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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A popular sitcom that ran from 1988 to 1997 and in 2018 on ABC, focusing on the trials of the working-class Conner family of Lanford, Illinois. It was beloved for its realistic portrayal of the average American family.There was mother Roseanne (Roseanne Barr); father Dan (John Goodman in the role that made him famous); preppy daughter Becky (originally played by Lecy Goranson, and taken over — repeatedly — by Sarah Chalke, in one of the most famous instances of The Other Darrin outside of Darrin himself); sarcastic daughter Darlene (Sara Gilbert); son D.J. (Michael Fishman); and Roseanne's younger sister Jackie (Laurie Metcalf).Probably the Trope Codifier for the Dysfunctional Family on American TV, sharing the title with Married... with Children. The Conners were generally stable but were still prone to dealing with domestic arguments, problematic neighbors, daughters who seemed to like bad boys and taking in a kid whose home life was far worse than theirs. The Healey brothers, Mark (Glenn Quinn) and David (Johnny Galecki) were added to the show as long-time boyfriends to Becky and Darlene, eventually marrying them. The show was also noted for a welcome subversion to the Ugly Guy, Hot Wife rule.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Famously—or perhaps infamously—the final season of the show's original run dramatically changed things by seeing the Conners escape their slave-wage working class existence when they won the lottery. Unfortunately, shaking up the status quo let out all the air in the balloon, so to speak; viewers preferred things the way they were because the family's struggle to make ends meet was part of the formula that made the show a success. Ratings tanked and brought about the show's cancellation and a hasty attempt to wrap up the series. This controversy resulted in an even more bizarre conclusion when writers tried to Hand Wave the entire last season, only to throw in a bunch of surprise turns of events no one had really asked for, as it was almost like someone took a sledgehammer to a lot of plots that had been central to the series throughout its run.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })In 2017 it was announced that most of the cast was reuniting for a revival, consisting of an eight-episode season that later increased to nine, and then ten. It premiered on ABC on March 27, 2018. The premiere's ratings were so highnote it got more viewers than the original series finale over two decades earlier — which is remarkable considering the exodus of viewers from network television in the interim that it was renewed for a second (or eleventh — the show is being promoted as a continuation of the original series rather than a revival) season two days later. However, the revival was cancelled on May 29th, 2018, after Barr herself made racist tweets comparing Valerie Jarrett, a black Obama Administration official, to an ape, on top of pushing conspiracy theories and dog-whistle remarks well before that.Eventually though, ABC announced their intention to build an aftershow spinoff without Roseanne, titled The Conners. It was greenlit on June 21, 2018, and premiered on October 16 of that year. Roseanne's absence was accounted for by having her killed off-screen.Has a character sheet (shared with its aftershow) and a Best Episode Crowner.
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Moebius Neighborhood: The neighborhood's geometry is extremely vague, and the Conners deal with arriving, recurring, and departing neighbors, but never more than one family at a time. On screen, at least. A few neighbours do get mentioned in first-season episodes, especially the garage sale and tornado episodes. Considering Roseanne's attitude towards the human race in general, it's not hard to believe that the other neighbours just broke off contact.
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Age Lift: Harris; see "Broad Strokes" below.
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Anyone Can Die: Dan, as revealed in the final episode, really did die from his heart attack. All episodes from that point onward were just fantasies dreamt up by Roseanne for her book. Technically every episode was a fantasy, as the whole series was written by Roseanne in the downstairs office. Retconned in the first episode of the Uncancelled season, where Dan is still alive and his death was something Roseanne wrote in her book.
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Playing Sick: In "Communicable Theater," the family is at Jackie's play, bored out of their minds. Dan says he has to go home because he's sick. He really is coming down with the flu, but this inspires Becky and Darlene to start fake-coughing and saying that they need to leave too. Dan tells Roseanne he can't help with the dishes because he has a nasty hangnail and "it's gonna smart like hell on that dish soap."
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Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Deliberately invoked by Roseanne and Dan a couple of times.
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Roseanne and her friends pretend to throw a surprise sweet sixteen party for Darlene. It turns out it was all a ruse to annoy Darlene. The women turn it into their party. Roseanne flashes Dan in a game of Truth or Dare, and all hell breaks loose. As for Darlene herself, she's given Becky's fixed-up old car and sent to a pizza parlor to celebrate with her friends. She's ecstatic.
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Spartan Sibling: Played straight between Darlene and Becky; subverted between Mark and David. David assumed that all of the abuse his brother slung at him was malicious — when finally called on it, Mark reveals that he always thought it was just friendly teasing, and doesn't understand why David is so upset about it.
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The Dutiful Son
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The Dutiful Son: Charlotte is the Tildens' dutiful daughter: she's easygoing to the point of being a doormat and does all the cooking and housework while Molly runs around being a wild child. For all her Bratty Teenage Daughter - ness, Becky does the lion's share of the chores, including dishes, laundry, and driving her siblings around. This makes her a subversion, because she resents the hell out of it.
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Cool Old Guy
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Cool Old Guy: Dan certainly qualifies now.
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Diet Episode: Played for Drama when Dan is put on a diet following his heart attack. It eventually leads to the largest fight Dan and Roseanne ever had on the show. A more comedic example was the second-season episode "I'm Hungry."
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Title Drop: "Go Cubs" ends up being the WiFi password for Roseanne's new Muslim neighbors.
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The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry
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The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Becky and Darlene. Roseanne and Jackie have shades of this too. Mark and David also serve as a male example of this trope, Mark being the womanizing bad boy and David being the sensitive artist.
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In "It's No Place Like Home for the Holidays" (season 5, episode 12), we meet Mark and David's little sisters: Lisa Healy (played by Clara Bryant) and Nicki Healy (played by Sarah Freeman). We never see or hear of them ever again, not even when David's subsequently "adopted" by the Conners in "It's a Boy" (season 5, episode 19). Considering the reason David's taken in is because of their mother's physical and psychological abuse... Poor Lisa and Nicki's disappearance probably qualifies as What Happened to the Mouse?, but not even fans seem to remember them! They do get mentioned when David tells Darlene his parents are getting divorced; his father takes them with him. Since their scene in the holiday episode is removed in syndication, for many fans this one sentence is the only acknowledgement they even existed.
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Mr. Fanservice: Young George Clooney.
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The Couch: A particularly iconic one.
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The Ghost
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Crystal, one of Jackie and Roseanne's closest childhood friends, gets married again to Dan's father Ed and vanishes from the show pretty quick. She becomes more of The Ghost up until the end of the series, where she actually has one last appearance during Roseanne's baby shower. Why neither she nor Dan's father appear at later notable events like their granddaughter/honorary niece Darlene's wedding or following the Conners' lottery win is a mystery. At one point during Darlene's wedding, Dan mentions that he hasn't spoken to his father in two years.
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Reality Ensues: Becky tries to pass herself off as 33 instead of 43 in order to have Andrea's baby. After visiting the doctor, she finds out that her eggs are too old to be from a 33-year-old, and she is not a suitable surrogate.
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Nouveau Riche: The ninth-season has the Conners becoming this after winning the lottery ticket. Or so Roseanne would have us believe.
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I'm a Humanitarian: When Roseanne discovers Fisher's beating her sister Jackie he tells him not to be worried about Dan "I own a loose meat restuarant, I know what to do with the body."
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Glurge Addict: Played surprisingly sympathetic with Crystal.
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Halloween Episode: Halloween probably meant more to the Conners than any other holiday on the calendar. The lengths they'd go to were pretty epic and adorable. Roseanne was even depressed the year Becky couldn't come over (having married Mark and moved to Minnesota), resulting in a Halloween Carol.
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A Date with Rosie Palms: There was an entire episode dealing with the fact that DJ was going through puberty and had locked himself inside their bathroom to masturbate for hours on end, which leads Darlene to surmise that he's either really really good at it or really, really bad at it. In another later episode, after his girlfriend leaves, he looks down at his dad's photo of Julie Newmar in his hand, then gives the cameras a naughty look and rushes to his room.
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Break the Haughty: Darlene gets hit with this hard in Season 7. For years she was the ultimate deadpan snarker, constantly belittling everyone from her family members to her boyfriends. It was mostly treated for laughs, but the repercussions of her actions really hit her hard after she breaks up with David. First the guy she left him for leaves her due to her poor treatment of him, her family gets angry at her for turning down a lucrative job that would have set her up for life, and David tells her (with prompting from Becky) that he believes that they never really connected, which devastates Darlene. It all culminates in the episode where she does get back together with David, and she tearfully tells him how she feels, in probably what could be her most vulnerable moment in the entire series. This was also directly addressed by Roseanne when Darlene wonders why her siblings and father are so upset by her usual snarking. When she was living in the house, her snarking came across like they were all in it together and were merely dealing with humor. However, after she left for college and had job opportunities (including one specific opportunity for a $30,000 salary job, which she turned down), and then also continued asking for financial help from her family, Roseanne pointed out that she seemed like 'one of them', with a superior attitude and her snarking came across as mean-spirited and condescending instead of affectionate. Becky gets this to a point, too. Early in the series, she gets good grades and, when she's not being the Bratty Teenage Daughter, does most of the chores and takes care of her younger siblings. She believes she's on track to go to college and get out of Lanford, until the bike shop runs into trouble. Through a series of bad choices (based as much on her attitude and rebellion against her family as circumstances), she ends up living in a trailer park and working at Buns, a Hooters-style restaurant. Becky gets a more immediate example of it in the season two opener, "Inherit the Wind," in which she hides out at home after accidentally breaking wind during her speech to the student council. Darlene in particular rubs salt into Becky's wounds, crowing, "I've been waiting for something like this to happen since I was two!" Becky kind of deserves it after having been such a Jerkass to Darlene at the beginning of the episode for no reason (and without provocation).
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Additionally, if any cereal is being eaten in a scene, it will typically be "Fruit Rings."
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Say My Name Trailer: A commercial for the revival shows a series of clips of Roseanne hollering for Becky from the original run, then shows her doing it again in the revival. The commercial has captions saying "Times change. (Roseanne) doesn't."
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Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: In "Pretty in Black", Jackie double dares Roseanne to take off her top, run screaming out the back door of the house and flash Dan. She does so, but then she has to cover herself and run back into the house because she happens upon not only Dan, but the father of the family who just moved in next door, as well.
