History Awesome / Roseanne

20th Nov '17 7:02:32 PM danlansdowne
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* In "Home Economics", D.J. was being bullied at school by Kevin Morgan, who told him to bring him a Twinkie every day. However, Kevin's dad comes to the Conner house and insists that ''D.J.'' has been bullying Kevin. D.J. explains that he decided to get an older girl named Maxine Spencer to bully Kevin, by giving ''her'' a Twinkie every day. D.J. then explains that he tells Kevin he'll get Maxine to back off in exchange for two Twinkies every day. D.J. keeps one for himself and gives the other to Maxine as payment.

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* In "Home Economics", Ec", D.J. was being bullied at school by Kevin Morgan, who told him to bring him a Twinkie every day. However, Kevin's dad comes to the Conner house and insists that ''D.J.'' has been bullying Kevin. D.J. explains that he decided to get an older girl named Maxine Spencer to bully Kevin, by giving ''her'' a Twinkie every day. D.J. then explains that he tells Kevin he'll get Maxine to back off in exchange for two Twinkies every day. D.J. keeps one for himself and gives the other to Maxine as payment.
20th Nov '17 5:30:33 PM danlansdowne
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-->'''Dan''': Woah, back up there or I'll give my wife a doughnut to kick YOUR butt!

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-->'''Roseanne''': Not till you call your kid off.
-->'''Jack Morgan''': Where do you get off talking to me like that?
-->'''Dan''': Woah, back up there settle down or I'll give my wife a doughnut to kick YOUR butt!
24th Sep '17 10:19:05 AM creader
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* In "April Fool's Day", Roseanne gives a snooty, condescending IRS employee a well-deserved TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
13th Sep '17 2:49:38 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In "Good Girls, Bad Girls", Darlene convinces her parents to let her go to a concert out of town with her party girl friend Molly, only to get stood up by Molly in the parking lot when she picks up a couple of strange guys in the back of a van. Darlene is forced to find her own way back home alone and isn't back for hours, and is immediately accused of betraying her parents' trust in her before Molly calls to say she's coming home with Darlene. The next morning, Molly convinces her dad that the entire thing was an accident and tries to talk Darlene into covering for her. Seeing right through her scheme, Roseanne sets the record straight with Molly and chews her out for her recklessness.
-->'''Roseanne:''' Now if you wanna go and screw up your own life, I don't care. But when you leave this house with a Conner kid, you better be extra careful! Because Darlene is one of the few things we own outright!
** To seal the deal, Molly is forced to wash dishes at the Lunch Box to pay off the seventy-five dollars Darlene had to fork over for the cab ride home, except Roseanne intends to make her pay back ''twice'' that amount.
9th Aug '17 4:20:22 PM creader
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-->'''David:''' ''(to Darlene)'' [[TranquilFury Fine.]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech I can't believe I wasted three years of my life with you,]] ''[[TheDogBitesBack you cold-hearted bitch.]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker Did that make it easier?]]

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-->'''David:''' ''(to Darlene)'' [[TranquilFury Fine.]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech I can't believe I wasted three years of my life with you,]] ''[[TheDogBitesBack you cold-hearted bitch.]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker Did that make it easier?]]easier?]]
* Throughout "Little Sister", Roseanne was against Jackie's idea of becoming a police officer. By the end of the episode, they get into a fight to see if Jackie had what it took to be one -- it ended with Jackie subduing Roseanne by twisting her wrist and making her apologize for not supporting her. And Roseanne does that.
25th Feb '17 10:39:56 PM Gravidef
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** What makes it even better is that the women were largely blue-collar workers with families, who didn't have a ton of employment prospects outside of Wellman. But despite all that, they ''still'' rallied together and [[RosseauWasRight chose their dignity and friendship over their jobs.]]

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** What makes it even better is that the women were largely blue-collar workers with families, who didn't have a ton of employment prospects outside of Wellman. But despite all that, they ''still'' rallied together and [[RosseauWasRight [[RousseauWasRight chose their dignity and friendship over their jobs.]]
25th Feb '17 10:38:18 PM Gravidef
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* Roseanne and Dan have just found out that Roseanne's sister, Jackie, was being physically abused by her boyfriend. As Roseanne takes Jackie to the hospital, Dan just stands there, looking ''very pissed''... before grabbing his coat and stomping out the door, clearly out for blood. Half the studio audience did the standard dramatic "Ohhh!" The other half ''applauded.''

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* In "War and Peace," Roseanne and Dan have just found finds out that Roseanne's sister, Jackie, was being physically Jackie has been abused by Fisher, her boyfriend. As While Jackie breaks down and sobs, Dan comes in and asks about the situation. Roseanne only says that "Fisher beat the crap out of her," and takes Jackie her into the bathroom to clean up. Dan stands silently in the kitchen...then goes without a word to the hospital, Dan just stands there, looking ''very pissed''... before grabbing back door and picks up his coat and stomping out the door, clearly out for blood.coat--and we ''immediately'' know [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown what's about to happen]]. Half the studio audience did the standard dramatic "Ohhh!" The other half ''applauded.''



-->'''Dan''': Woah, back up there or I'll give my wife a doughnut to kick YOUR butt!"

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-->'''Dan''': Woah, back up there or I'll give my wife a doughnut to kick YOUR butt!"butt!



