High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) Poster


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High School Musical (2006) (TV Movie)
High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

High School Musical 4 (2017) (TV Movie)



The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Sharpay mentions ruby slippers.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Sharpay "floats" down on an umbrella during a musical number.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Sharpay says "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
"What are you, some kind of Muppet gangster?"
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
When the guys are dancing, they point their fingers up in the air like Travolta (one of them is even dressed like him).
The Last Waltz (1978)
The prom's theme is "The Last Waltz".
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) (TV Series)
Mentioned during a song that Oprah wants Sharpay and Ryan on her show.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
At the end of number "Just Wanna Be With You" Troy invites Gabriella with his finger before the final lift like Johnny in Dirty Dancing (a film Kenny Ortega choreographed).
Shark Tale (2004)
In the song "The Boys are Back," a showdown between Will Smith and Robert Deniro, like the one in Shark Tale, is mentioned.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Night School Musical promo
South Park: Elementary School Musical (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced throughout.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2008) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Hierarchy (2009)
billboard in background
Saturday Night Live: Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) (TV Episode)
Logo on T-shirt and cap worn by fangirl, referneced in High School Musical 4 sketch
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 17 Again/State of Play/Crank High Voltage (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen mentions Zac Efron's role
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Zac Efron.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.28 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Are You Toying With Me?"
Greek: Friend or Foe (2009) (TV Episode)
Abby mentions she choreographed for her High School plays
20 to 1: Megastars with Megabucks (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a segment on Zac Efron.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon (2010)
John says, "Did you tell her you were in 'High School Musical 3?'"
Nemesis (2010) (Short)
Poster seen on wall.
Conan: And in This Corner... Gingivitis! (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions all three parts while introducing Vanessa Hudgens
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.121 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ashley Tisdale says that the ending of the film said that her character remained in Albuquerque
Zac and Taylor's Amazing Chemistry (2012) (Video)
Taylor Schilling refers to Zac Efron's "High School Musical" movies.
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: Broom Hockey 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Travis quotes High School Musical 3, and he and Ryan can be heard talking about the plot holes in the movie.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Maximum Security (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by Jake.
Shameful Sequels: High School Musical 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
to be reviewed next time
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Katie Holmes/Marc Maron/Shania Twain (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pop Culture segment

Featured in 

Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
clips in Ratzenberger conclusion
The Wright Stuff: Episode #9.206 (2008) (TV Episode)
Film clip used to introduce discussion topic.
HSM3: Cast Goodbyes (2009) (Video)
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Sunday School Musical (2011) (TV Episode)
Film Brain says Sunday School Musical borrows the most from this one
Hollywood's Top Ten: Shootin' Hoops (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, footage shown


Royal Wedding (1951)
Fred Astaire's dancing on the walls and ceiling

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
The "Night School Musical" parody is subtitled "Senior Year Equivalent."
Saturday Night Live: Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "High School Musical 4: New Senior Class" segment.

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