Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines

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Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines
Presented byTracey Ullman
Opening theme"Girls Talk" (Season 1)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes22
Executive producers
ProducerStephanie Laing
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companyPurpleskirt TV
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 20, 2001 (2001-09-20) –
August 29, 2002 (2002-08-29)

Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines is American talk show and reality television series hosted by Tracey Ullman. The show focuses on fashion and individual style. Each episode consists of makeovers and celebrity guests. Celebrities reveal what's in their wardrobe and present childhood mementos. The show was inspired by Ullman's online fashion boutique Purple Skirt. The series was originally set to air on 13 September 2001, but due to the September 11 attacks the show was bumped to September 20.


After the conclusion of her HBO sketch comedy series, Tracey Takes On... (1996–99), Tracey Ullman decided to take a step back from television, citing exhaustion from years of having to wear heavy prosthetic makeup for her many television characters. In 1999, she signed on for Woody Allen's film Small Time Crooks, as well as the film Panic. Despite making a conscious decision to move away from television, she announced her intent to someday return. She hoped to create a new comedy series, one in which she would play a few characters with minimal makeup. In the meantime, Ullman busied herself with her online fashion-focused boutique and blog, Purple Skirt, which she had launched in 1999. In 2001, she decided to spin-off the website into a fashion talk show and reality show for the Oxygen television network, co-founded by American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey in 2001. Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines, a show showcasing fashion and style advice from industry experts, along with sit-down interviews with celebrities discussing their own personal style, debuted in September 2001.[1] The show ran for two seasons.


Season 1 (2001)[edit]

No. in
Guest(s)Original air date
11September 20, 2001 (2001-09-20)
22September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27)
Nell Campbell, Dame Edna
October 11, 2001 (2001-10-11)
44October 18, 2001 (2001-10-18)
55October 25, 2001 (2001-10-25)
66November 1, 2001 (2001-11-01)
77November 8, 2001 (2001-11-08)
88November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15)
Jackie Collins, Nell Campbell
November 29, 2001 (2001-11-29)
1010December 9, 2001 (2001-12-09)
1111December 16, 2001 (2001-12-16)

Season 2 (2002)[edit]

No. in
Guest(s)Original air date
Charlize Theron and her mother Gerda
June 13, 2002 (2002-06-13)
Tracey works at a Korean spay for the day; Tracey discusses some of her favorite pairs of shoes.
132June 20, 2002 (2002-06-20)
Tracey visits Laila Ali at her Las Vegas gym and receives some boxing lessons from her.
Madeline Meyerowitz
June 27, 2002 (2002-06-27)
Tracey interviews the designer Koos, and she and vintage clothing specialist Madeline Meyerowitz put in some time at the Salvation Army store.
154July 11, 2002 (2002-07-11)
Tracey talks about aging, talks with Rosanna Arquette (who models some of her personal wardrobe) and tries on some clerical garb.
165July 18, 2002 (2002-07-18)
Tracey talks about voices and notes the resemblance of Arianna Huffington's voice to Eva Gabor's; Tracey goes postal.
176July 25, 2002 (2002-07-25)
Tracey compares LA fashion circa 1983 and today, visits the Hollywood studio of designer Rick Owens, and goes to work at the French cafe across the street.
187August 1, 2002 (2002-08-01)
Tracey interviews Angie Dickinson and takes another trip to Las Vegas, this time to work at Caesar's Palace as a desk clerk and as Cleopatra.
198August 8, 2002 (2002-08-08)
We see golf fashion through the ages as Tracey joins Amy on the links.
209August 15, 2002 (2002-08-15)
Tracey puts in time at a pet washing service.
2110August 22, 2002 (2002-08-22)
Tracey goes to pre-school.
2211August 29, 2002 (2002-08-29)
Julia sings a song, and Tracey does a stint at a 1940's gas station.


  1. ^ "Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines - TV Series - Cast & Credits". The New York Times. Retrieved June 6, 2015.

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