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Music: Sha Na Na
Sha Na Na is a Cover Band specializing in songs from the 1950s Pop and Rock & Roll era. Their three biggest claims to fame:

  1. Appearing at Woodstock
  2. In the film Grease they play the band playing at the High School Dance.
  3. Their self-titled syndicated show from 1977-1981.

Tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of 1950s music and Greaser culture.
  • Alliterative Name: Screamin' Scott Simon.
  • Book On The Head: In an episode where Jocko is trying to make himself less uncouth to impress a girl, he sits with a book on his head while passing the potatoes at a practice dinner. He keeps the book steady but fails at saying "here you go" without saying "youse."
  • Carpet of Virility: Tony, the gold lame-ed singer with the thinning hair, sure makes up for what he lacks on the top.
  • Cannibal Cauldron: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" song/sketch takes place in Darkest Africa where a few jungle explorers get put into the pot.
  • Every Episode Ending: Every episode of their TV show ends with "Goodnight Sweetheart" and Bowser's Catch Phrase, "Grease for Peace."
  • Flexing Those Non-Biceps: Bowser flexes during his bass solo in "Goodnight Sweetheart."
  • Greaser Delinquents: Most of the band are portrayed like this.
  • Hidden Depths: The original members all went to Columbia University in the late 1960s. Scott Powell (aka Tony Santini) is an orthopedic anthroscopic surgeon. Lampshaded by Donny in one episode opening: he clarifies that plays the dumb guy, he isn't really dumb. Then he sticks a banana in his ear.
  • Long Runner: Began in 1969; that's 45 years (as of 2014).
  • Nothing But Hits: As a tribute band, they only play songs that most people into fifties music will have heard of.
  • One Steve Limit: Scott Powell changed his stage name to Tony Santini because the band already had a Scott: Screamin' Scott Simon, the pianist.
  • Revolving Door Band: Only two original members left out of 15.
  • Special Guest: Most episodes of the show include an appearance by a genuine 1950s singer or group who would sing one of their big hits.
  • Token Minority: Denny, the only black person in the group. Naturally he's the only one who isn't a street punk, being much more cultured.
  • Working on the Chain Gang: Surprisingly not during the song of the same name, but in the "Rock Around the Clock" sketch. The prisoners are hitting rocks with hammers.

Bob SegerRockThe Shaggs
Laverne and ShirleyThe FiftiesHi-de-Hi!

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