Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

Aired Monday 12:00 AM Mar 30, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • 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)

  • Quotes

    • [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

  • Allusions

    • 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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