Grease, for Peace!

Ah! One of my favorite lines as a kid, spoken by one of my favorite characters, Bowzer.

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Some of you will recognize that line immediately, some of you will be scratching your heads in confusion. It’s from one of my favorite shows when I was little, “Sha Na Na”. It was a musical sketch comedy show, with a pseudo-50s style. I used to watch it all the time, but haven’t seen it in several decades.

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While watching some clips of it online, long forgotten memories are reborn. At the same time though, I notice new things that I never noticed when I was little. For one thing, I just can’t help but notice how……. fa-bu-lous…… they are, especially the guys in the gold suits. They make the Village People look like real he-men in comparison.

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Nonetheless, they are excellent performers and comedians. Anyone not already familiar with the show should go and watch it, and anyone who hasn’t seen it in a long time should reacquaint themselves with it.

Now I leave you with their classic Ghost Riders in the Sky number;

….And the classic closing:

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One thought on “Grease, for Peace!

  1. Yes, the SHA-NA-NA Variety Show was a TV staple in my childhood home as well. My parents wholeheartedly embraced the 50s Revival of the mid to late Seventies. The Bowzer signature move of the Big-Mouth-Arm-Flex was a frequent goto gag in our household.

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