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 conceived as a pilot for a possible series, spotlights 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 as celebrities sit in her makeup chair in the on-set hair and makeup trailer. She also reveals details of her personal life, which includes living with her shell shock Vietnam-veteran son Buddy, and their pot-bellied pig, Oinky. The celebrity in Ruby's chair for this particular episode is actress Debbie Reynolds.
Ruby recounts the time she decided to retire from the makeup industry and the events that followed, including her decision to return to the business.
While the special's main focus is Ruby Romaine, Ullman plays two additional characters: Romaine's Russian prostitute neighbor Svetlana and Pepper Kane: an African-American former-actress-turned-manager to her rapper grandson Slurr P. In the 1950s, Pepper was an actress who was made up to look white by Ruby.
- GlennShadix.com, February 13, 2003
- Debbie Reynolds Online. "Tracey Ullman Special", January 21, 2008.
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- "Tracey Takes On... Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales", TV.com. Retrieved July 1, 2008.