The Tracey Ullman Show

FOX (ended 1990)


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A variety/sketch show brought to you by a British comedian Tracey Ullman. The show was one of the first programs on the then-new FOX Network in the U.S. in the mid 1980s. Tracey's show was a sketch comedy show including lots of singing and dancing. "The Simpsons" appeared as short, animated sketches, interspersed between the main, live-action sketches.

The Tracey Ullman Show led to the creation of the hit FOX show, "The Simpsons." It began as short skits on Ullman's Show. Overall the Simpsons made appearances in 48 episodes in the show's first three seasons and one additional appearance in the fourth and final season.


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  • Dan Castellaneta

    Dan Castellaneta

    Homer Simpson; Krusty the Clown; Grampa Abe Simpson; Dr. Alexander Gibson; Greg Downey; Mr. Leroy; Dave McDowell; various roles

    Nancy Cartwright

    Nancy Cartwright

    Bart Simpson (1987-1989) (voice)

    Yeardley Smith

    Yeardley Smith

    Lisa Simpson; Maggie Simpson (1987-1989) (voice)

    Joseph Malone

    Joseph Malone

    Various roles

    Julie Kavner

    Julie Kavner

    Marge Simpson (voice); Meg; Marina McDowell; various roles

    Tracey Ullman

    Tracey Ullman

    Herself; Ginny Tillman; Francesca McDowell; Tina; Sara Downey; Kay Clark; Sandra Decker; Kiki; Summer Storm; various roles

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    • Fun Show

      The Tracey Ullman Show was a good variety show that introduced imo the best television show ever. The Simpsons. All anyone really remembers about this show was The Simpsons. It's a shame because Tracey Ullman had a lot of talent. As the show went on, The Simpsons became so popular that they got their own show. Right after The Simpsons left Tracey Ullman left too. There is one problem though. This show was never officially released on DVD. I have found a place to buy the show if you are interested. All episodes are from original airings on FOX, so if you are interested, here's a link:!-494387340moreless
    • Where's the DVD?

      Surely someone has put the series on DVD? I can't find anything on Amazon, though. The "City of Strangers" (done to the music of The Lion Sleeps Tonight) and "Drugs and Guns" (Mama Said There'd be Days Like This) skits from season two have to be some of the most amazing ever! Not many actors are able to get that mix of comedy and poignance into their characters, much less in well written vignettes. It's interesting now to go back and see what the voices of the Simpsons were up to when the cartoon series itself was just being born! They're great actors, too.moreless
    • True Wackiness

      What can be said about this show. It was ahead of it's time, it's star was amazingly funny, telented, beautiful (sigh) and so forward looking. She led the way for numerous shows to follow. Oh and yes she started the simpsons. FOx gave us what we really needed humour, when it was realy required
    • not funny

      this tracy ullman thing was never funny. believe me. the only thing that came outta it was the simpsons and now that show is utter crap as well. this show was filled with boring gags and 80s uncomical jokes that... you would have to be really dull to laugh at it.

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