History YMMV / Roseanne

25th Feb '17 10:10:38 PM Gravidef
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* JerkassHasAPoint: In the Season Four finale, Dan and Roseanne's bike shop, which they sunk virtually every penny they had into, goes under. Becky is particularly devastated--not only did her parents gamble her college tuition on the shop, but Mark, who was working there, was given a lucrative job offer in another city. When Becky finally reaches her breaking point, she takes it out on Dan, blaming him: "I don't have college, I don't have Mark, I don't have ANYTHING! You blew it, Dad! You blew it for me and this entire family!" While she is being insensitive and ignoring the pain Dan and Roseanne are going through, her argument is a valid one--Dan ''did'' go into business without any real knowledge of economics or management, chose a niche market instead of something that would broadly appeal to customers, and staked the family's fortunes on a longtime dream without considering the consequences. Roseanne even seems to acknowledge it in-universe, outright telling Becky to shut up when she starts her rant as if she knows it's hurting Dan.
8th Jan '17 6:19:02 PM glickmam
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** Several writers also made names for themselves in geekdom. [[Creator/JossWhedon One]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer made]] [[Series/{{Firefly}} a few]] [[Series/{{Dollhouse}} shows]] with ass-kicking females; another now [[MagicTheGathering designs cards for a living]].

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** Several 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 made names 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 themselves in geekdom. [[Creator/JossWhedon One]] [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer made]] [[Series/{{Firefly}} a few]] [[Series/{{Dollhouse}} shows]] with ass-kicking females; another now [[MagicTheGathering designs cards for a living]].''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 Nov '16 6:56:12 PM creader
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* HarsherInHindsight: Watching Roseanne and Dan yell at Becky for underage drinking is kind of hard to watch after John Goodman admitted he struggled with alcoholism.

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Watching Roseanne and Dan yell at Becky for underage drinking is kind of hard to watch after John Goodman admitted he struggled with alcoholism. alcoholism.
** Dan saying he was having an affair in "Roseanne in the Hood", which was PlayedForLaughs [[ItMakesSenseInContext if you watch the episode's plot]] becomes less so when he [[spoiler:has an affair in the season finale with one of his mother's nurses...but that becomes even more ''hard'' to watch when it's revealed it was just a moment Roseanne made up in her book after Dan died, stating that his death felt like he was with another woman.]]
23rd Nov '16 6:12:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Bev joins AA she accuses Dan of being an alcoholic because he has a keg at his Super Bowl party. These are PlayedForLaughs. This episode comes across as jarring after John Goodman admitted he was an alcoholic for thirty years.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Bev joins AA she accuses Dan of being an alcoholic [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] because he has a keg at his Super Bowl party. These are PlayedForLaughs. This episode comes across as jarring after John Goodman admitted he was an alcoholic for thirty years.
29th Sep '16 8:54:43 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->'''DJ:''' The "B" word?
-->'''Darlene:''' Worse.
-->'''DJ:''' The "F" word?
-->'''Dan:''' Deej!
-->'''DJ:''' The "L" word?
-->'''Darlene:''' What's the "L" word?
-->'''DJ:''' I don't know, what's the "F" word?

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-->'''DJ:''' --->'''DJ:''' The "B" word?
-->'''Darlene:''' --->'''Darlene:''' Worse.
-->'''DJ:''' --->'''DJ:''' The "F" word?
-->'''Dan:''' --->'''Dan:''' Deej!
-->'''DJ:''' --->'''DJ:''' The "L" word?
-->'''Darlene:''' --->'''Darlene:''' What's the "L" word?
-->'''DJ:''' --->'''DJ:''' I don't know, what's the "F" word?
4th Jun '16 10:34:18 AM VoxAquila
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* ValuesDissonance: In one episode, Dan describes Roseanne as person who can only deal with pain by spreading it; while ostensibly to humanize her, it sounds uncomfortably like how one would rationalize/justify the behavior of an emotionally abusive spouse and parent.
7th Apr '16 9:31:09 AM Bergamot
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* {{Narm}}: Watching the beginning of the tornado episode with them treating a tornado ''watch'' with gallows humor and panic can be rather ludicrous to viewers from Tornado Alley (For the record, a tornado '''watch,''' basically means "Conditions are right for a tornado; stay tuned, one might form. A tornado '''''warning''''' means "A tornado has been spotted, YouCanPanicNow.) They are vindicated soon after though...

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* {{Narm}}: Watching the beginning of the tornado episode with them treating a tornado ''watch'' with gallows humor and panic can be rather ludicrous to viewers from Tornado Alley Alley. (For the record, a tornado '''watch,''' basically means "Conditions are right for a tornado; stay tuned, one might form. A tornado '''''warning''''' means "A tornado has been spotted, YouCanPanicNow.) ") They are vindicated soon after though...
7th Apr '16 9:27:16 AM Bergamot
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** In an early episode DJ bites his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun and goes "Bang, bang." Flash forward to 2013 when a kid could get suspended from school for doing the same thing.

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** In an early episode DJ bites his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun and goes "Bang, bang." [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/student-suspended-for-pop-tart-gun/ Flash forward to 2013 when a kid could get child DJ's age was suspended from school for doing the same thing.thing under modern zero-tolerance policies.]]
28th Feb '16 3:00:35 PM creader
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: One can only imagine how the show would have been if some of the changes Roseanne admitted to making in the final episode for her book--such as Jackie being a lesbian rather than Bev, and Becky and Darlene dating David and Mark respectively instead of vice versa--had made it into the series proper.
28th Nov '15 11:40:45 AM nombretomado
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** The Chief from ''GreysAnatomy'' is one of Dan's poker buddies!
** David became [[TheBigBangTheory a brilliant physicist with a quirky roomate]].
** Looks like Becky 2 made good on her plan to [[{{Scrubs}} go to school to become a doctor.]]

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** The Chief from ''GreysAnatomy'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is one of Dan's poker buddies!
** David became [[TheBigBangTheory [[Series/TheBigBangTheory a brilliant physicist with a quirky roomate]].
roommate]].
** Looks like Becky 2 made good on her plan to [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} go to school to become a doctor.]]
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