History Film / Grease

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* AdultsAreUseless

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* CrowdSong

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* CrowdSongCrowdSong: The very final one in the film.



* DriveInTheater
* TheElevenOClockNumber: “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”

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* DriveInTheater
DriveInTheater: Popular in the '50s, so of course it's here too.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”Do.”



* EveryoneHasStandards: Rizzo mocks a few people, especially Sandy (essentially the point of "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee"), but in "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", she sings that stealing and lying are beneath her.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Rizzo mocks a few people, especially Sandy (essentially the point of "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee"), but in "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", Do," she sings that stealing and lying are beneath her.



* TheFifties

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* TheFiftiesTheFifties: It's basically a giant nostalgic love letter to the time.



** After "Summer Nights", when Sandy mentions it was Danny Zuko she met at the beach, Rizzo remarks how her Prince Charming could show up again. She later arranges to surprise Sandy by reuniting her with Danny, as she knows full well that Danny is also attending Rydell.

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** After "Summer Nights", Nights," when Sandy mentions it was Danny Zuko she met at the beach, Rizzo remarks how her Prince Charming could show up again. She later arranges to surprise Sandy by reuniting her with Danny, as she knows full well that Danny is also attending Rydell.



* GainaxEnding
* GayMoment

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* %%* GainaxEnding
* %%* GayMoment



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the song "Greased Lightnin'", Creator/JohnTravolta's character rubs saran wrap against his crotch. This is supposedly a reference to the use of saran wrap as a condom. The lyrics of the song contain lines like "You know that ain't no shit/We'll be getting lots of tit"; "With new pistons plugs and shocks/I can get off my rocks/You know that I ain't braggin'/She's a real pussy wagon"; and of course "the chicks'll cream!"

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the song "Greased Lightnin'", Lightnin,'" Creator/JohnTravolta's character rubs saran wrap against his crotch. This is supposedly a reference to the use of saran wrap as a condom. The lyrics of the song contain lines like "You know that ain't no shit/We'll be getting lots of tit"; "With new pistons plugs and shocks/I can get off my rocks/You know that I ain't braggin'/She's a real pussy wagon"; and of course "the chicks'll cream!"



* HappilyEverAfter

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* HappilyEverAfterHappilyEverAfter: Danny and Sandy, at least implied in the film.



** "Beauty School Dropout".

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** "Beauty School Dropout".Dropout."



* {{Homage}}

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* {{Homage}}{{Homage}}: To teen musicals that were popular in the actual '50s.



* IntercourseWithYou: ''You're The One That I Want''

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* IntercourseWithYou: ''You're The One That I Want''Want.''



* KickTheDog: In the stage version, Sandy punches the sweet cheerleader in the eye for no reason other than to show how "tough" she is.
** Never mind that said "sweet" cheerleader just called her a floozie and had been badmouthing her behind her back to Danny at the dance...

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* KickTheDog: In the stage version, Sandy punches the sweet a cheerleader in the eye for no reason other than to show how "tough" she is.
** Never mind that said "sweet"
is. The cheerleader just called her was a floozie and had been badmouthing her behind her back to Danny at the dance...bit of a jerk, but did't deserve a black eye.



* LastNameBasis: Betty Rizzo is usually called "Rizzo" or "Riz". When she's making out with Kenickie in his car, she asks him to call her by her first name, but has to tell him what it is. Can also be considered a case of OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.

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* LastNameBasis: Betty Rizzo is usually called "Rizzo" or "Riz". "Riz." When she's making out with Kenickie in his car, she asks him to call her by her first name, but has to tell him what it is. Can also be considered a case of OnlyKnownByTheirNickname.



* LightIsGood: The Teen Angel in "Beauty School Dropout", who encourages Frenchy to go back to Rydell, is clad entirely in white.

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* LightIsGood: The Teen Angel in "Beauty School Dropout", Dropout," who encourages Frenchy to go back to Rydell, is clad entirely in white.



* MinorCharacterMajorSong: “Beauty School Dropout”

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* MinorCharacterMajorSong: “Beauty School Dropout”Dropout.”



* TheMusical

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* TheMusicalTheMusical: Of '50s nostalgia.



* PaintedOnPants: Sandy wears them in the final scene.
* PinkHeroine: Averted. Rizzo won't allow Sandy into the Pink Ladies because she considers Sandy "too pure to be pink".

