Grease: Live: Original Frenchy Didi Conn Shares the Stage With Carly Rae Jepsen

Grease Live Didi Conn

Now this is what we call a “very strategic career move.”

Didi Conn, who famously donned Frenchy’s pink wig in the 1978 movie version, made a special cameo Sunday in Fox’s Grease: Live opposite — you guessed it — the new Frenchy, Carly Rae Jepsen.

In case that’s not full-circle enough for you, Conn was playing Vi, the waitress who lends Frenchy a sympathetic ear, which leads into the iconic number “Beauty School Dropout.” Here’s a little photo to refresh your memory:

Grease Live Didi Conn

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Conn’s small-screen resumé include roles on Transparent, Law & Order: SVU and Happy Days. She was also a series regular on the ’80s sitcom Benson and the children’s TV series Shining Time Station (1989–1993).

Did you love Conn’s special appearance as much as we did? And what did you think of Frenchy’s new song, written just for this production? Drop a comment with your thoughts below, then click into our gallery to grade all of Grease: Live‘s big musical numbers.

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