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Historical Events  Movies

This car is "ultramatic"?

Grease has been staged as a musical many times since its 1978 release, and a few of them filmed. Watching the original today, in the famous garage scene leading up to the "Greased Lighting" song, Danny proclaims "This car is systematic....hydromatic....ultramatic", yet many claim he never said "ultramatic".

There is plenty of proof of this as seen in the video, where presumably all the different productions collectively "misremembered" the original. Or did it change after they produced theirs?

Some claim the video is different from the soundtrack, yet apparently the soundtrack came from the movie. All the internet lyric sites have "Automatic/Systematic/Hydromatic" with no "Ultramatic", so this cannot be a simple case of misheard lyrics.

Best selling album

The soundtrack from Grease ended 1978 as the second best selling album of the year in the US ... behind John Travolta's other hit, Saturday Night Fever.