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Ms. Darbus (Character)
from High School Musical (2006) (TV)

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High School Musical (2006) (TV)
The Basketball team: From our team to yours.
[Spelled out on their T-shirts]
The Basketball team: G-O-D-R-A-M-A-C-L-U-B
Troy Bolton: Exclamation point.
Ms. Darbus: Well, looks like us Wildcats are in for an interesting afternoon.
Ryan: [Trying to read the shirts] Go, go-go dray, go drame?
[Sharpay scoffs and walks away]
Ryan: Drame?

Ms. Darbus: [bell rings] Was that a cell phone?
Kelsi: [quietly] No ma'am, that was the warning bell.
Ms. Darbus: Aah.

Ms. Darbus: Holidays are over, people. Way pver. Now, any more comments, questions?
[Jason raises hand]
Ms. Darbus: Jason.
Jason: So, how were your holidays, Ms. Darbus?
[Everyone groans]

Ms. Darbus: [to Chad] Mr. Danforth! This is a place of learning, not a hockey arena.

Troy Bolton: I'll sing with her.
[meaning Gabriella]
Ms. Darbus: Troy Bolton? Where is your sports posse, or whatever you call it?
Troy Bolton: Uhh, team.

Ms. Darbus: That'll be 15 minutes for you as well, Mr. Danforth. Count 'em!
Taylor: That might be difficult for Chad, since he probably can't count that high.

Principal Matsui: [after trying to explain to Ms. Darbus and Coach Bolton that he's impartial] So Coach, how's the team? Is Troy whipping them into shape?
Ms. Darbus: Ugh!
[Storms off]

Jack Bolton: Where's my team, Darbus?
[notices Troy and Chad in a tree on stage]
Jack Bolton: What the heck are those two doing in a tree?
Ms. Darbus: It's called crime and punishment, Bolton. Beside, proximity to the arts is cleansing for the soul.
Jack Bolton: Can we have a talk? Please?
Jack Bolton: [to Troy and Chad] And you two, in the gym... now.

Ms. Darbus: [She is denying Troy and Gabriella the chance to perform their song, as she called their names twice and they didn't respond. She sees everyone from the basketball game and scholastic decathlon filing into the theater to watch them sing] I... don't know what's going on here, but in any event, it is far too late, and we have not got a pianist.
Ryan Evans: [Smugly] Well, that's show biz.
Troy Bolton: We'll sing without a piano.
Kelsi: [Runs back onstage] Oh no you won't. Pianist here, Ms. Darbus.
Sharpay Evans: You *really* don't want to do that.
Kelsi: [Steps up to Sharpay] Oh yes, I *really* do.
[Runs back to the piano]
Kelsi: Ready on stage!
Sharpay Evans: [Shocked] Oh!
Ms. Darbus: [Impressed] Now *that's* show biz!

Ms. Darbus: This school is about more than just young men in baggy shorts flinging balls for touchdowns.
Jack Bolton: Baskets. Uh, they shoot baskets.

Ms. Darbus: All right, Bolton. Cards on the table right now.
Jack Bolton: Huh?
Ms. Darbus: You're tweaked because I put your stars in detention and now you're getting even?
Jack Bolton: What're you talking about. Darbus?
Ms. Darbus: Your all-star son showed up at my audition. Now, I give every student an even chance, which is a long and honorable tradition in the theater, something that you wouldn't understand, but if he is planning some sort of a practical joke in my chapel of the arts...
Jack Bolton: Troy doesn't even sing.
Ms. Darbus: Oh, well, you're wrong about that, but I will not allow my 'Twinkle Town Musicale' to be made into farce.
Jack Bolton: Twinkle Town?
Ms. Darbus: See, I knew it. I knew it.
Jack Bolton: [Ms. Darbus walks away] Sounds like a winner. Good luck on Broadway.

Ms. Darbus: [after a spoken duet] That was... very disturbing! Go see a counselor!

Ms. Darbus: And while we are working, let us probe the mounting evils of cell phones... perhaps the most heinous example of cell phone use is ringing in the theatre. The theatre is a chapel of arts, a precious cornucopia of creative energy.

Troy Bolton: She has an amazing voice.
Ms. Darbus: Perhaps the next musicale.

Ms. Darbus: What is going on here?
Sharpay: Look at this! That Gabriella girl just dumped her lunch on me! On purpose! It's all part of their plan to ruin our musical. And Troy and his basketball robots are obviously behind it! Why do you think they auditioned? After all the work you've put into this show...
[throws Gabriella a hate-filled look]
Sharpay: ... it just doesn't seem right!

Alan: It's hard to believe that I couldn't sneeze, er see, See that you were always there right next to beside me
Ms. Darbus: Alan I admire your spunk... As to your singing, that's a wonderful tie you're wearing. Next!
Alan: [Alan smiles awkwardly and leaves]

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
Ms. Darbus: We'll call it, Senior Year!
Sharpay Evans: [sarcastically] Genius.

Troy Bolton: I've never even heard of Julliard.
Ms. Darbus: Well, that may be the case, Mr. Bolton, but evidently Julliard has heard of you.

Ms. Darbus: And now a senior who I believe has a decision to make, Mr. Troy Bolton. Troy.
Troy Bolton: [Troy steps forward] I've chosen Basketball.
[the crowd cheers]
Troy Bolton: But I've also chosen theatre.
[the crowd cheers more]
Troy Bolton: The University of California Berkeley offers me both. That's where I'm going to be attending next fall... But most of all, I choose the person who inspires my heart. Which is why picked a school which is exactly thirty two
[Troy turns and faces Gabriella]
Troy Bolton: point seven miles from you.
[Gabriella takes his his and moves forward and stands next to Troy]
Troy Bolton: Miss Gabriella Montez, Stanford University. Pre-law.

High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV)
[first lines]
Ms. Darbus: You must remember, young thespians, learning is never seasonal, so do allow the shimmering lights of Summer to refresh and illuminate your fertile young minds.
Chad Danforth: What is she talking about?