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Re-Imagining the 'High School Musical' Sequel

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Re-Imagining the 'High School Musical' Sequel

Re-Imagining the 'High School Musical' Sequel

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Friday night's successful showing of the Disney Channel's High School Musical 2 leads our humorist to imagine a sequel: White House Musical.

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

Although not quite in the demo, our humorous Brian Unger is so caught up in "High School Musical" mania that he's dreaming of his own sequel. Here's the Unger report.

BRIAN UNGER: Hey, America, what time is it?

(Soundbite of song, "What Time Is It?")

Mr. ZAC EFRON (Actor): (As Troy) (Singing) What time is it?

Unidentified Group: (Singing) Summer time. Hey. It's out vacation.

Mr. EFRON: (As Troy) (Singing) What time is it?

Unidentified Group: (Singing) Party time.

UNGER: Summer's here, Congress is out, and the White House wildcats are ready for some fun in the sun.

(Soundbite of song, "What Time Is It?")

Mr. EFRON: (As Troy) (Singing) Finally summer's here. Good to be chillin' out.

UNGER: Scream and shout for "White House Musical 2."

(Soundbite of song "What Time Is It?")

Mr. EFRON: (As Troy) (Singing) Finally summer's here. Good to be chillin' out.

UNGER: Sweet new songs and mad awesome dancing make their penultimate summer together one the White House will remember forever. And the best White House musical ever.

(Soundbite of song, "All For One")

Unidentified Male: (Singing) It's not about the future.

Unidentified Female: (Singing) It's not about the past.

Unidentified Group: (Singing) It's making every single day last and last and last.

Unidentified Female: (Singing) Fun, what could be better?

UNGER: George, Dick, Condi and Karl. They scored sweet summer gigs and their senior year is almost here.

(Soundbite of song, "All For One")

Unidentified Group: (Singing) The very last time it's ever gonna be like. It's the party you don't wanna miss.

Unidentified Male: (Singing) Guys, show 'em we can make some moves.

Unidentified Female: (Singing) Girls, show 'em we can make...

UNGER: But there's just one problem.

(Soundbite of song, "Work This Out")

Mr. CORBIN BLEU (Actor): (As Chad) (Singing) How did we get from the top of the world to the bottom of the heap?

Ms. MONIQUE COLEMAN (Actress): (As Taylor) (Singing) I don't recall you mentioning the boss is such a creep.

UNGER: War, immigration, sinking poll numbers, and party's falling apart. This White House has got to clean things up to make this summer sweet and their graduation awesome.

(Soundbite of song, "Work This Out")

Mr. EFRON: (As Troy) (Singing) We've got to work, work to work this out. We'll make things right, the sun will shine. If we work, work...

UNGER: But in their final year together, a political romance fades.

(Soundbite of song)

Ms. VANESSA HUDGENS (Actress): (As Gabriella) Troy.

UNGER: Karl and George. This time, it's goodbye.

(Soundbite of song, "Gotta Go My Own Way")

Ms. HUDGENS: (As Gabriella) (Singing) I gotta say what's on my mind. Something about us doesn't seem right these days.

UNGER: "White House Musical 2," with all your favorite student bodies - George, Dick, Condi and Karl. And introducing Alberto Gonzales.

(Soundbite of song, "I Don't Dance")

Mr. BLEU: (As Chad) (Singing) I don't dance.

Mr. LUCAS GRABEEL (Actor): (As Ryan) (Singing) I know you can.

Mr. BLEU: (As Chad) (Singing) Not a chance.

UNGER: Go back to high school one more time before they go down in history.

(Soundbite of song, "Gotta Go My Own Way")

Ms. HUDGENS: (As Gabriella) (Singing) I gotta go my own way.

UNGER: This summer, leave no child behind for White House musical two. And that is today's Unger Report. I'm...

(Singing) You know I gotta go my own way. It's good to say I gotta go my own way.

Mad, you're sweet and awesome. I think I love you. I gotta go my own way.

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