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  • Edna Turnblad: Oh, Wilbur, to think that I almost stopped her from reaching for the stars!
    Wilbur Turnblad: And now here she is on local daytime TV.


  • Motormouth Maybelle: (to kids) Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
    Motormouth Maybelle: [to kids] Well, looks like y'all took a step out of bounce, who do we have here?
    Seaweed J. Stubbs: Mama I want you to meet my new friends, this here's Link and this is Tracy Turnblad
    Tracy Turnblad: This is just so afrotastic!
    Motormouth Maybelle: (looks at Tracy)
    Motormouth Maybelle: [looks at Tracy]
    Seaweed J. Stubbs: (grabs Penny) and this here is Penny Pingleton
    Seaweed J. Stubbs: [grabs Penny] and this here is Penny Pingleton
    Penny Pingleton: I'm very pleased and scared to be here
    Motormouth Maybelle: Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street (walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record) Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!
    Motormouth Maybelle: Oh honey we've got more reason to be scared on your street [walks over to Latoya whose messing with a record] Latoya put that record down you gonna scratch it!


  • Tracy Turnblad: (to Miss Whimsey) Miss Whimsey what am I to do? Hair can't just sit there like a dead thing on your cheeks
    Tracy Turnblad: [to Miss Whimsey] Miss Whimsey what am I to do? Hair can't just sit there like a dead thing on your cheeks.


  • Edna Turnblad: (to Velma Von Tussle): Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera
    Edna Turnblad: [to Velma Von Tussle] Smile Miss Crab Meat you're on candid camera.
    Wilbur Turnblad: That was a good shot
    Wilbur Turnblad: That was a good shot.
    Velma Von Tussle: (laughs) What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!
    Velma Von Tussle: [laughs] What are you doing? GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME! GO TO COMMERCIAL! GO!


  • Amber Von Tussle: When she says to mrs.turnblad that tracy enter in a hot bed turnpentin.
    Amber Von Tussle: When she says to Mrs. Turnblad that Tracy enter in a hot bed turnpentin.
    Amber Von Tussle: Right now, as we speak, your daughter has entered a hotbed of moral... turpentine.


  • Prudy Pingleton: Devil's Child! (sprinkles water on Penny) Devil's Child!
    Prudy Pingleton: Devil's Child! [sprinkles water on Penny] Devil's Child!


  • Penny Pingleton: (kisses Seaweed) I've Tasted Choclate and I'm Not Going Back!
    Penny Pingleton: [kisses seaweed] I've tasted chocolate and I'm not going back!


  • Wilbur Turnblad: [Time lapse] And, my personal favorite, "X-ray Specs" [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.
    Wilbur Turnblad: [time lapse] And, my personal favorite, 'X-ray Specs' [he is wearing them]. I can see through anything. Skin, clothes, you name it.
    Velma Von Tussle: [carrying a large bunch of items, looks at her watch, obviously fed-up]


  • Mr. Spritzer: That big little girl [shows Velma the records] is sending my sales through the roof. More people are breathing aerosol, than oxygen!


  • Prudy Pingleton: Penny, pray for her. [hands her a rosary] She's gonna need it...[smirks to herself]
    Prudy Pingleton: Penny, pray for her. [hands her a rosary] She's gonna need it. [smirks to herself]


  • Mr. Spritzer: I want that chubby communist girl off the show!
    Mr. Spritzer: I want that chubby communist girl off the show.
    Velma Von Tussle: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.
    Velma Von Tussle: Well, let me be the first to toss the harpoon.


  • Wilbur Turnblad: This is America, babe. You gotta think big to be big!
    Edna Turnblad: Big ain't the problem in this family, Wilbur.


  • Edna Turnblad: Imagine! My little girl... regular, at last.


  • Amber Von Tussle: You have to vote for a person, Corny, not one of the Himalayas.
    Corny Collins: Always the charmer, Amber.


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