In the T-Mobile Super Bowl ad, Travolta takes us down memory lane as he sings “Summer Nights” with Scrubs actors, Zach Braff and Donald Faison.
The ad shows that despite the years that have passed, Travolta still knows how to put on a performance. His voice is still as captivating as it was when he starred in the 1978 film, Grease.
The lyrics have been adjusted to fit the theme of the ad, which is about T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi services. However, the tune is recognizable, and fans will be pleased to see Travolta return to his Grease roots.
If you watched the movie Grease and know the characters, the absence of Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson can be felt in the ad. Travolta and Newton-John had a strong bond that lasted until her passing in August 2022.
Travolta wrote a touching tribute to his beloved co-star, showing how much she meant to him. The pair met on the set of Grease and remained close friends for decades.
“My dearest Olivia, you made all of our lives so much better. Your impact was incredible,” he wrote in an Instagram caption. “I love you so much. We will see you down the road and we will all be together again. Yours from the first moment I saw you and forever! Your Danny, your John!”
Newton-John credited Travolta with persuading her to take the role of Sandy, and it was a role that changed her life forever.
Travolta’s role in the T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial is a chance for him to honor his dear friend and co-star, Olivia Newton-John. The ad brings back memories of the dynamic duo that made us fall in love with Danny and Sandy all over again.
It’s a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans who grew up with Grease, and for those who are discovering it for the first time, it’s a glimpse into the talent of John Travolta.