John Travolta and Daughter Ella Recreate Iconic Grease Dance for 2021 Super Bowl Ad

In the words of Martha Stewart, John Travolta's "still got it." See the actor and his daughter Ella bust out their moves and recreate a famous Grease dance number.

By Alyssa Morin Feb 03, 2021 1:29 AMTags
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It's Greased Lightnin'!

John Travolta is bringing back his famous moves from the beloved 1978 film Grease. This time, however, his dance partner is none other than his 20-year-old daughter Ella.

In a new Super Bowl ad, which debuted ahead of the highly anticipated game against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the father-daughter duo showed off their dancing skills for Scotts & Miracle-Gro.

The short clip captured the 66-year-old actor recreating some of his iconic moves from the "You're The One That I Want" number from the movie. Of course, his daughter mimicked his steps and threw in her own personality to the mix. 

The dynamic duo even coordinated for their bit. The American Crime Story star donned a fitted black jacket that he paired with a matching tee and denim pants. Ella also rocked a black jacket that she wore over a green floral dress and sneakers.

Before they busted out their moves, however, the ad showed John struggling to set up a selfie stick. "Dad, it's the red one... the other red one," Ella tells her father, to which he replies, "I know."

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Martha Stewart, who is featured in the commercial, comments on John's dancing skills, saying, "He's still got it." The Office's Leslie David Baker, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, Carl Weathers and more stars appear in the ad.

Below, see Ella and John recreate those legendary Grease moves. Plus, see all of the other ads to drop ahead of the 2021 Super Bowl game.

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