Parents' Guide to

Tracey Ullman's Show

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedian hasn't lost edge in smart sketch-comedy series.

TV HBO Comedy 2016
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Ullman's quick, sharp takes on celebs and ridiculous situations are lots of fun, though Americans may be laughing while looking up particularly British words and concepts. If you're the type of Anglophile who already knows about "flat whites" and "chip butties," the chortles in Tracey Ullman's Show will be particularly enjoyable, but Ullman's satire is keen enough to entertain the masses.

Skewering politicians and celebs and bringing her unique outlook on the state of things, Ullman doesn't disappoint. She's wonderfully weird -- and funny. And this type of female-centered comedy, specifically anchored in the concerns of a 50-something woman, is rare on television, or anywhere. Americans who primarily know Ullman for introducing The Simpsons should take a second look: There's a clever comic mind at work here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 28, 2016
  • Cast: Tracey Ullman
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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