History Series / Roseanne

27th Feb '17 9:31:04 AM Gravidef
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* DumbassHasAPoint: While he wasn't a dumbass, D.J. was strange bordering on creepy. When they were getting the diner off the ground, they were agonizing over the name. D.J. mentioned he felt left out since everybody else was getting to do things. Roseanne says it's his diner, too, and he'll get to help. He automatically shouts out that he gets to name it. Everybody panics slightly (again, D.J. was '''weird''',) but when he says "The Lunchbox," everybody agreed that it was absolutely perfect.

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* DumbassHasAPoint: While he wasn't a dumbass, D.J. was strange bordering on creepy.creepy (and not the brightest bulb in the box). When they were getting the diner off the ground, they were agonizing over the name. D.J. mentioned he felt left out since everybody else was getting to do things. Roseanne says it's his diner, too, and he'll get to help. He automatically shouts out that he gets to name it. Everybody panics slightly (again, D.J. was '''weird''',) but when he says "The Lunchbox," everybody agreed that it was absolutely perfect.



** In the Disney World two-parter, Roseanne jokingly suggests that she and Dan cash out his life insurance policy to go on a cruise. Dan smiles and says "I don't think that's such a good idea." [[spoiler: It turns out he's right...]]



*** "Let Them Eat Junk" also revealed that Roseanne's tendency to eat when she's depressed comes from Bev's using ice cream and other sweets to calm her down as a child, instead of trying to figure out why she was upset.



** Becky and Darlene seem to have this too, a more lighthearted trait being Becky's love of bad boys being her taking after her mother, while Darlene's verbally abusive streak towards men which lasted quite awhile, causing her to break up with David and eventually pissing off her follow-up boyfriend who left her specifically because she treated him like crap. Fortunately, Darlene gets better after she realizes what she's doing and that she really did love David and wanted to make it work between them (she's still snarky thereafter, but also tries to be more compassionate).

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** Becky and Darlene seem to have this too, a more lighthearted trait being too. Becky's is more lighthearted--her [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys love of bad boys being boys]] seems to be her taking after her mother, while mother. Darlene's was initially PlayedForLaughs--she had verbally abusive streak towards men which lasted quite awhile, causing her to break awhile--but [[RealityEnsues reality kicked in]] when David broke up with David her, and eventually pissing off her follow-up boyfriend who did the same left her specifically because she treated him like crap. Fortunately, Darlene gets better after she realizes what she's doing and that she really did love David and wanted to make it work between them (she's still snarky thereafter, but also tries to be more compassionate).
** Another episode indicates that D.J. is beginning to develop this, as he has a girlfriend who treats him like absolute garbage and bosses him around non-stop. This may be one of the few cases of an audience getting to see a Freudian Excuse ''developing''--D.J.'s surrounded by women who dominate the men in their lives, and he hasn't yet learned that there's a difference between spousal teasing and genuine abuse.
* FriendlyEnemies: Leon and Roseanne are this in spades. They were polar opposites (Roseanne the heterosexual, blue-collar, working-class liberal feminist and Leon the homosexual, moderately wealthy, CEO conservative), swapped insults constantly, and delighted in making each other's lives a living hell. However, they were also willing to help one another out when the situation arose--Roseanne made Dan invite Leon to his weekly poker game and even stood up for him when she thought he was going to be fired for being gay, while Leon turned to her for advice when he was fearful of his upcoming marriage (a wedding Roseanne herself planned).
11th Feb '17 1:23:21 PM BobSaget9
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** Outside of Roseanne's stories, Jackie did come out as a lesbian, and looking back, there are quite a few (probably unintentional) references. Aside from picking traditionally masculine jobs as a police officer and trucker (and remembering that ''Roseanne'' did make use of gay stereotypes quite frequently), there were frequent jokes about it. When Nancy came out to Roseanne and Jackie, they mentioned that she didn't act it, since she wasn't a flannel-wearing trucker (Jackie was wearing flannel at the time, and had been a trucker), and during her wedding Jackie said to Dan that if she didn't know there were nice guys like Dan in the world, she'd have given up on men a long time ago.

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** Outside of Roseanne's stories, [[spoiler:Roseanne's stories]], Jackie did come out as a lesbian, and looking back, there are quite a few (probably unintentional) references. Aside from picking traditionally masculine jobs as a police officer and trucker (and remembering that ''Roseanne'' did make use of gay stereotypes quite frequently), there were frequent jokes about it. When Nancy came out to Roseanne and Jackie, they mentioned that she didn't act it, since she wasn't a flannel-wearing trucker (Jackie was wearing flannel at the time, and had been a trucker), and during her wedding Jackie said to Dan that if she didn't know there were nice guys like Dan in the world, she'd have given up on men a long time ago.
11th Feb '17 1:12:02 PM BobSaget9
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "Everyone Comes To Jackie's", Dan tells Fred in the heat of the moment (due to being mad over the current situation with David and Darline) that if he were Fred, he'd sue Jackie for custody over their baby. Guess what the plot of the next episode, "Don't Make Room For Daddy", is about.


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* OhCrap: Dan goes into shock after Fred tells him in "Don't Make Room For Daddy" that he took his advice and is suing Jackie for custody of their baby, something Dan suggested in the previous episode in the heat of the moment (he was mad about other matters at the time).
-->'''Fred''': You were telling me how a man's got to stand up for himself!
-->'''Dan''': Well, that was different, I was sleeping on the couch, I had nothing to lose!
22nd Jan '17 2:50:55 PM Xtifr
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* ShoutOut: During the surreal, multi-episode odyssey of the Conners mingling with the upper-crust in Season 9, they meet an Indian doctor named [[TheParty Hrundi V. Bakshi]]

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* ShoutOut: During the surreal, multi-episode odyssey of the Conners mingling with the upper-crust in Season 9, they meet an Indian doctor named [[TheParty [[Film/TheParty Hrundi V. Bakshi]]
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?]]
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