So here’s a fun fact: nobody’s jugs were bigger than Annette’s.
I had no idea. I’ve spent the last 30 years thinking it was, “Nobody’s jugs are bigger than HER NETS.” I can’t find a clip so you can hear the similarity for yourself. I did, however, find the original trailor and I include it here as my gift to you.
I’ve spent years (YEARS!) lying awake at night, wondering, as a woman (for that is what I am), what are my nets? Are they my nets? Is that my net? What’s a net?
I’m pretty sure my subconscious mind thought “nets” was referring to bras – the word implies a degree of anti-gravitational support. But I couldn’t understand why the t-birds would be so excited about the possibility of bras being bigger than boobs? Wasn’t Kenickie a man about town? Surely the outer casing, if you will, is always going to be bigger than what it’s holding? It’s just not that exciting.
But it’s all a moot (what a great word) point, because this whole time it was “Annette” not “her nets.” I wonder if such complications are an everyday thing for women called Annette.
On a sidenote, when Rizzo sang Sandra Dee, one of the lines was, “Would you pull that crap with Annette?” Jeez, Grease people, we get it – Annette was the word (did you see what I did there?).
OK I know this is sad but it’s also educational: I googled Annette because I really am that tragic. They are referring to a real person, her name was Annette Joanne Funicello. The scriptwriters used references to this1950s celeb to dupe audiences into thinking the film was NOT made in 1978. She looked like this:
I just wish I’d figured this all out sooner. I realised Kenny and Dolly weren’t singing “I live in this street” when I was about ten. That was handy as I was living on a farm and the two types of music were country and western. To misquote Kenny and Dolly was social death.
For a short while, I thought Sade’s Smooth Operator was a telephone operator. I had certainly worked this little chestnut out by my late teens, so that’s OK.
Of course it’s not just me. I have a great friend, Nic – she’s the one who paid a fortune for her pet mouse to have an anaesthetic so the vet could fix his permanent erection. When Huey Lewis sang about the power of love, she didn’t get it. She thought he was singing about his beloved car, his Powerola. She just thought he really, really loved his car.
OK so it’s not just Nic and I, everyone reading this has stuffed the words up at some point. What did you get wrong?