Penny Pingleton Quotes in Hairspray (2007)


Penny Pingleton Quotes:

  • Motormouth Maybelle: [to Seaweed and Penny] Oh, so this is love?

    [pauses, then smiles]

    Motormouth Maybelle: Well, love is a gift, a lot of people don't remember that. So, you two better brace yourselves for a whole lotta ugly comin' at you from a neverending parade of stupid.

    Penny Pingleton: [deadpans] So, you've met my mom?

  • Penny Pingleton: [looks into the camera] I am now a checkerboard chick!

    [grabs Seaweed and kisses him passionately]

  • Penny Pingleton: Without that show I have nothing!

    Prudy Pingleton: Having nothing builds character!

  • Penny Pingleton: Oh, no!

    Tracy Turnblad: What?

    Penny Pingleton: Your hair deflated!

    Tracy Turnblad: Let it. It was just a symbol of my conformity to the man.

    Penny Pingleton: You are so tough.

  • Seaweed: Livin' in the ghetto, black is everywhere you go. Who'd have thought I'd love a girl whose skin was white as winter snow?

    Penny Pingleton: In my ivory tower, life was just a Hostess snack, but now I've tasted chocolate, and I'm never goin' back!

  • Corny Collins: Roll Call!

    Council Members: I'm Amber! Brad! Tammy! Fender! Brenda! Sketch! Shelley! IQ! Lou Ann! Joey! Mikey! Vicki! Becky! Bix! Jesse! Darla! Paulie! Noreen! Doreen! And I'm... Link!

    Tracy TurnbladPenny Pingleton: [scream from home in front of their TV]

  • Penny Pingleton: Seaweed? Shhh, don't let her hear you!

    Seaweed: What happened to you?

    Penny Pingleton: [sighs] She's punishing me for harboring a fugitive without her permission. What are you doing?

    Seaweed: I'm here to rescue the fair maiden, baby.

    [kisses Penny]

    Penny Pingleton: Oh, Seaweed, you do care! I was afraid the colors of our skin would keep us apart.

    Seaweed: No... but these knots might.

    [still trying to untie her]

    Seaweed: Was your mom in the Navy?

  • Motormouth Maybelle: Well, looks like y'all took a step outta bounds.

    [to Seaweed]

    Motormouth Maybelle: Who've we got here?

    Seaweed: Mom, I want you to meet my new friends. This here is Link, Tracy Turnblad...

    Tracy Turnblad: [interrupts] This is just so afro-tastic!

    Seaweed: And this young lady right here, is Penny Pingleton.

    Penny Pingleton: I'm very pleased and scared to be here.

    Motormouth Maybelle: Now, honey, we got more reason to be scared on your street.

  • Tracy Turnblad: Penny, the cops are looking for me everywhere... you could go to jail for helping me!

    Penny Pingleton: Tracy, I'm already in jail. Come on!

  • Penny Pingleton: [after Tracy is rejected by Velma and the Council Members] I think they secretly liked you.

  • Seaweed: My mom's havin' a platter party tonight. Y'all wanna come check it out?

    Tracy Turnblad: Now?

    Penny Pingleton: Would you mind if I, too, checked it out? I've never been to North Avenue before.

    Link Larkin: Uh... well, would it be safe, you know... for us?

    Seaweed: Calm down, cracker boy, it's cool.

    Penny Pingleton: Wow! Being invited places by colored people!

    Tracy Turnblad: It feels so hip!

    Seaweed: I'm glad y'all feel that way, 'cause, uh, not many people do.

  • Penny Pingleton: [about Amber] Plastic little spastic.

  • Prudy Pingleton: Get the jump rope, Penny.

    Penny Pingleton: [runs out of the room] Mom, not the jump rope!

    Prudy Pingleton: [to Tracy] Don't you touch my canned tuna!

  • Prudy Pingleton: [about Tracy, who was just on the news] You see? You see! If I let you leave the house right now, you'd be in prison, fighting whores for cigarettes. That Tracy Turnblad always was a bad influence! Well, you are never, ever gonna see that beehived harlot again.

    Penny Pingleton: [sees Tracy in the window, gets up to leave] Okay, mother. Excuse me.

    Prudy Pingleton: Penny!

    [offers her a rosary]

    Prudy Pingleton: Pray for her. She's gonna need it.

  • Penny Pingleton: Mom, please don't send my best friend to the big house!

    Prudy Pingleton: [grabs Penny] Penny, hush!

    Tracy Turnblad: You haven't heard the last of me, Mrs. Pingleton! Things need to change, and I won't stop trying to change them. I don't care how long it takes.

    Prudy Pingleton: Good! You'll be waiting twenty to life.

  • Prudy Pingleton: [tying Penny to her bed with a jump rope, as Penny stoically says nothing]

    Prudy Pingleton: Penny Lou Pingleton, you are absolutely, positively, permanently punished. You will live on a diet of saltines and Tang, and you will never leave this room again.

    Prudy Pingleton: [tosses holy water on Penny] Devil child, devil child!

    Penny Pingleton: [glowers at her mother]

  • Penny Pingleton: I don't know why we have this room, but there's food, water, a bed, gas mask, Russian language books...

    Tracy Turnblad: ...and it's really well insulated.

  • Link LarkinTracy TurnbladPenny PingletonSeaweed: [ending the song "Without Love"] Darlin' you had best believe me, never leave me without love!

    Edna Turnblad: [called from off camera] Link, your pork is ready!

  • [from trailer]

    Penny Pingleton: [to Tracy, at the dance] Get out there and show them!

  • Edna Turnblad: Tracy, I have told you about that hair. All ratted up like a teenage Jezebel!

    Penny Pingleton: Tracy's flamboyant flip is all the rage, Ms. Edna. Jackie Kennedy, our First Lady, even rats her hair.

    Edna Turnblad: But Tracy ain't no First Lady. Are your Tracy? No siree. She's a hair hopper, that's what she is!

  • Tracy Turnblad: Mother, we're watching "The Corny Collins Show".

    Edna Turnblad: Penny, your mother called all frantic. She said you are punished.

    Penny Pingleton: I'm always punished.

  • Penny Pingleton: I wish I was at a hootenanny in Harlem.

  • Penny Pingleton: I'm just a little nervous.

    Tammy: This is show business young lady. If you're nervous now. Hah. Wait 'til you're on the air.

  • Beatnik Chick: Are you a checkerboard chick? You know, black and white? Salt and pepper?

    Penny Pingleton: Yes, I'm a checkerboard chick, I guess

  • [first lines]

    Tracy Turnblad: Come on! Come on!

    Penny Pingleton: Okay, all right.

    Tracy Turnblad: Will you hurry up?

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