Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta’s ‘I Think You Might Like It’ video: no words?

This is so painful to witness. Last month, CB covered John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John’s campy Chrismas album cover, and like her, I still can’t believe this isn’t a joke instead of a real record that will (presumably, if anyone buys it) benefit charity. I’m not a huge Grease fan, which may be because I tried out for the part of Rizzo in my school’s 8th grade musical, and it was a total disaster audition. I remember getting through the acting part of the audition and getting called back for the singing part the next day, but my hopes were dashed when I spotted the music teacher actually cringing behind the piano during my tryout. So yeah, bad memories.

Anyway, John and Olivia are making good on their promise to ruin Christmas by releasing the new video to their “I Think You Might Like It” song. It’s just as awful as expected, and the lyrics include “making love all night,” which I really don’t need to think about in the context of Travolta. Gross.

John Travolta

Honestly, I don’t know what either this video has to do with Grease nostalgia except that it actually stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in black t-shirts. If I was a big Grease fan, I’d be majorly pissed off after watching John crap all over Danny Zuko’s memory. John would also like to remind us that he is a licensed pilot.

John Travolta

I presume that this is John singing to his absent wife, Kelly Preston. You’re convinced that they’re in love, right? Because they are a happily-married Scientologist couple.

John Travolta

Oh wait, now Kelly Preston appears for absolutely no reason at all at … an airport? Looks more like the car-rental place next to the airport. She also dances because she’s just so happy to be married to John, I guess.

John Travolta

John Travolta

John Travolta

Screencaps courtesy of Esquire

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  1. Ms Kay says:

    He also put a wiglet on his chin???

    *throws computer across the room*

  2. Little Darling says:

    None. A little uneasy in my chest…wish they didn’t go back to grease. :(

    Actually…I have a word….


  3. melca blue says:

    This is a disaster. They should just quit being in the public eye and making an ass of themselves all the time.

  4. Cecada says:

    No words? One word: FLAMING. That is all, goodnite.

  5. Sandy says:

    Ok, I’m a little shocked, because I thought it was a joke and not a real album. I acutally was laughing when I was watching it. It’s bad, really bad.

  6. KellyinSeattle says:

    His hair looks like a partially grown Chia Pet. I still like her; but wish they wouldn’t try to make it about Grease at all.

  7. mln76 says:

    Confession as someone who grew up adoring the movie Grease there was a part of me that really guiltily enjoyed this…I’m really embarrassed.

  8. serena says:

    Oh my god.

    Beyond the awfulness of the song, I’d like to point out the Olivia’s horrible plastic surgery.

  9. aims says:

    That was painful. Is they both sat close to a fireplace, her face would melt and his hair would run down his face. Very painful

  10. ladybert62 says:

    Wow – he looks AWFUL – that nasty thing on his head and on his chin. John – just say no to such things.

    I dont want to even think about this video so I am ignoring it.

  11. Elisabeth says:

    Travolta’s hair brought to you by Sharpie

  12. mia girl says:

    I watched this last night and it made me so confused and uncomfortable. I could not understand why anyone would release this and how anyone could enjoy it…

    For a moment I wondered if the Earth had turned on its axis and I was the only one not privy to some new perspective that would make me entertained by the sad, corny lyrics, the budget production and the overly simplistic and yet confusing narrative. Is this supposed to be what became of Danny and Sandy’s life after the movie? Danny went from a flying car to flying a plane?!

    So, I took another sip of wine and realized no, the Earth is as is and this is just the craziest piece of Christmas crap, EVER.

    Finally, I just became sad for everyone involved.
    I raised my glass in a toast to the good ol days of Grease…when Travolta’s hair did not come out of a spray can.

  13. Sweet Dee says:

    LOL who likes this crap? I really would love to know.

  14. RN says:

    They have millions of dollars between the two of them and this is the best they could do??!! This looks like it was written, directed and acted by a bunch of small town theater people. I kept thinking this was a spoof, a la “Waiting for Guffman”.

  15. Red32 says:

    Didn’t they used to be able to, you know, dance? WTF was that half-hearted shuffle thing they were doing?

  16. Kiki says:

    lol at the number of dislikes on the youtube video. Why does it look so low budget?

  17. derpy says:

    I saw this yesterday and I couldn’t stop laughing!!! This is beyond ridiculous, and is really just embarrassing for all involved. But whatever… SANDY AND DANNY 4EVA, YO!

  18. annaloo. says:

    This has ruined my day, my year.. probably my LIFE. This is NOT how Sandy and Danny were supposed to end up.

  19. amanda says:

    Still can’t believe this isn’t some sort of bad joke. These are some crazy delusional old people.

  20. lylaooo says:

    i love greasee !! now they ruined it….like literally !

  21. Isa says:

    Why? Why waste money doing this? Why not donate it instead? His hair looks insane! The acting is bad! The soldiers, can’t dance! What’s the point of his wive being in the video? I don’t get it!

