Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3

Aired Monday 12:00 AM Apr 13, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • During the Sandra Stevens segment, the women's basketball league is identified as the WANBA, but they are clearly using a ball from the WNBA.

    • Tracey portrays the following characters in this episode:
      -Mother Superior Rose Pannatella (Mother Superior from Pennsylvania)
      -Linda Alvarez (a fictional news anchor for a morning show in Buffalo)
      -Chandra Perkett (a yoga teacher with a public access television show)
      -Arianna Huffington (founder of The Huffington Post)
      -Rosa Batista (Arianna Huffington's housekeeper)
      -Asmaa Qasim (a fictional actress from Malawi)
      -Laurie David (environmental activist)
      -Irma Billings (a mid-America housewife)
      -Padma Perkesh (an Indian drugstore pharmacist)
      -Sherilynne O'Dale (A Christian who is dressing as a Muslim)
      -Judi Dench (Academy Award winning actress)
      -Campbell Brown (CNN Anchor)
      -Sandra Stevens (a fictional basketball coach for a woman's professional league)
      -Sally Knox (a fictional investment banker who's having an affair with her boss)
      -David Beckham (international soccer star)
      -Dina Lohan (mother of Lindsay Lohan)

  • Quotes

    • [after learning her housekeeper's car has broken down]
      Arianna Huffington: Somebody must have a cleaning blog. Um, what do I Google? [typing into Google] Poor people who have to do their own housework. [looking at the Google results] Ah! It's just people giving head. That's really weird, everything comes back to porn. I can't believe this, I'm trying to find a cleaning blog and all I'm getting is bl*wjobs. It's unbelievable!

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