Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, they feel she dresses too sexy and is a little too "loose" 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 hypocrisy. 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.
The song was scandalous. The movie is hilarious!
Did You Know?
All twelve Triple Crown completion race dates (Belmont Stakes) and the horses were: First was Sir Barton, Wednesday, June 11, 1919. Second was Gallant Fox, Saturday, June 7, 1930. Third was Omaha, Saturday, June 8, 1935. Fourth was War Admiral, Saturday, June 5, 1937. Fifth was Whirlaway, on Saturday, June 7, 1941. Sixth was Count Fleet, on Saturday, June 5, 1943. Seventh was Assault, on Saturday, June 1, 1946. Eighth was Citation, on Saturday, June 12, 1948. Ninth was Secretariat
, on Saturday, June 9, 1973. Tenth was Seattle Slew, on Saturday, June 11, 1977. Eleventh was Affirmed, on Saturday, June 10, 1978. Twelveth was American Pharoah, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. See more
The date, September 8th, 1968, was a Sunday, not a week-day, (for school, teachers and students). Dee Johnson mentioned the date, as she was postponing the election voting, from an immediate start, that Mrs. Flora Simpson Riley had planned on. See more
[gazing at Dee
My goodness... where'd my little girl go?
The credit to Seattle Slew for the manure is a joke. (The numerous comments in the Trivia section has apparently led some people to believe it's on the level.) See more
Featured in Mindhunter: Episode #2.2
HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.
Words and music by Tom T. Hall
Sung by Jeannie C. Riley See more