1. Let's start with the fact that it was basically forbidden to be an athlete and a singer at this school. Disney Channel 2. When Troy and Gabriella looked at the karaoke screen for like five seconds and then suddenly knew all the words to this original song. Disney Channel 3. And then the fact that Troy and Gabriella were, like, karaoke all-stars. What would've happened to this party if they sucked? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel 4. Chad carried around a basketball to every class but no school supplies whatsoever. Disney Channel 5. The fact that Gabriella ended up going to East High in New Mexico out of literally every school in the United States. Disney Channel 6. When Troy's dad all of a sudden wanted Troy to just have fun playing basketball and not worry about winning. Disney Channel 7. Just the very fact that teachers let Ryan wear hats in class. Disney Channel 8. The absurd amount of funding the theatre department got to put on this musical. Disney Channel At my school our theatre budget was largely made up of bake sale money, so... 9. When Troy didn't want any of his friends to know he could sing, but he broke out into song in the middle of basketball practice. Disney Channel 10. The fact that no one was ever slightly concerned that Sharpay and Ryan always played the romantic leads together. Disney Channel 11. When the entire game plan for this high school championship basketball team was just saying these five simple words over and over: Disney Channel 12. The fact that Sharpay and Ryan had apparently starred in 17 productions while in high school. Disney Channel High School Musical started halfway through their junior year, so they would've performed in at least three musicals/plays a semester. 13. When all of a sudden everyone forgot why they spent the whole movie arguing and became super supportive. Disney Channel 14. When HSM stopped short of acknowledging Ryan's sexuality, which would have been beautifully revolutionary. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel 15. The fact that their lunch break was long enough to perform a truly ~epic~ dance number about not sticking to the status quo. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel 16. When everyone put down Zeke because he liked to bake. Are you kidding?! You have a gourmet chef as your BFF. Disney Channel 17. The fact that Troy didn't notice the webcam when he was talking to the team. Disney Channel 18. The fact that this guy somehow knew that this was ~the start of something new~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Channel Can we just confirm right here and now that this guy travelled from the future to orchestrate this romance? 19. When they didn't make a bigger deal about Kelsi, a student, composing this entire original musical by herself. Disney Channel 20. The fact that the movie was basically over and they still hadn't gotten to callbacks for this musical. Disney Channel 21. The fact that it was unusual for Gabriella to be smart and want to audition for the school musical. Disney Channel 22. Alright, this entire movie was about the "winter musicale," but we never actually see it performed. Disney Channel 23. The fact that there was a massive poster of the Wildcats basketball team in the hallway for no reason other than showing school spirit. Disney Channel 24. When the entire student body had the exact same overreaction to some kid who liked playing the cello. Disney Channel 25. The fact that East High didn't think it was strange that callbacks were all of a sudden changed to Friday to interfere with the decathlon and the basketball game. Disney Channel 26. When almost the entire student body funneled out of the gym to come watch callbacks. Disney Channel Also why was the entire school even allowed to attend callbacks? 27. When the entire basketball team had enough energy to perform a flawless dance number after playing in a championship game. Disney Channel 28. The fact that Troy never asked Gabriella to ~officially~ be his girlfriend after an entire movie of them basically being #couplegoals. Disney Channel 29. And finally, what the heck was this school musical "Twinkle Towne" even about? Disney Channel Sharpay and Ryan sang in Spanish, there was a super elaborate tree, a massive moon, and a fucking camel.