History Film / Grease

7th Feb '16 11:24:49 AM Pren
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** Later, there's a line ostensibly about the upcoming National Band Stand filming, about how TV networks will try any weird gimmick to get people to watch.
7th Feb '16 9:41:55 AM MrWaterproof
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* ShoutOut Wishing for a way to [[Creator/Netflix watch movies at home whenever you want]]: We''ll probably get to the Moon first"
7th Feb '16 9:24:57 AM Kitchen90
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* TheHeroSucksSong: "Sandra Dee" is a lighter version of this. --> '''Rizzo''': ''Miss Goody-Two-Shoes makes me wanna barf!'' --> '''Sandy''': ''You're making fun of me, Riz?'' --> '''Rizzo''': ''Some people are so touchy ...''
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* TheHeroSucksSong: TheHeroSucksSong: ** "Sandra Dee" is a lighter version of this. --> '''Rizzo''': ''Miss Goody-Two-Shoes makes me wanna barf!'' --> '''Sandy''': ''You're making fun of me, Riz?'' --> '''Rizzo''': ''Some people are so touchy ...''this.

** ''HighSchoolMusical'', and by extension ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
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** ''HighSchoolMusical'', and by extension ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Both are, however, very debatable.

* {{Adorkable}} ** ''HighSchoolMusical'', Although the T-Birds (bar Kenickie and by extension ''Series/{{Glee}}''.Danny) were this trope in other adaptations, they seem to have had an extra dose of it in this adaptation. They're a lot more goofy and wisecracking, which makes their "tough guy" look much more of a fašade. *** Doody's had his adorkable factor turned up ever since he's started to play guitar. It's enough to make the girls around the school (and the girls of the studio audience) swoon. ** Tom Chisum is seen stacking his and Sandy's lunchtrays, the table condiments, and his burger and fries into a tower after Sandy leaves the table in the fast food joint. Also, his awkward first words with Sandy were borderline cute.

* HotterAndSexier: Doody, in-comparison to the film version, where he was given a lot less attention and not a guitar player. In this adaptation, as Doody plays "Those Magic Changes" on his guitar, a gymnasium audience full of ladies swoon in the background. There's also the addition of female dancers in skintight outfits during "Greased Lightnin'".
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* HotterAndSexier: HotterAndSexier: ** Doody, in-comparison to the film version, where he was given a lot less attention and not a guitar player. In this adaptation, as Doody plays "Those Magic Changes" on his guitar, a gymnasium audience full of ladies swoon in the background. background. ** There's also the addition of female dancers in skintight outfits during "Greased Lightnin'".

-->'''Blanche''': A live broadcast? How exciting! But what if something goes wrong?\\
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-->'''Blanche''': -->'''Blanche:''' A live broadcast? How exciting! But what if something goes wrong?\\

'''Principal [=McGee=]''': Let's just hope it doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]]
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'''Principal [=McGee=]''': [=McGee=]:''' Let's just hope it doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]]

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'''Principal [=McGee=]''': Let's just hope it * PapaWolf: When Rizzo is discovered to be pregnant, Kenickie constantly states that he'll be there and do anything for his unborn child, and cannot bring himself to drive in the Thunder Road because he doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due want his child to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]] grow up fatherless if everything goes wrong.
6th Feb '16 10:30:52 PM Synchronicity
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'''Principal [=McGee=]: Let's just hope it doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]]
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'''Principal [=McGee=]: [=McGee=]''': Let's just hope it doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]]

* RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast (including extras) is played by actors of color. Specifically, Rizzo, Marty, Doody, Kenickie, Putzie, Blanche, Calhoun, Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), Cha-Cha, and Vince Fontaine.
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* RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast (including extras) is played by actors of color. extras). Specifically, Rizzo, Marty, Doody, Kenickie, Putzie, Blanche, Calhoun, Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), Cha-Cha, and Vince Fontaine.Fontaine are now played by actors of color.
6th Feb '16 10:29:02 PM Synchronicity
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* AdaptationNameChange: Sandy is hit by this again; her last name goes from Dumbrowski (in the play), to Olsen (in the film) to Young (here).

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Twice in the same scene! -->'''Blanche''': A live broadcast? How exciting! But what if something goes wrong?\\ [...]\\ '''Principal [=McGee=]: Let's just hope it doesn't rain! [[note]]The broadcast itself was hit by rainstorms, which caused trouble for some of the outdoor scenes. The cast notes that they almost didn't go through with [[TheOner Jessie J's "Grease" opening number]] due to the rain and were ready to do something else on the fly; fortunately Fox gave the call that they could do the opening anyway. Fortunately, the rain abated by the end.[[/note]]
6th Feb '16 7:17:41 AM Synchronicity
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* RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast, including major characters Rizzo, Marty, Doody, Kenickie, and OneSceneWonder Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), is now played by actors of color.
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* PromotedToLoveInterest: Eugene for Patty Simcox; the latter ended up with Tom Chisum in the film. * RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast, including major characters cast (including extras) is played by actors of color. Specifically, Rizzo, Marty, Doody, Kenickie, and OneSceneWonder Putzie, Blanche, Calhoun, Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), is now played by actors of color.Cha-Cha, and Vince Fontaine.
6th Feb '16 6:44:36 AM Synchronicity
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** Sandy, in order to avoid lots of [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]] that the film is [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan infamous for]].
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** Sandy, in order to avoid lots of [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]] implications that the film is [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan infamous for]].
6th Feb '16 6:29:11 AM Synchronicity
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* The original four Pink ladies also fit the FourGirlEnsemble. Frenchy is the sweet naive one, Marty is the sexy flirt, Rizzo is the admirable wild card (down to a t, actually), and Jan, the silly tomboyish girl.
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* FourGirlEnsemble. The four original four Pink ladies also fit the FourGirlEnsemble.Ladies. Frenchy is the sweet naive one, Marty is the sexy flirt, Rizzo is the admirable wild card (down to a t, actually), and Jan, the silly tomboyish girl.

