History YMMV / Roseanne

20th Aug '17 5:20:19 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverLiveItDown: The series finale, which revealed that the entire series was a book written by Roseanne and that she had changed numerous details about her life. The revelation that Dan actually ''did'' die of his heart attack left many surprised fans completely blindsided.


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** Roseanne, who is harsh but not physically abusive towards her children spanking DJ after he wrecks their car, finally having been driven to the end of her rope. Roseanne is so horrified she can't even speak, recalling [[NotSoDifferent it was just like what her father would do]]. Thankfully she makes things right with DJ.
23rd Jul '17 11:50:41 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NightmareFuel: Given all the fights and arguments to be had between Dan and Roseanne, some of them are bound to have hints of this. Most infamous however is their biggest blow-up in "Fights And Stuff"; anyone who's dealt with such scenes in childhood are likely to find these moments very unsettling.
** Dan's mother trying to kill him by locking him inside his garage with the motorcycle engine running.
** Dan's drunken stupor in one episode where he tries to confront his dad over his mother's worsening mental health. He ends up scaring both Crystal and her son Lonnie as they try to keep him calm, forcing Roseanne to intervene and drag him back home.
21st Jul '17 1:12:16 PM DarkMask
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Dan's father; he presents himself as something of a martyr to his son, explaining that he spent so much time away from his family and allowed his son to think he was an asshole to shift the attention away from the fact his wife was going insane, as he didn't want Dan to remember her as a bad mother. Conversely, Dan's father was just a coward who couldn't deal with his wife losing her mind, and when an out came in the form of his work, he took it and happily abandoned his family because it was easier on himself, making up the excuse later to appease his guilt. The latter interpretation is very heavily hinted as to what Dan actually thinks about his father.
29th Jun '17 9:36:15 AM DrOO7
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** In the series finale, Nancy comments that baby Harris might be the first woman president. 20-years later, the US came very close to that.



* RewatchBonus: There are possibly some subtle hints throughout the final season that everything is a fantasy of Roseanne's--note that the bedrooms and garage aren't redecorated like the main rooms, an odd omission for someone refurbishing their house.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Even as being the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty teenage daughters]] throughout much of the series (until both became OlderAndWiser), Becky and Darlene get hit with this. The former is so obsessed with her love of Mark, she feels [[NoSympathy nothing]] for either her father losing his job and the family more of less being ''broke'' but super-pissy because Mark now has no job and has to move away. Also, even as Roseanne being a know-it-all jerk sometimes (although at the time, she was much nicer and relatable), her attitude in "No Talking" towards her was rather snotty and to everyone in the family, not just her mother. The latter, even as a {{Goth}} who hated "everything" also had her nasty moments and came off as being difficult just to be difficult, mainly when she cheated on David for no reason, who basically worshipped the ground she walked on, yet in "Snoop Davey Dave" when he reveals that she did drugs in the past, we're supposed to sympathize with ''her'' as David has no right to be angry/bitter about their breakup.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Even as being the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty teenage daughters]] throughout much of the series (until both became OlderAndWiser), Becky and Darlene get hit with this. The former is so obsessed with her love of Mark, she feels [[NoSympathy nothing]] for either her father losing his job and the family more of or less being ''broke'' but super-pissy because Mark now has no job and has to move away. Also, even as Roseanne being a know-it-all jerk sometimes (although at the time, she was much nicer and relatable), her attitude in "No Talking" towards her was rather snotty and to everyone in the family, not just her mother. The latter, even as a {{Goth}} who hated "everything" also had her nasty moments and came off as being difficult just to be difficult, mainly when she cheated on David for no reason, who basically worshipped the ground she walked on, yet in "Snoop Davey Dave" when he reveals that she did drugs in the past, we're supposed to sympathize with ''her'' as David has no right to be angry/bitter about their breakup.
9th May '17 3:46:22 PM sjh4889
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "Troubles with the Rubbles," Roseanne's neighbor becomes angry with her after her son runs off to a construction site with DJ while staying at Rosanne's house and badly cuts his finger, while Rosanne never knew where they were. While the neighbor had been condescending and snotty to Rosanne throughout the episode and the show seems to want us to sympathize with Rosanne when she tells her off for being overprotective and judgmental, the point that two eight year olds should not be allowed to wander around town unsupervised when the adult in charge has no idea where they are is definitely not without merit.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "Troubles with the Rubbles," Roseanne's neighbor becomes angry with her after her son runs off to a construction site with DJ while staying at Rosanne's house and badly cuts his finger, arm, while Rosanne never knew where they were. While the neighbor had been condescending and snotty to Rosanne throughout the episode and the show seems to want us to sympathize with Rosanne when she tells her off for being overprotective and judgmental, the point that two eight year olds should not be allowed to wander around town unsupervised when the adult in charge has no idea where they are is definitely not without merit.
10th Apr '17 2:59:24 PM WhirlRX
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Even as being the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty teenage daughters]] throughout much of the series (until both became OlderAndWiser), Becky and Darlene get hit with this. The former is so obsessed with her love of Mark, she feels [[NoSympathy nothing]] for either her father losing his job and the family more of less being ''broke'' but super-pissy because Mark now has no job and has to move away. Also, even as Roseanne being a know-it-all jerk sometimes (although at the time, she was much nicer and relatable), her attitude in "No Talking" towards her was rather snotty and to everyone in the family, not just her mother. The latter, even as a {{Goth}} who hated "everything" also had her nasty moments and came off as being difficult just to be difficult, mainly when she cheated on David for no reason, who basically worshipped the ground she walked on, yet in "Snoop Davey Dave" when he reveals that she did drugs in the past, we're supposed to sympathize with ''her'' as David has no right to be angry/bitter about their breakup. ''Then'' in the "Don't Make Me Over" episode, when both girls treated Rosie to a beauty day at the spa for Mother's Day just so she'll let them go to an out of town concert (which she didn't), [[WhatTheHellHero neither could even grasp why their mother was so upset over their deception.]]

