Seaweed J. Stubbs is the love interest of Penny Lou Pingleton in Hairspray (yes, all three versions, both film versions and the musical which is based off one film version and off which the other is based). He is the son of Negro Day hostess Motormouth Maybelle, and has a preteen sister named Inez who is a fan of Tracy Turnblad. He is among a group of black kids who always dance rehearsals for Negro Day in detention. He is played by Clayton Prince in the 1988 film and Elijah Kelley in the 2007 film.