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Tracey Breaks the News

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Mominatrix Sun 05-Nov-17 12:25:43

I came here to see if there was a thread on this show and was surprised to see that there was not.

I've been a huge fan of Tracey Ullman for donkey's years and even remember the original Simpsons skit from her US show. Why is she not as feted in her home country and Jennifer Saunders or Dawn French? As far as I am concerned, they should have made her a dame years ago.

I love her Corbyn portrayal this season, as well as nailing Brigitte Macron. I can't think of anyone who does a better Nicola Sturgeon or Angela Merkel. Biting satire, and a great comedienne. So glad the Beeb continued her show.

PoppyPopcorn Sun 05-Nov-17 12:28:14

She does a great take off of Nicola Sturgeon and her sidekick wee Mairi. I think it's because she started to get famous in the UK in the early 80s and immediately disappeared off to Hollywood. She's only been back a couple of years.

EnidNextDoor Sun 05-Nov-17 12:32:35

Her Angela Merkel is just genius. Loved Brigitte Macron, Camilla is good too.and some of it by herself is so up to date I think it might have been filmed on the day!

Mominatrix Sun 05-Nov-17 12:55:10

Yeah! Other watchers! I think that it must be filmed close to the day because this week's skit about Westminster sexual harassment claims was that days's news.

tribpot Sun 05-Nov-17 12:58:39

Yes, I've enjoyed this series and the last. Maggie Smith denying knowing Judi Dench and leaving her in prison was a total classic. She is awesome as Angela Merkel and Camilla.

SoupDragon Sun 05-Nov-17 12:59:57

This is her first UK show for yeas and years isn't it? Well, the one before this but I kind of count them as the same show as they were so close timewise!

She's been US based which is why she's been "forgotten" here.

I'm surprised how good she is TBH. I've sniggered a lot in this series.

Vango Sun 05-Nov-17 13:04:07

I think I've re-wound Angela Merkel trying not to roll her eyes at Donald trump at least 10 times. The acting....so brilliant! I cried laughing.

Pingpang Sun 05-Nov-17 15:01:42

vango it was Angela merkel's assistant doing the trump impression that did it for me

JustDanceAddict Sun 05-Nov-17 15:03:53

It’s very good! I showed the teenage Alexa sketch from last week to my teens!!

Vango Sun 05-Nov-17 15:09:41

Yes indeed Pingpang, the whole thing.....warm flesh, Ivanka etc. I've just watched it again to make myself laugh. One of the funniest things I've seen on TV!

Rhubarb01 Sun 05-Nov-17 17:20:58

I have to agree that it is really funny. My two teenage DC's absolutely loved the Alexis teenager and Angela Merkel eye rolling sketches. I love the whole idea of Angela and her assistant having all those little girly chats.

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