Nancy McKeon as Rizzo

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Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#1
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:06pm
Heard Nancy McKeon from tv's "Facts Of Life" is being wooed to play Rizzo in Grease!
Updated On: 3/5/08 at 09:06 PM
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#2
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:07pm
This makes no sense with the age/look of the rest of the cast.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#2
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:09pm
Why don't they just get Amy Sedaris as Jerri Blank to play Rizzo?
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#2
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:09pm
Interesting.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#4
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:12pm
The Weisslers hired her for the 90's revival but she backed out. Apparently she really wants to play the part.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#5
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:13pm
Not gonna happen.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#6
Posted: 3/5/08 at 9:49pm
She can't pull off a high school student unless she has had some major plastic surgery.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#7
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:04pm
BWAHAHAHA! You guys slay me.

Since WHEN has looking like a teenager been important for Grease? Yeah, 'cause Rosie O'Donnel looked like a Senior, and Stockard Channing could have passed for a Freshman.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#8
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:07pm
Oh, c'mon. It's not like the current cast looks like high school students, anyways. Jenny Powers looks at least late twenties in her costume.
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What a Prince would envision?
Although how can you know who you are till you know
What you want, which you don't?
So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight, And yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right And you know that you'll never belong?
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#9
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:16pm
Late twenties? Nancy McKeon is almost 42 according to IMDB.

And yes, the last revival was all over the map with ages, but like someone else said, this one is at least closer to high school age than is usual with Grease. She's definitely stand out.

Or, they could explain it by having her play it almost brain-dead stupid, like she repeated all 12 grades.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#10
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:21pm
Jerri Blank.
Cheyenne Jackson tickled me. AFTER ordering SoMMS a drink but NOT tickling him, and hanging out with Girly in his dressing room (where he DIDN'T tickle her) but BEFORE we got married. To others. And then he tweeted Boobs. He also tweeted he's good friends with some chick on "The Voice" who just happens to be good friends with Tink's ex. And I'm still married. Oh, and this just in: "Pettiness, spite, malice ....Such ugly emotions... So sad." - After Eight, talking about MEEEEEEEE!!! I'm so honored! :-)
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#11
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:26pm
If they hired Amy Sedaris to play Rizzo in full-on Jerri Blank character mode, I would WALK to New York to see it, if that's what it took...

I would just die. Her adjusting her crotch during "Worse Things..." and making lewd comments toward Sandy ("I like the pole AND the hole") would just send me into orbit.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#12
Posted: 3/5/08 at 10:32pm
that would be hysterical!
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Posted: 3/6/08 at 12:48am
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#14
Posted: 3/6/08 at 1:06am
"I'd wake up with blood on my a$$, and we'd get high." G. Blank
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#15
Posted: 3/6/08 at 9:47am
Wouldn't Jerri be more subversive as Patty? "Hey kids! Is there room at your table?"

And Nancy could play Kenickie as Jo --she already has the leather jacket.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#16
Posted: 3/6/08 at 10:06am
Uh WTF? LOL, that is not true. She is way too old, she could probably play Miss Lynch! Holla.

But Amy Sedaris as Jerry Blank as Rizzo, truly inspired! I would pay full price for that show just to see that!
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Posted: 3/6/08 at 10:34am
Jerri Blank for Rizzo!
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#18
Posted: 3/6/08 at 2:39pm
Has Jenny left the show? I guess most of the cast will turn over this summer.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#19
Posted: 3/6/08 at 3:25pm
Here's hoping that something else moves into the theater! Ah dreams!
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#20
Posted: 3/7/08 at 4:24pm
Whatever happened to Philip McKeon, her brother who was on Alice?
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Posted: 3/7/08 at 4:30pm
As Philip A. McKeon, he now is a producer. He was a producer on the 2005 Adrien Brody/Keira Knightly film THE JACKET.

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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#22
Posted: 3/7/08 at 4:37pm
Not too shabby...looks like an older cousin to William and Harry...but I was a Jason Bateman/Silver Spoons kinda kid anyway
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#23
Posted: 3/7/08 at 5:04pm
Too too old. She could've pulled it off when she was on FACTS OF LIFE. I saw her in a lifetime movie. She's more of a mom, not a Rizzo.
You look absolutely terrific, honestly.
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re: Nancy McKeon as Rizzo#24
Posted: 3/7/08 at 5:50pm
Psh, she could pull it off like in the episode of Family Guy where Peter goes undercover as a high school student! I would go see it!

Rizzo: I haven't had my "friend" in a while
Jan: Rizzo I though you were in menopause!
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