Tracey Takes On - The Complete Second Season
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Tracey is back with the complete second season of her hilarious groundbreaking HBO Comedy Series, Tracey Takes On? In each of these 15 outrageous episodes, Tracey takes on new focus? and several new faces ? Sex and Secrets, Mothers and Money, Las Vegas? and of course Linda Granger.
The Cindy Sherman of comedy takes on all manner of subjects in the second season of her Emmy Award winning series. It begins, of course, with "Sex." In two of the better bits, puffy-lipped TV star Linda Granger tries to resist the charms of a hunky cable guy and boozy make-up artist Ruby Romaine--"like the lettuce"--prepares a porn star for his big scene. Later in "Fantasy," Romaine has a close encounter with a funky alien, while in "Las Vegas," Gardner mounts a disastrous comeback on "the strip of dreams." Other highlights include a sad look back at the childhood of airline steward Trevor Ayliss (with John Mahoney as his father) and caregiver Kay Clark's adventures in crime (with John Spencer as a cop). Other topics include mothers, secrets, 1976, food, movies, money, race relations, supernatural, politics, and music. Truth be told, not all of the characters are created equal. It's no wonder Ullman keeps returning to the colorful Granger and Romaine. Ethnically ambiguous donut shop owner Mrs. Noh Nang Ning and NYC cab driver Chic come perilously close to stereotypewhich may be the point--but Her Royal Highness is a whole lot funnier. As with season one, Takes On "takes on" an impressive array of TV stars, like Michael McKean and Timothy Busfield ("Food"), John Stamos ("Movies"), and Spencer's West Wing colleague Bradley Whitford ("Vegas"). It also boasts a bevy of (mostly) big screen names, like Ron Perlman ("Secrets") and John Favreau ("Crime"), while recurring cast members include Julie Kavner, George Segal, and "the folically gifted" Seymour Cassel. In addition, Olivia Newton-John cameos in a dingo-filled flashback revolving around Australian stuntwoman Rayleen Gibson ("Childhood"). --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- 15 episodes on three discs
- Commentary by Tracey on "Las Vegas"
- Tracey Takes On...: Kay, Chris, Hope
- The Many Faces of Tracey: a slide show
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Ruby Romaine (like the lettuce) and the Rosenthals are just hilarious. Either the first season or second season (can't remember which) has a skit with Ruby Romaine being abducted by aliens and one has the Rosenthals buying ostriches, hilarious. Some of her humor is a little racist and risque but if you keep an open mind and don't take any of her characters too seriously, you will laugh your head off. She's something else and can do almost any impersonation dead-on.
I knew one of her writers, Jerry Belson, we were in high school together in El Centro, California, and it gives me a lift to see his name in the credits. He was always a cut-up in school and became a success in Hollywood.
If you are in the market for some belly-laughs, along with some more subtle humour, check out this dvd, you won't regret it.