The Tracey Ullman Show

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Original run: 5 Apr 1987 – 26 May 1990

Country of origin: US

Genre: Comedy, Sketch/Improv

Network: FOX US

Watched by: 29 of 677 213 0%

Total running time: 1 day 6 hours 4 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

IMDB rating: 7 of 10 1 130 rating: 6.027 of 10 147

MyShows rating: 4.2 of 5 5


The Tracey Ullman Show was an American television variety show starring Tracey Ullman. It debuted on April 5, 1987, as the Fox network's second prime-time series after Married... with Children, and ran until May 26, 1990.

A typical episode would begin with Ullman giving a brief introduction, ostensibly from her dressing room, leading into the opening titles (the show's theme, "You're Thinking Right", was written by George Clinton). Then two or three comedy sketches would be presented in each episode, most designed to showcase Ullman's ability to skillfully mimic various accents. One popular recurring character was timid, slow-talking Kay ("Iiit's... Kaaaaaaaayyy...")

Typically, the final sketch of the night would include a musical and/or dance number featuring Ullman solo or other members of the cast. The final segment saw Ullman, clad in a robe, deliver a closing monologue to the studio audience before ending the show with her catchphrase "Go Home! Go Home!" and dancing as the credits rolled. Ullman often talked about her husband, Allan McKeown, and her daughter, Mabel. Ullman chose the phrase, "Go home", during the show's pilot episode because she could not think of anything clever to end with. "Oh, you got sore bums... go home!"

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