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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.
  • 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 Denny 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.

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

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