Do you have a child between the ages of 9 and 17 who watches the Disney Channel? Then you probably have seen or heard the new Disney Channel original movie, High School Musical. Well, let me tell you something, I am starting to see why TiVo can be both the love of my life, the the thing I want dead most in the world, all at the same time.
LilZ and I started seeing previews for High School Musical months ago and were really looking forward to the premier of it (Jan 20th). We watched the premier episode on Friday of that weekend. And then the special “Sing Along” version on Saturday. And then? The special “Behind the Scenes” version on Sunday. And just in case we missed any of those versions? LilZ TiVo-ed them ALL.
He has since gone to playing the movie musical numbers over and over again so that he can learn the dances that go along with the songs. He has also used his I-tunes gift card to download the entire soundtrack so he can listen to it anytime he wants. This means, when someone else is using the TiVo with the movie on it, he can simply play the songs and do the dances using the computer. In other words? I can hear the songs from that movie 24 hours a day.
And sometimes? That is how often I hear them. I now know all of the words to all of the musical numbers from that movie. And I’m also starting to learn the dance moves. I woke up this morning singing Get Your Head in the Game and went to be singing We’re all in this together… (that one includes an important hand-clap in the dance that also plays in my head).
Anyone wanna guess how long it takes me to “accidently” delete the movie from TiVo?
(Not that it would matter, Disney plays it 14 times a day, it would just get re-recorded.)
Note from 2020: This is the first of MANY entries I wrote about this movie AND this phenomenon. I will be deleting most of them but I wanted to chronicle the original with a note that this movie BECAME AN OBSESSION FOR A VERY LONG TIME.