History Series / Roseanne

7th Jan '17 12:06:44 PM LaurelHS
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* AsleepInClass: In one episode, Darlene's excuse for missing her high school Spanish class is that her friend forgot to wake her up after Biology.

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In one episode, Darlene's excuse for missing her high school Spanish class is that her friend forgot to wake her up after Biology.
4th Dec '16 6:41:24 AM LarryMullen
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* HideYourPregnancy: They tried to do this with Laurie Metcalf's pregnancy. They started with loose clothing that got larger and larger and then resorted to putting things in front of her (the most memorable moment being when Jackie sits in the bathtub with a heavy quilt over her when she, Dan and Roseanne get high on twenty year old pot). However, Metcalf ended up with one of the biggest baby bumps ever, forcing them to write in a one night stand conception so they didn't have to remove her from the rest of the season.
26th Nov '16 10:22:33 PM shamblingdead2
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* LethalChef : Notably when Becky tried to cook dinner, a concoction of spaghetti with Thousand Island Dressing.
--> Becky: DJ liked it.
--> Darlene: DJ eats hair!



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sort of, while it was by no means a "favorite," it seems like for the first few seasons, the Connor family lived on Roseanne's notorious meatloaf.

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* ThanksgivingEpisode : Every year after Season 2. Every Thanksgiving was an example of DinnerAndAShow.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sort of, while it was by no means a "favorite," it seems like for the first few seasons, the Connor family lived on Roseanne's notorious meatloaf. Or pizza.
26th Nov '16 10:16:12 PM shamblingdead2
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* TwoWords : Probably several times, but in "Mommy Nearest," this exchange happens.
--> Jackie: I got two words for you, Roseanne. Loose meat.
--> Roseanne: Well, I got two words for you.
26th Nov '16 9:39:05 PM shamblingdead2
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* ForgotToPayTheBill : Roseanne had a "system" in place to juggle the bills, a familiar scenario to any working-class family. The Season 5 episode "The Dark Ages" dealt directly with the Conners having their power shut off due to non-payment.
--> Dan: I thought you paid that.
--> Roseanne: Well, it was a choice between that and the water bill, and you can only live three days without water.
--> Dan: You mean I can take a bath, but I can't throw the toaster in?
26th Nov '16 8:52:42 PM shamblingdead2
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* WhamEpisode : Several. One of the biggest was "Terms of Estrangement," where [[spoiler: Dan's bike shop went out of business and Becky married Mark and moved to Minneapolis]].
* WhamLine : In a few cases. One of the biggest is during "Terms of Estrangement."
--> Dan: [[spoiler: What do you mean you got MARRIED?]]
26th Nov '16 8:38:10 PM shamblingdead2
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** There was also an incident with some hair in the drain that didn't belong to anyone in the family.
20th Oct '16 9:12:38 PM danlansdowne
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** One neighbouring family introduced a few seasons into the series got tons of episodes and development, including one daughter pursuing main character David Healy and her overweight wallflower sister catching Roseanne's attention as somebody who needed support and guidance. The Conners even all traveled to California with them in an RV at one point. Unlike their previous sets of neighbours who'd had proper send-offs, they eventually just stopped appearing.
** Lampshaded beautifully in "Breakin' up is Hard to Do" with Dean breaking the fourth wall, pleading with the audience to bring him back, only to mouth off the an off-stage Roseanne. The "In Memoriam" tribute is a wonder to behold.

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** One neighbouring family family, the Tildens, introduced a few seasons into the series got tons of episodes and development, including one daughter pursuing main character David Healy and her overweight wallflower sister catching Roseanne's attention as somebody who needed support and guidance. The Conners even all traveled to California with them in an RV at one point. Unlike their previous sets of neighbours who'd had proper send-offs, they eventually just stopped appearing.
** Lampshaded beautifully in "Breakin' up is Hard to Do" with Dean breaking the fourth wall, pleading with the audience to bring him back, only to mouth off the an off-stage Roseanne. The "In Memoriam" tribute is a wonder to behold. Ironically, he ''did'' come back for an appearance in one episode.
20th Oct '16 7:36:37 PM danlansdowne
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*** FridgeBrilliance sets in when you realize that the real change happened around the time she dated the abusive Fisher.
20th Oct '16 7:10:30 PM danlansdowne
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* DoWrongRight: ''Bev'' of all people when Jackie and Roseanne are putting Christmas decorations on a sleeping Nana Mary, who had been criticizing her all day:
--> '''Bev''': Girls! Stop that! You're being stupid and childish! Everyone knows you string lights from the ''top''!
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