Tracey Ullman is supposed to be funny, then?

(43 Posts)
MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 11-Jan-16 23:12:06

I don't think I've actually cracked a smile yet.

annandale Mon 11-Jan-16 23:13:31

Oh dear, I haven't watched it because I can't bear her not to be funny, she was so great back in the day.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 11-Jan-16 23:14:38

That's what I thought.

KnockMeDown Mon 11-Jan-16 23:18:39

I've just watched it and thought it was brilliant! She does a very good Dame Judy grin

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 11-Jan-16 23:27:46

Just me then. I thought it was absolute shit. grin

stareatthetvscreen Mon 11-Jan-16 23:29:16

good fun
quite political too

smile

BreconBeBuggered Mon 11-Jan-16 23:38:04

I loved it. Best impressions I've seen in a long time, and I enjoyed the sketches too. Welcome home, Tracey.

Ludoole Mon 11-Jan-16 23:43:05

Anyone remember her 'Breakaway' single from years ago grin

KnockMeDown Mon 11-Jan-16 23:46:40

And Angela Merkel was uncanny!

PrincePondicherry Tue 12-Jan-16 00:00:55

I watched for about five minutes. I don't get it. (Perhaps because I so not British?) the canned laughter was horrendous. I turned it off.

BobandKate0 Tue 12-Jan-16 00:17:52

The Dame Judi sketch would off being funny if the shop keeper had called the police and they say " oh the bottle of plonk is only a fiver ,so we are not bothered mate,claim on your insurance " then judi rings them and sez this store chap assaulted me and he gets arrested and the place burns down .
Otherwise,its pretty dull and inoffensive so bound to get a bafta.

JamieAndTheMagicFleshlight Tue 12-Jan-16 00:18:26

I liked it. The drug mule back home after years in a Thai prison was hilarious!

Tracey really reminds me of Julie Walters now.

LovelyFriend Tue 12-Jan-16 00:34:03

I've recorded it.

Did you know The Simpsons started as a brief skit in the original Tracey Ulman show?

suzannecaravaggio Tue 12-Jan-16 00:41:28

I think it's good grin

WavingNotDrowning Tue 12-Jan-16 01:01:10

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EachandEveryone Tue 12-Jan-16 01:11:07

She's worth 70 million the girl done good. Her daughter is a Labour youth leader and went to Leeds uni. I love how she's kept her dc out of the limelight and they've been normal students unlinked some mega stars, she's done crazily well in America. Her husband died only last year RIP. She's the double of a young Julie Walters. And I love how her hair looks grey.

EachandEveryone Tue 12-Jan-16 01:11:39

She also writes knitting books!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 12-Jan-16 11:18:50

We laughed and loved her Angela Merkel, She's very talented but I can see it getting boring very quickly.

LentilStew Tue 12-Jan-16 12:37:44

I thought she was fantastic, esp her AM! I read that her and her husband married quickly after a whirlwind romance and were married 30yrs until he died at Christmas 2013 (or 14) That they decided early on that a certain % of whatever they made would go to charity and they kept to that pledge.

I think she seems like a nice woman who's very talented and has done well for herself. She also looks great without trying to look young. Good luck to her.

LentilStew Tue 12-Jan-16 12:40:14

I also liked how she did AM, MS and JD without any need to be nasty or snide towards them.

SoleBizzz Tue 12-Jan-16 12:48:37

I loved the Karen character. So funny.

MissBattleaxe Tue 12-Jan-16 12:50:09

When was this on? I missed it!

justonemorethread Tue 12-Jan-16 12:54:44

It was good enough with some funny bits but personally I prefer the old Catherine Tate stuff ( is there new ct stuff?), makesme laugh more.
But she is a good impressionist, so would give theshow another go.

dottypotter Tue 12-Jan-16 13:02:42

it was absolutely awful, didn't laugh once and what is so funny about portraying judy dench as a thief and a person who smashes up ipads. I would have something to say being portrayed like that. What also is so funny about the prisoner who was released and kept repeating you what and kicking a mans face in, in the garden and trying to strangle her mother?

Comedy really has gone downhill. A sad night. A sad return.

Optimist1 Tue 12-Jan-16 13:31:57

I was so pleased to see she was back, and wasn't disappointed. Great impressions, irreverent and funny. Good call, BBC!

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