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.. 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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There was a cartoon version called "Little Rosie" which aired Saturday mornings on ABC. Just as "Roseanne" was about her, Roseanne, her sister, Jackie, and her husband Dan; the cartoon version also had a Roseanne (or Rosie), a sister (Tess in this version) and a boyfriend (Buddy in this version). See more »

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In the episode "Brain Dead Poet Society" Roseanne only serves a plate of food to Dan and Darlene, but DJ and Becky have plates of food in front of them at the end of the scene. 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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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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