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The Simpsons on The Tracey Ullman Show


This page is dedicated to The Tracey Ullman Show, best known as the birthplace of The Simpsons. The main feature is a guide to the sketches appearing in each episode.


Introduction

The Tracey Ullman Show on Foxtel


The Tracey Ullman Show Episode Guide

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four


Printable Versions of the Episode Guide

Word 97, A4 Paper

Word 97, US Letter Paper


These pages are maintained by . Feel free to email me any suggestions or contributions.


Introduction to The Tracey Ullman Show


Prior to appearing in their own show, our friends appeared as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, one of the first programs on the then-new Fox Network in the U.S. in the mid 1980s. It's basically a sketch comedy show, including lots of singing and dancing. The Simpsons appear as short, animated sketches, interspersed between the main, live-action sketches.

These classic clips could be seen, during 1997, on The Comedy Channel -- channel 33 on Foxtel, part of the Entertainment Plus package.

The Tracey Ullman Show was screened every day from March to June 1997. During July, it was only shown on weekends; in August, three episodes were shown per week, each repeated once. September readjusted this to four days a week, without repeats, plus three screenings of the one hour special from Season Three. October followed from September, finishing off Series Four episodes on the 14th. Unfortunately, this was the last time The Tracey Ullman Show would be seen on the Comedy Channel.

Because Foxtel didn't always screen the episodes in order, I constructed the Episode Guide to help identify each episode from its first sketch. I've also compiled extensive information regarding where the Simpsons appear in relation to other sketches and ads. This should help anyone trying to record the Simpsons shorts.


The Tracey Ullman Show on Foxtel


This section is a list of those episodes of The Tracey Ullman Show which were screened on Foxtel in 1997. The list covers nearly all episodes from June to October 1997. If trying to predict the order in which episodes will be screened, the best strategy is to extract the standard screening order from the table below and then use my Episode Guide to identify each episode from the name of the first sketch.

Note: The Comedy Channel no longer has the rights to The Tracey Ullman Show. But the ABC is screening the Emmy Award-winning Tracey Takes On... on Friday nights.

Week
Starting

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
9/6/97
4W09 4W03 4W11 4W05 4W11
4W13
4W15 4W16
16/6/97
4W16
4W10
4W11 4W12
4W18
4W13
4W19
4W21
4W20
4W22 4W23
23/6/97
4W23
4W17
5W06
4W24
5W07
4W25
5W08
4W26
4W21
5W02
5W01
5W04 5W05
30/6/97
5W05
4W24
5W76



5W06 5W06
5W07
5W07
5W08
7/7/97




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5W09
5W09
5W10
5W10
5W11
14/7/97




5W12 5W12
5W13
5W13
5W14
21/7/97




5W15 5W15
5W16
5W16
5W17
28/7/97
No episodes this week.
4/8/97

5W18 5W18
5W19
5W19
5W20
5W20

11/8/97

5W21 5W21
5W22
5W22
5W23
5W23

18/8/97

5W24 5W24
5W25
5W25
5W26
5W26

25/8/97

5W27 5W27
5W28
5W28
5W29
5W29

1/9/97
No episodes this week.
8/9/97

7W01 7W02 7W04 7W05

15/9/97

7W06 7W07 7W08 7W09
5W76
22/9/97

7W10 7W11 7W12 7W13 5W76
29/9/97

7W14 7W14 7W15 7W16

6/10/97

7W17 7W18 7W19 7W20

13/10/97
No further episodes.



These pages are not intended to infringe on the rights of Twentieth Television, Twentieth Century Fox, or Gracie Films, who are the intellectual property holders of The Simpsons, and who hold copyright over the show, the characters and the storylines.

If you have any suggestions or contributions regarding this page, please email .

Copyright ©1997-98 Paulius Stepanas. All Rights Reserved.

Last Updated: 17-June-1998