That's funny, I remember watching the Garry Shandling show with my parents around this same time, but I guess they weren't fans of Tracey Ullman. So I did have the opprotunity to see the shorts when they originally aired. Oh well, I downloaded the torrent with all 48 shorts, I've always thought of these as the Simpsons in newspaper comic strip format. Most are quite enjoyable.I wasn't watching right out of the gates in '87. I didn't watch Ullman until it was blocked with It's Garry Shandling's Show in '88 and I watched them back-to-back.
I still remember the catchy theme to Garry's show as well.