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    Updated on Jul 6, 2020. Posted on Jul 1, 2020

    People On TikTok Are Pranking Their S.O.'s With This Popular "High School Musical" Scene, And I Can't Get Enough

    “I gotta go my own way.” Literally.

    One of the most iconic scenes (among many) that the High School Musical franchise has given us is Troy and Gabriella’s heartfelt goodbye in the song “Gotta Go My Own Way.”

    Gabriella begins singing to Troy, "I gotta say what's on my mind"
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    Now, 2007 was quite a long time ago, so you may need a refresher. Long story short, in High School Musical 2, Gabriella decides to quit her job at the Evans' family country club and leave Troy behind after a bunch of drama that summer.

    Gabriella tearfully gives Troy a goodbye
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    One of the best parts of this scene is the EMOTION. There are lots of facial expressions. Harmonies. I mean, we've been invested in Gabriella and Troy's relationship for so long, and then suddenly these two are separating in the middle of the summer?? Excuse me??

    Troy looks at Gabriella with the saddest eyes ever
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    Imagine if Zac Efron looked at you like this.

    And so, it made perfect sense for the HSM scene to resurface on TikTok and become a new couples trend — with a twist.

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    TikTokers have made this iconic moment a couples prank by re-creating the emotional scene with their significant other and then ditching them midsong, resulting in a funny video.

    Like this one:

    @alexsaaa__

    I’ve got to go my own way..... #foryoupage #fy #my #xyzbca

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    A couple is separated by a doorframe and can't see each other, the woman leaves mid-song, and her boyfriend obliviously continues to sing
    alexsaaa__ / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    Sometimes, they just stop singing and stay there — like this:

    @keilidhmua

    Got him hahahaha @darrenkav97 he always wanted to be Troy Bolton so I didn’t even have to convince him to do this #houseoftiktok #hsm #hsmchallenge

    ♬ som original - fastmusix
    One person stops singing suddenly and their partner continues
    keilidhmua / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    The best part is when the oblivious partner REALLY gets into the song:

    @carobiparada

    LOL someone wanted to be Troy Bolton when they were a kid 💀 #coupleprank #couplethings #relationshipgoals #couplegoals #prankwars

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    One partner dramatically sings as if he's in the movie
    carobiparada / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    It just gets super awkward:

    @meganrose.ee

    He didn’t know I left 😂 @genobonfiglio #tiktok

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    Someone sneaks off, leaving their partner behind
    meganrose.ee / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    Just some innocent fun:

    @abby_bean_

    I feel so bad because we practiced his part for so long 😂 #hsm #highschoolmusical #couples #boyfriendchallenge #doorprank #WhatIdWear

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    Another person does the same thing, holding back laughter
    abby_bean_ / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    Hehe:

    @hannabraids

    Convintissimo 😂 #hannabraids #hannabraidsvideo #tiktok #fyp #virale #divertente

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    This person can't help but laugh during the song
    hannabraids / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    It gets them every time:

    @brookiebarry

    He had no idea I walked away 😂😂😂 @itsrivers

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    This woman peaces out then points to her boyfriend who is dramatically singing alone
    brookiebarry / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    And of course, like most pranks, some of them take a hilarious turn:

    @arjun_and_khushi

    I got her this time 😂 #DontLeaveMe #rainforestfacts #couple #couplegoals

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    He caught on.

    A couple ends up pranking each other by both of them leaving during the song
    arjun_and_khushi / TikTok / Via tiktok.com

    Good one, TikTok!

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