SLS: Girl’s Name Starting with S

Stockard Channing Rizzo Grease

Stockard Channing’s Rizzo is arguably the heroine of Grease. Feisty and independent, she doesn’t put up with any crap from a man, nor does she pretend to be someone she’s not. Rizzo revels in her badass attitude and flaunts her sexuality. She does engage in a bit of deception to win back her man’s attention, but hey nobody’s perfect. And her man is Jeff Conaway’s Kenicke, a much yummier guy than Travolta’s dopey Danny. At the beginning of the movie, Rizzo resents newcomer Sandy, who is basically her opposite: blonde, wholesome, and sweet. Rizzo relentlessly mocks Sandy for being gullible and innocent, until later on when they become friends. During a sleepover, Rizzo belts out a memorable song comparing Sandy to an actress who plays “pure” girls. Watch the cute clip below for the song Sandra Dee.


Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.

Image from Throwbacks.

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13 responses to “SLS: Girl’s Name Starting with S

  1. eek! worst movie ever 🤣


  2. I would have never guessed that this song would be so popular today, but it is a cool song and watching these silly girls have fun is what makes it so great.

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  3. Rumor has it that a group is trying to get the movie banned. Thank goodness I have my VHS tape safely stored away

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  4. haha! Love this movie and this song is the best – so fun to watch. 🙂

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  5. I always like Rizzo best! Love Grease! Big surprise, huh?!😆

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  6. Long, long before Grease, I had my first introduction to Stockard Channing in a movie, made for TV I think, although I can’t remember. She played an overweight, very unattractive young woman who was bullied and ridiculed relentlessly.

    Then she was in a terrible car crash and her face was shattered. After a long hospital stay, and multiple plastic surgeries, she emerged slender and gorgeous … and she had a new mission: to get revenge on everyone who mistreated her.

    I loved the movie; all these years later, I remember it well. 😃

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