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The 2007 film has its own page.

The film

  • In the 1988 film, Why would Tracy get arrested for something she didn't even do in the riot at Tilted Acres? Even then, the only thing she did was spit at the woman who shattered Link's kneecaps.

The musical

  • In the song "Without Love" Penny sings "Seaweed, you're my black white-knight, I've found my blue-eyed soul". What is she talking about? Black white-knight is fairly obvious, but what blue-eyed soul has she found?
    • "Blue-eyed soul" is a term used for white people who sing in traditionally "black" genres of music such as R&B—your Adeles, Rick Astleys, and such. Blue-eyed soul isn't for Seaweed, it's for Penny—she's saying she's found her inner "blackness," as it were.