The Tracey Ullman Show was where The Simpsons got their start. The family appeared in 48 short stories that can be found on this website. The shorts first aired on April 19 1987 and ran through May 14 1989. The family sure looks different and voices aren't quite the same. For some reason they haven't ever appeared on dvd. That's the same thing with The Tracey Ullman Show. That's mostly song rights issues and who knows if that will ever get solved. I had VHS tapes of the series which I transfered to DVDr several years ago. They don't all look great but they are watchable. It reminds me to seek a peek sometime soon.