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* PaintedOnPants: Sandy wears them in the final scene.
scene in the film.
* PinkHeroine: Averted. Rizzo won't allow Sandy into the Pink Ladies because she considers Sandy "too pure to be pink".pink."



* RandomEventsPlot
* RefrainFromAssuming: The song is called "Summer Nights", not "Summer Loving" or "Tell Me More".

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* %%* RandomEventsPlot
* RefrainFromAssuming: The song is called "Summer Nights", Nights," not "Summer Loving" or "Tell Me More".More."



--> I can't; I'm Sandra Dee

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--> I can't; I'm Sandra Dee Dee.



** To many reviewers, the musical ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}''.

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** To many reviewers, the musical ''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}''.''Theatre/{{Hairspray}}.''



* TheThemeParkVersion: Of the 50s.
* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: Principal [=McGee=] wishes the graduating seniors success in their future, such as being "the next [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Vice-President Nixon]]".

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* TheThemeParkVersion: Of the 50s.
'50s.
* ThisIsGoingToBeHuge: Principal [=McGee=] wishes the graduating seniors success in their future, such as being "the next [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Vice-President Nixon]]".Nixon]]."



* TwelveBarBlues: "Greased Lightnin'"

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* TwelveBarBlues: "Greased Lightnin'"Lightnin.'"



* UnreliableNarrator: Played with. "Summer Nights" is sung by both Danny and Sandy telling of their summer romance. While it is clear Danny is exaggerating (and even lying) to his friends you could argue that Sandy's version is a more idealized version as well, though hers is probably closer to the truth.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Played with. "Summer Nights" is sung by both Danny and Sandy telling of their summer romance. While it is clear Danny is exaggerating (and even lying) to his friends friends, you could argue that Sandy's version is a more idealized version as well, though hers is probably closer to the truth.
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* OhCrap: Frenchy when the T-Birds pull up in Kenickie's car during her sleepover, saying they can't come inside because her parents would flip out. Thankfully for her, they don't.
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** After "Summer Nights", when Sandy mentions it was Danny Zuko she met at the beach, Rizzo remarks how her Prince Charming could show up again. She later arranges to surprise Sandy by reuniting her with Dannt, as she knows full well that Danny is also attending Rydell.

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** After "Summer Nights", when Sandy mentions it was Danny Zuko she met at the beach, Rizzo remarks how her Prince Charming could show up again. She later arranges to surprise Sandy by reuniting her with Dannt, Danny, as she knows full well that Danny is also attending Rydell.
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* ChekhovsSkill: Frenchy's "talents" at beauty school later come back at the end when Sandy ditches her old image and [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan has a makeover to impress Danny]].



* DarkIsEvil: The Scorpions' car is black with flames (painted on and shooting out of the exhausts) and most of the Scorpions dress in black.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Danny tends to dress in black a lot, namely his black T-Birds jacket and trousers, but is a good guy once his HiddenHeartOfGold shows. This could be said for the other T-Birds, and also Rizzo.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Rizzo mocks a few people, especially Sandy (essentially the point of "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee"), but in "There Are Worse Things I Could Do", she sings that stealing and lying are beneath her.
* EvilCounterpart: Essentially Balmudo and Cha Cha are this to Kenickie and Rizzo respectively.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: "If it ran any better, it'd be flying."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
** When we first see Kenickie, he tells the other T-Birds he was working all summer so he could afford to buy a car. A car he intends to race at Thunder Road, which we find out later at the cheerleader tryouts, and which happens at the end.
** After "Summer Nights", when Sandy mentions it was Danny Zuko she met at the beach, Rizzo remarks how her Prince Charming could show up again. She later arranges to surprise Sandy by reuniting her with Dannt, as she knows full well that Danny is also attending Rydell.
** At the cheerleader tryouts, Tom and Sandy make eye contact and flirty gestures towards each other. Sandy later tries hanging around with him to make Danny jealous and prove his feelings for her are real.
** It's mentioned early on that someone needs to take care of the Scorpions. This happens at Thunder Road when Balmudo loses the race and Danny wins.
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"If it ran any better, it'd be flying."" What happens right at the end?



* GetOut: When Rizzo leaves the sleepover at Frenchy's and climbs into the car with Kenickie, he tells the others to get out, leaving them standing in the middle of the street. They decide to go off and get some pizza.



