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Prudy Pingleton (Character)
from Hairspray (1988)

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Prudy is a racist, religious woman. She tries to prevent Penny from enjoying culture of the 60s... See more »
Alternate Names:
Prudence Pingleton


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  1. Hairspray Live! (2016) (TV) Played by Andrea Martin

  2. Hairspray (2007) Played by Allison Janney

  3. Hairspray (1988) Played by Joann Havrilla (as Prudence Pingleton)

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From Hairspray (2007)
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.
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