Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »
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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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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 Inside the Actors Studio: The Simpsons (2003) 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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