Quotes from
Hairspray

The original quote, with slang   What does it mean?

Tracy Turnblad: How do you get your hair so - so flat?
Beatnik Girl: With an iron, man! I play my bongos, listen to Odetta, and then I iron my hair, dig?

Tracy Turnblad: How do you get your hair so - so flat?
Beatnik Girl: With an iron, man (emphasis)! I play my bongos*, listen to Odetta**, and then I iron my hair, do you understand?

* small hand drum popular in the sixties, used for music and to accompany beat poetry
** a 1960s African American folksinger

Penny Pingleton: I wish I was at a hootenanny in Harlem!

Penny Pingleton: I wish I were at a party in Harlem*!

* predominantly black neighborhood in New York City.

Wilbur: Tracy, we all have responsibilities in life. You may think owning the Hardy-Har joke shop is all drudgery; unwrapping dribble glasses, checking doggy doo, but I wuv it. Wilbur: Tracy, we all have responsibilities in life. You may think owning the Hardy-Har joke shop is boring work; unwrapping joke drinking glasses that make the user spill the drink down his chin, checking fake dog feces, but I love it.