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Release Date:
5 April 1987 (USA) See more »
Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.
Won Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A true classic - someone should hurry up and release this on DVD! See more (5 total) »


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Tracey Ullman ... Various Characters / ... (69 episodes, 1987-1990)

Dan Castellaneta ... Homer Simpson / ... (69 episodes, 1987-1990)

Sam McMurray ... Various / ... (63 episodes, 1987-1990)
Joseph Malone ... Various Characters / ... (58 episodes, 1987-1990)

Julie Kavner ... Marge Simpson / ... (43 episodes, 1987-1990)

Nancy Cartwright ... Bart Simpson (28 episodes, 1987-1989)

Yeardley Smith ... Lisa Simpson (28 episodes, 1987-1989)

Series Directed by
Ted Bessell (51 episodes, 1987-1990)
Art Wolff (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
Paul Flaherty (2 episodes, 1987)
Harvey Miller (2 episodes, 1987)
Series Writing credits
Jerry Belson (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
James L. Brooks (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ken Estin (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Heide Perlman (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Paul Flaherty (10 episodes, 1987)
Dick Blasucci (6 episodes, 1987-1989)
Marc Flanagan (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Sam Simon (5 episodes, 1987-1990)
Matt Groening (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Kim Fuller (3 episodes, 1987)
Jay Kogen (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Tracey Ullman (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Wallace Wolodarsky (3 episodes, 1988-1990)
Michael Sardo (3 episodes, 1989)
Sue Herring (2 episodes, 1987)
Manny Basanese (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Jeff Baron (unknown episodes)
Dan Castellaneta (unknown episodes)
Susan Gauthier (unknown episodes)
Paul Haggis (unknown episodes)
Holly Holmberg Brooks (unknown episodes)
Guy Shulman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jerry Belson .... executive producer (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Heide Perlman .... executive producer (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Richard Sakai .... producer (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Marc Flanagan .... co-producer / supervising producer (67 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ted Bessell .... producer (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ken Estin .... executive producer (57 episodes, 1987-1989)
Sam Simon .... executive producer (45 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dick Blasucci .... co-producer (35 episodes, 1987-1988)
Dinah Kirgo .... producer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jay Kogen .... co-producer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marilyn Suzanne Miller .... senior producer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Wallace Wolodarsky .... co-producer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Paul Flaherty .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1987)
Lawrence Jordan .... associate producer (10 episodes, 1990)
Paul Germain .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1988-1989)

Marcy Levitas Hamilton .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Townsend .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
George Clinton (3 episodes, 1987)
Series Cinematography by
Gregg Heschong (44 episodes, 1987-1989)
Series Film Editing by
Steve Shultz (9 episodes, 1987)
M. Pam Blumenthal (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Douglas Hines (3 episodes, 1988-1989)

Brian K. Roberts (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Bernie Yeszin (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Series Set Decoration by
Portia Iversen (1 episode, 1989)
Series Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bari Dreiband-Burman .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karen Miller Ehrlich .... key second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Frank Bellina .... property master (68 episodes, 1987-1990)
Chris Buchinsky .... prop illustrator (2 episodes, 1987-1990)

Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Nancy Mickelberry .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Bruce Comtois .... backline tech (45 episodes, 1988-1990)
Travis Powers .... sound effects editor (32 episodes, 1987-1989)
Michael Ballin .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1987)

Mike Clark .... sound mixer: PA (unknown episodes)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Leamon Gamel .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeff A. Johnson .... sound (unknown episodes)
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... animation cameraman: Klasky/Csupo (5 episodes, 1987)
Series Stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunt werewolf (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Soucie .... best boy electric (55 episodes, 1987-1989)

Jack Anderson .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Missy Boswell .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Curtis Foster .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Thomas B. Ham .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Marquette .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Henry Minski .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Wesley Archer .... animator (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Gyorgyi Peluce .... coloring (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
David Silverman .... animator (4 episodes, 1987-1989)
Bill Kopp .... animator (3 episodes, 1987)
Margot Pipkin .... animation producer (1 episode, 1989)

Gabor Csupo .... animator (unknown episodes)
Matt Groening .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Bonita Pietila .... voice casting (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Chris Ledesma .... music editor (17 episodes, 1989-1990)

George Clinton .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
James Nordberg .... transportation coordinator (41 episodes, 1987-1990)
Series Other crew
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator (80 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jerry Evans .... choreographer (23 episodes, 1989-1990)
Joseph A. Boucher .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jason Roberts .... production assistant/audience coordinator (13 episodes, 1987)
Randy Tat .... production staff (13 episodes, 1987)
Smith Wordes .... assistant choreographer (5 episodes, 1987)
Dailey Pike .... audience warm up (4 episodes, 1987)

John Biesack .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Doris Grau .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Stephen J. Lineweaver .... visual consultant (unknown episodes)
Steve M. Miliotti .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Billy Pittard .... title designer (unknown episodes)

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30 min (79 episodes)
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A true classic - someone should hurry up and release this on DVD!, 21 October 2002
Author: Lo-Baby from Harrisburg, PA

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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