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A particularly bad example happened with Mark. Originally a leather-jacket-clad greaser bad boy who wasn't booksmart, but always seemed sharp and was shown to be even better than Dan at fixing motorcycles. After marrying Becky and returning to the show he became an idiotic dope/manchild who routinely shocked the rest of the characters with his lack of sense. Only when teaching David how to tie a bowtie before the latter's wedding at the end of Season 8 did Mark's original stoic, streetsmart badboy persona get one last moment in the spotlight. There was one other moment, though, which showed some Hidden Depths as well. Becky becomes frustrated at living in a trailer and begins to look at going back to school. Mark is against it since they were planning to start a family and tells Roseanne to butt out. However, as the episode wears on, Mark tells Roseanne about how Becky is making all these decisions without him and he's afraid she's going to outgrow him, ending the episode by asking Roseanne how many doctors are married to mechanics, and sarcastically congratulating her on getting a doctor in the family and getting rid of him at the same time. It shows him as a vulnerable man scared he's losing the woman he loves instead of the chauvinistic pig he'd been before.
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Yet Another Christmas Carol : In this case, a Hallowe'en episode in Season 5. When Roseanne doesn't want to celebrate Hallowe'en, she is visited by three ghosts, who show her her past love of Halloween (she played her first prank on Bev on the holiday while not a year old yet), a party she is missing in the present, and, finally, the Bad Future which reveals that if she doesn't change her ways, she'll end up just like her mother!
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Dead Guy Junior: Darlene and David's son Mark, named for his now-deceased uncle from the old seasons. Possibly DJ's daughter Mary as well; Roseanne's grandmother in the older seasons was Nana Mary, and her actress, Shelley Winters, has also passed away.
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Out of Focus: An in-universe example. While not an Unfavorite, DJ was often forgotten about by both his parents and the writers because he kept to himself while his sisters caused endless grief and drama. One episode had him totally silent for almost the entire thing, but then ended with him telling his horrified parents he'd gone two days without speaking and they hadn't even noticed.
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Anything That Moves
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Anything That Moves: Nancy. After coming out as a lesbian, she would occasionally casually say, "Ugh, I'm so fed up with women. I'm gonna go back to men this week."
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Distant Finale
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Distant Finale: What the revival essentially serves as. It's since been expanded from an eight episode finale to a full fledged series.
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Lethal Chef
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Lethal Chef : Notably when Darlene tried to cook dinner, a concoction of spaghetti with Thousand Island Dressing. Mark also isn't much better, and the family had to force their way through his meals when he tried to improve his skill.
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Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: When the Prince starts to drink, a Texan accent starts to show up. In the series finale, Glenn Quinn's normal Irish accent slips out slightly.
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Gentle Giant
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Slightly reversed and played with in-series with Dan, who's Gentle Giant Nice Guy nature draws in a lot of women, including Jackie and Crystal. Being played by John Goodman certainly helps as well.
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Annoying Patient: In "Communicable Theater," Dan gets the flu. Roseanne and the girls quickly get tired of caring for him because he complains about everything (the blanket Roseanne brings him is too itchy, the scrambled eggs are too soft, the next scrambled eggs are too hard, his soup doesn't have enough noodles, the next bowl has too many noodles...). Though the business with the eggs turned out to be Dan annoying the girls for kicks despite feeling better.
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Instrumental Theme Tune
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Instrumental Theme Tune: A bluesy number that featured a slightly different arrangement each season, until Season 9, when lyrics were added. See Thematic Theme Tune. The classic instrumental (a reuse of the season 1 arrangement, in fact) returned for season 10. Roseanne must have written the lyrics for her book.
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Poorly Disguised Pilot
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Poorly Disguised Pilot: In one episode, Roseanne is in New York and meets the women of Absolutely Fabulous. It didn't really seem to be a pilot, until you realize that Roseanne was attempting to produce an American version of the show. It then seems like she brought over the Ab Fab ladies to see if their British style of comedy would fly in America. (It didn't.)
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Actor Allusion
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Actor Allusion: The second actress to play Becky (Sarah Chalke) shows up as the intended mother of a surrogate child. In the second episode of the revival, Roseanne and Dan declare that Darlene is gay, though she denies it. Sara Gilbert is a lesbian in real life. Casting Sarah Chalke, the second Becky, as Andrea, with them both commenting on how similar they look.
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SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Compared to your standard cheesy family sitcom, quite cynical, but Roseanne still remains a feel-good show with a lot of heart portraying a realistic take on a family who still love and care for each other deeply.
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Character Development
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Character Development: Quite a bit, but Mark is a particularly notable example, going from your standard bad boy rebel to a goofy dork with rough edges. In the first seasons, Darlene was a sports-obsessed tomboy who always had her hair tied back into a tight braid to give a boyish appearance. But the moment she started going through puberty she let her hair down, started avoiding sports all together, and abandoned all of her friends to become a Deadpan Snarker. This was discussed and pointed out frequently, as her family members tried to understand the change in her.
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Runaway Train
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Runaway Train: Played straight in the infamous episode "Roseambo," but is a deliberate runaway set up by women-hating terrorists.
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Hormone-Addled Teenager
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Hormone-Addled Teenager: Played dead straight with Becky, largely averted with Darlene. Darlene became quite moody after puberty, going from a tomboy-athlete to a goth navel-gazer.
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Something Completely Different
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Something Completely Different: The episode "The Fifties Show", which transports the characters into a parody of 1950s Dom Coms.
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Noodle Incident
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Noodle Incident: Roseanne once got a phone call from Darlene and Becky while she was at work about something D.J. did. Roseanne could barely hear anything over Becky's scream, but all we know about what D.J. did is that Roseanne promised she would bury it in the backyard when she got home. There was also an incident with some hair in the drain that didn't belong to anyone in the family. A later episode mentioned that after DJ got a friend, the squirrel population in the neighbourhood doubled.
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Feeling Their Age
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Feeling Their Age: Both Dan and Roseanne are this but are surprisingly spry for their age, particularly on television. See also Truth in Television.
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Mr. Alt Disney
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Mr. Alt Disney: Edelweiss Gardens, in an episode that aired immediately after the two-parter where they visited Disney World. And with a pretty hefty dose of Those Wacky Nazis, complete with the other "Hans the Hare" mascots dressed as Hitler Youth.
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Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome
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Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Inverted by Harris. Despite the character being born over twenty years ago during the show's original run, she is only 14 or 15 at the beginning of Season 10.
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Spin-Off Babies
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Spin-Off Babies: "Little Rosey". Look it up. Considering the mentally and physically abusive childhood she and Jackie had from their horrid parents, making an animated kids show about it seems... not smart.
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Shut Up, Hannibal!
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Shut Up, Hannibal!: In one episode, Bev goes to an Alcoholics' Anonymous meeting and realizes that she does have a problem with drinking. At first, the family is happy that she's going to get help, but Bev soon turns the situation into an excuse to guilt trip everyone into feeling bad and forcing them to change their plans to accommodate her (for instance, Roseanne guilting Dan into not having any beer at their annual Super Bowl party). When Roseanne finally gets frustrated, Bev tries to launch into a speech about her alcoholism, but Roseanne interrupts by pointing out that all this means is that Bev drinks, just as she's always done, and that nothing is different about her.
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Overprotective Dad
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Overprotective Dad: One memorable episode has Dan going to beat up Becky's boss after he insults her. Too bad Mark gets there first.
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"Not Important to This Episode" Camp: So far, we haven't seen much of Mary at all or of Mark outside of his spotlight episode. Also Jerry to the whole show, mostly likely because, being a baby in the older seasons, he didn't really have an established personality.
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Standardized Sitcom Housing
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Standardized Sitcom Housing: Interestingly, if you factor out the tilted wall in the kitchen, their house actually works.
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Tranquil Fury
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Tranquil Fury: If Dan's hollering and yelling, he's just blowing off steam. But when he gets quiet, run.
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Ask a Stupid Question...
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Ask a Stupid Question...: After Roseanne is harassed by an intimidating customer at the diner, Dan suggests keeping a gun behind the counter.
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GreyAndGreyMorality
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Grey-and-Grey Morality: Can still sometimes lean towards White-and-Grey Morality considering that the family is still a family and there are plenty of good and well-meaning people in the world.
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The Snark Knight
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The Snark Knight: Darlene could own this trope outright.
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Ambiguous Gender Identity
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Ambiguous Gender Identity: Roseanne delicately (especially by her standards) asks Mark if he feels like a boy or a girl, and Mark, without hesitation, replies that he feels like a boy. He just simply likes "colors that pop".
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Greasy Spoon
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Greasy Spoon: Loose meat sandwich, anyone?
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mark in the later seasons, especially during Darlene and David's wedding episode where he not only shows compassion towards the brother he bullied his entire life, but also his own pain over their crappy home life. When David complains that their parents aren't there for his wedding, Mark looks him dead in the eye and tells him the Conners were better parents to the two of them than their birth parents ever were. They are their real parents as far as he's concerned.
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Butt-Monkey
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Butt-Monkey: Bev is easily the most abused character on the show, though given her treatment of her daughters at times it's almost justified. Darlene also treats Molly this way, and Roseanne treats just about everyone this way except Darlene, who can match her snark for snark.
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall
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Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When Becky and Andrea (the latter played by Sarah Chalke, the second Becky) first meet, they comment on how they look so alike, they could be the same person.
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Break the Cutie
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Break the Cutie: Jackie grew up with an abusive father and a distant mother and only had her bossy sister to turn to for comfort, which made her completely dependent on and subservient to said sister who often took gleeful advantage of this. She goes from failed career to failed career, is physically abused by one of her few serious boyfriends, gets pregnant out of wedlock, and ends up marrying the father only for them to get a divorce after barely a year. Is it any wonder she's such a mess by the final seasons?
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Parental Savings Splurge
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Parental Savings Splurge: One episode has Becky trying to apply for financial aid for college, and she needs Dan and Roseanne to provide necessary information. As it turns out, they make too much for her to qualify for the aid she anticipated... and her college fund has been spent. In this case, the money was not spent on frivolities but rather on things like the mortgage, while Dan struggled to keep his business afloat. Becky, however, is not sympathetic.
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Wham Line
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Wham Line : In a few cases. One of the biggest is during "Terms of Estrangement." "I lost Dan after his heart attack."
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Wham Shot
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Wham Shot: Dan's empty chair after Roseanne admits that he died from his heart attack. Roseanne coming out of her writing room into the same old kitchen/living room after a season's worth of redecorating.
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Harsher in Hindsight
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One of DJ's excuses for not doing his homework is he's got extra responsibility since Dan "died." Later, when Dan is called to talk to DJ's principal, they're surprised to see him because they all think he died. See Harsher in Hindsight for the later implications.
