History Trivia / Roseanne

1st Jul '16 2:58:53 PM Delphi
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** Leon has a sex change op.

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** [[TransEqualsGay Leon has a sex change op.]]
29th Apr '16 7:25:01 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** A young George Clooney plays Booker Brooks, the factory manager of Wellman Plastics in the first two seasons.
** [[LawAndOrder Arthur Branch]] plays Dale Faber, the man who replaces Booker as factory manager.
** [[Film/SpiderMan Tobey Maguire]] is one of the friends of a guy Darlene is interested in dating in season 3 for one episode.
** ErnestPWorrell is a prince who begins dating Jackie in the final season.
** Stephen Dorff plays Jimmy Meltrigger, Becky's boyfriend in the second season.
** [[Film/WelcomeToTheDollhouse Dawn Weiner]] plays DJ's girlfriend in the final season.
** [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy Solomon]] plays George, one of DJ's friends.
** [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] shows up as a swindler posing as a realtor who briefly dates Sandra Berhardt's character Nancy.
** Morgan Fairchild is Nancy's lover after she comes out of the closet.
** James Brolin plays Roseanne's business partner and [[spoiler:love interest]] in the final season while Dan figures things out for himself.
** Mariel Hemingway makes out with Roseanne.
** Red Buttons plays Bev's boyfriend in a couple of episodes.
** Shelly Winters plays Bev's mom.
** Traci Lords works at Roseanne's diner for a few episodes.
** [[Series/DesperateHousewives Karen McLuskey]] makes an appearance in a couple of episodes-one as a shopper and one as a dancer in Bev's ballroom class.
** [[Series/GreysAnatomy The chief of surgery at Seattle Grace-Mercy West]] plays Chuck, one of Dan's poker buddies.
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Otto's wife Gretchen]] plays uptight neighbor Kathy Bowman.
** [[Series/That70sShow Hyde]] plays Darlene's boyfriend after he breakup with David.
** A wee Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays DJ's immensely boring friend, George.
** [[Series/LawAndOrder Dann Florek]] appears twice, once as Becky and Darlene's school principal, and again as a surgeon.
*** [[MikeAndMolly Peggy]] (Rondi Reed) appears as Jackie's therapist in season 4.
** Creator/BillMaher as a "boudoir" photographer in Season 5.
** ''Series/{{Glee}}'' fans will recognize Bieste and Figgins in (separate) roles in Season 9. Creator/DotMarieJones plays a wrestler named Black Widow, and Creator/IqbalTheba plays Dr. Bakshi in two episodes.
** Dan's accountant from Season 4 is Bulldog from ''Series/{{Frasier}}.
** Creator Matt Williams later went on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement'' along with fellow writers David [=McFadzean=] and Carmen Finestra.
** Creator/JossWhedon wrote five episodes.
** Amy Sherman wrote thirteen episodes, as well as serving as executive story editor. Ms. Sherman is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Danny Jacobson wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as supervising producer. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** Creator/ChuckLorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer.
** Creator/NormMacDonald wrote two episodes.
** Creator/AprilWinchell wrote three episodes.
** Mark Rosewater wrote two episodes. Rosewater later went on to be head of R&D for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Bruce Helford was an executive producer. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.
*** Penelope Spheeris wrote "Fender Bender." She's best known to punk and metal fans as the director of The Decline of Western Civiliation Parts 1 and 2, and as the director of Film/WaynesWorld.
** ''Creator/CarrieFisher'' wrote the episode "Arsenic and Old Mom."
27th Jan '16 7:22:23 PM glickmam
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** Creator Matt Williams later went on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement'' along with fellow writers David [=McFadzean=] and Carmen Finestra.
** Creator/JossWhedon wrote five episodes.
** Amy Sherman wrote thirteen episodes, as well as serving as executive story editor. Ms. Sherman is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Danny Jacobson wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as supervising producer. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** Creator/ChuckLorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer.
** Creator/NormMacDonald wrote two episodes.
** Creator/AprilWinchell wrote three episodes.
** Mark Rosewater wrote two episodes. Rosewater later went on to be head of R&D for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Bruce Helford was an executive producer. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.
*** Penelope Spheeris wrote "Fender Bender." She's best known to punk and metal fans as the director of The Decline of Western Civiliation Parts 1 and 2, and as the director of Film/WaynesWorld.
** ''Creator/CarrieFisher'' wrote the episode "Arsenic and Old Mom."
26th Jan '16 4:39:12 PM mlsmithca
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: There have been times you would think this was the only show Nick At Night owned the rights to. ABC wasn't exactly neglectful of the show, either.
** WE, TVLand, and Logo like to show marathons of it as well.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: There have been times you would think this was the only show Nick At Night owned the rights to. ABC wasn't exactly neglectful of the show, either.
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either. WE, TVLand, and Logo like to show marathons of it as well.



