Grease: Jimmy Fallon and John Travolta recreate famous dance

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the hit musical film Grease, star John Travolta recreated a famous dance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Go, grease lightning!

Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, fans of famous musicals were in for something special. John Travolta, who starred in perhaps the most popular musical of all time in Grease, came onto the show for an appearance. And to mark the 40 year anniversary of the original film’s release, Travolta and Jimmy Fallon gave fans an awesome recreation of a Grease dance!

On the show, Travolta taught Fallon one of his dance moves shown near the end of the movie. Subbing Olivia Newton-John with Fallon, Travolta shows him the “four corners,” a step shown during the rendition of “You’re the One that I Want.” And let’s just say it’s much more hilarious seeing it be done with Fallon rather than with Newton-John.

As Travolta reveals, he taught Newton-John the dance the same way he did with Fallon. It was not a dance taught to him on the set as it was one he already knew, which was worked into the choreography. The actor says he grew up with novelty dances like this one and the infamous one seen in Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman. In any case, it’s interesting to see Travolta return to the role of Danny Zuko in a way, dancing the same moves he did 40 years ago. Where has all of the time gone?

You can watch the two dance in the YouTube video below, courtesy of NBC.

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This kind of thing is actually normal for Fallon. Regularly, he will have musical sketches and games involving celebrities that are among his greatest bits. Catch more when The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on NBC.