Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for them, so they are making things tough for her and her daughter. When the PTA board threaten to have her daughter expelled unless Stella changes her ways, she decides to get back at them by first exposing all their hidden secrets and then pulling all sorts of humiliating pranks on them. When she decides to run for the position of PTA President, they are really infuriated and try to stop her any way they can. Written by
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[to the PTA Board
You wrote me a letter that I'd like to reply to in public. You say I'm not fit to live in this fine American town... that I don't come up to your standard of whatever you consider decent. Well...
[she slams her purse down on her chair and turns to face the audience
I am here to call a few kettles black.
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References Peyton Place
HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Performed by Jeannie C. Riley See more