** Rizzo asks Kenickie "What's up?" when she meets him outside Frenchy's house. He replies, "One guess."



* HeroesGoneFishing:
** Danny and Sandy at the beginning when they are at the beach.
** Sandy joining the Pink Ladies at the sleepover at Frenchy's house.
** After Kenickie ditches Doody, Sonny and Putzie when he drives off with Rizzo, the three decide to go off and get some pizza.



** Kenickie slips what looks like a dead rat into Patty Simcox's bag on the first day of school, causing her to run screaming out of the room when she discovers it.
** Rizzo does this to Sandy in the "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee" number while Sandy is in the bathroom, only for Sandy to emerge at the end and realise Rizzo is mocking her, to which Rizzo says, "[[BrutalHonesty Some people are just so touchy]]."
** Balmudo rams Kenickie's car twice while he is making out with Rizzo and mocks the value of the car as well as Rizzo, infuriating Kenickie.
** The T-Birds do this to Eugene at least twice, first with a hand buzzer courtesy of Doody and then with a PieInTheFace at the carnival.



* LightIsGood: The Teen Angel in "Beauty School Dropout", who encourages Frenchy to go back to Rydell, is clad entirely in white.
** Greased Lightnin' is white too, with silver lightning bolts painted on it, and it also has whitewall tyres.
* MeaningfulName: Sandy. Danny meets her at the beach.



* PinkHeroine: Averted. Rizzo won't allow Sandy into the Pink Ladies because she considers Sandy "too pure to be pink".
* PinkMeansFeminine: The Pink Ladies, of course, which pink jackets to show it.



* VirginShaming: Female example. Rizzo does this to Sandy in the "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee" number, while Sandy is in the bathroom. Sandy emerges at the end and realises Rizzo is mocking her.



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Rizzo refers to it as "flogging [one's] log" when talking to Danny.



* DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce: A flock of birds, a small deer and a rabbit show up in the AnimatedCreditsOpening as Sandy gets out of bed and walks over to her mirror.



* DumbMuscle: In the first scene in Frosty Palace, Sandy tells Danny she was glad Tom was a simple person. Danny calls Tom this, saying his brains are in his biceps.



* PetTheDog: Rizzo thanks Sandy for her support after Rizzo skipped a period and became pregnant, especially as she had been quite the {{Jerkass}} to Sandy up until then.

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* PetTheDog: PetTheDog:
** The first time Danny sees Sandy in Frosty Palace, he sincerely tries to apologize to her for the way he had acted towards her before at the cheerleader tryouts, calling his own behaviour unacceptable. She doesn't buy it until he tries out for track and they talk about it after he falls over.
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Rizzo thanks Sandy for her support after Rizzo skipped a period and became pregnant, especially as she had been quite the {{Jerkass}} to Sandy up until then.



* SoreLoser: Danny tries a few times to try for sports, including basketball, wrestling and baseball, resulting in fisticuffs when it goes wrong for him. Coach Calhoun gets around this by having him try out for track, because it involves no physical contact.

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* SoreLoser: Danny tries a few times to try for sports, including basketball, wrestling and baseball, resulting in fisticuffs when it goes wrong for him. Coach Calhoun gets around this by having him try out for track, because it involves no physical contact. This time, Danny turns out to be very good at it.


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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: The film opens with "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" which plays over the montage of Danny and Sandy at the beach.


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* VerbThis: In the second scene in Frosty Palace, Kenickie asks Rizzo if he should just "finish it". Rizzo snaps, "Finish this!" before throwing a milkshake in Kenickie's face and storming out.


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* YankTheDogsChain: Happens to Eugene at the carnival. He lands a PieInTheFace on Coach Calhoun and gets promoted to hitter on the baseball team. Eugene himself receives a PieInTheFace from an angry Sonny.
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The 1978 film version is more famous than the Broadway musical (or the earlier, off-Broadway version produced in 1971). In the film, Sandy was renamed from Sandy Dumbrowski to Sandy Olsen, and her origin was changed from somewhere else in America to Australia to account for the star cast for the role: Olivia Newton-John. The film also featured Creator/JohnTravolta (in the role that solidified his fame after the 1977 blockbuster ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'') as Danny, along with Jeff Conaway (who, ironically, had played virtually every important male character ''except'' Kenickie in the stage musical) as Kenickie, Didi Conn as Frenchy, and Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo.


