* HollywoodHomely: Michael, such a hopeless nerd.
** Kind of. The twins and Paulette both say that he is cute, it's more of that being a stuffy Brit, he is way out of touch with 60's American biker culture.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Goose is [[WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant Kent Mansley]]. [[CatchPhrase He works for the government.]]
** Michael is [[Franchise/JamesBond Bond]]. [[VideoGame/{{Nightfire}} James Bond]].
* {{Sequelitis}}: The original is a hugely popular 50s nostaglia funfest. This movie has only a few characters returning from the original (Frenchy, Eugene, the principal and her assistant, and the coach. All brief roles.) and introduces Sandy's cousin Michael in some weak attempt to connect the two movies. The plot is basically a GenderFlip of the first movie's plot and the results are... well, let's just say [[FanonDiscontinuity most Grease fans like to pretend it doesn't exist.]] Paramount planned two more sequels after this one, as well as a TV series. When ''Grease 2'' flopped, Paramount abandoned those plans. A new, straight-to-DVD sequel has been in the plans for Paramount for over a decade, now.