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. stinky says:

    his hair has got to stop!

    • Green_Eyes says:

      Totally agree! Wth is going on w/ that mess? How does one even achieve such a creepy mess of a look?

      Seriously it looks like a creepy plastic generic doll head thing going on there…. How can he or any one believe that mess looks good?

      • Brittney says:

        It looks exactly like the fuzz glued to the top of a generic-brand Ken doll… ugh. Honestly I’m more comfortable imagining that his genitals are a smooth plastic bump…

    • Haarping Charlie says:

      Did Barbarino paint the top of his head black?

      BTW, he still can’t sing to save his life.

      • SheilaSheilaSheila says:

        Sadly, this song was written by the writer of Grease. Unbelievable. And Olivia is 64! Older than my mother! Unbelievable again. And this video required two (TWO!) directors! Unbelievable a third time!

      • apsutter says:

        Sheila you are cracking me up! Two directors?!? Literally nothing happens the entire video! 90% if just people walking slowly and weird horrible dancing. They both look terrible, Olivia’s face looks like a plastic mask.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        @asputter LMAO!! People walking slowly and weird horrible dancing. Sums it up perfectly. This whole thing is just so weird. Weird title too! What is it that they think we might like about this exactly?

    • erika says:

      guys ease up on john…he takes a black sharpie and colors his hair in every morning…

      the visual of him, creeps me out. i feel gross, violated. nice try Travolta, you still come off as a sick, assaultive, creep.

      Oh, and applause to CO$, they supplied the budget for this sick piece of crap, could they rub the stank in our faces anymore?!? TRAVOLTA’S NOT GAY!! it smell…

      • Sue Zen says:

        I always figured he shaved his face, gathered up all the stubble, then glued it onto his head every morning.

      • Lou says:

        His hair reminds me of the infomercial the dad watches in 10 Things I Hate About You – you know, the spray paint for hair ad? Travolta must totally use that.

        Also: what the fk is this video? Are they high?

    • Vesper Lynd says:

      ONJ looks like Miss Piggy, at first i thought it was a younger Joanne Rivers, before her full blown Joker make over. I showed this to my mom (who used to be a HUGE fan of ONJ) and she could not believe her eyes. Even her voice is not the same. I am the anti-ONJ of he family. Could never stand the broad.
      And JT…smiling as if everyone was oblivious to his “masseuse (sp?) gate”. They should had been casted as Mr. And Mrs. Grinch.

    • jaye says:

      Forget his hair…what’s that crap on his chin??

      • Kat says:

        Yes! He was on Ellen yesterday and I was soooooo distracted by the growth on his chin. And the terrible dancing. And awkwardness. But mostly the chin.

    • gg says:

      I’m convinced his hair is tattooed on at this point.

    • Gossip Girl says:

      What offends me the most is the garbage on his chin.

  2. Ms Kay says:

    He also put a wiglet on his chin???

    *throws computer across the room*

    • arock says:

      It looks like a skid mark.

      this video makes me incredibly uncomfortable. like all “ick, oh sad, but mainly ick”

      • arock says:

        ***in my defense it was 13 yrs ago….still smh…

      • Skipper says:

        I watched it because I knew it wouldn’t make me uncomfortable since I have no positive feelings attached to any of these people. If it had been someone I had a shred of respect for it would be a different story.

        They couldn’t afford a real set or real actors ? This is like some crap a local car dealership would produce for a Christmas commercial.

      • SheilaSheilaSheila says:

        It’s actually a dead caterpillar.

  3. Lizzie says:

    Holy Mother of God….

    • Belle says:

      ^^^This. I’m going to have nightmares for months… months!!

      I AM a big Grease fan… and… *sigh*. I don’t know whether to vomit, beat my head against the wall, or go for a nice bleach eye-rinse.

      OMG, I just watched it again… why would I do that? Why would THEY do that?? I still like Olivia… but, WHY?????

      • Jupiter says:

        Belle, I did the same thing! How sick am I to watch this monstrosity more than once? I am glad I am not the only one.

    • Izzy says:

      Oh, Lordy. You know the problem with reading these stories on CB? You can’t help yourself, you just have to click and watch, right?

      But you can never unsee it.

      Pass the brainbleach.

  4. Little Darling says:

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

    Actually…I have a word….

    WIGLET

  5. 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.

  6. Jess says:

    Oh. My. Gawd. o.O

  7. Cecada says:

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

  8. 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.

  9. andy says:

    One word: SH-T

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

    • spinner says:

      You’re not alone, Dear. *puts bag on head*

      • Stubbylove says:

        Agree Xanadu is a crappy movie – I just had the record – think I played those songs on my Popeye record player a thousand times. :)

    • Stubbylove says:

      Confession here too – loved Grease and ONJ was my idol when I was 7 yrs old – mostly from Xanadu though. I liked the part when they run up to meet eachother. Other than that it’s a crap song and super cheesy video – but JT is a cheesy, wierd-haired guy. Agree with above mention – why the hell is Kelly Preston there?

    • jinni says:

      So happy someone else was brave enough to admit it first because I am right there with you guys. They still have nice voices.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      In the name of Xenu that was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      The movie Twist of fate wasn’t bad either, they seemed to have chemistry back in the day.

