Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales
|Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales|
|Created by||Tracey Ullman
Lynne Marie Stewart
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Original release||August 3, 2003|
|Related shows||Tracey Takes On...
Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed
The special, which was originally shot as a pilot for a possible series, spotlighted just one of Ullman's characters – Ruby Romaine, a Hollywood make-up artist in her seventies. Ruby recounts tales of old and present-day Hollywood in her make-up trailer as she makes up celebrities for film and television. She also reveals tales about her family and her home life which includes her son Buddy, and her pig, Oinky. The celebrity in Ruby's chair for this particular episode is actress, Debbie Reynolds.
While the special's main focus is Ruby Romaine, Ullman also plays two additional characters. One, Ruby's Russian prostitute neighbor Svetlana. The second, Pepper Kane, an African-American former-actress-turned-manager to her rapper grandson, Slurr-P. Pepper is a woman who as a young girl Ruby did make-up on to make her look Caucasian.
The main Ruby recount is the story about her retirement from the make-up industry and the events that followed, including her decision to return to the business.
- GlennShadix.com, February 13, 2003
- Debbie Reynolds Online. "Tracey Ullman Special", January 21, 2008.
- "Tracey Ullman Special", Debbie Reynolds Online, January 21, 2003
- "Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales", TV.com. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales at the Internet Movie Database
- Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales at TV.com
- Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales promo