“It’s got groove, it’s got meaning/ Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion/ Grease is the way we are feeling.”
Viewers took a nostalgic trip hearing this song, among many others, during Grease: Live, a live, televised adaptation of the 1971 musical, Grease, which aired Sunday, January 31 on FOX.
Grease explores the friendships and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. An Australian exchange student, Sandy Young, and a greaser, Danny Zuko, have a summer romance. Eventually, they realize that they both attend the same school and then try to find ways to rekindle their romance.
Danny is the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers, and Sandy joins in with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Betty Rizzo. When they become re-acquainted, there is debate on whether or not they can be together since each group has different viewpoints on society.