Tracy Turnblad Quotes in Hairspray (2007)


Tracy Turnblad Quotes:

  • Tracy Turnblad: Negro Day's the best! I wish every day were Negro Day!

    Seaweed: At our house... it is.

  • 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.

  • 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]

  • 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!

  • Corny Collins: I'd like to welcome our new council member, Miss Tracy Turnblad! Tracy, cozy up to ol' Corny and tell us a little bit about yourself

    Tracy Turnblad: Well, I watch the Corny Collins show everyday and I do nothing else!

    Corny Collins: Oh!

    Tracy Turnblad: I also hope to be the first female president... or a rockette!

    Corny Collins: As your first act as president, what would you do?

    Tracy Turnblad: Hmm...


    Tracy Turnblad: ... I'd make everyday Negro Day!

    Corny Collins: I read you like tomorrow's headlines!

  • 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.

  • Tracy Turnblad: I think I've kind of been in a bubble... thinking that fairness was gonna just happen. It's not. People like me are gonna have to get up off their fathers' laps and go out and fight for it.

  • Tracy Turnblad: People who are different, their time is coming!

  • Tracy Turnblad: I'm a bad, bad girl who needs to be punished.

  • Edna Turnblad: No one is auditioning for anything in this household!

    Tracy Turnblad: But why not? Why not?

    Edna Turnblad: Dancing is not your future. One day, you're going to own Edna's Occidental Laundry.

    Tracy Turnblad: I don't want to be a laundress. I want to be famous.

    Edna Turnblad: If you want to be famous, learn how to take blood out of car upholstery. That's a skill you can take right to the bank.

  • Velma Von Tussle: [disgusted] Oh!

    [forces a smile]

    Velma Von Tussle: Mrs. Turnblad! I'd know whose mother you were ANYWHERE.

    [notices Edna's outfit]

    Velma Von Tussle: Oh, let me guess - new dress?

    Edna Turnblad: [nods, shyly but proudly]

    Velma Von Tussle: Well... you'll stop traffic!


    Edna Turnblad: [looks away, crushed]

    Velma Von Tussle: It was nice meeting you... Tracy.

    [struts away with Amber, as Edna starts crying]

    Tracy Turnblad: Mama, don't you DARE listen to a word she says!

    [Edna appears not to hear her]

    Tracy Turnblad: Come on! She's just worried that I'm going to win the Miss Teenage Hairspray contest!

    Edna Turnblad: [stops crying immediately and looks at Tracy, impressed] ... Really?

  • 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.

  • [singing]

    Tammy: Are you scared we're on live?

    Tracy Turnblad: No, I'm sure I can cope.

    Amber Von Tussle: Well, this show isn't broadacst in...

    TammyAmber Von TussleShelleyNoreenDoreenVickiDarlaBecky: [with the other council girls] Cinemascope!

    Velma Von Tussle: I never drank one chocolate malt. No desserts for Miss Baltimore Crabs.

  • Edna Turnblad: First the hair, now this?

    Wilbur Turnblad: But, all the kids are battin' up their hair now, hon.

    Edna Turnblad: [to Wilbur] You're no help.

    Tracy Turnblad: It's ratting, daddy.

    [to Edna]

    Tracy Turnblad: And our first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy does it!

    Edna Turnblad: I don't believe that.

    Tracy Turnblad: What do you mean you don't believe that? How else would it look that way?

    Edna Turnblad: I believe that it is naturally stiff.

  • Link Larkin: That's my shot, Trace.

    Tracy Turnblad: But, it's whats right.

    Link Larkin: I'm sorry, Trace. I just think this adventure is a little too big for me.

  • 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!

  • Mr. Pinky: There's my shining star! Fantastic to meet you! I'm Mr. Pinky

    Tracy Turnblad: It's so nice to meet you!

    Mr. Pinky: Tracy, is this your older sister?

    Edna Turnblad: Oh!


    Mr. Pinky: Perhaps you both would like some complimentary couture?

    [hands them a tray of doughnuts]

    Edna Turnblad: Couture?

    Mr. Pinky: [presents Edna with Tracy's spokesgirl contract] Now, if you could just sign here...

    Edna Turnblad: Flattery will not distract Miss Turnblad's agent from reading the fine print!

    Mr. Pinky: [flabbergasted] Her agent?

    Edna Turnblad: [hands Tracy the food tray] Tracy, eat your doughnuts.

    [to Mr. Pinky]

    Edna Turnblad: Let's talk...

  • [first lines]

    Tracy Turnblad: [singing] Oh, oh, oh, woke up today, feeling the way I always do. Oh, oh, oh, hungry for something that I can't eat. Then I hear that beat. That rhythm of town starts calling me down. It's like a message from high above. Oh, oh, oh, pulling me out to the smiles and the streets that I love. Good morning, Baltimore!

  • Tracy Turnblad: Mama, welcome to the sixties.

  • Iggy: Would you swim in an integrated swimming pool?

    Tracy Turnblad: I sure would, Iggy. I'm a modern kind of girl, I'm all for integration.

  • Tracy Turnblad: Oh, Link I wish I had dark skin.

    Link Larkin: Tracy, our souls are black, though our skin is white.

  • 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.

  • Tracy Turnblad: How do you get your hair so straight and so flat?

    Beatnik Chick: With an iron, man. I play my bongos, listen to Odetta, and then I iron my hair. Dig?

  • Amber Von Tussle: Aren't you a little fat for the show?

    Tracy Turnblad: I'm sure many of the other home viewers out there are pleasantly plump or chunky.

    Amber Von Tussle: Come on. The show's not filmed in Cinemascope.

  • Tracy Turnblad: Oh, Mother you're so fifties.

  • Tracy Turnblad: I'm an integrationist. We shall overcome someday.

    Beatnik Chick: Not with that hair, you won't.

  • [last lines]

    Tracy Turnblad: Let's dance!

  • Tracy Turnblad: Police Brutality! Police Brutality!

  • [first lines]

    Tracy Turnblad: Come on! Come on!

    Penny Pingleton: Okay, all right.

    Tracy Turnblad: Will you hurry up?

  • Tracy Turnblad: Now all of Baltimore will know I'm big, blonde, and beautiful!

  • Geometry Student: I can't see through her hair.

    Tracy Turnblad: I can't help it if he's short.

    Geometry Teacher: You're ratted hair is preventing yet another student's geometry education.

    Tracy Turnblad: It's feathered, not ratted.

    Geometry Teacher: Whatever you call it, it's a hair don't. You've been warned repeatedly. I want you to take a little walk down to the principle's office. Let's see what he has to say

  • Tracy Turnblad: [to Penny] Penny, they put me in Special Ed just because of my hair.

  • Tracy Turnblad: I'm home.

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