* The "Wellman Walkout". In "Let's Call It Quits", their obnoxious, condescending, and sexist boss Mr. Faber has set unrealistic quotas for the factory workers. Roseanne discusses it with him, and he says he'll lower the quotas if she'll show him some ('''undeserved''') respect. She does, and he turns around and raises the quotas back to their original numbers. When she goes to confront him and ask why he did it, he says simply "Because I can," and when he realizes he could break her, he could get the others to do whatever he wanted. Roseanne tears him a new one about it and storms off. He goes after her and Roseanne simply can't take it anymore, and she (followed by the other girls) very calmly all walk over, promptly take their time cards, punch out, and walk away. As they leave, Roseanne turns and says, "I guess we won't be making our quotas today, honeybunch."

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* The "Wellman Walkout". In "Let's Call It Quits", their obnoxious, condescending, and sexist boss Mr. Faber has set unrealistic quotas for the factory workers. Roseanne discusses it with him, and he says he'll lower the quotas if she'll show him some ('''undeserved''') respect. She does, and he turns around and raises the quotas back to their original numbers. When she goes to confront him and ask why he did it, he says simply "Because I can," and when he realizes he could break her, he could get the others to do whatever he wanted. Roseanne tears him a new one about it and storms off. He goes after off into the lunchroom. When Mr. Faber follows her and offers more insults, Roseanne simply can't take it anymore, announces that she won't put up with this any more and she (followed by the other girls) very calmly all walk over, promptly take their punches out her time cards, punch out, card, quitting. Mr. Faber sarcastically applauds her "performance," then reminds the women that there are two doors to the lunchroom: "one that pays, and walk away.one that doesn't." There's a moment of silence...and then Jackie gets up and punches out as well. Crystal follows, and one by one, every woman on the staff joins them. As they leave, Roseanne turns and says, "I guess we won't be making our quotas today, honeybunch.""
** What makes it even better is that the women were largely blue-collar workers with families, who didn't have a ton of employment prospects outside of Wellman. But despite all that, they ''still'' rallied together and [[RosseauWasRight chose their dignity and friendship over their jobs.]]



-->'''Roseanne''': Well who's gonna pay the taxes they ain't payin'?

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-->'''Roseanne''': Well Well, who's gonna pay the taxes they ain't payin'?



-->'''Mike''': Is your husband home?

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-->'''Mike''': -->'''Mike''': ...Is your husband home?home?
** Later, when Mike shows up at the bike shop, all it takes is Roseanne coming out and giving him a friendly hello to send him packing.
22nd Nov '16 8:36:43 AM creader
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* Darlene has been seeing another guy, Jimmy, while still with David. And despite initially accepting this, David finally confronts Darlene over it and demands she make a choice between him or Jimmy. [[KickTheDog Darlene picks Jimmy.]] And while it's a TearJerker moment, the awesome part comes when David delivers ''one'' line that shows how selfish and cruel Darlene has been to him after she states their break-up is [[ItsAllAboutMe hard on her too]]:
-->'''David:''' ''(to Darlene)'' [[TranquilFury Fine.]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech I can't believe I wasted three years of my life with you,]] ''[[TheDogBitesBack you cold-hearted bitch.]]'' [[DeadpanSnarker Did that make it easier?]]
22nd Sep '16 12:37:27 PM Geoduck
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** The whole episode is pretty clearly a massive TakeThat aimed at ABC/Disney, which had previously forced the producers to make what was basically an infomercial for Disneyland.
22nd Jun '16 11:12:18 PM Gravidef
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* In "Springtime for David," David goes to work for a SouvenirLand called "Edelweiss Gardens," which turns out to be a disturbing cult-like location that [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul brainwashes him]] into becoming a StepfordSmiler who is perpetually polite, energetic, and perky. When Roseanne finds out, she goes to save him, where the owner of the park claims that all of his employees are free to do whatever they want, and that they're all perfectly happy. She responds...
-->'''Roseanne''': You say these people are free--but are they? After they've worked, can they sit down, guzzle booze, and talk trash about their boss like at any other American job? No, they can't. Now, I am going to take David, and we are going to get in my junkie car, and drive across that ''polluted'' river where we're liable to get carjacked or run off the road by drunks. And take him back to our ''poor'' house in our ''white trash'' neighborhood, and DASH THROUGH THE DOOR AS QUICK AS WE CAN BEFORE WE GET ROBBED! Now that is ''MY'' AMERICA, '''''AND I THANK GOD I'M FREE TO ENJOY IT!'''''

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* In "Springtime for David," David goes to work for a SouvenirLand called "Edelweiss Gardens," which turns out to be a disturbing cult-like location that [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul brainwashes him]] into becoming a StepfordSmiler who is perpetually polite, energetic, and perky. When Roseanne finds out, she goes to save him, where and the owner of the park claims that all of his employees are free to do whatever they want, and that they're all perfectly happy.want. She responds...
-->'''Roseanne''': You say these people are free--but are they? After they've worked, can they have freedom--but do they really? Are they free, after work, to go sit down, guzzle booze, and talk have a beer and trash about their boss like at you can on any other American job? No, they can't. Now, I am going No! And yet this place claims to take David, represent what America stands for. Well, ''my'' America stands for more than five dollars to park, thirty dollars to get in, and we five dollar ''tasteless, bunny-shaped hamburgers!'' Now if you will excuse us, David and I are going to get in my junkie ''crappy'' car, and drive across along that ''polluted'' river where we're liable to we could get carjacked or run forced off the road by drunks. And take him back to drunks, pull up in front of our ''poor'' house in our ''white trash'' neighborhood, and DASH THROUGH THE DOOR AS QUICK AS WE CAN RUN IN BEFORE WE GET ARE ROBBED! Now that Because that, mister, is ''MY'' AMERICA, '''''AND I THANK GOD I'M WE'RE FREE TO ENJOY IT!'''''
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