Tracey Ullman's State of the Union

Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4

Aired Monday 12:00 AM Apr 20, 2008 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Tracey portrays the following characters in this episode:
      -A woman at a shipping dock
      -A flight attendant for Jet Blue
      -Chanel Monticello (an airport x-ray screener)
      -Mary Ann LeFrank (a 70-year old woman who is pregnant)
      -Laurie David (enviromental activist)
      -David Beckham (international soccer star)
      -Andy Rooney (60 Minutes correspondent)
      -Cameron Diaz (actress)
      -Campbell Brown (CNN Anchor)
      -Annette Thomas (a stage actress returning after two hip replacements)
      -Ronnie Rooney (brother of Andy Rooney)
      -Sally Knox (a fictional investment banker who's having an affair with her boss)
      -Arianna Huffington (founder of The Huffington Post)

  • Quotes

    • Andy Rooney: They put a computer on the set and they pretend I'm using it. I don't know how to use a computer, all I know about is what to do with a pencil. Pencils are the best!

    • Ronnie Rooney: Why do they take old people to the theatre, when we just want to die?

    • [holding up a pair of tweezers]
      Chanel Monticello: You can not take these pilot killers on a plane! You could kill a pilot with these! You could disable a stewardess with these.
      [the passenger holds up a pair of high heeled shoes]
      Chanel Monticello: That's okay, that's a shoe. [holding the tweezers up] This could kill someone, that's just a shoe.

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for multiple Emmy awards in the following categories "Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series" and "Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special."

  • Allusions

    • The song Tracey sings, while playing Annette Thomas, is "Cell Block Tango" from the musical Chicago.