Saturday, October 04, 2008

Tears of Screaming Laughter

This one is for my sister: When in need, nothing delivers quite like Grease 2. The entire movie is on You Tube, but the most therapeutic links are as follows…

The set up: Stephanie is a Pink Lady, Michael is a Hot Nerd, Johnny is a T-Bird and also a homunculi. Michael learns to ride a motorcycle and goes around town doing wild wheelies and stunts, thereby bewitching Stephanie, who has only ever wanted a Cool Rider. She falls in love with him without knowing his name or even seeing a full third of his face. The homunculus and his unattractive T-Bird posse chase Michael (the aforementioned “Cool Rider”) off of a cliff and they all believe he is dead. Nevertheless, the talent show must go on (it MUST!), and in the midst of delivering a shattering performance of “Girl for All Seasons,” Stephanie goes bonkers and starts singing a song to her lost love, who now resides in Motorcycle Heaven.

Skip to 4:10 to experience “Girl for All Seasons”
Skip to 6:40 to see Stephanie Start to Lose It
Skip to 7:12 to begin experiencing the most awesome psychotic break captured on film evar

For reasons I can’t imagine, they cut it just as the most wonderful part happens, so click here for the most dramatic crescendo of lost love in cinematic history.

I recommend a viewing of the entire movie if you haven’t seen it already. It is some kind of transcendent.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, WE have to watch THIS together.

This and some Star Search reruns.

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