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: Roseanne's father, Al Harris, played by John Randolph, appeared in a couple of episodes in the first two seasons, and seemed to be just a jovial old man with whom Roseanne and Jackie had a fairly warm relationship, especially in comparison to their neurotic mother. It was later revealed in season four that Al Harris was physically abusive toward his daughters and cheated on his wife for 20 years. Once this revelation dropped he never appeared in the show again and died off-screen in the fifth season. Every subsequent mention of him depicts him as a terrible father. David was called "Kevin" during his first appearance in season four. Lampshaded in season six when Roseanne says that "David's not even his real name, Darlene made it up". In the first Thanksgiving episode in season 2, Dan's mother Audrey appears, played by Ann Wedgeworth, and is shown to be a relatively "normal" person with her and Dan's father Ed being more or less amicably divorced. Later seasons would have her played by Debbie Reynolds and completely change her character and her relationship with her son and ex-husband, turning her into a mentally unstable woman who was constantly in and out of mental hospitals. Dan's father did what he could to shield his son from his mother's problems but was often gone for long periods of time for his job as a salesman and this put a strain on his relationship with his son. Dan would eventually put his mother up on a pedestal and blame his father for every problem he and his mother had when he was a child. The earliest appearances of Arnie (Tom Arnold's character) portrayed him as just another one of Dan's friends, with Roseanne and Jackie not really knowing much about him. Later episodes would portray him as someone they went to high school with and thought was incredibly stupid, to the point they made a vow to never sleep with him, so he wouldn't procreate.
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You Say Tomato
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You Say Tomato: Jackie pronounces Fabergé as "Fa-BURGE", and Andrea corrects her, in "Eggs Over, Not Easy".
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Disproportionate Retribution
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Disproportionate Retribution: One of the Halloween episodes featured everyone pulling an elaborate prank on Roseanne during the credits. Roseanne and Jackie began to suspect their mother is secretly bald, after finding a wig that looks exactly like Bev's hair. Bev reveals that she is indeed bald, followed by everyone else revealing to a shocked Roseanne that they're bald too. Roseanne wonders how she could manage to top this prank. She then pulls out an old-fashioned detonator and blows up the house.
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Dramatic Sit-Down
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Dramatic Sit-Down: Exaggerated for comic effect in one episode. Roseanne tells Dan she's pregnant, and Dan proceeds to sit in one spot staring into space for over a year.
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Forgot to Pay the Bill
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Forgot to Pay the Bill : Roseanne had a "system" in place to juggle the bills, a familiar scenario to any working-class family. The Season 5 episode "The Dark Ages" dealt directly with the Conners having their power shut off due to non-payment.
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Obliviously Evil
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Obliviously Evil: Meg Wellman, spoiled, self-absborbed, condescending to the point of consistently misnaming people, and literally leaving destruction in her wake, has no idea what a godawful human being she is and casually buys off her victims because she's just that accustomed to exploiting the working class. Crystal describes her as being too rich to know any better.
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Last-Minute Baby Naming
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Last-Minute Baby Naming: Darlene's daughter is born prematurely and begins life fighting for survival in the NICU. Because the situation is tentative, the baby is not immediately named. Inspired by the supportive presence of women from three generations of her family, Darlene names the baby Harris Conner - Healy.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: Though not exact, it comes close. The very first episode has Roseanne going to Darlene's school because she was barking in class. In the finale, Roseanne brings it up in conversation. When Darlene says she can't believe that she barked in class, Roseanne replies with almost exactly what she told the teacher at the time: "Oh honey, we all barked."
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Broad Strokes
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Broad Strokes: The show is supposed to be canon up until season eight, but Harris' name carries over from season 9. She also confuses things a bit because she's only a teenager; Darlene was pregnant at the end of season 8, so logically she should already be in her early 20s.
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Nobody Poops
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Nobody Poops: Completely averted. Roseanne probably had one of the most visible bathrooms on television. Characters were shown in the tub, dyeing their hair, getting high, brushing teeth, and even taking a pregnancy test. An entire episode focused around D.J.'s new-found love of the bathroom. In fact, the show had three bathrooms. Becky and Darlene's bathroom upstairs, where Darlene dyed her hair and Becky had her first hangover, D.J.'s bathroom, where Darlene saw Jackie with her bruises after Fisher beat her, and the downstairs bathroom, where most of the show's insanity occured (it was used frequently as a safe haven to gossip and hide from everyone else, such as when Roseanne and Jackie were gossiping about their parents.) These people were supposed to be poor, right? And yet, it took about six seasons before Roseanne finally got the dishwasher she'd been asking him to install since the beginning of the series. The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Roseanne frequently asked Dan to build or install various things for her (the dishwasher, built-in shelves, an ironing board in the wall, etc.) He constantly put them off; however, when he was renovating the house he hoped to flip for profit, he added them all in. Roseanne said it felt like he was cheating on their house with another one.
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Service Sector Stereotypes
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Service Sector Stereotypes: When working with the public, Roseanne is every bit as surly as with her own family.
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Let's Get Dangerous!
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Let's Get Dangerous!: The fallout of Jackie's relationship with Fisher is mostly centered on her and Roseanne (and, to a lesser extent, Darlene) as they discover the bruises and have to deal with both the domestic abuse and the idiosyncrasies of their own sisterhood. Roseanne convinces Jackie to see a doctor and tells Dan they're going to the hospital. They go, and Dan is left to his own devices. And then he silently gets his coat and leaves through the back door. It may well be the most intense and subtle pre-asskicking declaration in sitcom history. Followed by some of the funniest dialogue in the series. Darlene has to bail Dan out of jail, their friends all show up ("What is this, Mayberry?"), and Jackie confronts Dan.
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Domestic Abuse
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Jackie's abuse at the hands of her boyfriend Fisher drove Roseanne into a genuinely fearful panic, and set the typically calm Dan on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge that ended with him in jail.
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Also, D-Cup Distress in the episode "Less Is More" (Season Four), in which Roseanne, after throwing her back out, decides to have a breast reduction. This episode also features a hilarious dream sequence in which Roseanne's doctor (Doogie Howser, M.D.) botches the operation and instead ENLARGES her breasts to an exaggerated extreme.
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Your Costume Needs Work: When Dan and Roseanne visit Vegas, the one thing she wants to do more than anything is see Wayne Newton. They can't get tickets to see Wayne, but do get tickets to see a concert of Vegas impersonators. While there, the real Wayne Newton shows up while Roseanne's in the bathroom, and when she gets back, she begins to ruthlessly heckle him.
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Grounded Forever: The episode "Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore":
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Multigenerational Household
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Multigenerational Household: With Roseanne and Dan, their daughter Darlene, and their grandkids Harris and Mark all living under the same roof.
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Four-Temperament Ensemble
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Five-Temperament Ensemble: Darlene (choleric), Dan (melancholic), Becky (phlegmatic), Aunt Jackie (sanguine), and Roseanne and D.J. (leukine). Other characters: Mark (choleric), Nancy (melancholic), David (phlegmatic), Ziggy (sanguine), Bev and Arnie (choleric/sanguine), Fred (phlegmatic/melancholic), Crystal and Nana Mary (phlegmatic/sanguine), and Leon and Scott (leukine).
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Author Avatar: Being originally based on Barr's work as a stand-up comedian, this show screams it, almost from day one. By the time she has bought into her own media hype, it all but beats you over the head with its self-indulgence. The final episode proves it's also an in-universe example, as Roseanne reveals that the entire series was the book she's been writing in her office in the basement, and the self-indulgence the show descended into is her way of escaping from and fixing the things she felt were out of place in her life, but out of her control.
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Clumsy Copyright Censorship: The DVD releases of Seasons 8 and 9 suffered from this. Any use of copyrighted music was removed or dubbed over with generic music, and any credits sequences featuring music or celebrity cameos were replaced with generic credits. Most infamously, this meant the removal of a parody of the theme from The Patty Duke Show lampshading the fact that two actresses alternated between the role of Becky. This sequence can still be seen on TV airings. When all the seasons were re-released, the only music that was restored was the various uses of "When You Wish Upon a Star" (both the actual song and characters singing or chanting it) in the two Disney World episodes.
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The Unfair Sex
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The Unfair Sex: Roseanne is often verbally and emotionally abusive to Dan. She belittles him and often denies him the chance to father the kids (which those kids need). Not that Dan is much better, given the chance; their whole family is situated at Dysfunction Junction, after all. In the first season episode "Radio Days", George Clooney's character is ogled and wolf-whistled by a factory full of women when he bends over and shortly thereafter has his ass slapped by Jackie. Needless to say, if it were a room full of men doing that to a woman, it would've been decried as sexual harassment. Unlike most sitcoms, there was an episode that dealt with this. When D.J. started dating, the first girl he went out with bossed him around and treated him like dirt, and he did nothing to stop it. Roseanne saw it and was forced to accept that it was because he thought this was perfectly acceptable, since he grew up watching Roseanne and Darlene step all over Dan and David respectively. After the girl basically bosses D.J. into going to Chicago with her without permission, Dan and Roseanne actually sit him down and explain that it is not okay for him to let someone control his life like that, and he needs to break it off with a girl if she tries it. Naturally, after the talk is over, Roseanne refuses to practice what she preaches and keeps treating Dan the same way she always does. However, David later reveals the real reason D.J. is dating her is because she slips him the tongue. Of course, he's not gonna tell his parents that. Another episode talked about this. Jackie went on a date (although nothing sexual happened) with another man while she was married to Fred. When they separated for a few days, Roseanne made it her priority to get Fred to move back into the house and pull Jackie out of her depression (by telling her it wasn't her fault). When Dan saw how hurt Fred was at this betrayal of trust, he confronted Roseanne for blaming everyone except Jackie for what she did. Darlene is also no slouch in this department. Ironically, it's often Roseanne who ends up reminding her to tell David she does really love him every now and then.
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Jerkass Has a Point
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Jerkass Has a Point: Kathy Bowman, Roseanne's snooty and condescending next-door neighbor was for the most part totally in the right when she chastised Roseanne for buying her possessions off of two burglars who were posing as good samaritans cleaning out her house. While she certainly didn't hold back on calling Roseanne an idiot for failing to realize this, which only made Roseanne even more defensive anybody else would've probably reacted the same way upon finding out their own neighbors failed to say anything of what they saw.
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Birth/Death Juxtaposition: Dan dies of a heart attack on Darlene's wedding day. While she's pregnant no less.
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Babies Ever After: The series finale has Darlene and David's baby daughter Harris coming home from hospital, the reveal that Becky and Mark are expecting a baby, and Leon and Scott adopting a toddler named Nadia from Romania.
