(…) Piper makes enemies, but only to show that there is a good side to
anyone as long as they come across an educated, privileged white woman,
who like Glinda the Good sprinkles her fairy dust over the meanest of
the mean. Even the white trash born-again psychotic, Pennsatucky, who
gets nearest to killing our heroine, ends up on the wrong end of Piper’s
astonishingly murderous fists, and becomes a pussy cat, happy to give
her adversary a hug. (…)

 – Jenni Diski in LRB; on racism and American television shows…