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Am I the only one to have recently just 'got' this?

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textfan Wed 03-Jun-15 23:20:46

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fourchetteoff Wed 03-Jun-15 23:24:37

It took a hiatus of 10 years to realise that in Grease that Rizzo was concerned about being pregnant. I didn't figure that out till I was in my 20s (duh)

Also, in St Elmo's fire I had absolutely no clue about the Demi Moore character being addicted to coke. Nor why the cigarette in The Breakfast Club made everyone act so weirdly. I must have either been far too young to watch them or incredibly naive as a teen!

textfan Wed 03-Jun-15 23:33:16

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LadyCuntingtonThe3rd Wed 03-Jun-15 23:39:29

Just realised that in every Disney movie about princesses(where princess is the main character) their first song is always the best of all the movie. And I was thinking to ask about it on MN

Not quite an epiphany, but very surprising realisation.

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 00:05:00

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LittleMissIntrovert Thu 04-Jun-15 00:10:26

I went to see Shaun the sheep movie and realized why he is called Shaun blush took me years to work that one out grin

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 00:15:30

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AmIthatHot Thu 04-Jun-15 00:17:29

I must be thick, but I don't get the Shaun the Sheep ref

NoisyOyster Thu 04-Jun-15 00:19:07

Oh. My. God. littlemiss

I never even thought about Shaun the sheep

amihot Shaun = shorn. Cutting the wool off

Tokelau Thu 04-Jun-15 00:20:52

Isn't it because he's been shorn? Or have I got that wrong?

LittleMissIntrovert Thu 04-Jun-15 00:23:05

noisy I'm so glad it's not just me. I was sat in the cinema and had a lightbulb moment!

AmIthatHot Thu 04-Jun-15 00:23:07

Thanks, I would never have got that as the sounds are completely different to my ears grin

HoldYerWhist Thu 04-Jun-15 00:23:08

They sound completely different!

SumThucker Thu 04-Jun-15 00:25:35

Shaun & shorn sound identical to me confused

HolyWell Thu 04-Jun-15 00:28:13

I think that must only work if you have a particular kind of accent. Mine is rhotic, so the 'R' of 'shorn' is pronounced, but even the vowel sound is different, surely...?

Back to Rizzo, I remember 'getting' the 'defective typewriter' reference in my early teens - I hadn't realised earlier that a period was a full stop as well as a menstrual period, so the typewriter joke was lost on me...

SumThucker Thu 04-Jun-15 00:39:32

I was gobsmacked re-watching Grease as an adult. I allowed my daughter to watch it recently and she asked me what Rizzo means when she asks Danny if he's going home ''to flog his log''.
The lyrics are a little confused too, ''pussy wagon'', ''the chicks will cream...''
Obviously went over my head when I was younger, though.

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 00:53:24

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CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Thu 04-Jun-15 00:55:33

Most of Grease went over my head until I was in my later teens blush

I re-watched Dirty Dancing last week - I had forgotten Baby was only 16. How are her parents OK with her being with Johnny at the end?! Especially in the 1960s!

SumThucker Thu 04-Jun-15 01:03:47

She's 10,*textfan*. I didn't remember any of the smutty dialogue.

It doesn't say Baby is 16 though, does it? I'm sure their ages aren't mentioned?

sugarplumpfairy Thu 04-Jun-15 01:04:22

Also the bit in Grease where the condom broke (Rizzo and Kenickie in the car) I thought he broke his necklace or something and felt sorry for him smile

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Thu 04-Jun-15 01:16:43

Baby's 18, isn't she? It's the summer before she goes to college.

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 01:22:08

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SumThucker Thu 04-Jun-15 01:24:53

Yeah but Danny & co in Grease are 18, and still in high school?

fourchetteoff Thu 04-Jun-15 01:51:36

Yes, and essentially Danny tries to date rape Sandy at the drive-in and then sings a mournful song about how unfair love is.

Twat.

Still love the musical but it's amazingly dubious in it's morals!

textfan Thu 04-Jun-15 01:59:57

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