Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.
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Tracey Ullman takes on a different topic in each episode, giving different characters opinions on such things as vanity, royalty and law.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Alastair Duncan, Julie Kavner
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This timeless modern slapstick-format doesn't really have a plot, but is an irresistible rapid succession of independent short, comical scenes, mostly without any text, often using ... See full summary »

Stars: Benny Hill, Graham Stark, Patricia Hayes
Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman
Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
Comedy
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Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Fred Koehler
Get a Life (1990–1992)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents. Such show topics included the eating of a space alien, a robotic paper-boy and ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Elliott, Bob Elliott, Robin Riker
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions.

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Antiques Roadshow (TV Series 1997)
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Appraisers of antiques travel with the show to various cities. Area citizens bring articles for appraisal and often relate the histories of these items. The appraisers then expand on what ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark L. Walberg, Tom Lecky, James Supp
Dream On (1990–1996)
Comedy
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Chris Demetral, Denny Dillon
Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari, Donna Dixon
The Benny Hill Show (TV Movie 1967)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A one-off special from Benny Hill, produced for ATV in 1967, featuring musical numbers from The Seekers (who sing "When Will the Good Apples Fall" and "Music of the World A'Turning") and ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Scoffield
Stars: Benny Hill, Judith Durham, Athol Guy
In Search of... (1976–1982)
Documentary | Sci-Fi
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Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Inger Armour, Marcel Vogel
This Old House (TV Series 1979)
Documentary | Reality-TV
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

Stars: Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor, Richard Trethewey
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 Bart Simpson (28 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Lisa Simpson (28 episodes, 1987-1989)
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Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.

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5 April 1987 (USA)  »

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El show de Tracey Ullman  »

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Trivia

The Simpsons began as 30 second bumpers shown before and after commercial breaks. See more »

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[repeated line]
Kay: [into a phone] Hello Mummy. I-i-i-i-i-i-t'ssssssssss K-a-a-a-y.
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Referenced in The Simpsons: How I Wet Your Mother (2012) See more »

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A true classic - someone should hurry up and release this on DVD!
21 October 2002 | by (Harrisburg, PA) – See all my reviews

The Tracey Ullman Show, which premiered in April of 1987 (and didn't run nearly long enough), is the closest thing to the timeless classic Carol Burnett Show (circa late 60s/early 70s) that Generation X will probably ever see. Tracey brought back the variety show with a vengeance, and it was truly amazing. The acting (by a phenomenal cast) was nothing short of inspired, the dialogue was brilliantly written, it was nominated and deservedly won several Emmy and other awards, and it also gave the world The Simpsons. What more could one ask? For all these reasons and more, this series should be released on DVD, if for no other reason than to show the world what a great variety show this was.

The Tracey Ullman Show also boasted any number of very special guest stars, such as Tim Curry, Cesar Romero, Isabella Rossellini, Marilu Henner, Keanu Reeves, Kelsey Grammer, Carole King, Martin Short, and Glenn Close, among others - many of them appearing in musical numbers that I only wish I could obtain on CD.

Catch it...if you can.

I'd give this a 10 out of 10 if the IMDb had a rating system for TV series.


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