Roseanne (1988–1997)

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The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

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 Roseanne Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Dan Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Jackie Harris / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Darlene Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 D.J. Conner / ... (220 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Becky Conner / ... (149 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 David Healy / ... (93 episodes, 1992-1997)
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'Roseanne' is the story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. A classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family - a family of five (DJ, Darlene, Becky, Roseanne and Dan). The household's mother, Roseanne, is being accompanied in her quest to keep the family together by her sister Jackie and various friends over the years. Written by Alex Wrege

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Sal Barone was originally cast as D.J. and appeared in the pilot. However, there was some friction on the set between Barone and 'Sara Gilbert (I)' so his mother took him off the show. See more »

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All of the exterior shots of the series show a front white storm door, but whenever the front door is shown from the inside, there is no storm door. See more »

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During the course of the series, Roseanne Arnold divorced Tom Arnold and changed her name to simply Roseanne. In the season-opener after the divorce, every cast and crew member in the opening and closing credits was listed onscreen by first name only. See more »

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Arranged and Performed by Blues Traveler
Lyrics by John Popper
Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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Original and hilarious
15 April 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

A highly original take on the tired genre of the American family sitcom. At the time, the gold standard was "The Cosby Show" and "Family Ties", both upper-middle class and completely unrealistic. "Roseanne" was the first high-quality sitcom since the Honeymooners to focus on working-class families. This show took the idea of the 80s family show and stood it on its ear.

It took risks and chances that other shows were afraid to take, discussing subjects like homosexuality, child abuse, alcoholism, and teenage sexuality not just as one-show ideas, but as recurring themes. And though it wasn't successful all of the time, most of the time it was hilarious. I'd rather see a show take tremendous risks and fail than take the safe course and receive middling success.

The last couple of seasons were less than stellar, and the very last season was terrible and marked the first time that Roseanne hadn't been in the top 10 (or top 20) in the ratings consistently since it started. But overall, it had the guts to change its situation every once in a while (Roseanne had, I think, ten separate jobs in nine years) to shake things up and add new elements.


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