If you tripped out because I haven’t seen Casablanca, you should probably go read Beth’s burrito story again.
OK, to those of you who are left: I’ve never seen Grease. I remember when I was a kid I went to a neighbor’s to watch the movie on cable but then couldn’t, because her dad was watching porn IN THE LIVING ROOM (this was the chain smoking patriarch of this Indiana dry-cleaning chain. I ran into the guy once when I was an adult, and realized that he was a very very bad man. Like the mid-day porn thing wasn’t enough of a tipoff). I never went to or visited a high school that did a stage production of the 1971 musical. Next thing you know, I’ve spent my entire freakin’ life going along with Grease allusions (Pink ladies, ha! Olivia Newton John sewed into pants hee!).
So, Fox’s announcement that they’re doing a live Grease broadcast might be my last chance to pop my Grease cherry, because, let’s face it, if I were going to watch the movie I would have already. So maybe this 2015 production will be just novel enough to get me to finally watch it.
But I am sure that most of you are Grease aficionados, so I seek your guidance: should we even care about this in the first place (almost 2000 EW.com readers seem to think we should)? Do you think Fox will cast people we give a crap about? Who would you like to see in the iconic roles? A CBS commenter seems very worried that Justin Bieber will play Danny, which might actually convince me to disaster-watch. But, seriously, folks. What would have to happen for you to give a shit about this?