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Films - Live-Action

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: At one point, Grover says, "It's like high school without the musical."
  • Step Up 2 the Streets: At one point, someone says, "This ain't High School Musical!"

Literature

  • Harmony: Iris admits to singing High School Musical in the shower and pretending she's one of the characters.

Live-Action TV

  • Hannah Montana: The season 2 finale, "We're All on This Date Together", guest stars Corbin Bleu.
    • In "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy" (S03E15), Ralphie asks, "Would Troy leave Gabriella?"
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  • Modern Family: In "The Pilot", Phil says that he knows all the dances. Then he's seen singing "We're All in This Together".
  • Saturday Night Live: Two parody sketches during Season 34.
    • One sketch was a trailer for Night School Musical: Senior Year Equivalent.
    • Another sketch featured a scene from High School Musical 4: New Senior Class, in which Troy (played once again by Efron) gives a speech to the new graduates and warns that people don't sing or dance in college.
  • Sonny with a Chance: In "High School Miserable" (S02E07), Sonny and the So Random! cast are forced to attend public school. They (sans Sonny) think that high school is just like how it's depicted in HSM. It's not.
  • The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: "Lip Synchin' in the Rain" (S03E09) focuses on the characters auditioning for a stage production of the film. Maddie - the character played by Ashley Tisdale - auditions for the role of Sharpay.
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Puppet Shows

  • Sesame Street: One episode had a segment that not-so-affectionately parodies the franchise called "Pre-School Musical".

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