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What the hell is with those punks messing with his car...


You know during the "High School Dance Off" or whatever the hell you wanna call it, with them going under his hood and what fixing the motor or stealing *beep*??????

AND SPEAKING OF IT WHY THE *beep* DOES IT ALL OF A SUDDEN TURN INTO A 50'S DANCE NUMBER MOVIE MOST OF ALL?!?!?!?!?!?

Yeah, but if I don't kill you, what is there to talk about?

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In the fifty's there were new cars, new engines coming out left and right. Guys had a thing about seeing what's under the hood. And most car owners would let them look because back then very few would think of damaging a nice car. They had respect back then.

Why the dance?
Because it's a movie about music.
The kind that makes you want to dance.

Guess you had to have lived back then to understand.
It really was a much better time to be alive then now.

If you kill me the conversation will end.

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If you were white.

This will be the high point of my day; it's all downhill from here.

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That scene was somewhat bizarre to me. It seemed like it turned into an all out musical with choreographed dance routines for those two minutes. Just a few scenes before he was being mobbed by young women as they rip his shirt off after the concert, he shows up at school and people get out of his way so his cousin's kid can slide down the railing into his arms.

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