** Frenchie (played by CarlyRaeJepsen) gets a song of her own right before "Beauty School Dropout", called "All I Need is an Angel".
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** Frenchie (played by CarlyRaeJepsen) Music/CarlyRaeJepsen) gets a song of her own right before "Beauty School Dropout", called "All I Need is an Angel".

* TheCameo: Didi Conn, the original Frenchie, as Vi. It's particularly touching during the one-on-one conversation she has with the new Frenchie. ** Also, Barry Pearl, who played Doody in the movie version plays the producer of National Bandstand.

* RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast, including major characters Marty, Doody and Kenickie and OneSceneWonder Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), is now played by actors of color. * TookALevelInBadass: Eugene and Sandy, the latter doing so to avoid lots of [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]] that the film is [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan infamous for]]. Examples include: ** Eugene has a passion for rocket science, and uses this knowledge by revving up the T-Birds car engine so that they can win their race against the Scorpions. He does this completely voluntarily. ** 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, Eugene gets the girl. Specifically, what happens is that he is asked by Patty Simcox (the head cheerleader) to [[UnusualEuphemism see his rocket]]. They [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything quickly head over to the back of the gymnasium]]. ** In this adaptation, the reason Sandy leaves Danny at the prom is NOT because Sonny pushed her away, but because she was afraid her parents would see her on TV. She told her parents that she was studying, since they never allow her to go to dances. When Sandy and Danny make-up at the movies, Sandy admits that she has always wanted to be free from her parent's control. ** With the above backstory in-mind, Sandy's decision to take on a "bad girl" appearance at the end of the show is clearly NOT due to the pressure from her friends to fit in, but instead due to Sandy's newfound confidence to be who she has always felt like she was on the inside, NOT who her parents (or friends, for that matter) want her to be. This is emphasized by Sandy's discussion with Rizzo right before the makeover, where Rizzo makes sure that this is something Sandy wants to do before they go through with it. ** Sandy confronts Patty Simcox after witnessing Patty spreading negative gossip about Rizzo.
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* RaceLift: A good chunk of the cast, including major characters Rizzo, Marty, Doody and Kenickie Doody, Kenickie, and OneSceneWonder Teen Angel (now split into three, as portrayed by Boyz II Men), is now played by actors of color. * TookALevelInBadass: Eugene and Sandy, RemakeCameo: ** Didi Conn, the latter doing so to avoid lots of [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]] that film's Frenchie, as Vi. It's particularly touching during the film is [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan infamous for]]. Examples include: one-on-one conversation she has with the new Frenchie. ** Eugene Barry Pearl, who played Doody in the movie version plays the producer of National Bandstand. * TookALevelInBadass: ** Eugene. *** He has a passion for rocket science, and uses this knowledge by revving up the T-Birds car engine so that they can win their race against the Scorpions. He does this completely voluntarily. ** *** 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, Eugene gets the girl. Specifically, what happens is that he is asked by Patty Simcox (the head cheerleader) to [[UnusualEuphemism see his rocket]]. They [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything quickly head over to the back of the gymnasium]]. ** Sandy, in order to avoid lots of [[UnfortunateImplications Unfortunate Implications]] that the film is [[BeAWhoreToGetYourMan infamous for]]. *** In this adaptation, the reason Sandy leaves Danny at the prom is NOT because Sonny pushed her away, but because she was afraid her parents would see her on TV. She told her parents that she was studying, since they never allow her to go to dances. When Sandy and Danny make-up at the movies, Sandy admits that she has always wanted to be free from her parent's control. ** *** With the above backstory in-mind, Sandy's decision to take on a "bad girl" appearance at the end of the show is clearly NOT due to the pressure from her friends to fit in, but instead due to Sandy's newfound confidence to be who she has always felt like she was on the inside, NOT who her parents (or friends, for that matter) want her to be. This is emphasized by Sandy's discussion with Rizzo right before the makeover, where Rizzo makes sure that this is something Sandy wants to do before they go through with it. ** *** Sandy confronts Patty Simcox after witnessing Patty spreading negative gossip about Rizzo.
5th Feb '16 10:00:28 PM KingClark
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Arguably 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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Arguably the 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.
5th Feb '16 9:08:07 PM dsneybuf
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* MythologyGag: The original poster for the 1978 movie appears on a wall during the opening number.
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