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The 1978 film version is more famous than the Broadway musical (or the earlier, off-Broadway version produced in 1971). In the film, Sandy was renamed from Sandy Dumbrowski to Sandy Olsen, Olsson, and her origin was changed from somewhere else in America to Australia to account for the star cast for the role: Olivia Newton-John. The film also featured Creator/JohnTravolta (in the role that solidified his fame after the 1977 blockbuster ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'') as Danny, along with Jeff Conaway (who, ironically, had played virtually every important male character ''except'' Kenickie in the stage musical) as Kenickie, Didi Conn as Frenchy, and Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo.




** Eugene Florzyck had his surname changed to "Felsnic"

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** Eugene Florzyck had his surname changed to "Felsnic""Felsnick".



* AlliterativeName: Marty Maraschino.



* BrutalHonesty: Since she considers lying to be beneath her, Rizzo has a habit of talking like this.



* SpikedWheels

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* SpikedWheelsSpikedWheels: On the car driven by the Scorpions.
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* BookEnds: As Sandy is Australian in the film, when it opens on her and Danny at the beach, she's lamenting that because she has to go back to Australia, she might never see Danny again. Danny dismisses the possibility and reassures her that it's only the beginning, right before seguing into the AnimatedCreditsOpening. At the end, after "You're The One That I Want", the gang lament that once they graduate, they may never see each other again. Again they go on to dismiss it, and launch into the FriendshipSong "We Go Together".



* DistractedByTheSexy: Danny tries out for track and, while running, realises Sandy can see him from the bleachers. He mistimes a jump over one of the hurdles, catches his leg on it and falls over.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: Danny tries out for track and, while running, realises Sandy can see him from the bleachers.bleachers while she is with Tom. He mistimes a jump over one of the hurdles, catches his leg on it and falls over.
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* CheatersNeverProsper: The Scorpions' car at Thunder Road tears up the side of the T-Birds' car with its wheel spikes. It ends up losing the race.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: The Scorpions' car at Thunder Road tears up the side of the T-Birds' car with its wheel spikes.SpikedWheels. It ends up losing the race.
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** Eugene has a passion for rocket science, and uses this knowledge by voluntarily revving up the T-Birds car engine so that they can win their race against the Scorpions. [[spoiler:For leading the T-Birds to victory in their race, Danny gives his T-Bird jacket to Eugene and welcomes him into the group.]] By the end of the show, [[spoiler:Eugene is asked by Patty Simcox (the head cheerleader) to "see his rocket", and they suggestively and quickly head over to the back of the gymnasium]].

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** Eugene has a passion for rocket science, and uses this knowledge by voluntarily revving up the T-Birds car engine so that they can win their race against the Scorpions. [[spoiler:For leading the T-Birds to victory in their race, Danny gives his T-Bird jacket to Eugene and welcomes him into the group.]] By the end of the show, [[spoiler:Eugene is asked by Patty Simcox (the head cheerleader) to "see "[[DoubleEntendre see his rocket", rocket]]", and they suggestively and quickly head over to the back of the gymnasium]].
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** Rizzo, in the original play and 1978, zips from being a {{Jerkass}} to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold like a pinball. In this version, she is more established as the latter, as she is shown to be a bit more nicer to Sandy, even talking to her about changing after the climatic race. She even asks Kenickie to be careful before his race, despite their earlier fight.

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** Rizzo, in the original play and 1978, zips from being a {{Jerkass}} to a JerkWithAHeartOfGold like a pinball. In this version, she is more established as the latter, as she is shown to be a bit more nicer to Sandy, even talking to her about changing after the climatic race. She even asks Kenickie to be careful before his race, despite their earlier fight.



** In the film version, Sandy talks to Frenchie about changing herself after the race. In the TV version, it is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rizzo]] that Sandy talks to. It helps that Rizzo is more nicer to Sandy, to the point where she says that she knows a trick or two that can help Sandy change, when Sandy asks Rizzo for help.

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** In the film version, Sandy talks to Frenchie about changing herself after the race. In the TV version, it is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rizzo]] that Sandy talks to. It helps that Rizzo is more nicer to Sandy, to the point where she says that she knows a trick or two that can help Sandy change, when Sandy asks Rizzo for help.
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** In-contrast to Sandy, Danny mentions that he envies Sandy's parents for caring about her, while his do not.

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** In-contrast In contrast to Sandy, Danny mentions that he envies Sandy's parents for caring about her, while his do not.
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