Tracey Takes On is a 1996 American sitcom created by Tracey Ullman. The series stars Ullman as a fictionalized version of herself, a single mother living in Los Angeles with her two children, who works as a waitress at a diner while pursuing her dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. The show's first season premiered on Fox on April 1, 1996, and ran for 22 episodes. It was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards. The series follows Tracey as she navigates the challenges of single motherhood, dating, and her career as a comedian. She often finds herself in humorous situations, and her sharp wit and quick-tongued humor help her to overcome the obstacles she faces. Tracey Takes On was a groundbreaking show for its time, as it was one of the first sitcoms to feature a single mother as the main character. It also broke new ground by featuring a diverse cast of characters, including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asians. The show was a success both critically and commercially, and it helped to launch Ullman's career as a comedian. It ran for three seasons on Fox, and was later revived for a fourth season on TV Land.

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Tracey Takes On  (1996)

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Tracey Takes On is a 1996 American sitcom created by Tracey Ullman. The series stars Ullman as a fictionalized version of herself, a single mother living in Los Angeles with her two children, who works as a waitress at a diner while pursuing her dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. The show's first season premiered on Fox on April 1, 1996, and ran for 22 episodes. It was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards. The series follows Tracey as she navigates the challenges of single motherhood, dating, and her career as a comedian. She often finds herself in humorous situations, and her sharp wit and quick-tongued humor help her to overcome the obstacles she faces. Tracey Takes On was a groundbreaking show for its time, as it was one of the first sitcoms to feature a single mother as the main character. It also broke new ground by featuring a diverse cast of characters, including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asians. The show was a success both critically and commercially, and it helped to launch Ullman's career as a comedian. It ran for three seasons on Fox, and was later revived for a fourth season on TV Land.

Where to Watch

Cast
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Tracey Ullman

Chic / ... (27 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Alastair Duncan

Pip (11 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Danny Woodburn

Mitch Gibson (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Seymour Cassel

Candy Casino (7 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Donna Kimball

Cynthia Hicks / ... (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Mo Gaffney

Dusty Roads (7 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Michael McKean

Barrington 'Barry' LeTissier (6 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Julie Kavner

(6 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Michael Tucker

Harry Rosenthal / ... (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Mabel McKeown

Olivia / ... (5 episodes, 1996-1999)
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George Segal

Harry Rosenthal (5 episodes, 1997)
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Patricia Belcher

Ida (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Salli Saffioti

Chic's Cab Girl #2 / ... (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Judy Geeson

Elsie Ayliss / ... (4 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Allen J. Zipper

Piki / ... (4 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Gloria Gifford

Darnetta / ... (4 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Adele Givens

Hellura (4 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Ross Benjamin

Jordan / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Jack Conley

Harris the Car Salesman / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
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Kristin Dattilo

Marmalade Granger / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Maggie Mellin

Bella Weissman (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Joshua Malina

Jordan (3 episodes, 1996)
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Richard Dimitri

Abbie Ben-Svi / ... (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Joseph Malone

Bob Rosse / ... (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
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George McGrath

Jonathan Meade (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Marissa Ribisi

Denise / ... (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Liz Torres

Phyllis / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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Hugh Laurie

Timothy 'Timmy' Bugge (2 episodes, 1996)
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Adilah Barnes

Darnetta (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Joanna Gleason

Katherine Hawkins / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Cheech Marin

Carlos (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
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Daniel Parker

Daniel / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Donna W. Scott

Genevieve La Donville / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Harry Victor

Shoe Guy / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Rebecca Glenn

Fragrance Counter Clerk (2 episodes, 1996)
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Joe Everett Michaels

Club dancer (2 episodes, 1996)
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Randy Thompson

Network Executive (2 episodes, 1996)
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Charlene Blaine

Girl at Airport / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Mark DeCarlo

Guy Lamel (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Natalia Nogulich

Paige (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Wayne Pére

Geraldo / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
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Tim McInnerny

(2 episodes, 1997-1998)
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Ron Byron

Director / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
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Vahe Manoukian

Angry Gang Member / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
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Tadao Tomomatsu

Prince Pysspott / ... (2 episodes, 1997)
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Dilyn Cassel

Bride / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Stanley DeSantis

Bobby (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Paul Dooley

Agent Ivan Hamel / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Gloria LeRoy

Mrs. Jordache / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Aaron Lustig

Rabbi Switkin (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Sonya Eddy

Female Studio Guard (2 episodes, 1998)
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Olivia Hack

Bethany (2 episodes, 1998)
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Michael Laskin

Network Executive (2 episodes, 1998)
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Glenn Shadix

Gay Agent (2 episodes, 1998)
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Danny Trejo

Hispanic Man / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
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Phil Hawn

Dance Contest Spectator / ... (2 episodes, 1999)
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Maulik Pancholy

Roberto (2 episodes, 1999)
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Tracey Takes On...: Season Two

(DVD)

6/27/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Tracey Takes On...: Season One

(DVD)

12/26/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Tracey Takes On...: The Complete & Final Seasons

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/14/2009

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