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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Roseanne Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
 Dan Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
 Jackie Harris / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
 Darlene Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
 D.J. Conner / ... (220 episodes, 1988-1997)
 Becky Conner / ... (149 episodes, 1988-1997)
 David Healy / ... (93 episodes, 1992-1997)


'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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18 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Life and Stuff  »

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Roseanne's brother and sister are both gay, which is why she pushed for introducing gay characters into the show. This led to a major fallout with producer Matt Williams, who disliked making Nancy's character a lesbian. Roseanne responded: "My show portrays various slices of life, and homosexuals are a reality." See more »


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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sara Gilbert/Counting Crows (1994) See more »


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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The whine of a harmonica, the shriek of laughter borne of pain...
24 December 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A terrifically intense dramedy which features possibly the most realistic familial unit in TV sitcoms, not to mention a marriage between Roseanne and Dan Connor (Roseanne Barr and John Goodman) which is pin-point exact, warm and right--and feels lived in. All non-believers have to do is watch a few episodes: the timing is deceptively shaggy yet perfect, the characters believable, their predicaments immediate. Fully realized by Roseanne herself, who never let her real-life chronicles get in the way of the show. The writing is continually sharp, with dialogue that frequently evokes whole lives, such as in the episode where Roseanne sits in a coffee house after hours talking to a tired waitress who confides about her late husband, "I miss him. It's so quiet. Sometimes I'll turn a football game on, turn it up real loud...and I hate sports. But what'ya gonna do?" Tender moments like this, seemingly throwaway bits, elude some viewers looking for a fast laughter fix; "Roseanne" was always something more, and it aches in laughter and in life's woes.

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