  22. mommak918 says:

    I saw them both on Ellen yesterday…..it was so painful and cring-worthy. They showed part of the video and it was more than I could bear. I actually loved Grease…and this, this…probably made it where I can never watch it again.

    The chin patch is so gross….and John was awful. So was Olivia. I was praying it was a joke…but they seemed serious. Oy vey!

  23. Madriani's Girl says:

    What in Vulcan hell is he doing in the second-to-last shot? Screaming in pain because he hurt his knee???

  24. roxy750 says:

    Oh my gosh, yes people, it is cheesy, but you know what, I liked it because it was fun, innocent, harmless, a little dorky. I kind of needed that. Thought it was cute. I know, sharpie hair, way cheesebally but ya know what, I needed a little cheeseball this Christmas! It was about time!

  25. Green is Good says:

    Why Xenu? Why would you allow your servant Johnny-girl make such an ass of himself? And Olivia, woman please. Career revival is on the toilet.

  26. Listerino says:

    Words can not describe my reaction to this video. It was bad, so very very bad, and I shall be having nightmares over their attempts at bootscooting all holiday season long.

  27. Holden says:

    Oh there are words, he looks creepy as hell

  28. Miss Kiki says:

    I don’t care what any of you guys say, that was AMAZING. Cheers Xenu, you’ve made me very happy. Oh and a special mention to JT’s Wiglet of Doom.

  29. RTR_Girl says:

    This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  30. Thiajoka says:

    I have some words: Who the hell drags Christmas gifts to a damned airport to give to the people visiting for the holidays? We generally let them come home to spend the holiday with us and then open their gifts at our house.

  31. Kim says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  32. Frankly says:

    If I had known it would turn out this way I would have cheered for him to stay with Cha Cha DiGregorio the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s.

  33. palermo says:

    I feel so badly for his daughter, she has put on so much weight since her brother died. I hope she can get it off because the teen years are not kind ones. Kelly looks cadaverous, Olivia looks embalmed, and John’s hair is beyond insane.

  34. LouLou says:

    I am going to try to not watch this. I still love Grease. Between her plastic face and his chin wig, I will be traumatized if I look at them too closely.

  35. LeslieM says:

    I don’t know why ONJ did that to her face. See lives on the water not far from us and we see her kayaking near her home sometimes. She was on the cover of a local magazine about two years ago and she looked AMAZING. The doctor who did this should be shot!

  36. assistantrachel says:

    Corny. That is alll.

  37. blonde on the dock says:

    This is pitiful, simply pitiful.

  38. akmuffin says:

    I saw this last night. No John, I don’t like it! I have so many questions. Why does his hair situation consist of shoe polish? What is that on his chin? Who parks their jet in the driveway? Why is there so much plastic surgery? What the hell just happened?

  39. PortlandJan says:

    What cracks me up is the red outfits they’re wearing in one of the photos. They look like they’re posing for the “Awkward Family Photos” website.

  40. Dimebox says:

    There were 2 good things in this: the classic car was the true star(a T-bird?) and the fact that the video was mercifully short. But as for JT and ONJ, this horror just about kills my Grease nostalgia.

  41. Kaboom says:

    I can’t get over his weird hair. It looks like he’s bald and wears a little black felt cap that sits snugly on his skull.

  42. Eleonor says:

    The crazyness. The crazyness.

  43. Onyx XV says:

    That is just all kinds of AWFUL. The song is awful, Travolta’s helmet hair is awful, and Olivia’s FACE is awful. This whole debacle was pointless, other than to completely embarrass themselves. It is kinda sad when formerly good looking, talented people become caricatures of themselves.

  44. Layale says:

    Wow. That was really uncomfortable..and I actually like Olivia Newton John. *sigh*

  45. SueAnn says:

    What has she done to her face!?!?! Such a shame. She WAS a true beauty…as for John…*crickets*

  46. lulu1 says:

    If Scientology ever wants to convince me, Tom Cruise would have to grow a few inches, and John Travolta would have to grow some hair.

    Surely that’s not that difficult with all the superpowers they possess? I wouldn’t even imagine it’s a worthy challenge at Thetan level VII.

    Don’t you imagine they spend ages JUST WILLING themselves to grow? But of course, they are probably convinced that they are growing! Tom probably thinks he’s growing because he’s taller than David Miscavige. And John probably thinks his hair is growing because his baby Ben seems to be slightly balder….

  47. apsutter says:

    Ahhhh!! I don’t like it! This so awful and why did they make it sound all auto-tuney?

  48. Deana says:

    Billy Bush just said it’s an absolute gem as they aired three seconds of it on Access Hollywood. He has real self control not to laugh.

  49. truthful says:

    I wonder how much money Olivia got to participate in this mess??

    I’m sure he made it worth it.

    Everytime I see him, expensive white spa towels and inappropriateness..


