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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 44 wins & 110 nominations. See more awards »

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...  Roseanne Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Dan Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Jackie Harris / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
...  D.J. Conner / ... 229 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Darlene Conner / ... 230 episodes, 1988-2018
...  Becky Conner / ... 158 episodes, 1988-2018
...  David Healy / ... 94 episodes, 1992-2018
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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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Comedy | Drama

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18 October 1988 (USA)  »

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Life and Stuff  »

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Comedian Sandra Bernhard, who played the role of Nancy Bartlett on Roseanne, tweeted, "Well, there's only one person to blame." See more »

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

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Final Episode - Final Scene "Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) See more »

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Featured in TV Land Moguls (2004) See more »

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Original and hilarious
15 April 2000 | by 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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