Motormouth Maybelle
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Motormouth Maybelle (Character)
from Hairspray (1988)

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Hairspray (2007)
Motormouth Maybelle: [watching Edna walk in] If we get any more white people in here, this is gonna be a suburb.

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.

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?

[from trailer]
Motormouth Maybelle: [after demonstrating a dance] That's the way you do it!

[from trailer]
Motormouth Maybelle: [to Edna] Are you sure you wouldn't like to have a little something to eat?
Edna Turnblad: [looks at pot roast] Is that braised?

Motormouth Maybelle: [singing] Oh, oh, oh... you can't stop today as it comes speeding down the track! Child, yesterday is history, and it's never coming back! 'Cause tomorrow is a brand new day, and it don't know white from black! 'Cause the world keeps spinnin' 'round and 'round, and my heart's keepin' time to the speed of sound... I was lost 'till I heard the drums and I found my way, 'cause you can't stop the beat!

Motormouth Maybelle: Napaway. For stubborn hair. Every kink, will be gone in a blink.

Velma Von Tussle: [after "New Girl in Town"] How dare you pick the same song!
Motormouth Maybelle: They wrote it.

Hairspray (1988)
Motormouth Maybelle: Oh Papa Tooney. We've got a Looney.
Prudence Pingleton: Don't you try to cast one of your voodoo spells on me, native woman.

Motormouth Maybelle: Tidley papa, I am a whopper... Motormouth Maybelle's my name and sweetheart, dancin' is my game.
Motormouth Maybelle: Motormouth, Motormouth, Motormouth!

Motormouth Maybelle: No matter what you've heard, we are gonna teach the white children how to do The Bird!