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Christmas Episode
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Christmas Episode: Several.
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Henpecked Husband: Dan at times, David all the time.
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Nested Story Reveal: In the season 2 finale, Dan builds Roseanne an office in which she can realize her dream of becoming a writer. In the final episode, it's revealed that the entire series has been based on a semi-autobiographical story she's been writing in the office. In the story, she's changed a number of details about her life that she didn't like, while in reality, Dan actually died from his heart attack during Darlene's wedding; Darlene actually married Mark, while Becky married David; her sister, rather than her mother, was a lesbian; and Roseanne didn't win the lottery. This is seen by some fans as brilliant, but by others as a desperate attempt at a Retcon to justify some of the series' poorly-received plot lines (particularly in latter seasons). So it's not entirely played straight, but Not a Subversion either.
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Put on a Bus: Jerry is off on a fishing boat and is only occasionally mentioned by Roseanne.
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Played for Laughs with one episode where Roseanne and Bonnie confess dark secrets like falsely promising a donation to a telethon and robbing a liquor store. Jackie then reveals something so horrible that even the hardest of the group thinks it's hideous—she slept with Arnie.
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Slobs vs. Snobs
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Slobs vs. Snobs: Deadpan Snarker Roseanne vs. Stepford Smiler Kathy Bowman. It is glorious. This was also an underlying theme in many of the last season episodes, when the rough-around-the-edges blue collar Conners would deal with prissy health spa employees, snooty New York socialites, and the blue-blood Wentworth Family of Martha's Vineyard. Roseanne vs. Meg Wellman (who even insisted on calling her "Roxanne") in season two.
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Remember the New Guy?: Roseanne's husband at the time, Tom Arnold, joined the cast as recurring character Arnie Thomas, who was a good friend of Dan's and everyone acted like he was there all along. There are also details dropped about him (such as him driving a lime green monster) in his first appearances that were previously associated with a character named Dwight. Dwight was meant to be a close friend of Dan's who had sent a lot of contracting work his way, but he never appeared on the show again after Arnie came and took his place.
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Real Life Writes the Plot: In a symbolic sense, the final season. Since the show was a reflection of Roseanne's real life, they needed to create a rags to riches plot to reflect Roseanne achieving success as a stand-up comic. That's where winning the lottery came from. "Real life wrote the gag" in "The Test," the opening episode of Season 3 (1990-91), with this line that referenced Roseanne Barr's controversial U.S. National Anthem performance at a baseball game in July 1990: Later lampshaeded in "Home Ec" when Darlene and her classmates point out a woman who's on the cover of all the gossip magazines. Season 4's breast reduction episode, after Roseanne had her breasts reduced.
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Unishment: The suit-and-tie example in Cool and Unusual Punishment was used because grounding DJ would have been pointless, as "he never goes anywhere."
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Mental Story
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Mental Story: The last season turns out to be a book that Roseanne is writing.
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Later Installment Weirdness: It was a show about a lower class blue collar family trying to make ends meet. Then in the final season they win a huge lottery and the basic premise for the show was never heard from again. The Grand Finale also reveals that the events of the entire series turned out to all be a book that Roseanne was writing, making the last season fall under Mental Story as well.
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Dirty Old Woman: Beverly. So much so that she gets thrown out of her nursing home for engaging in an orgy and giving the men gonorrhea.
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Armor-Piercing Question: When Roseanne discovers that Jackie's back is badly bruised, she asks, "Does Fisher know about this?" Jackie goes very quiet and begs her to drop the subject, which reveals that he was the one who hit her.
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Roseanne gives one to the supermarket cashier in "Go Cubs" after she insulted Roseanne's neighbor for being Muslim.
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Chew Toy: Poor Jackie had some of the worst luck of anyone on the show, and in one season later on, turned the luck around on her baby's father Fred, the next chew toy.
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Her Code Name Was
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Her Code Name Was "Mary Sue": Roseanne once her novel series goes off the rails — i.e., in the final season.
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In "Everyone Comes To Jackie's", Dan tells Fred in the heat of the moment (due to being mad over the current situation with David and Darlene) that if he were Fred, he'd sue Jackie for custody over their baby. Guess what the plot of the next episode, "Don't Make Room For Daddy", is about.
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Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: One episode features an inversion. Jackie is upset that she's done something she regrets, but won't spill the beans. To try to get her to open up and tell them, everybody else starts talking about bad things they've done. They're all very forgiving when Roseanne mentions pledging (but never donating) a huge amount of money to a telethon just to hear Jerry Lewis say her name on TV and when Bonnie reveals she and her husband once robbed a liquor store. However, when Jackie announces that she slept with Arnie, everybody else is disgusted and outraged (apparently in high school, they all took a blood oath and promised he would never be allowed to breed). In fact, when Roseanne realizes, "She will forever be known as the woman whose sister slept with Arnie," everybody ignores Jackie and starts to comfort Roseanne. Sleeping with Arnie was just that unforgivable. The list of complaints lobbied against her former husband by Bev goes from jaywalking back to arson: "He was rude to my children, cheated on me, had horrible table manners and made me drive an old car with bald tires!" Subverted when one considers that bald tires are much more likely to blow out, so that last one was a legitimate danger to Bev's life. ** In "A Stash from the Past," Jackie is horrified to discover Dan and Roseanne preparing to get high:
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Breather Episode
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Breather Episode: "Roseanne-feld" features the family members who appear making fun social calls; this episode comes between Harris's high-risk birth and members of media looking to buy the rights to the Conners' rags-to-riches story.
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Discontinuity Nod: David had his name changed after his first appearance (where he was called Kevin). In a later episode, Roseanne remarks facetiously that "David" is just a name Darlene gave him and not his real one. The name change is especially odd because although rarely used, "David Jacob" was already DJ's full name. In one episode one of his sisters actually just called him "David!" while yelling at him.
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Large Ham
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Large Ham: Jackie in later seasons. A high proportion of episodes from Season 9 consist solely of Jackie and Roseanne hamming it up - going to a day spa, hanging out with the girls from Absolutely Fabulous, and so on.
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The Whitest Black Guy: At one point Leon, Roseanne's gay boss, starts to doubt his homosexuality because he doesn't like musical theater, fashion, and other stereotypically gay interests. Roseanne's response is "Do you like having sex with other men?...GAY!"
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Gainax Ending: "Skeleton in the Closet" ends with Roseanne blowing up the house in retaliation for being pranked, presumably killing everyone inside. This is naturally ignored in the next episode.
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Straight Gay: Both Leon and Nancy, and almost anyone each of them was paired with. Roseanne played this trope straight regularly before many other shows did. In later seasons, however, Leon and his husband were incredibly flamboyant. Partly justified in the finale, in which Roseanne reveals a lot of it was a fictionalized account of her life and she changed some things around to suit her own tastes.
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin
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There were several other episodes including "Dan's Birthday Bash" (Exactly What It Says on the Tin), "Happy Birthday" (about Roseanne's 37th), and two episodes wherein Roseanne can't participate in the festivities.
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If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...
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If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: While helping Jackie move out of Fisher's, Roseanne tells Fisher, who physically abused Jackie (and was in return beaten black and blue by Dan):
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse? : Becky keeps guinea pigs in the garage in Season 1. They're only mentioned a couple of times, then no mention is made of them again. Perhaps that's the aforementioned Noodle Incident.
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Joke and Receive
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Joke and Receive: How Darlene and David telling Roseanne about Darlene's baby went down. When they're naturally trying to muster up to nerve to actually tell her, Roseanne quips about Darlene being pregnant, only to bellow "That was my joke guess!" after Darlene and David respond to it with silence.
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Double In-Law Marriage: Sisters Becky and Darlene Conner to brothers Mark and David Healey. This is Lampshaded right after Becky and Mark get married. David says to Mark, "Thanks to you, I'm now related to my girlfriend."
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Parental Favoritism: Played straight and inverted. One episode directly dealt with the fact that each parent had a "favorite" daughter. Roseanne favored the more girly Becky while Dan favored athletic, sporty Darlene. Deliberate attempts to reverse this ended badly. Roseanne, though, mentions in season four's "The Back Story" that her favorite child is D.J. On the other side of this, Roseanne and Jackie each developed a favorite parent. While in their parents' first appearance, the girls seem equally irritated by both of them, later on, Roseanne began to favor their mother slightly since their father was physically abusive and unfaithful; whereas Jackie defended their father, saying he was doing the best he could in a bad situation, while absolutely despising their shrill, controlling, judgmental mother, one time genuinely hoping that dropping the news she was unmarried and pregnant would kill her, and telling Fred that he could only refer to her either as "Bev" or "Sea Hag." Bev seems to favor Roseanne over Jackie, but one episode deals with this in depth. When she saw the way the two acted as children, she saw much more potential in Jackie, and believed she would be a highly successful professional instead of floating from one mediocre job to another. However, she always saw Roseanne as being a wife and mother, and is happy for her for achieving that. She had high hopes for Jackie and sees her as a disappointment, but is proud of Roseanne for exceeding her (lower) expectations. When this is revealed, both Roseanne and Jackie feel like they got a raw deal out of it (especially Roseanne). David Healy actually became this to Roseanne even though he isn't her son. She actually admits she might actually like him more then Darlene.
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Back from the Dead
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Back from the Dead: Dan's death is retconned to him being alive.
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Do Wrong, Right
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Do Wrong, Right: Bev of all people when Jackie and Roseanne are putting Christmas decorations on a sleeping Nana Mary, who had been criticizing her all day:
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For all her Bratty Teenage Daughter - ness, Becky does the lion's share of the chores, including dishes, laundry, and driving her siblings around. This makes her a subversion, because she resents the hell out of it.
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Wild Teen Party
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Wild Teen Party : The girls intend to throw one in "Vegas, Interruptus." Subverted when Jackie shows up to chaperone, and Dan makes the rules "No alcohol, no sex below the neck...no rap music" and imposes a curfew. The soundtrack is the Traveling Wilburys (!), but a fight does break out.
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Posthumous Character: Mark Healy, if you take the revival as separate from the older seasons. His absence is felt in how Becky has allowed her life to stagnate without him.
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I Need to Go Iron My Dog
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I Need to Go Iron My Dog: Also in "Santa Claus", Roseanne discovers Karen (Lee Garlington), the "friend" Darlene said she had made, is actually a woman her age. Not only that, but when Roseanne visits Karen's bookshop, she discovers Darlene acts completely different from the emo teen she's been around the house. Naturally, when Darlene shows up at the bookshop, she's less than thrilled, and she and Roseanne start to argue. Karen excuses herself by saying, "You know, it would probably be a lot easier to pretend I'm not here if I'm not here."