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Even as being the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty teenage daughters]] throughout much of the series (until both became OlderAndWiser), Becky and Darlene get hit with this. The former is so obsessed with her love of Mark, she feels [[NoSympathy nothing]] for either her father losing his job and the family more of less being ''broke'' but super-pissy because Mark now has no job and has to move away. Also, even as Roseanne being a know-it-all jerk sometimes (although at the time, she was much nicer and relatable), her attitude in "No Talking" towards her was rather snotty and to everyone in the family, not just her mother. The latter, even as a {{Goth}} who hated "everything" also had her nasty moments and came off as being difficult just to be difficult, mainly when she cheated on David for no reason, who basically worshipped the ground she walked on, yet in "Snoop Davey Dave" when he reveals that she did drugs in the past, we're supposed to sympathize with ''her'' as David has no right to be angry/bitter about their breakup. ''Then'' in the "Don't Make Me Over" episode, when both girls treated Rosie to a beauty day at the spa for Mother's Day just so she'll let them go to an out of town concert (which she didn't), [[WhatTheHellHero neither could even grasp why their mother was so upset over their deception.]]breakup.
30th Mar '17 7:45:08 PM sjh4889
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "Troubles with the Rubbles," Roseanne's neighbor becomes angry with her after her son ran off to a construction site with DJ while staying at Rosanne's house and badly cut his finger, while Rosanne never knew where they were. While the neighbor had been condescending and snotty to Rosanne throughout the episode and the show seems to want us to sympathize with Rosanne when she tells her off for being overprotective and judgemental, the point that two eight year olds should not be allowed to wander around town unsupervised when the adult in charge has no idea where they are is definitely not without merit.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "Troubles with the Rubbles," Roseanne's neighbor becomes angry with her after her son ran runs off to a construction site with DJ while staying at Rosanne's house and badly cut cuts his finger, while Rosanne never knew where they were. While the neighbor had been condescending and snotty to Rosanne throughout the episode and the show seems to want us to sympathize with Rosanne when she tells her off for being overprotective and judgemental, judgmental, the point that two eight year olds should not be allowed to wander around town unsupervised when the adult in charge has no idea where they are is definitely not without merit.
30th Mar '17 7:42:56 PM sjh4889
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In "Troubles with the Rubbles," Roseanne's neighbor becomes angry with her after her son ran off to a construction site with DJ while staying at Rosanne's house and badly cut his finger, while Rosanne never knew where they were. While the neighbor had been condescending and snotty to Rosanne throughout the episode and the show seems to want us to sympathize with Rosanne when she tells her off for being overprotective and judgemental, the point that two eight year olds should not be allowed to wander around town unsupervised when the adult in charge has no idea where they are is definitely not without merit.
22nd Mar '17 10:12:15 AM Erin582
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Even as being the [[BrattyTeenageDaughter bratty teenage daughters]] throughout much of the series (until both became OlderAndWiser), Becky and Darlene get hit with this. The former is so obsessed with her love of Mark, she feels [[NoSympathy nothing]] for either her father losing his job and the family more of less being ''broke'' but super-pissy because Mark now has no job and has to move away. Also, even as Roseanne being a know-it-all jerk sometimes (although at the time, she was much nicer and relatable), her attitude in "No Talking" towards her was rather snotty and to everyone in the family, not just her mother. The latter, even as a {{Goth}} who hated "everything" also had her nasty moments and came off as being difficult just to be difficult, mainly when she cheated on David for no reason, who basically worshipped the ground she walked on, yet in "Snoop Davey Dave" when he reveals that she did drugs in the past, we're supposed to sympathize with ''her'' as David has no right to be angry/bitter about their breakup. ''Then'' in the "Don't Make Me Over" episode, when both girls treated Rosie to a beauty day at the spa for Mother's Day just so she'll let them go to an out of town concert (which she didn't), [[WhatTheHellHero neither could even grasp why their mother was so upset over their deception.]]
19th Mar '17 10:38:58 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: When Bev joins AA she accuses Dan of being an [[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.

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When Bev joins AA she accuses Dan of being an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] because he has a keg at his Super Bowl party. These are PlayedForLaughs. This episode comes across as jarring after John Goodman Creator/JohnGoodman admitted he was an alcoholic for thirty years.



** 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 Creator/JohnGoodman admitted he struggled with alcoholism.



* HilariousInHindsight: Roseanne has lost a winning lottery ticket with a connection to the number one-hundred and eight.

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Roseanne has lost a winning lottery ticket with a connection to the number one-hundred and eight.



** In some early episodes, DJ is a CreepyChild who destroys his sisters' Barbie dolls. Laurie Metcalf, who plays Aunt Jackie would go to be the voice of Andy's mom in WesternAnimation/ToyStory, which features a character who tortures toys.

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** In some early episodes, DJ is a CreepyChild who destroys his sisters' Barbie dolls. Laurie Metcalf, who plays Aunt Jackie would go to be the voice of Andy's mom in WesternAnimation/ToyStory, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', which features a character who tortures toys.
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