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Danny Zuko From "Grease" Is Actually The Worst And I'm Not Afraid To Say It

"You know how it is, rockin' and rollin' and what not..."

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Before I get started, let the record show that I'm a lifelong Grease stan. I watched it every night before bed from the years 1997-2000. So, what I'm saying is, this is coming from a place of love.

Anyway, as a Grease enthusiast, I've always kind of thought Danny treated Sandy horribly. And in my most recent revisit, I've officially decided he's 100% trash — and I'm bringing you along for the ride.

1. Let's start with a hot take: I'm pretty sure Danny Zuko literally never intended to see Sandy again after the beach. Sandy asked if it was the end, and he said "It's only the beginning" like the lying fuckboy he is.

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He was truly full of shit! The truth was, he thought he'd found the perfect arrangement: summer fun with this cute Australian blonde. No commitment.

2. When Danny's horny, stupid "Thunderbird" friends with stupid names (I said it!) ask him about his summer fling and whether or not he got into her pants, Danny was happy to oblige with the "horny details"...


3. ...and since there weren't actually "horny details" he made them up and told a completely ridiculous, innuendo-filled version of their summer when, like, they literally barely kissed.

I'm not even going to get into that "did she put up a fight?" lyric, because it makes me angry.


7. ...and Sandy runs away crying for the first of SEVERAL times.

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For some completely upsetting reason, Sandy remains HOPELESSLY DEVOTED to Danny despite learning that he is truly a dick.

9. But back to Sandy! She finally meets the first person at the school (other than Frenchy) who seems to give a flying fuck about being nice to her — this athlete guy whose name I never bothered learning...

10. ...and it becomes completely apparent that Danny only wants Sandy when he can't have her. That's when he does a half-assed attempt at playing sports, but mostly just acts like an ass.


11. Lucky for him, it somehow works! Sandy immediately takes him back, and the first thing he does is try and hide her from his friends at the diner. Classy!

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It's like, dude. You're the fucking head of the Thunderbirds. If you just told your friends Sandy was cool, they'd start being nice to her.


17. So, he apparently decides to prove to her that he doesn't, in fact, respect her and goes full-on problematic asshole and forces himself on her...


20. Sandy watches Danny from afar during the car race, and decides she's still in love with him — for reasons that are COMPLETELY UNFATHOMABLE TO ME! And she comes to the conclusion that the only way Danny will accept her is if she completely changes herself.