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Becoming No One and Everyone at the Burbank Mall

I was just another teen with a hot dog pretzel.

The Secret Life of the American TeenagerCharlotte Russe at Burbank Mall. It was 2009. Naturally, we were in line to catch a glimpse of the cast and maybe get our picture taken with them. Sarah was the friend who religiously watched the show, and while I had never seen an episode, I was excited just to have somewhere to go after school that wasn’t immediately home. In the nearly five-minute-long video, we scooched along the mall’s floor as the line inched forward, joking and laughing and almost getting mad at each other just to laugh again.


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