Miss Guided/High School Musical

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High School Musical
High School Musical
Season 1, Episode 6
Airdate April 3, 2008
Production Number 1AMZ03
Written by David Walpern
Directed by Todd Holland
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High School Musical is the sixth episode of the first season of Miss Guided. When Becky is put in charge of the school production of Miss Saigon, she casts an untalented girl as the lead in attempt to vicariously capture her own high school theater glory.

Starring: Judy Greer (Rebecca "Becky" Freeley), Chris Parnell (Vice Principal Bruce Terry), Kristoffer Polaha (Tim O'Malley), Earl Billings (Principal Phil Huffy)

And: Brooke Burns (Lisa Germain)

Guest Starring: Scotch Ellis Loring (Mr. Shoemaker), Gina Devivo (Lauren)

Co-Starring: Ally Maki (Michelle), Tyke Riggs (Miles), Tirosh Schneider (Matt), Blaine Miller (Student Actor), Michael Kohr (Billy), Evan Bonifant (Engineer), Jolene Peters (The Prostitute), Carla Jeffery (Meek Student), Loretta Shenosky (Secretary), Nathan Pearson (Student)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Other articles in the paper were written as well.
    Newspaper Column: The newspaper article that Becky reads from is partially completed, including the lead that she quotes to Lauren during her office visit. The article goes on for three paragraphs before repeating ad nauseum. However, the byline is attributed to Sabrina Abernathy. Most likely, the character name was changed after the prop was made. The article, apparently comparing the play to a hazing stunt, is as follows:
Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Becky Freeley's production of Miss Saigon gives Vietnam one final kick.
The question is not whether they should be expelled, but whether they should be arrested. The latest case of Varsity hazing is having serious repercussions not only with the school, but across the entire state. The students concerned may face serious charges including involvement with prostitution.
"Every four years we get a new set of students that's ready to "one-up" the previous groups hazing stunts," said Physics teacher, Ruben Muncie. "It's really getting out of hand."

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Glengarry Glen Ross: When Bruce is berated the team assembled to sell ads in the musical program, he doesn't allow one of them to use a pen. This is a reference to the film Glengarry Glen Ross in which Alec Baldwin plays a slick real-estate salesman who confronts a group of salesmen who can't "close the deal." When one, played by Jack Lemmon, tries to get coffee, he's shouted down by Blake (Baldwin's character), who says that "coffee is for closers."
Bruce: Don't touch that pen! Pens are for closers.

Memorable Moments