* DuelingShows: With ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. Both were blue-collared (and comedy), wisecracking dysfunctional families from Illinois and both shows ended the same year. Although ''Roseanne'' received more critical acclaim and numerous Emmy wins (mostly at the expense of ''MWC''), the latter show lasted a full decade and is usually remembered more fondly. See OldShame and the {{YMMV}} page for more details.

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* DuelingShows: With ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. Both were blue-collared (and comedy), wisecracking dysfunctional families from Illinois and both shows ended the same year. Although ''Roseanne'' received more critical acclaim and numerous Emmy wins (mostly at the expense of ''MWC''), the latter show lasted a full decade and is usually remembered more fondly. See OldShame and the {{YMMV}} page YMMV.{{Roseanne}} for more details.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Several behind the scenes examples:
** Creator Matt Williams later went on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement'' along with fellow writers David [=McFadzean=] and Carmen Finestra.
** Creator/JossWhedon wrote five episodes.
** Amy Sherman wrote thirteen episodes, as well as serving as executive story editor. Ms. Sherman is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Danny Jacobson wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as supervising producer. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** Creator/ChuckLorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer.
** Creator/NormMacDonald wrote two episodes.
** Creator/AprilWinchell wrote three episodes.
** Mark Rosewater wrote two episodes. Rosewater later went on to be head of R&D for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Bruce Helford was an executive producer. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.
*** Penelope Spheeris wrote "Fender Bender." She's best known to punk and metal fans as the director of The Decline of Western Civiliation Parts 1 and 2, and as the director of Film/WaynesWorld.
** ''Creator/CarrieFisher'' wrote the episode "Arsenic and Old Mom."

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Several behind the scenes examples:
** Creator Matt Williams later went on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement'' along with fellow writers David [=McFadzean=] and Carmen Finestra.
** Creator/JossWhedon wrote five episodes.
** Amy Sherman wrote thirteen episodes, as well as serving as executive story editor. Ms. Sherman is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Danny Jacobson wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as supervising producer. Jacobson is best known as co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/MadAboutYou''.
** Creator/ChuckLorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer.
** Creator/NormMacDonald wrote two episodes.
** Creator/AprilWinchell wrote three episodes.
** Mark Rosewater wrote two episodes. Rosewater later went on to be head of R&D for ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.
** Bruce Helford was an executive producer. Helford is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/AngerManagement'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/TheNormShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', and ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow''.
*** Penelope Spheeris wrote "Fender Bender." She's best known to punk and metal fans as the director of The Decline of Western Civiliation Parts 1 and 2, and as the director of Film/WaynesWorld.
** ''Creator/CarrieFisher'' wrote the episode "Arsenic and Old Mom."



** [[{{Spider-Man}} Tobey Maguire]] is one of the friends of a guy Darlene is interested in dating in season 3 for one episode.

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** [[{{Spider-Man}} [[Film/SpiderMan Tobey Maguire]] is one of the friends of a guy Darlene is interested in dating in season 3 for one episode.



** [[ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy Solomon]] plays George, one of DJ's friends.
** [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] shows up as a swindler posing as a realtor who briefly dates Sandra Berhardt's character Nancy.

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** [[ThirdRockFromTheSun [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Tommy Solomon]] plays George, one of DJ's friends.
** [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. Frank-N-Furter]] shows up as a swindler posing as a realtor who briefly dates Sandra Berhardt's character Nancy.



** [[LawAndOrder Dann Florek]] appears twice, once as Becky and Darlene's school principal, and again as a surgeon.

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** [[LawAndOrder [[Series/LawAndOrder Dann Florek]] appears twice, once as Becky and Darlene's school principal, and again as a surgeon.



*** It should be noted that some of these have RealitySubtext behind them; in RealLife, Glenn Quinn (Mark) died of a heroin overdose in 2002, Sara Gilbert (Darlene) has come out as a lesbian, and Johnny Galecki (David) is (attempting) to [[TheBigBangTheory date a woman younger than he is]].

