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.

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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 🤣

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  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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