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Tracey Takes On... 

Tracey Ullman takes on a different topic in each episode, giving different characters opinions on such things as vanity, royalty and law.
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Tracey Ullman ...  Various / ... 33 episodes, 1996-1999
Alastair Duncan ...  Pip / ... 14 episodes, 1996-1999
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Tracey bierze na tapete... See more »

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(53 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Leslie Abramson inspired the character Sydney Kross. See more »

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They Don't Know
("Tracey Takes On..." Main Title Theme)
Written by Kirsty MacColl (as MacColl)
Performed by Tracey Ullman
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Promising but ultimately disappointing.
17 July 2001 | by jayson_bSee all my reviews

American comedy series in which British-born Ullman `takes on' a particular subject each episode and parodies it through various characters.

Tracey Ullman is, without doubt, a very talented performer. Accomplished actress, singer (with some hit singles to her name), dancer, comedienne, television personality - she can do it all. Assuming countless guises in this show (all convincing and some completely unrecognizable), she proves that if you were casting a film, one only need cast Ullman for ninety percent of the characters.

Unfortunately, it's the material which lets her down. Lame jokes, unfunny skits and poor writing sink what could have been a terrific series. Understandably, it's geared for an American audience, with in-jokes and a very American point of view - most of which fell completely flat in front of this Australian. In addition, her likeable characters seem to feature much less than the loud-mouthed, obnoxious ones.

Had Tracey enlisted some better writers, the show would've been a winner. Still, she performs admirably given what she's got and the show is tolerable, simply to watch Ullman's ability to portray so many characters believably.


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