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Prudy Pingleton (Character)
from Hairspray (1988)

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Hairspray -- It's Baltimore, 1962, and a rebellious "pleasantly plump" teenager attempts to be one of the featured stars on a popular dance show and win the coveted "Miss Auto Show" crown.

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


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  1. Hairspray (2007) Played by Allison Janney

  2. Hairspray (1988) Played by Joann Havrilla (as Prudence Pingleton)
  1. Hairspray Live! (2016) (TV) Played by Andrea Martin

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From Hairspray (2007)
Prudy Pingleton: [tying Penny to her bed with a jump rope, as Penny stoically says nothing]
Prudy Pingleton: Penny Lou Pingleton, you are absolutely, positively, permanently punished. You will live on a diet of saltines and Tang, and you will never leave this room again.
Prudy Pingleton: [tosses holy water on Penny] Devil child, devil child!
Penny Pingleton: [glowers at her mother]
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