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    Here Are 17 Scenes From '00s Girl Movies And Shows That We Now Know Are CRINGE, CRINGE, CRINGE

    Can someone explain how the Cheetah Girls were able to rescue Toto via song?

    As the quintessential 2000s girl™, I have come to terms with the fact that some of the cool-as-heck moments from my youth are, in fact, cringe-as-heck. I know we've already talked about some, but here are a few more that I cannot get out of my brain:

    1. In Bring It On: All Or Nothing when Brittany (Hayden Panettiere) thought her already bad krumping would be improved by dancing on Jesse (Gus Carr) in an impromptu dance-off:

    Brittany and Jesse dancing on one another
    Universal Pictures

    Just rewatching this scene to get screenshots for this had me suffering from secondhand embarrassment. I truly thought that this was a steamy start to their romance.

    2. In The Cheetah Girls, when Toto joined the CGs (Raven-Symoné, Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Sabrina Bryan) on stage for their talent show audition:

    The Cheetah Girls performing on stage with Toto
    Disney Channel

    They're called the CHEETAH sisters for a reason.

    3. Also in The Cheetah Girls, when Toto fell down the manhole and was rescued by the power of song:

    The Cheetah Girls singing to Toto while he's stuck in the hole
    Disney Channel

    "tHeY aLl cAmE RuNnInG wHeN YoU sEnT uP tHe ChEeTaH dIsTrEsS sIgNaL."

    4. In Hellcats, when Marti (Aly Michalka) backed it up on Lewis (Robbie Jons) during the first day of cheer practice:

    Marti grinding on Lewis during Hellcats practice
    The CW

    What is with the wh*te women of the 2000s grinding on everyone. Someone please explain.

    5. In Picture This, when Mandy (Ashley Tisdale) and Drew (Robbie Amell) slow-danced in the middle of a rambunctious teen party:

    Drew and Mandy slow dancing in the middle of a teen party
    ABC Family

    I mean, I guess it was Drew's party, so he could waltz if he wanted to.

    6. In From Justin to Kelly, when Kelly (Kelly Clarkson) and Kayla (Anika Noni Rose) thought these were fire 'fits to pack on their spring break vacay:

    Kelly and Kayla dancing on a pool platform
    20th Century Fox

    Can someone please explain to me what is up with Kelly's skirt, because I am at a loss for words.

    7. In The Lizzie McGuire Movie, when Paolo (Yani Gellman) paid this compliment to Lizzie (Hilary Duff) while they were watching the fireworks:

    Paolo telling Lizzie that she's beautiful
    Buena Vista Pictures

    I thought this was the height of romance as a child — lo and behold, when I rewatched this movie the other week, I almost puked.

    8. In New York Minute, when Roxy (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Jane (Ashley Olsen) got "sistah-fied" in the urban salon:

    Warner Bros.

    I would love to know how many packs of weave it took to get their hair lookin' like this.

    9. In Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, when Stu Wolf (Adam Garcia) came to Darla's (Megan Fox) high school party to give Lola (Lindsay Lohan) her necklace back:

    Stu Wolf putting Lola's necklace around her neck
    Buena Vista Pictures

    I understand how it proved that Lola wasn't lying about her knowing Stu Wolf, but she's also, like, a sophomore in high school? And he's an older rockstar? FedEx would have sufficed.

    10. Also in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, when Stu Wolf slow-danced with Lola at aforementioned high school party:

    Lola and Stu Wolf slow dancing in the room of a teen party
    Buena Vista Pictures

    What is the obsession with slow-dancing in the middle of teen parties?

    11. In Sydney White, when Tyler (Matt Long) kissed Sydney (Amanda Bynes) to wake her up in time for the student body president debate:

    Tyler kissing Sydney awake in the college library
    Universal Pictures

    Similar to the fairy tale that it's based on, CONSENT WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT HERE.

    12. In The Clique, when Massie (Elizabeth McLaughlin) thought this was an appropriate outfit to woo her crush with at her parents' charity auction:

    Massie debuting her special outfit for Chris
    Alloy Entertainment


    13. In Another Cinderella Story when Mary (Selena Gomez) thought these dance moves were worthy of winning her the dance contest with Joey (Drew Seeley):

    Mary dusting her shoulders off
    Warner Premiere

    How this earned her a spot in a music video is beyond my understanding.

    14. In Zoey 101, when Lola was allowed to do this with her hair:


    This girl had extensions for every color of the rainbow.

    15. In What A Girl Wants, when Daphne accidentally walked onto the runway at the Royal Dress Show, and instead of calmly exiting the catwalk, she decided to strut down the runway before falling into the lap of one of her dad's colleagues:

    Warner Bros.


    16. In Make It Or Break It, when Payson (Ayla Kell) and Emily (Chelsea Hobbs) ward off the unwanted attention from the Denver delinquents with their sick gymnastics skills:

    Payson and Emily fighting off the men trying to hit on them
    ABC Family

    They really thought they were doing something...

    17. Last, but not least, in Radio Rebel when Tara (Debby Ryan) made this look of seduction at Gavin (Adam DiMarco):

    Tara making a cringe face up at Gavin
    Disney Channel

    I mean, Debby Ryan herself even knows the tea about this face.

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