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    I Still Don't Know How Disney Channel Got These 24 Mega Famous Celebs To Be On Their Shows

    The Proud Family guest star cast was STACKED.

    1. Shaq as himself in Sonny With A Chance

    Sterling asks Sonny if she's met his long lost identical twin brother, and Shaq turns and says "What's up? The name's Shaquenzie"
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    Well, as himself AND Sterling's long lost identical twin brother Shaquenzie.

    2. Shakira as herself on Wizards Of Wavily Place

    Selena/Alex copying Shakira's moves
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    Now that I see this photo, I remember this, and it was iconic.

    3. The Rock as himself on Wizards Of Waverly Place

    Dwayne introduces himself and acting clueless, Selena/Alex says "Ohhh, you're Dwayne Johnson"
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    I know Alex is just pretending not to recognize him, but HOW could the Rock think ANYONE wouldn't know who he was??

    4. Steven Tyler as Santa on Lizzie McGuire

    Steven Tyler says righteous and Gordo says "Santa just said righteous" then later, Steven performs "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town"
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    A weird casting choice, but at least it got us this great cover.

    5. Carly Rae Jepsen as herself in Shake It Up.

    Carly says she was going to ask if there were nuts around but figured it out herself. CeCe mentions Carly being there to Rocky and Rocky says, "That was her?"
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    I was gonna get mad at Zendaya for not recognizing the pop queen, but then I realized I have absolutely no memory of Carly being on this show.

    6. Dolly Parton as herself on Hannah Montana

    Dolly and Hannah with their arms around each other
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    Makes sense, since Dolly is Miley's godmother in real life, too.

    7. Mark Cuban as himself on Girl Meets World

    Mark Cuban smiling and Lucas says, "That's Mark Cuban. He owns the Dallas Mavericks"
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    So random! (No, not the show.)

    8. Cyndi Lauper as Ms. Petuto on That's So Raven

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    Still bummed she didn't do a musical performance.

    9. Tyra Banks as Ms. Burke in Shake It Up

    Tyra dressed as a librarian
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    Tyra also memorably appeared in The Hannah Montana Movie.

    10. George Takei as Master Sensei in Kim Possible

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    Master Sensei revealed to Ron that he had Mystical Monkey Power, which is a plotline I entirely forgot about.

    11. Larry David as himself in Hannah Montana

    Larry David says "are you kidding to a restaurant host" after he seats Hannah and not him, with his daughter saying "but he's Larry David!"
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    Fun fact: The two girls who played his daughters are his IRL daughters, Cazzie and Romy!

    12. Samuel L. Jackson as Joseph in The Proud Family

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    This one shocked me. He sounds so different!

    13. Lance Bass and Joey Fatone as boy band members in Kim Possible

    blonde cartoon character labeled Lance Bass and another labeled Joey Fatone then a picture of both of them on the red carpet together
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    They appear to be big Disney fans — Lance Bass also guest-starred in Gravity Falls, and Joey Fatone also appeared in Hannah Montana.

    14. Debbie Reynolds as Nana Possible on Kim Possible

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    This shouldn't surprise me, as Debbie Reynolds was an absolute legend.

    15. Sandra Oh as Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s girlfriend in Phineas and Ferb

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    I'm shocked I didn't recognize her voice!

    16. Chloe and Halle Bailey as themselves on Austin and Ally

    host asks Chloe and Halle for advice for the contestants, and they said to work hard, follow your dreams, and "have a talented sister"
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    They were such babies!

    17. Solange Knowles as Penny's cousin Chanel on The Proud Family

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    Also, was no one going to tell me that Solange AND Destiny's Child sang the theme song???

    18. Jon Stewart as Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein on Gravity Falls.

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    Boy, that's a mouthful of a name.

    19. Ashanti as Randi on The Proud Family

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    The Proud Family had a ton of other notable guest stars, like Mo'Nique and Alicia Keys, Kobe Bryant, and Mariah Carey,

    20. Danny Trejo as Wreck Marauder in Rapunzel: Tangled Ever After

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    Danielle Brooks and Jane Krakowski also guest-starred!

    21. Octavia Spencer as Dr. Mary Beth Evilini on Wizards of Waverly Place

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    Yes, future Oscar winner Octavia Spencer once had a small role on the hit Disney Channel show.

    22. John Cena as himself in Hannah Montana

    John Cena lifting Jackson over his shoulders
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    Fun fact, Jason Earles and John Cena are the same age.

    23. Allison Janney as Charlene Doofenshmirtz in Phineas and Ferb

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    Another Oscar winner on the list!

    24. And finally, Sheryl Crow as herself in Hannah Montana

    Sheryl and Hannah singing together
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    The two sang "Need A Little Love" together.