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*** It should be noted that some of these have RealitySubtext behind them; in RealLife, Glenn Quinn (Mark) died of a heroin overdose in 2002, Sara Gilbert (Darlene) has come out as a lesbian, and Johnny Galecki (David) is (attempting) to [[TheBigBangTheory [[Series/TheBigBangTheory date a woman younger than he is]].
26th Jan '16 5:08:25 AM Erin582
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* DuelingShows: With ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. Both were blue-collared (and comedy), wisecracking dysfunctional families from Illinois and both shows ended the same year. Although ''Roseanne'' received more critical acclaim and numerous Emmy wins (mostly at the expense of ''MWC''), the latter show lasted a full decade and is usually remembered more fondly. See OldShame and the {{YMMV}} page for more details.


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** There were talks for Roseanne's boss and SitcomArchEnemy [[StraightGay Leon Carp]] and his husband, Scott, to get a spin-off series, but this was ultimately rejected by [=ABC=] executives.
12th Dec '15 9:54:04 PM glickmam
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** Chuck Lorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer. Lorre is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GraceUnderFire'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'', ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', which stars Johnny Galecki and featured a multi-episode guest run by Sara Gilbert.

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** Chuck Lorre Creator/ChuckLorre also wrote twelve episodes, as well as serving as co-executive producer. Lorre is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/GraceUnderFire'' and co-creator and executive producer of ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'', ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', and ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', which stars Johnny Galecki and featured a multi-episode guest run by Sara Gilbert.producer.
27th Nov '15 5:13:54 PM nombretomado
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* TheCastShowoff: John Goodman is an adept impressionist, as seen on his countless SaturdayNightLive appearances. This was worked into the show fairly often, with Dan launching into impressions of anybody from De Niro and Brando to Film/TheThreeStooges to JuliaChild. He also showed off his singing talents in a handful of episodes - notably season one's "Radio Days" and season two's "Sweet Dreams."

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* TheCastShowoff: John Goodman is an adept impressionist, as seen on his countless SaturdayNightLive ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' appearances. This was worked into the show fairly often, with Dan launching into impressions of anybody from De Niro and Brando to Film/TheThreeStooges to JuliaChild. He also showed off his singing talents in a handful of episodes - notably season one's "Radio Days" and season two's "Sweet Dreams."
3rd Sep '15 5:10:02 PM tvinsomne
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* TheOtherDarrin: One of the most egregious and ridiculous examples of all time, with plenty of unabashed LampshadeHanging. When Lecy Goranson left the show for school, Becky was written out as having moved to Minnesota, but eventually returned, now played by Sarah Chalke. At the beginning of the 8th season, Goranson returned and played Becky steadily for a run of episodes, with Chalke actually ''cameoing as a different character'' in the Halloween episode. After this, Chalke was brought in again as Becky on-and-off over the course of that season for any episodes Goranson was unavailable for, including the Disneyworld two-parter and Darlene's wedding. Finally, at the beginning of the 9th and final season, Chalke took over again all the way until the finale.

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* TheOtherDarrin: One of the most egregious {{egregious}} and ridiculous examples of all time, with plenty of unabashed LampshadeHanging. When Lecy Goranson left the show for school, Becky was written out as having moved to Minnesota, but eventually returned, now played by Sarah Chalke. At the beginning of the 8th season, Goranson returned and played Becky steadily for a run of episodes, with Chalke actually ''cameoing as a different character'' in the Halloween episode. After this, Chalke was brought in again as Becky on-and-off over the course of that season for any episodes Goranson was unavailable for, including the Disneyworld two-parter and Darlene's wedding. Finally, at the beginning of the 9th and final season, Chalke took over again all the way until the finale.
2nd Jul '15 8:03:18 AM Anicomicgeek
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* TheCastShowoff: John Goodman is an adept impressionist, as seen on his countless SaturdayNightLive appearances. This was worked into the show fairly often, with Dan launching into impressions of anybody from De Niro and Brando to Film/TheThreeStooges to JuliaChild. He also showed off his singing talents in a handful of episodes - notably season one's "Radio Days" and season two's "Sweet Dreams."
** In the episode in which David Crosby and his band appear, Roseanne's fellow waitress at Rodbells, Bonnie, turns out to be quite the singer. Bonnie was played by Bonnie Bramlett, a successful recording artist in real life.
** Roseanne herself dabbled in this a few times.
27th Jun '15 6:27:20 PM shamblingdead2
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** Dan's accountant from Season 4 is [[''Series/{{Frasier}} Bulldog]].

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** Dan's accountant from Season 4 is [[''Series/{{Frasier}} Bulldog]].Bulldog from ''Series/{{Frasier}}.
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