Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Episode 1

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 3/30/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Tracey Ullman portrays a host of characters in day-in-the-life sketches about various U.S. residents that includes Arianna Huffington, Tony Sirico, Rita Cosby and David Beckham. She also plays Lindsay Lohan's mother, the wife of a death-row inmate and an "undocumented worker from Bangladesh" who's employed by an elderly racist. Scott Bakula guest stars and Peter Strauss is the narrator.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tracey Ullman

    Various

  • Allan McKeown

  • Bruce Wagner

  • Gail Parent

  • Shawn Wilt

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • "state of the union"

    By hotmamma6686, Apr 02, 2008

  • The first episode of Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.

    By marvelfan89, Mar 31, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • [On the phone, talking about a Gabor sisters movie] Arianna Huffington: Yes, I read the Gabor sisters script. You know, I really think I'd make a better Eva, than a Zsa Zsa, 'cause she was the smart one, no?

    • Ruth Katzman: Now Misses Kay, you're gonna go out today. We're gonna have to cut your toenails, so you can get your shoes on.

    Notes (2)

    • Tagline: The Good, The Bad and the Absolutely Ridiculous.

    • Tagline: One Nation. Impersonated.

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof-Continuity: In the bar scene, as Dina Lohan, Tracey's hand is empty, then a shot glass appears and disappears several times through the scene. In one shot she is clearly holding an iPhone, next shot she is holding a shot glass.

    • Tracey portrays the following characters in this episode: -Sindra Mataal (an undocumented worker, who's working as a servant for an elderly woman) -Linda Alvarez (a fictional news anchor for a morning show in Buffalo) -Lacy Harris (a wife of a farmer from North Carolina) -Laurie David (environmental activist) -Arianna Huffington (founder of The Huffington Post) -Nancy Pelosi (United States of America's Speaker of the House) -Irma Billings (a mid-America housewife, with a fascination about Ryan Seacrest) -Padma Perkesh (an Indian drugstore pharmacist) -Tony Sirico (best known as "Paulie Walnuts" on The Sopranos) -Gretchen Pincus (wife of a prisoner, who's on death row) -Rita Cosby (investigative journalist) -David Beckham (international soccer star and underwear model) -Campbell Brown (CNN Anchor) -Sally Knox (a fictional investment banker who's having an affair with her boss) -Dina Lohan (mother of Lindsay Lohan)

    Allusions (1)

    • Tony Sirico: I wanna show my range and my agent, Vinnie Boombots, called me with this script, I read it, I read it and it blew my f*ckin' mind. Vinnie Boombots is a fictional character, made famous by Rodney Dangerfield in his stand-up act.

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