. It's like all of a sudden, we've gone from teen angst to class warfare. Taylor has a flash of sympathy, because they can hate Sharpay together, so she offers him a cup of tea, and he asks for chamomile. Heh.

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