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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 D.J. Conner / ... (220 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Darlene Conner / ... (221 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 now-classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family, a family of five that includes the parents, Roseanne and Dan, and the children, Becky, Darlene, and D.J. (David Jacob). Roseanne is helped in her challenge to keep the family moving along by her single sister, Jackie, and various friends. Written by Bossy Bessie

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The theme song was instrumental for all but the last season of the show, when it featured lyrics sung by John Popper of Blues Traveler (who played Stingray Wilson in "Of Mice and Dan" in season 8.) See more »

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Throughout the series, primarily the latter seasons, the boom frequently drops into the shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

Often, a deleted scene from an episode would be shown during the credits. Otherwise, in earlier episodes, the normal closing theme would be heard. See more »

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Referenced in You're the Worst: Equally Dead Inside (2014) See more »

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Theme
by Dan Foliart & Howard Pearl
Arranged and Performed by Blues Traveler
Lyrics by John Popper
Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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One of the greatest shows on TV for a few years!
28 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Roseanne was one of the funniest, most original programs on television for a long time. I recommend avoiding the last few years of the show; they're so maudlin and idiotic that they seem more like a (boring/stupid/insulting--take your pick!)parody of themselves than anything else. The actors sleepwalk through their lines as if they're fully aware of how stupid and poorly-written they are, and the last episode is ironically one of the WORST half-hours on TV! (Sort of mirrors the downfall of the Simpsons, really--why can't these wonderful shows just quit while they're ahead?) For a long time, Roseanne was a sweet and realistic portrayal of many American families--fraught with strife and struggle but loving all the same.


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