  50. Brandi says:

    I used to love John Travolta. As someone up above posted, WHY do this??? It strikes me as horrible. I enjoyed the hell out of Liz&Dick though so my taste may be questionable. I was in a bad mood & that movie actually cheered me up!

  51. Emily says:

    In the Redshirt picture, Travolta looks like he’s having the most painful bowel movement ever. That, or a Klingon just jabbed a bat’leth up his butt.

  52. Krock says:

    I refuse to bash or make fun of them. This was done for a charity. Good, bad, weird, geriatric, whatever you want to pick on it about, its for a cause. Can we just not be mean?

  53. lassie says:

    This is so cheesy I want to grill it in a sandwich and eat it with tomato soup.

  54. I Choose Me says:

    Lasted 1:26. The manic grin, the soul-patch. Is it a soul patch or some type of inexplicable growth? If it’s fake why the eff would anyone buy and affix something that hideous to their face. Speaking of faces wtf happened to Olivia’s. I’m so confused.

  55. CG says:

    “my mind is going…” yes, yes it is.

  56. Adrien says:

    John Travolta’s hairline is turning him into Astroboy.

  57. Fue McCormick says:

    WOW … that is seriously horrible. With the money they have surely they could afford to hire a director and a crew to film this POS …

  58. MyCatLovesTV says:

    You know how at your office Chrismas party or annual picnic a group of employees do a skit…a satire of something important to your company or even of some movie? I get that vibe here. Just a couple of old friends who wanted to play up their most beloved musical roles and “go there” full on camp. And if it is for charity all the better. Yeah, it made me embarrassed for them but if you are willing to kinda make yourself out in an unflattering light – again for charity evidently – more power to you. —– Jeez, I couldn’t hate on Jennifer Biel today either. I really must be coming down with something.

  59. Not a Bot says:

    I think this was wholly filmed on Revolta’s property; you can see his house with the shot of the plane parked up. Talk about cut price craptasticus! And I bet 99% of the people involved with this are Scibots.

    This has to be the funniest music video since Rebecca Black’s Friday. I cannot stop watching it and laughing at it.

  60. LahdidahBaby says:

    Omg omg omg. God save the queen.

  61. Lou says:

    Did James Franco film this for them? It’s THAT amazing.

  62. lipsticktraces says:

    Do Scientologists believe in Santa?

  63. Carolyn says:

    For the first minute I thought this was cute. Then I realised they’re serious. And then it kept going and going and going…and I covered my eyes. Oh my eyes! I can’t unsee this :(

    PS the proceeds from this travesty are for the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre. So we can’t even totally hate on it because the funds are going to good causes and we’d feel guilty :( :(

  64. Rio says:

    I couldn’t watch it. My mental soundtack of the SQUEEK-SQUEEK-SQUEEK of Travolta dragging a Sharpie over his smooth pate drowned out anything I might have heard.

  65. holly hobby says:

    Yahoo interviewed the director of that video:


    He confirms everything that was speculated here:

    1) Entire video filmed on Travolta’s propterty

    2) The director is low budget because he used to do wedding photography – yup he’s never shot the video before.

    3) ONJ and Travolta came up with the concept at the very last minute before shooting

    4) Director also shot the cheesy album cover

    5) ONJ & Travolta paid for the whole video and the videographer. They also apparently financed the album. They should get a refund.

    6) The people at the airport were recruited by Travolta – yup SciBots possibly.

    7) The director is a newly recruited SciBot. JT suckered him in, poor soul.

    Other than that I think their charities are a sham. JT’s more than ONJ’s. JT’s is probably operating under the Sci umbrella so nope, I’m not giving one red cent to that.

    Don’t know how much ONJ’s charity works. After all it’s not high profile so it’s possible that it’s a sham too. The article says she lives in Sci land (FLorida) too. I hope the Scis didn’t get her too.

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  67. deehunny says:

    am i the only one who is mildly offended by travolta’s wannabe southern twang?

  68. Tiamet says:

    Whatever one thinks about Travolta’s morals and ethics, he is an immensely wealthy experienced actor.

    Can someone therefore please tell me why this looks like an amateur video done for someone’s high school reunion?

    Actually, I apologise to the many competent high school reunion organisers out there who would be embarrassed to show this drek.

    I quite like the song – it’s not art, but done as a charity single for someone like ‘Help for Heroes’ (UK military charity), I think it could be OK.

    If this were filmed with real returning soldiers, we’d all forgive the sloppy production values on the grounds that the people doing the video meant well, but didn’t have a clue what they were doing. I’m thinking of that You tube video filmed to the tune of ‘Show me the way to Amarillo’ by a group of soldiers in Afghanistan or Iraq.

    Also, hasn’t it already been established that the Jett Travolta Foundation is a CO$ front. I don’t see how they can do any proper research when run under the umbrella of a ‘religion’ that refuses to admit Jett’s problems ever existed.

  69. Tinka says:

    That last picture. Oh dear god, that last picture. John is made of wax and his hair is just drawn onto his head, right?