      This is an interview from the Dick Cavett show

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8wiOXrVKF4

  12. serena says:

    Oh my god.

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

    • cynicalsmirk says:

      Doesn’t she look bloody awful?? Why do these women keep screwing around with their faces???? Look around, ladies!!! It’s not working for any of you!!

    • smiley says:

      i cant decide whoose plastic surgery is the worst john’s or olivia’s ;maybe john olivia’s wig looks better

    • holly hobby says:

      Every time I see Olivia’s new face I cry a little. She was so beautiful with her old face – yes even when she was older. She was growing old gracefully. WTF happened? Her and Chloe got mom/daughter surgery?

      I want her old face back.

      I’m not looking at this video. As a Grease fan, it’s bordering on sacrilegious.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Elisabeth says:

    Travolta’s hair brought to you by Sharpie

  16. 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.

    • fraser says:

      i think its just meant to be a laugh.

      which it is.

      i love it, we love cheesey songs at christmas and its good to get some new ones out there./

      i hope it goes well for them

  17. Memphis says:

    WTF was that!?

  18. Sweet Dee says:

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

  19. 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”.

  20. Red32 says:

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

  21. Kiki says:

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

  22. 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!

  23. annaloo. says:

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

  24. mrsezc says:

    Yup .. no words!!

  25. amanda says:

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

  26. lylaooo says:

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

    • Darlene says:

      I couldn’t even finish watching Ellen, they were so painful together. That video was horrible, they were forced and weird (people ask him “where is Olivia???”) and I turned it off.

  29. 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???

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Holden says:

    Oh there are words, he looks creepy as hell

  34. 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.

  35. RTR_Girl says:

    This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

  36. 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.

    • lulu1 says:

      Oh that’s just a petty detail!

      Didn’t the sight of an airplane parked in the driveway, and a black t-shirted tennis ball-haired pilot dancing down the steps bring back all your childhood memories of Christmas?

      Ho ho ho anyone?

  37. Kim says:

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

    • NerdMomma says:

      Something looks really wrong with Kelly Preston’s legs here. Like, the inner parts of her thighs are missing- obviously she is much too thin for her frame. If that’s what you mean by cadaverous, I agree!

  40. 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.

  41. 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!

  42. assistantrachel says:

    Corny. That is alll.

  43. blonde on the dock says:

    This is pitiful, simply pitiful.

  44. 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?

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Eleonor says:

    The crazyness. The crazyness.

  49. 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.

  50. Layale says:

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

  51. SueAnn says:

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

  52. 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….

  53. apsutter says:

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

  54. 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.

    • LeslieM says:

      Billy Bush is a freak. People who work with him can’t stand him. He was so awful Nancy O’Dell up and quit her job. I guess she showed him. She now hosts Entertainment Tonight.

  55. 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..

    skeevy

  56. 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!

  57. 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.

  58. 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?

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      It is nice that they are giving money to charity but that is not a get out of jail free card for this embarrassing video. Besides, its CeleBITCHY. We’re bitchy. Silly rabbit.

      • Krock says:

        Yes, yes it is celebitchy, I guess I shouldn’t feel bad. ;) Maybe the nostalgia is kicking in or something, I dunno, I just feel bad.

        And please it’s K-rock. Not Krock please, you’re not the first to call me that :P I don’t want to have to change my name now.

    • SusieQ2 says:

      If ‘charity’ means one of the CO$-fronted organisations, then I’ll mock them and be mean as much as I like.

      Wonder what Travolta would say if he was asked for his thoughts about Lisa McPherson, who died 17 years ago yesterday?

      • Krock says:

        I didn’t hear anything about the Co$, just that proceeds were going to funding for research about the condition his son had that passed away.

    • Mojo says:

      What a Krock! John Travolta just oozes creepiness. Did anyone else notice that baby Ben was doing a lot of slapping. I am really starting to think he is autistic. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Nor is there anything wrong with John being gay.

      • Krock says:

        Hardy har har, gee how many times have I heard that before? Its K-rock. Don’t worry I’ll add the dash so as not to confuse anyone ;)

      • Persephone69 says:

        Yes! I actually pointed out all the slapping on another site.. very strange, and having a special needs kiddo myself that’s the first thing I thought. He’s even slapping away his sister!

  59. lassie says:

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

  60. 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.

  61. CG says:

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

  62. Adrien says:

    John Travolta’s hairline is turning him into Astroboy.

  63. 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 …

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. LahdidahBaby says:

    Omg omg omg. God save the queen.

  67. Lou says:

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

  68. lipsticktraces says:

    Do Scientologists believe in Santa?

    • deehunny says:

      hmm good point. my guess would be no

      • MoJo says:

        GREAT Point! Such hypocrisy…

        Scientology does not approve of homosexuality, autism or any form of mental disorder.

        I believe their son Ben is showing signs of autism. I only hope they take their heads out of their CO$ asses in time to help him with all the latest treatments available to the enlightened.

  69. 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 :( :(

  70. 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.

  71. holly hobby says:

    Yahoo interviewed the director of that video:

    http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/holidays/inside-john-travolta-olivia-netwon-john-christmas-video-234533325.html

    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.

  72. ezra says:

    ….must…..look….awaaay….

  73. deehunny says:

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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?