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Wham Episode : Several. One of the biggest was "Terms of Estrangement," where Dan's bike shop went out of business and Becky married Mark and moved to Minneapolis.
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Thematic Theme Tune: The theme tune is given lyrics in season 9, performed by John Popper of Blues Traveler.
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The Bus Came Back: Arnold's character returned in one episode to try to patch things up with Nancy, claiming his alien story was him panicking at being married. The end, however, reveals he was abducted by aliens and was trying to get Nancy to go back with him.
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Revival: The fact that the original show ended on a definitive (if controversial) note and the lengthy intervening period (two decades) suggests a revival, but the way the show is being promoted is more akin to Un-Canceled. ABC is using the tagline "Same cast. New episodes." and the new season is being billed as the tenth season as opposed to the first season of a new series. As yet it's unclear what repercussions this has for syndication. (For example, The Other Wiki regards the new Roseanne as a continuation, but IMDb treats the two incarnations as separate entities.)
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Betty and Veronica
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Betty and Veronica : For Darlene, Brian and Barry (in "Vegas Interruptus"), and later David and Jimmy. For Becky, Chip and The "Tongue Bandit" (Johnny?) or Dean and Mark. Later, Jackie plays Betty to Nancy's Veronica for Dan's friend (played by Tim Curry). And in Season 9, Roseanne has to choose between Dan and Edgar Wellman.
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Maiden Aunt: After dealing with Fisher and Fred, Jackie's divorced.
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Heel Realization: Darlene went through this over the course of a few episodes after her break-up with David. She realized she felt closer to David than anyone and how much she hurt him by dumping him, as well as how badly she treated him. It didn't help that her new boyfriend dumped her for treating him the way she treated David.
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Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!
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Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Averted as Roseanne hasn't changed in twenty years.
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Not So Different: Roseanne and her new Muslim neighbors in "Go Cubs". After thinking that they were dangerous due to the excessive amount of fertilizer in their yard,note Roseanne thought it was being used to make a bomb, but it turns out the husband added too much to his online shopping cart Roseanne carries a baseball bat with her when she needs to ask them a favor. The neighbors answer the door carrying a bat themselves, and also mention that they themselves were afraid due to harassment (to the point that their son needs to wear a bulletproof vest in order to feel safe).
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Re-Release Soundtrack: When Roseanne was first released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment, the final two season sets suffered from this. Any use of copyrighted music was removed or dubbed over with generic music, and any credits sequences featuring music or celebrity cameos were replaced with generic white-on-black credits. Most infamously, this included replacing the credits of the Season 8 premiere, which was a parody of the opening from The Patty Duke Show lampshading the fact that two actresses alternated between the role of Becky. This sequence can still be seen in syndicated airings. Another memorable credits sequence that was replaced included a black-and-white scene of Roseanne's mother Beverly covering Billie Holiday's "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" from the Season 9 episode "Someday My Prince Will Come". In the two-part Disney World episode, the various uses of "When You Wish Upon a Star" were all replaced. When David sadly sings it to himself when he thinks he's not invited on the trip, he is dubbed over with a canned audience "aww". When Roseanne leads the family in a military cadence-style chant of the lyrics on their way to the park, they're dubbed over with the show's typical scene change music. The various uses of the original song played over the family enjoying the park were replaced with the 1812 Overture. When all seasons were re-released by Mill Creek Entertainment, this episode was the only one to have its original music restored; the rest of the replacements from the Anchor Bay release carried over to the Mill Creek sets.
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When You Coming Home, Dad?
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When You Coming Home, Dad?: Dan had this relationship with his dad, who was a traveling salesman who rarely ever saw his family. As an adult, they're still tense with each other at best.
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Foreshadowing: The episode "Ladies Choice" becomes funnier after Bev comes out in the final season. Granted, it was all part of Roseanne's book, but still. Outside of Roseanne's stories, Jackie did come out as a lesbian, and looking back, there are quite a few (probably unintentional) references. Aside from picking traditionally masculine jobs as a police officer and trucker (and remembering that Roseanne did make use of gay stereotypes quite frequently), there were frequent jokes about it. When Nancy came out to Roseanne and Jackie, they mentioned that she didn't act it, since she wasn't a flannel-wearing trucker (Jackie was wearing flannel at the time, and had been a trucker), and during her wedding Jackie said to Dan that if she didn't know there were nice guys like Dan in the world, she'd have given up on men a long time ago. In a couple of episodes before the Reveal that Fisher is abusing Jackie, he gives off some minor hints of his behavior by telling Jackie that she should stop seeing her therapist and she should spend less time with her family: commonplace signs of what is really going on in their relationship. Also, in one episode of the final season, Roseanne is talking to Jerry as she's feeding him. She talks about the more bizarre things happening, and then says, "It's almost like some crazy lady made it all up." In season 2's "House of Grown Ups" episode, Roseanne says "Darlene's practically dating, and at this rate, Becky's gonna be married." The always boy-crazy Becky was barely 17 when she got married. Seasons one and two are full of subtle nods to Dan and his health, particularly his heart, and most of them are casual throwaway jokes. After a discussion of Crystal's late husband Roseanne jokingly wonders aloud what would have happened if Dan had lived, Bev nags him about not sleeping on his side because it's bad for his heart, and so on. Of course it's not out of place, Dan's a big guy and he and his wife are both overweight. And then we find out that Dan didn't actually survive his heart attack. "Brain Dead Poet's Society" has Roseanne talking about how Darlene could be a really good writer, and Darlene's supposed "joke" of a poem being really moving and well-written. Flash forward to her high school years, where Darlene would write many short stories as well as co-create a comic with David. She even tested out of high school to go to college early on a writing scholarship. In the Disney World two-parter, Roseanne jokingly suggests that she and Dan cash out his life insurance policy to go on a cruise. Dan smiles and says "I don't think that's such a good idea." It turns out he's right... In the series finale, Becky snatches a pizza away from DJ and starts wolfing it down. At everyone's astonished look, she defensively mutters that she's hungry. A few scenes later, we learn she's pregnant. When Roseanne and Jackie visits Darlene while she was dating Jimmy, Roseanne takes every opportunity to insult him. In the end, he has enough of it and demands some respect. This moment assure Darlene and Jimmy weren't going to last because of Darlene also disrespecting her own boyfriend.
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Continuity Nod : In Season one, Roseanne describes her method of bill-paying, which includes not signing the check and putting the wrong check in the wrong envelope and telling the utility company the bill never came. In Season 4, she forgets to sign the check for the mortgage payment (and claims to have a flat tire on the way to the bank), and makes a similar excuse to the electric company in Season 5. In Season 4's "Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker" episode, Roseanne goes out with Jackie and her other girlfriends. They suggest making girls' night out a weekly thing. Someone says "We could go bowling, or go to bingo." In Episodes 1 and 14 of Season 4, the girls do these two things. Around the middle of S4, Arnie says he was visited by aliens. At the end of Season 4 he's abducted by aliens (although no one believes it). And then much later, he returns to try and take Nancy on the space ship. One of DJ's excuses for not doing his homework is he's got extra responsibility since Dan "died." Later, when Dan is called to talk to DJ's principal, they're surprised to see him because they all think he died. See Harsher in Hindsight for the later implications.
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It can be argued that this is David's Freudian Excuse for putting up with Darlene's verbal and emotional abuse. His mother was extremely verbally abusive toward him and his father is absent or possibly a doormat himself, so this is how David responds to Darlene. Plus, there was that dream about Roseanne...
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Studio Audience
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Studio Audience: Roseanne has always been filmed before a live studio audience, but with the revival the decision was made to have voice-overs of cast members announcing this fact play at the beginning of each episode, Cheers-style.
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Left the Background Music On: And every time it did it, Roseanne would look around, wondering where the hell that sound came from.
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Canon Discontinuity: The entire ninth season as of the revival. Most notably, Dan is shown alive and well in said season, retconning his death in the original series finale. It even gets a Discontinuity Nod when he wakes up in its first episode, where he asks Roseanne why everyone thinks he's dead.
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More Deadly Than the Male
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More Deadly Than the Male: Roseanne herself invokes this trope while helping Jackie leave her abusive ex, Fisher.
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Jail Bake: The morning after Dan beats up Fisher and spends the night in jail, Crystal comes over and gives him a cupcake with a nail file baked inside it.
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Her waitress job at the restaurant in Rodbell's had some tones of this as well. The ridiculous costume for starters, and her boss Leon seemed to enjoy making them suffer; when the restaurant finally went under, he told them that management had phased out those horrible uniforms years before. Leon himself said he hated the place as well. When the diner was shut down, on their last day, they had a toast in which he said, "We're not standing in the parking lot watching the place burn, but this is nice, too." Becky, though, was initially distressed not that her mother would be working as a waitress, but that she'd be working in one of her favorite hangouts.
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Mood Whiplash: Aside from its famous final season and ending, later seasons stray into new territory with slightly Anvilicious episodes about racism and abortion.
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Preemptive
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Preemptive "Shut Up": Used with Darlene primarily.
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Gender-Blender Name: Darlene names her and David's daughter Harris Conner - Healy.
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Dented Iron: Both Roseanne and Dan are suffering from chronic ailments in their later years.
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Ascended Extra: Mark was supposed to be a one-shot date for Becky. He ended up lasting the rest of the series and marrying into the family.
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Over-the-Top Christmas Decorations: After receiving notice from the neighborhood association about not putting up tacky Christmas decorations on their property ("a string of white lights" only), the Conners decide to have a "white trash" Christmas and Roseanne and Dan compete to find the tackiest Christmas stuff.
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Obfuscating Stupidity: The end of a later season episode revealed that Bev is actually faking her spazziness as a way to mess with her family.
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The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Roseanne frequently asked Dan to build or install various things for her (the dishwasher, built-in shelves, an ironing board in the wall, etc.) He constantly put them off; however, when he was renovating the house he hoped to flip for profit, he added them all in. Roseanne said it felt like he was cheating on their house with another one.
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The Friend Nobody Likes
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The Friend Nobody Likes: Mark had shades of this. David once pointed out that the only people who liked having him around were himself and Becky, which doesn't count for much since David is his brother and Becky is his wife. DJ at least liked him as the cool older brother he never had, or at least liked him a lot more than he liked David, who he absolutely despised for a while.
