The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law.

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 Roseanne Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Dan Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Jackie Harris / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Darlene Conner / ... (221 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Becky Conner / ... (149 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 David Healy / ... (93 episodes, 1992-1997)
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'Roseanne' is the story of a working-class family struggling with life's essential problems--marriage, children, money, and parents-in-law. A now-classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family, a family of five that includes the parents, Roseanne and Dan, and the children, Becky, Darlene, and D.J.. Roseanne is helped in her challenge to keep the family moving along by her single sister, Jackie, and various friends. Written by Bossy Bessie

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Joss Whedon was a writer on Roseanne. Allyson Hannigan also made an appearance on Roseanne, on the Like a New Job episode. The two of them would later team up on Buffy the Vampire Slayer; he as creator and executive producer; she as one of the stars, Willow. Joss would also use another Roseanne star, Glenn Quinn, for his Buffy spinoff Angel. Similarly Chuck Lorre was a writer on Roseanne, and he would team up with Johnny Galecki on their big hit The Big Bang Theory after Roseanne wrapped. See more »

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All of the exterior shots of the series show a front white storm door, but whenever the front door is shown from the inside, there is no storm door. See more »

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During the course of the series, Roseanne Arnold divorced Tom Arnold and changed her name to simply Roseanne. In the season-opener after the divorce, every cast and crew member in the opening and closing credits was listed onscreen by first name only. See more »

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Referenced in Sandra Bernhard: I'm Still Here... Damn It! (1999) See more »

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Just great
21 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Roseanne" is a milestone in TV sitcoms. It shows a lower class family realistically and the problems and issues they face. It dealt with (for the time) risky issues that you didn't see on TV often. I still remember quite a stir when two separate episodes dealt with one of the girls "becoming" a woman and the son of the family discovering how to "pleasure" himself. Also it had episodes dealing with abortion, gay characters, alcoholism, drug abuse, premarital sex, workplace and sexual harassment, how to deal with elderly parents... None of the characters were squeaky clean or perfect...they all had huge flaws and faults. But all of this was done with realism, great acting and a strong (if sometimes caustic) sense of humor. You saw the characters grow and change over the course of the 9 years it was on the air. It totally fell apart during the last season (egos were going out of control on the set) and ended horribly but the previous eight seasons were just fantastic. And the Halloween episodes were among the funniest ever done for a TV series. Just great all around. If you've never seen it, catch an episode or two--it's worth the effort.


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