Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union

You need to watch this show. I happened upon it last night, by accident, scene from No Country for Old Menafter watching the amazing Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men. Jeezus, what a movie. Amazing acting, and the sets were pitch-perfect. The musty orange, brown, and russet of those West Texas motel rooms added as much to the atmosphere of the film as did Javier Bardem’s spooky, haunted killer with an air gun.

Tracey Ullman's State of the UnionTracey Ullman is a comedic genius, and I am not nearly well-versed enough in her oeuvre to comment on it as a whole, but I know she is a satirical visionary with a talent for impersonation. She puts these two skills on full display in her Showtime comedy series “State of the Union” where she impersonates news pundits (Andy Rooney, Arriana Huffington), American “heroes” (a disgruntled TSA baggage inspector who steals tweezers and other “pilot killer” implements; a flight attendant who attempts to pacify passengers on a JetBlue flight from to Tampa, delayed on the tarmac for 12 hours), and pop culture icons (David Beckham, Cameron Diaz). She takes on issues ranging from artificial insemination to the woeful performance of American exports with laser-focused wit.

I have set the DVR to record what’s left of the season. If you have cable, make some time to view these on demand. You will not be disappointed.

Official website   Good Wikipedia entry about the show



~ by Lola on April 21, 2008.

2 Responses to “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union”

  1. i love tracey ullman… i need to check that out.

    NCFOM was my pick for best film of the year. i loved it. and you’re right, the colors are amazing in it.

  2. I have been watching Tracey for a while now, and just watched the first episode of her new season, and it is a great show! very entertaining. Tracey is a genius, and I hope there will be a third season of State of the Union.

    Blogging off now,
    Blogs and kissesss

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