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Dramatic Irony: First, Dan got killed off at the end of the original series run. This was undone because it wasn't something fans liked and it prevented the proper return of the show. Then, Roseanne had to be killed off to continue the franchise. Both Conner parents have now been killed off for reasons that mirror each other.
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Oh, Crap!
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Oh, Crap!: Dan goes into shock after Fred tells him in "Don't Make Room For Daddy" that he took his advice and is suing Jackie for custody of their baby, something Dan suggested in the previous episode in the heat of the moment (he was mad about other matters at the time).
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Trademark Favorite Food: Sort of, while it was by no means a "favorite," it seems like for the first few seasons, the Conner family lived on Roseanne's notorious meatloaf. Or pizza. Additionally, if any cereal is being eaten in a scene, it will typically be "Fruit Rings." Dan in Season One had a great affinity for creamed corn. This was a Running Gag in the series: every episode featured corn in some way.
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Deadpan Snarker Roseanne vs. Stepford Smiler Kathy Bowman. It is glorious.
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Thanksgiving Episode
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Thanksgiving Episode : Every year after Season 2. Every Thanksgiving was an example of Dinner and a Show.
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Extreme Doormat: Charlotte, see above. There was one time when she was locked out of her house and was planning to stand outside in the rain for hours instead of being able to muster up the courage to ask Roseanne if she could stay at their house.
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Mark and David also reveals a few of these later on due to their Abusive Parents, Mark being super jealous of his wife ever trying to have a friendship with other men (even his own brother) due to the fact his mother would cheat on her husband constantly, and in David's case, his super submissive-streak towards Darlene as he put up with her abuse early in their relationship is in direct correlation to how he was treated by his mother.
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Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss: Roseanne making out with bisexual Nancy's girlfriend. Moral Guardians were furious!
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Retcon: Of the Rewrite variety. The ninth season (in which the Conners win the lottery) was unsurprisingly retconned, but so was Roseanne's "explanation" in the series finale: Dan is still alive, Jackie is not a lesbian, Becky still married Mark and Darlene still married David. It's implied in the first episode that she wrote a story about Dan dying, though.
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Retconned in the first episode of the Uncancelled season, where Dan is still alive and his death was something Roseanne wrote in her book.
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Playing Cyrano : In season 3's "Communicable Theatre" episode, Roseanne has an unusual example. Jackie is the understudy for the lead in Cyrano de Bergerac and is unprepared. Roseanne shows up to feed her the lines. When Jackie comments that they can't do that, Roseanne points out that's what Cyrano is doing.
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Adjective Animal Alehouse: In the season three episode "Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?", Roseanne and Dan have dinner at the Blue Swan Cafe, the place where he first asked her to be his girlfriend twenty years earlier. They later go to the attached Blue Swan motel, the same place they made love for the first time.
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Everyone Has Standards: The Conners wore their title of "white trash" with pride, and delighted in doing uncouth and rude things while mocking everyone and everything that came into their lives. However, there were certain topics that were never the subject of jokes, and lines that even Roseanne wouldn't cross. Jackie's abuse at the hands of her boyfriend Fisher drove Roseanne into a genuinely fearful panic, and set the typically calm Dan on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge that ended with him in jail. When DJ refuses to kiss a girl a school play because she's black, Roseanne tells him in no uncertain terms that she won't tolerate him being racist, and furthermore says that anyone who disrespects black people is an embarrassment to "respectable" white trash like them. Played for Laughs with one episode where Roseanne and Bonnie confess dark secrets like falsely promising a donation to a telethon and robbing a liquor store. Jackie then reveals something so horrible that even the hardest of the group thinks it's hideous—she slept with Arnie.
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The Lad-ette
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A one-time gag at the end of a later episode had her only faking that personality; her "real self" in the gag was a Ladette with a deeper voice who drank beer with Fred. When asked why she didn't act this way all the time, she said, "Well that wouldn't be much fun now, would it?"
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Take Five: When Roseanne becomes suspicious of what's happening between Jackie and Fisher, she kicks Darlene out of the house so she and Jackie can further discuss things in private.
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Take That!: When Disney purchased ABC all their shows were forced to do a Disney World episode, Roseanne obviously didn't enjoy having to make a two-episode Disney World commercial, so in the very next episode they turned around and created an elaborate slam against Disney for being forced to do so (including mocking their treatment of employees), and made its mascot a rabbit as a way to cover their butts if they get called out on it. The Other Darrin gag in that episode was worth it.
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Pregnancy Scare: Part of a story arc between Dan and Roseanne, it wraps up with Roseanne not pregnant but the two deciding they do want to try for a fourth child (although they don't start trying for a few more seasons).
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Absurdly Bright Light: One Christmas, Roseanne and co. defy their POA with a light display designed for this. (They wear sunglasses to turn it on.) We don't see the display, but we do see that it does indeed create absurdly bright light.
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Hypocritical Humor: Tons. One example; in "Santa Claus", the fourth season Christmas episode, Becky comes home and gushes that Mark just gave her an early Christmas present - an engagement ring. Turns out, of course, she was just playing a joke on Dan (she got it out of a Cracker Jack box), and he's furious, until he hears Roseanne come home, and tells Becky, "Do it to her!"
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Meat Versus Veggies
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Meat Versus Veggies: Darlene and David are both vegetarians. Roseanne acts like a real bitch toward them because of it. Darlene is quite the bitch about it, too. Her interfering with the operation of Roseanne's diner—the chief source of income for the family—doesn't help her case at all.
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Really Gets Around
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Really Gets Around: Jackie and Molly. The similarity between the two was Lampshaded by Darlene, who also compared Molly's sister Charlotte to Roseanne. In one episode, Jackie has a discussion with her boyfriend Fred. Roseanne and Dan themselves before they got together. Although their numbers (5-7 for Dan and 5 for Roseanne) aren't that high, it's still a fair amount of dating and sex for a couple of chubby high schoolers (Roseanne was 16 and Dan 17 or 18 when they started dating). There's probably little else to do in Lanford.
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Ugly Guy, Hot Wife
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Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Roseanne and the other producers consciously subverted this, but Roseanne's real-life plastic surgeries over the years diluted it somewhat. At least one of those surgeries was explicitly worked into the show's plot, namely her breast reduction. Others, such as Roseanne Barr's weight-loss surgeries were also addressed (specificially in a throwaway line where Roseanne said she has lost quite a bit of weight working in the diner and being around food so much, it now makes her queasy.) Like pregnancy, it was convenient to do so, being a necessary surgery in real life as well as on the show. The others weren't. Slightly reversed and played with in-series with Dan, who's Gentle Giant Nice Guy nature draws in a lot of women, including Jackie and Crystal. Being played by John Goodman certainly helps as well.
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Cool and Unusual Punishment: Roseanne is the master at finding creative and downright twisted ways of disciplining her children. To punish D.J. for skipping school, she walked him to school wearing patched overalls and plaid shirt with a straw hat sporting a sunflower. To top it off, she kissed him goodbye with caked on bright red lipstick. Dan was no slouch in this department, either. In one episode, Becky and Darlene try to get permission to go to a concert in Des Moines by buttering up Roseanne and saying that Roseanne and Dan deserve a weekend to themselves. When she realizes they were just trying to manipulate her (instead of being actually nice), it really hurts her feelings, which sends Dan into Tranquil Fury. In the end, they get their weekend to themselves... by shipping Becky and Darlene off to Bev's for the weekend. The very end of the episode lets us hear Dan suggesting vacation slides, and making Darlene sing show tunes. After D.J. pulls a prank on Darlene, Roseanne asks Darlene how he should be punished. Darlene suggets that D.J. wear a suit and tie to school the next day. They actually go through with the punishment, but Roseanne says she would have made him wear a dress (it was too late for Darlene since she only got one wish).
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Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male : One running gag is Roseanne hitting Dan in the back of the head with a frying pan. Darlene's frequent bullying (while offscreen) of DJ is sometimes physical. And at the end of "Looking for Loans in All the Wrong Places," Darlene (again offscreen) hurts David for peeping at Molly. Discussed in "Crime and Punishment." Although Dan retaliates against Fisher for beating up Jackie, DJ hasn't learned of this yet, and brings it up without provocation.
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I Have No Son!
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I Have No Son!: At the start of season 10, it's revealed that Roseanne and Jackie have become estranged due to their opposing stances over the 2016 presidential election, and Roseanne has started keeping a picture of Jackie on a shelf like one might for a loved one who's passed away if they're lucky. After David and Darlene divorced and David abandoned his ex-wife and children for a couple years, Dan had effectively lost all respect for his former son-in-law. Even when David tries to join his kids' lives again, Dan refuses to allow David to even see his children until he's actually moved back into town, and even then, he makes it obvious he's not happy even allowing that.
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Subverted Trope
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The list of complaints lobbied against her former husband by Bev goes from jaywalking back to arson: "He was rude to my children, cheated on me, had horrible table manners and made me drive an old car with bald tires!" Subverted when one considers that bald tires are much more likely to blow out, so that last one was a legitimate danger to Bev's life.
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CharacterDeath
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Character Death: Roseanne's dad. Given their strained relationships, his death brought out mixed feelings in Roseanne and Bev (and temporarily drove a wedge between Roseanne and Jackie, as Jackie made excuses for his behavior and also objected to his mistress Joan being invited to the funeral), but in the end he was missed.
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A Nazi by Any Other Name
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A Nazi by Any Other Name: Edelweiss Gardens (although it certainly fits other creepy brainwashing cult tropes). German, employs a vast a majority of blonds fitting the Aryan phenotype, one of the employees even makes a one-handed salute that, apart from a closed fist, is disturbingly reminiscent of the Nazi salute? Yeah. Roseanne even says, 'Today, it's "Hi, I'm Hans the Hare", tomorrow it's "I was only following orders".'
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Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
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Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Jackie's son, Andy, is never seen or mentioned. Ominously, when Harris refers to Jackie as just "Jackie" she insists on being called Aunt Jackie, because it's the only title she has. But "Mom" is a title too, isn't it? (Prior to the show's cancellation, Roseanne said that Andy would be addressed at a later time; whether or not The Conners will address Andy is unknown.)
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Nice Guy
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Nice Guy: Ed, David, and Dan.
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Shout-Out: In the first episode, Roseanne says her book manuscript would have been better if it had "more bondage and a wizard school".
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Rags to Riches
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Rags to Riches: In the ninth and final season, the Conners win a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot. Only to be retconned at the last episode where it's revealed Roseanne's just writing all of the season as a way to deal with the loss of Dan.
