Tracey Ullman Takes On New York
Takes On New York
|Created by||Tracey Ullman
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||October 9, 1993|
|Related shows||Tracey Ullman: A Class Act
Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed
Couple, Penny and Gordon Johnson, travel to New York to attend a Broadway show, which happens to be starring Linda Granger. Penny and Gordon get separated from each other in the city, and both experience two different sides of New York: Penny, the good. Gordon, the bad. Penny is even chosen to model for a fashion photographer. After Linda Granger gets hit by a bus, Penny is chosen to replace her in the show.
Tracey Ullman: A Class Act character, Janie Pillsworth, now an adult, works as a magazine fashion editor. Pillsworth, who disowned her parents as a young girl, is reunited with them during an interview. Janie, although mortified at first, reconciles with them and decides to put them on the cover of her magazine's next issue.
The Rosenthal Affair
Harry and Fern Rosenthal welcome their daughter's future in-laws to the city. Fern becomes jealous of her future son-in-law's mother, and begins to suspect that she is trying to steal her daughter away from her.
Takes On New York was nominated for a total of seven Emmy Awards, winning two; nominated for and winning one American Comedy Award; nominated for three CableAce Awards, winning one; nominated for one Directors Guild of America Award; nominated for and winning one Writers Guild of America Award.
- 1994–Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
- 1995–Performance in a Comedy Special
- 1994–Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
- 1994–Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
- 1995–Variety - Musical, Award, Tribute, Special Event
The special acts as a bonus feature on the DVD set Tracey Takes On... Complete Season 1. It became available on Hulu in the United States in 2012.