Tracey Takes On ...


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Tracey Takes On... is an HBO sketch comedy series starring actress-comedian Tracey Ullman. The show ran for four seasons, and won multiple awards. Each week, each episode would focus on, or "take on", a certain subject in which each installment would revolve. Unlike her FOX series where characters would frequently be one-offs, Ullman's new roster of characters (29 in all) would appear repeatedly for the duration of the series.

Ullman created and portrayed a wide spectrum of exotic characters for the show, including both men and women, young and old, of a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientation. Six characters created for her previous two specials returned for the new series. Only her 'Kay' character would return from The Tracey Ullman Show.

In 1998, Ullman released a book based on the series, Tracey Takes On.

Highlights
Gail Parent on writing for Tracey Takes On...
Thomas Schlamme on directing Tracey Ullman on Tracey Takes On ...
Gail Parent on writing various characters for Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on the legacy of Tracey Takes On...
Jeffrey Tambor on appearing on Tracey Takes On...
Who talked about this show

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on writing for Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on writing various characters for Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on the legacy of Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on the premise of Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on the production of Tracey Takes On...
Gail Parent on writing for Tracey Ullman's various characters on Tracey Takes On... and the writing process for the show

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing Tracey Ullman on Tracey Takes On ...

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on appearing on Tracey Takes On...

Tracey Ullman

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Tracey Ullman on how Tracey Ullman: A Class Act led to HBO wanting her to do an American version of the special, which became Tracey Takes on New York, and later Tracey Takes On..., and on the character "Ruby"
Tracey Ullman on directing episodes of Tracey Takes On..., and on she and her husband owning the show
Tracey Ullman on her ownership of some of her characters, including "Kay Clark", and reworking some characters for Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Ullman on the character "Chic" on Tracey Takes On...., and on the experience of playing a man
Tracey Ullman on going out into the real world as "Kay Clark" and "Judi Dench"
Tracey Ullman on playing "Mrs. Noh Nan Ning" on Tracey Takes On..., and on whether she worried about offending people with her potrayals of characters of different races and ethnicities
Tracey Ullman on the writing team on Tracey Takes On..., including Jerry Belson, Gail Parent, George McGrath, Jenji Kohan, Ian La Frenais, and Dick Clement, and on her role in the writing team
Tracey Ullman on specific episodes of Tracey Takes On..., and on playing the royal family and the response to her doing so
Tracey Ullman on the end of Tracey Takes On...

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