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Freudian Excuse: Dan is especially hard on David after the latter divorced Darlene and effectively cut ties with his ex-wife and his own children for a few years. When David tries to come back and make amends, Dan refuses to allow David to even see his children until he's actually moved back into Lanford. This is very likely due to David's behavior striking a major nerve with Dan, as Dan's father also estranged himself from his wife and son, and then proceeded to show up sporadically, pretend he was a great dad for a few days, before leaving again. As a result, Dan refuses to allow David to even try pulling the same stunt, even unintentionally.
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Playing Gertrude
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Playing Gertrude: The math on Bev and Nana Mary's ages is a little hazy, but Shelly Winters is only seven years older than Estelle Parsons.
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Vacation Episode
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Vacation Episode: Dan and Roseanne went to Las Vegas for one episode. In "Lose a Job, Winnabego" they invite themselves along on the neighbours' trip to California (another invention of Roseanne's; they were originally going to Branson, Missouri). And two episodes in Disney World.
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Cloudcuckoolander
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Cloudcuckoolander: Nancy and Nana Mary could definitely be this at times. D.J. was too at times.
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Wrongfully Attributed
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Wrongfully Attributed: Jackie trying to convince DJ to go out and play. In another episode, Jackie and Roseanne are discussing female pop stars they grew up with, and Roseanne mentions there weren't really any female artists a self-respecting, liberated women could look up to until "Janis."
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Hair Trigger Sound Effect
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Hair-Trigger Sound Effect: During the audit episode, each mention of the audit was met with a musical sting. Left the Background Music On: And every time it did it, Roseanne would look around, wondering where the hell that sound came from.
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No Periods, Period
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No Periods, Period: Averted. Aside from episodes centered on Roseanne's comically insane mood-swings, Darlene's first period, and a pregnancy scare, periods are pretty much the domain of cheap jokes.
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Uncanny Family Resemblance: One of the clip shows had frame stories first set in the past and then in the future. In the past, Michael Fishman plays a young Roseanne. In the future, John Goodman plays an adult DJ. Commented on when Roseanne starts working at the salon; everyone (Roseanne included) says "It's the hair."
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Asleep in Class: In one episode, Darlene's excuse for missing her high school Spanish class is that her friend forgot to wake her up after Biology. Dan says he once got suspended from school for "snoring too loud in detention."
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Cool Old Lady
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Possibly DJ's daughter Mary as well; Roseanne's grandmother in the older seasons was Nana Mary, and her actress, Shelley Winters, has also passed away.
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True Love Is Boring
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True Love Is Boring: Zig-zagged in a way. Since we later learn that the series proper was a story-within-a-story told by Roseanne, and she changed the details about her own life she didn't like, it would seem she thought it certainly wasn't boring. However, played straight with the actual series finale itself, where we learn that her husband died a year ago.
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Lampshaded
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The similarity between the two was Lampshaded by Darlene, who also compared Molly's sister Charlotte to Roseanne.
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Improbable Age
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Improbable Age: Becky wants to be a surrogate mother - at the age of over 40. Darlene comments on this: "At your age, your uterus should be designated a historic landmark." The fertility specialist points out the same thing - she's too old to be considered a suitable surrogate.
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Implausible Deniability: Even when confronted about Fisher's abusive behavior, Jackie defends him, so happy to be in a relationship she is. note  Unfortunately, [[Truth in Television abusive relationships tend to be like this. Jackie leaves Fisher, but only after a great deal of prodding from Roseanne.
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What the Hell, Hero?
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What the Hell, Hero?: Roseanne gives one of these to Jackie after she finds out that the latter has been physically abused by her boyfriend Fisher. Jackie tries to make excuses—Fisher apologized, he said he would never do it again, she provoked him—and Roseanne points out that Jackie herself was a cop who heard abused spouses tell her the exact same things. It's enough to push Jackie over the edge and break down.
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Hypocrite: Multiple times during the show Roseanne claims she has no problem with homosexuality, and even says outright if any of her children were gay she would still love and accept them without question ... fast-forward to the final episode where Roseanne reveals her sister, Jackie, is gay and admits she's never been able to truly accept it, preferring to think Jackie would be happier with a man. Not that her supposed acceptance stopped her from making jokes about Leon and Nancy's sexual orientations. In the revival, Roseanne gets called out on her viewpoint that "a woman's body is her own and she can do with it whatever she wants" when she protests to Becky allowing her uterus and eggs to be sold to a married couple who cannot have children herself. It becomes obvious what Roseanne actually meant is a man shouldn't force a woman to do something she does not want to ... but otherwise, Roseanne's viewpoints are still the most valid and she should be able to control her 40 year old daughter's body and personal choices.
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Housewife
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Housewife: Roseanne (when she isn't out working more consistently than her nominal "breadwinner" husband, that is).
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Fake Guest Star
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Fake Guest Star: Roseanne in its nine years never added actors to the main billing whose characters were newly introduced. The only character who was dropped from actor billing was Crystal after she stopped appearing, but numerous other characters were introduced who became indispensable to the show's plot, particularly Bev, David, Jerry, Leon, Mark, Nancy, and Scott. However, none of their actors ever got more than a guest credit, as the main billing became strictly limited to the fictional immediate family (minus Jerry, who was born later) and Jackie.
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The Other Darrin
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Casting Sarah Chalke, the second Becky, as Andrea, with them both commenting on how similar they look.
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All Girls Want Bad Boys
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Becky and Darlene seem to have this too. Becky's is more lighthearted—her love of bad boys seems to be her taking after her mother. Darlene's was initially Played for Laughs—she had verbally abusive streak towards men which lasted quite awhile—but reality kicked in when David broke up with her, and her follow-up boyfriend did the same left her specifically because she treated him like crap. Fortunately, Darlene gets better after she realizes what she's doing and that she really did love David and wanted to make it work between them (she's still snarky thereafter, but also tries to be more compassionate).
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Parents Walk In at the Worst Time
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Parents Walk In at the Worst Time: Played with brilliantly in two episodes: In "Like a Virgin", from Season 3, Roseanne and Jackie come home from the movies (with Dan and Jackie's then-boyfriend) and hear noises coming from the living room, which is dark. Roseanne figures she'll get to turn on the lights and surprise Becky and her boyfriend...except it's Darlene (who no one knew was even interested in sex) making out with Brian, a friend of hers. At the end of "Playing with Matches", from Season 5, Roseanne and Dan think they're walking in on Darlene and David...except it's Beverly, who's with one of the guys from her nursing home.
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It could be coincidental or Hilarious in Hindsight but "Good Girls Bad Girls" alludes to Danielle Harris' work in the Halloween franchise. She's flirting with two guys, and she asks Darlene "Which one do you want?" Darlene replies "Whichever one will kill you and stuff you in the trunk."
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Innocuously Important Episode
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Innocuously Important Episode: The season 2 finale “Happy Birthday”, in which Dan creates a workspace in the basement for Roseanne for when she wants to write. That episode played a huge part in the original finale, as everything that happened after season 2 was just Roseanne’s fantasy for her book. Also, the original finale (where Roseanne reveals that everything was just written for her book) plays a role in the revival too, as the ending was retconned and the original ending WAS the ending of Roseanne’s book.
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A Taste of Their Own Medicine
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A Taste of Their Own Medicine: In "Go Cubs", after Roseanne wakes her neighbors at 2:00 in the morning for a favor, the husband wakes Roseanne up at the same time to repay her some money.
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Mama Bear
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Mama Bear / Papa Wolf: Roseanne and Dan, respectively. They're not only protective of their own children, but also of Jackie, Roseanne's sister (as Fisher found out the hard way), and David, Darlene's boyfriend (as his real mother found out the hard way). Messing with anyone the Conners consider family is generally a bad idea. Also Becky's boss, who fired her using abusive language. Dan was mean to him, but Mark actually hit him. Although Dan likely was about to beat him senseless himself until he found out Mark had beaten him to it.
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Musical Episode
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Musical Episode: "Sweet Dreams", a protracted fantasy set in the master bathroom.
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Whole Plot Reference
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Whole Plot Reference: The 9th Season's Halloween episode (Absolutely Fabulous crossover) was one elaborate Rosemary's Baby shout-out. And a Halloween Carol, warning against apathy and grumpiness rather than greed.
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Going Commando
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Going Commando: Dan comments about his grandson Mark not wearing underwear (which he knows because he can see up Mark's skirt while they're playing basketball) in the second episode.
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Ambiguously Gay
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Ambiguously Gay: Darlene's son Mark. His clothes and mannerisms are very flamboyant, but it's mentioned that he's too young to know what his sexual orientation is yet, and as it stands, his choice of attire simply is what it is. It becomes a little clearer in the first episode of The Conners, when Mark asks his grandpa Dan for help in picking one of two boys to be his seatmate on the school bus; it's all but stated that Mark has a crush on the two boys.
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Deus Angst Machina: Crystal was kicked out of her parents' house at 16, moved in with a crazy aunt, and her past love life is messy and traumatic enough to rival Jackie's. Plus, she lost the only man she ever did love in a strange and bizarre accident and was left to raise her young son all by herself! Thankfully, her life seems to turn around some after she marries Ed.
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Flanderization
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Flanderization: A few examples, particularly toward the end of the show. Roseanne slowly got more bossy and controlling toward her family and Jackie became more neurotic and quirky. More troubling, after he met Scott, Leon went from Straight Gay to encompassing a few gay stereotypes and his sexuality became the subject of many more jokes. Bev, Roseanne and Jackie's mom, who starts out as a slightly annoying, overly-critical conservative woman, but later in the series becomes an insane, ultra-fundamentalist closeted lesbian who nags everyone around her in a shrill, high-pitched shriek of a voice. A one-time gag at the end of a later episode had her only faking that personality; her "real self" in the gag was a Ladette with a deeper voice who drank beer with Fred. When asked why she didn't act this way all the time, she said, "Well that wouldn't be much fun now, would it?" A particularly bad example happened with Mark. Originally a leather-jacket-clad greaser bad boy who wasn't booksmart, but always seemed sharp and was shown to be even better than Dan at fixing motorcycles. After marrying Becky and returning to the show he became an idiotic dope/manchild who routinely shocked the rest of the characters with his lack of sense. Only when teaching David how to tie a bowtie before the latter's wedding at the end of Season 8 did Mark's original stoic, streetsmart badboy persona get one last moment in the spotlight. There was one other moment, though, which showed some Hidden Depths as well. Becky becomes frustrated at living in a trailer and begins to look at going back to school. Mark is against it since they were planning to start a family and tells Roseanne to butt out. However, as the episode wears on, Mark tells Roseanne about how Becky is making all these decisions without him and he's afraid she's going to outgrow him, ending the episode by asking Roseanne how many doctors are married to mechanics, and sarcastically congratulating her on getting a doctor in the family and getting rid of him at the same time. It shows him as a vulnerable man scared he's losing the woman he loves instead of the chauvinistic pig he'd been before. And David. He went from a mildly sensitive artist from the wrong side of the tracks to an uber-sensitive, in-touch-with-his-fem-side, snobbish doormat. Jackie is one of the worst sufferers of this. In the earliest seasons, she's a confident, clever woman with bad luck in love. She's slightly neurotic, but it just added to her charm. Later on, the neuroticism completely engulfed her character to the point where any little thing would reduce her to a babbling twitching mess. It was amazing to think that she wasn't in a mental hospital with her kid taken away. Possibly justified when one considers it really started around the time she was involved with Fisher, who later turned out to be abusive.
