History Film / Grease

22nd Apr '18 8:42:18 PM brian8871
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The rest of the cast didn't see Olivia Newton-John in her carnival outfit until she walked into the scene. Their stunned reactions are completely genuine.
22nd Apr '18 8:41:35 PM brian8871
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* EnforcedMethodActing: The rest of the cast didn't see Olivia Newton-John in her carnival outfit until she walked into the scene. Their stunned reactions are completely genuine.
22nd Apr '18 8:39:39 PM brian8871
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7th Apr '18 10:37:58 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Mar '18 9:49:12 PM Seraphine
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* KickTheDog: In the stage version, Sandy punches a cheerleader in the eye for no reason other than to show how "tough" she is. The cheerleader was a bit of a jerk, but did't deserve a black eye.

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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog:
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In the stage version, Sandy punches a cheerleader in the eye for no reason other than to show how "tough" she is. The cheerleader was a bit of a jerk, but did't didn't deserve a black eye.



* 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, you one could argue that Sandy's version is a more idealized version as well, though hers is probably closer to the truth.



* BubblegumPopping: During "Beauty School Dropout", Frenchy blows up a bubblegum bubble. Teen Angel promptly pops it. Unlike mot examples of the trope, the gum doesn't go everywhere.

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* BubblegumPopping: During "Beauty School Dropout", Frenchy blows up a bubblegum bubble. Teen Angel promptly pops it. Unlike mot most examples of the trope, the gum doesn't go everywhere.



* MagicalRealism: The dream sequence in "Greased Lightnin`", The dream sequence in "Beauty School Drop Out", The flying car at the end.

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* MagicalRealism: The dream sequence in both "Greased Lightnin`", The dream sequence in Lightnin`" and "Beauty School Drop Out", The as well as the flying car at the end.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In a clear nod to modern-day home media, Frenchy wishes that she and Doody could watch movies at home whenever they wanted. Doody replies to her, "We'll probably get to the Moon first."



* ShoutOut: Creator/{{Netflix}} gets one when one of the characters wishes that they could watch movies at home whenever they wanted: "We'll probably get to the Moon first."
** Actually, this seems like one to home media in general, since VHS tapes had yet to be invented as a viable means to own and watch films outside of movie theaters and TV airings at the time.
1st Mar '18 1:33:53 AM Scsigs
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** Actually, this seems like one to home media in general, since VHS tapes had yet to be invented as a viable means to own and watch films outside of movie theaters and TV airings at the time.
20th Feb '18 4:08:41 AM Synchronicity
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->''"It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's what you do with your dancin' shoes."''



* AdaptationalHeroism: The T-Birds gained more redeeming qualities in this version, especially Danny. Examples include being more kind and respectful to the Pink Ladies, and finally repaying Eugene for helping them win the race by welcoming him to their gang.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalHeroism:
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The T-Birds gained more redeeming qualities in this version, especially Danny. Examples include being more kind and respectful to the Pink Ladies, and finally repaying Eugene for helping them win the race by welcoming him to their gang.
2nd Jan '18 8:05:25 AM axle-k89
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* BeachKiss: Danny and Sandy homage this with two kisses while they're at the beach with the sun setting behind them.
2nd Jan '18 7:43:29 AM axle-k89
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* AskAStupidQuestion: When Kenickie drives up to Frenchy's house after the "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee" number, Danny decides to change his mind and leave. Sonny asks him, "What do you mean?" Danny lampshades the idiocy of the question by snapping back, "What do you mean, what do I mean?" He later has the same reaction to Sonny's question about how he knows if the gang will stay together, preceding "We Go Together".



* ChekhovsGun: Danny trying out for sports, and finding success with track. He does this early on to impress Sandy, and it works. At the end of the year, he reveals that his skill at track ensures his own graduation.



** Danny tells Sandy he could run circles around the jocks, meaning the one Sandy is trying to make Danny jealous with. He turns out to be right, as he finds success at track, unlike the other sports he tries out for.



** And then there's this;

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** And then there's this;this:



** 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]]."

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** Rizzo kicks Patty Simcox and Sandy off the bench during "Summer Nights".
** Rizzo does this to Sandy again 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]]."



* KissKissSlap: Rizzo and Kenickie.

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* KissKissSlap: Rizzo and Kenickie. They make up at the end.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Danny after his initial reunion with Sandy goes wrong. After she runs off in tears, he sees Rizzo [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame grinning at him and he is promptly ashamed of himself]]. He attempts to apologise to her later, but she doesn't buy it until later on.



* 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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* OhCrap: Sandy at the sleepover when Frenchy tells her she doesn't want to get blood on the carpet when she pierces Sandy's ears. Frenchy attempts to reassure her that it only bleeds for a second.
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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.



** Kenickie and Rizzo also pull this one on each other.

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** Kenickie and Rizzo also pull this one on each other.other at the dance, as Kenickie goes with Cha Cha, and Rizzo goes with Balmudo. Kenickie gets his own back by asking for Balmudo and Rizzo to be thrown out.



* ReallyGetsAround: Marty. She has a long list of boyfriends and somehow manages to keep up with all of them.



* TemptingFate: Frenchy tells Sandy that "beauty is pan" when she attempts to pierce Sandy's ears. Immediately after she says that, we hear Sandy scream and Frenchy opens the bathroom door to ask for ice to numb Sandy's earlobes. Marty tells her to let the tap run and stick Sandy's ear under the cold water.



* AnimatedCreditsOpening

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* AnimatedCreditsOpeningAfraidOfBlood: Played with. At the sleepover, Sandy gets sick after seeing her blood when Frenchy pierces her ear. Although she was already feeling unwell from the cigarette (and possibly also the wine) she had choked on earlier.
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: The opening credits show animated versions of the characters getting ready for school and then out on the streets, and, in Kenickie's case, rummaging around inside a car hood before falling in and reappearing in the driver's seat.


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* BubblegumPopping: During "Beauty School Dropout", Frenchy blows up a bubblegum bubble. Teen Angel promptly pops it. Unlike mot examples of the trope, the gum doesn't go everywhere.
29th Nov '17 5:55:58 PM drac0blade
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* AdultsAreUseless

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* %%* AdultsAreUseless



* 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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