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Velma Von Tussle
: They're just kids, that's why we have to steer them in the white direction. Corny Collins
] RIGHT direction? Velma Von Tussle
: Isn't that what I said?
: 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 Turnblad
, Penny Pingleton
: [scream from home in front of their TV
] Who cares about sleep when you can snooze in school? You'll never get to college but you'll sure look cool!
: Tell me, Velma, how exactly do you fire Corny Collins from the Corny Collins show?
] Velma Von Tussle
: [starts to speak and then pauses, frustrated
] They do it all the time on "Lassie"!
: Velma, isn't this where it's all heading anyway? Now you can fight it, or you can rock out to it!
: 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
] Tracy Turnblad
: ... I'd make everyday Negro Day! Corny Collins
: I read you like tomorrow's headlines!
: [at the conclusion of "It's Hairspray"
] Hey, baby! You look like you could use a stiff one!
: And now it's time to say goodbye to our very own fun-lovin', free-wheelin' little Brenda. Corny Collins
: [looks to Brenda
] Come on up here, Brenda. Brenda will be taking a leave of absence from the show. How long are you gonna be gone, Brenda? Brenda
: [smiles nervously
] Just nine months.
: It looks like we have an opening here for another girl who is just as fun-lovin' but maybe not as free-wheelin'!