History Trivia / Roseanne

5th Nov '17 2:30:03 PM ClintEastwood
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** But the show was notorious for star Roseanne Barr constantly fighting with and belittling her writers, which was a problem from the very beginning. She resented the pilot writer and initial showrunner Matt Williams being credited as the sole creator of the show despite it having been based on her "Domestic Goddess" stand-up persona (she received a credit for "based on a character created by"). The two constantly butted heads over how her character was portrayed; she outright refused to say a line he wrote ("well, you're my equal in bed, but that's it"). Williams approached her co-stars John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf hoping to entice them to go along with a ReTool in which Barr's character would be written out; they both supported Barr, and Williams, outflanked, left the show after the first season. (He would go on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement''.) From then on, Barr made clear that ''she'' was in charge, and often spoke poorly of her writers in particular and of television writing in general to anyone who would listen. Most writers and writer-producers who've worked on the show have little nice to say about the atmosphere in the writers' room, and even writers on other shows would make digs at Barr's tyranny (''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had Dorothy snark about taking abuse like being on "The Roseanne Barr Show" as early as 1989). Most notably, Creator/ChuckLorre had his first of many run-ins with ThePrimaDonna stars on this show before moving on to ''Series/GraceUnderFire'', ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', and ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' in his later career.

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** But the show was notorious for star Roseanne Barr constantly fighting with and belittling her writers, which was a problem from the very beginning. She resented the pilot writer and initial showrunner Matt Williams being credited as the sole creator of the show despite it having been based on her "Domestic Goddess" stand-up persona (she received a credit for "based on a character created by"). The two constantly butted heads over how her character was portrayed; she outright refused to say a line he wrote ("well, you're my equal in bed, but that's it"). Williams approached her co-stars John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf hoping to entice them to go along with a ReTool in which Barr's character would be written out; they both supported Barr, and Williams, outflanked, left the show after the first season. (He would go on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement''.) From then on, Barr made it clear that ''she'' was in charge, and often spoke poorly of her writers in particular and of television writing in general to anyone who would listen. Most writers and writer-producers who've worked on the show have little nice to say about the atmosphere in the writers' room, and even writers on other shows would make digs at Barr's tyranny (''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had Dorothy snark about taking abuse like being on "The Roseanne Barr Show" as early as 1989). Most notably, Creator/ChuckLorre had his first of many run-ins with ThePrimaDonna stars on this show before moving on to ''Series/GraceUnderFire'', ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', and ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' in his later career.
8th Oct '17 11:33:35 AM Brainbin
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* HostilityOnTheSet:
** Allegedly the main reason for the departure of Sal Barone, the original D.J., after the pilot. He and Sara Gilbert didn't get along.
** But the show was notorious for star Roseanne Barr constantly fighting with and belittling her writers, which was a problem from the very beginning. She resented the pilot writer and initial showrunner Matt Williams being credited as the sole creator of the show despite it having been based on her "Domestic Goddess" stand-up persona (she received a credit for "based on a character created by"). The two constantly butted heads over how her character was portrayed; she outright refused to say a line he wrote ("well, you're my equal in bed, but that's it"). Williams approached her co-stars John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf hoping to entice them to go along with a ReTool in which Barr's character would be written out; they both supported Barr, and Williams, outflanked, left the show after the first season. (He would go on to co-create ''Series/HomeImprovement''.) From then on, Barr made clear that ''she'' was in charge, and often spoke poorly of her writers in particular and of television writing in general to anyone who would listen. Most writers and writer-producers who've worked on the show have little nice to say about the atmosphere in the writers' room, and even writers on other shows would make digs at Barr's tyranny (''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' had Dorothy snark about taking abuse like being on "The Roseanne Barr Show" as early as 1989). Most notably, Creator/ChuckLorre had his first of many run-ins with ThePrimaDonna stars on this show before moving on to ''Series/GraceUnderFire'', ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', and ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' in his later career.
4th Oct '17 10:59:03 AM CosmicFerret
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** Tom Arnold plays Arnie Thomas.

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** Tom Arnold Creator/TomArnold plays Arnie Thomas.
30th Sep '17 7:43:22 AM ClintEastwood
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* PostScriptSeason: As the show neared the end of its eighth season, which had been expected to be its last, the ratings improved enough for the network to ask for one more season, in which the show completely lost its moorings as the Conners' lottery win allowed the writers to indulge in all the "what-if" plotlines they had never otherwise dared to touch.
31st Aug '17 4:22:12 PM ClintEastwood
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* WorkingTitle: ''Life and Stuff''.
17th Jul '17 3:20:38 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Played with in Season 5's YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode, "Halloween IV." Teenage Dan (played by Abraham Benrubi) wears a caveman costume. The next year, Creator/JohnGoodman played Fred Flintstone in ''Film/TheFlintstones'', and Benrubi himself would appear in ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle''.
* 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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** Played with in Season 5's YetAnotherChristmasCarol episode, "Halloween IV." Teenage Dan (played by Abraham Benrubi) wears a caveman costume. The next year, Creator/JohnGoodman played Fred Flintstone in ''Film/TheFlintstones'', and Benrubi himself would appear in ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle''.
''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle.''
* AdoredByTheNetwork: There have been times you would think this was the only show Nick At Night Nite 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.
10th Jul '17 6:09:43 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Roseanne blowing up the house to get revenge counts as a reference to ''Film/SheDevil''.

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** Roseanne blowing up the house to get revenge counts as a reference an allusion to Roseanne Barr's role in ''Film/SheDevil''.
10th Jul '17 6:08:27 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Roseanne blowing up the house to get revenge counts as a reference to ''Film/SheDevil''.

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* Roseanne **Roseanne blowing up the house to get revenge counts as a reference to ''Film/SheDevil''.
10th Jul '17 6:07:09 PM tyrekecorrea
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* Roseanne blowing up the house to get revenge counts as a reference to ''Film/SheDevil''.
1st Jul '17 11:12:49 AM creader
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* ActorAllusion: When Michael O'Keefe (Fred) left the show, he went to another show on ABC called ''Life's Work'', where he was the husband of an assistant district attorney with two children. In one episode of ''Roseanne'', while complaining about Fred's Christmas present to Jackie, Roseanne says that they never see him "since he moved in with that D.A. chick with them two kids."

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When Michael O'Keefe (Fred) left the show, he went to another show on ABC called ''Life's Work'', where he was the husband of an assistant district attorney with two children. In one episode of ''Roseanne'', while complaining about Fred's Christmas present to Jackie, Roseanne says that they never see him "since he moved in with that D.A. chick with them two kids."



* 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.
* TheCastShowoff: Creator/JohnGoodman is an adept impressionist, as seen on his countless ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' appearances. This was worked into the show fairly often, with Dan launching into impressions of anybody from Creator/RobertDeNiro and Vreator/MarlonBrando 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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* 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, [=TVLand=], and Logo like to show marathons of it as well.
* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowoff:
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Creator/JohnGoodman is an adept impressionist, as seen on his countless ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' appearances. This was worked into the show fairly often, with Dan launching into impressions of anybody from Creator/RobertDeNiro and Vreator/MarlonBrando 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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