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108
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108: Roseanne and the family win a $108 million dollar lottery jackpot. In "Sweet Dreams", attendants run Roseanne a bath with a temperature of 108 degrees, just the way she likes it.
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A-Cup Angst
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A-Cup Angst: Jackie's small breasts are a source of embarrassment to her. Doesn't help that Roseanne teases her about them, and a woman at the health spa in season 9 says they're "much too small for her body". A comment from Nana Mary implies that she may have inherited her shape from Bev. Also, D-Cup Distress in the episode "Less Is More" (Season Four), in which Roseanne, after throwing her back out, decides to have a breast reduction. This episode also features a hilarious dream sequence in which Roseanne's doctor (Doogie Howser, M.D.) botches the operation and instead ENLARGES her breasts to an exaggerated extreme.
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Suspiciously Specific Denial
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Suspiciously Specific Denial: In "Crime and Punishment," When Roseanne is upset that Jackie spends all her free time with Fisher and doesn't make time to be with her and Dan, Jackie goes out of her way to defend her relationship with Fisher.
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Not Blood Siblings
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Not Blood Siblings: Repeatedly lampshaded with David and Darlene, after the Conners took him in.
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Stop Copying Me
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Stop Copying Me: In one episode, D.J. does this to Darlene, much to her irritation. Eventually: Darlene gets her revenge by putting D.J. in the clothes hamper, sitting on top of it, and mockingly copying his cries for help. The episode's closing tag is Dan dreaming of doing the same to Mark (this was Mark's debut episode).
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The Talk
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The Talk: Subverted. Roseanne and Dan are preparing themselves to give this to Becky, when they discover that Darlene actually needs it more. Another version of Type 1 occurs with DJ, when he was beginning to get erections in class. Roseanne, who doesn't trust Dan to do this right, decides to try and tell DJ that awkward moments happen to everybody, and tells the story of her first period. This sends DJ screaming from the room. When Dan stops him and tells him that he shouldn't run from the room, DJ says it's about her period, and Dan simply says "As you were."
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Biting-the-Hand Humor
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Biting-the-Hand Humor: This exchange in "Roseanne Gets the Chair."
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Rousseau Was Right
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Rousseau Was Right: Mark starts off as a rebel, but is accepted by and marries into the Conner family.
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Jerkass
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Jerkass: Roseanne; Darlene and Becky (to a less extent when compared to their mother). Heel Realization: Darlene went through this over the course of a few episodes after her break-up with David. She realized she felt closer to David than anyone and how much she hurt him by dumping him, as well as how badly she treated him. It didn't help that her new boyfriend dumped her for treating him the way she treated David.
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Becky gets a more immediate example of it in the season two opener, "Inherit the Wind," in which she hides out at home after accidentally breaking wind during her speech to the student council. Darlene in particular rubs salt into Becky's wounds, crowing, "I've been waiting for something like this to happen since I was two!" Becky kind of deserves it after having been such a Jerkass to Darlene at the beginning of the episode for no reason (and without provocation).
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Cain and Abel
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Cain and Abel: A humorous relationship has emerged between Roseanne and Jackie over voting for Trump or Hillary though Jackie later admits that a large part of it on her end is because Roseanne convinced her not to vote Hillary, and instead she voted for Jill Stein.
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The Illegible
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The Illegible : Arnie's handwriting is terrible, as we find out in his "Dear John" letter to Nancy.
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One Steve Limit
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One Steve Limit: Averted. DJ's full name is David Jacob, although he's rarely referred to as such. Oddly enough, David was originally called Kevin.
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Distracted by the Sexy
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Distracted by the Sexy: Roseanne worked a combination of this and I Have Boobs, You Must Obey! in the final season. When Dan calls from California he says he's most looking forward to coming back home to all the familiar things he's missed. Roseanne is horrified because after winning the lottery, she redecorated the whole house, threw all the old stuff out, and it wasn't the same familiar "home" Dan was looking forward to. She then changes into an eye-popping negligee, under the theory that "Men prefer boobs to end tables any day." Jackie rather abruptly says, "Well, it's working. I'm your sister and even I can't take my eyes off your rack."
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Absentee Actor
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Absentee Actor: Michael Fishman (D.J.) does not show up in the episode "Darlene v. David", even though D.J.'s daughter Mary appears and the episode revolves around his niece Harris' birthday.
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Burger Fool
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Burger Fool: Roseanne does a stint at a chicken joint as one of her many odd jobs over the series to keep her family afloat. It's not too bad, but her barely legal boss has a superiority complex and can't understand how her family comes before her responsibility to him. The family actually makes more fun of her when she gets a job sweeping hair at a salon. Her waitress job at the restaurant in Rodbell's had some tones of this as well. The ridiculous costume for starters, and her boss Leon seemed to enjoy making them suffer; when the restaurant finally went under, he told them that management had phased out those horrible uniforms years before. Leon himself said he hated the place as well. When the diner was shut down, on their last day, they had a toast in which he said, "We're not standing in the parking lot watching the place burn, but this is nice, too." Becky, though, was initially distressed not that her mother would be working as a waitress, but that she'd be working in one of her favorite hangouts. The salon job was something of a subversion. Roseanne's coworkers all understood the job was crappy but they never made Roseanne feel bad about it and were pretty nice, if a little ditzy; at the end of her first day, when her boss asks her about the job, Roseanne says point-blank, "I hate it," the boss, realizing that the job sucks, says, "Of course you hate it, but are you staying?" Roseanne was not very pleased when the only ones who were making her feel bad about it were Dan and the kids.
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Dumbass Has a Point: While he wasn't a dumbass, D.J. was strange bordering on creepy (and not the brightest bulb in the box). When getting the diner off the ground, the adults are agonizing over the name. D.J. mentions feeling left out since everybody else was getting to do things. Roseanne says it's his diner, too, and he'll get to help. He automatically shouts out that he wants to name it. Everybody panics slightly (again, D.J. was weird,) but when he says "The Lunchbox," everybody agrees that it's absolutely perfect.
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Creepy Child: D.J. "Barbie Killer" Conner.
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Birthday Episode
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Birthday Episode: "Darlene v. David" revolves around Harris' birthday.
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Running Gag
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Dan in Season One had a great affinity for creamed corn. This was a Running Gag in the series: every episode featured corn in some way.
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Everytown, America
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Everytown, America: Lanford is your typical blue-collar and middle class populated small town in the Midwest.
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Brick Joke
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Brick Joke: The lottery ticket that would make the Conner family one hundred and eight million dollars richer shows up briefly in the episode before, when Bev almost uses it as a coaster. Season 4 episode 2, Roseanne is speaking to a sales guy on the phone. She puts him "on hold" by putting the receiver on top of the radio. Later, when Bev calls Jackie at the shop, she does the same thing. Season 4 episode 25. A politician comes to the door and talks to Roseanne about his plan to offer tax cuts to out of state businesses, to entice them to set up in his jurisdiction. Roseanne delivers a great speech cutting through all of his sound bytes and he leaves. A few scenes later, the same politician shows up at Dan's bike shop. Roseanne comes out of the back and says "Oh, hey!" And he goes running. In "Pretty in Black," When Roseanne is approached about using the money she and Dan inherited from Beverly to join Jackie and Nancy in a business venture, Roseanne and Dan discuss the prospect in bed: Later, in "Crime and Punishment," when Darlene has to bail Dan out of jail: In "Don't Make Me Over," DJ stops turning in his math homework and makes up an excuse about Dan having died. In "Truth or Consequences," Dan responds to a request for a parent conference at DJ's school, and the bewildered principal brings up DJ's claim. Season 5, Episode 13. Dan is called into DJ's principal's office after DJ is caught with a violent pornographic comic book. The principal (who previously assumed Roseanne was a widow since Dan never turned up for school conferences) casts aspersions on Dan's parenting, especially after DJ reveals that the comic's author is Darlene. In the final scene of the episode, Dan is in the back of a police car, in handcuffs, after assaulting Jackie's abusive boyfriend, when they pull up to a red light beside another car being driven by the principal. Dan offers him a cheerful if embarrassed wave. It's subtle, but the orange off-the shoulder dress that Darlene tries on ("Looked better on the hanger") in the Season 3 episode "Dances with Darlene" turns up on one of the background prom attendees in Season 5's "Promises Promises." Probably the most notoriously meta Brick in the series: in his initial appearance, David Healy was originally called Kevin.note (Roseanne wanted to name the character David, but Johnny Galecki was already playing a character named David in another sitcom) When the character was reintroduced as a regular, his name became David, a change that goes unremarked upon until two seasons later, when Roseanne shouts, "David's not even his real name! Darlene made it up!"
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Buffy Speak
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Buffy Speak: Since Joss Whedon wrote for the show at one point, it should come as no surprise there were examples of this trope:
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Roseanne

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Accents Aren't Hereditary / int_32318e9a
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Adopted to the House / int_32318e9a
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Age Cut / int_32318e9a
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Big Beautiful Woman / int_32318e9a
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Black Comedy Rape / int_32318e9a
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Book Dumb / int_32318e9a
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Burger Fool / int_32318e9a
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Cake Toppers / int_32318e9a
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Credits Gag / int_32318e9a
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Cut Short / int_32318e9a
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Do Wrong, Right / int_32318e9a
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Girliness Upgrade / int_32318e9a
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Goofy Suit / int_32318e9a
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Help, I'm Stuck! / int_32318e9a
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Lie Detector / int_32318e9a
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Love Father, Love Son / int_32318e9a
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Matchmaker Failure / int_32318e9a
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McLeaned / int_32318e9a
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Meat Versus Veggies / int_32318e9a
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Middle Child Syndrome / int_32318e9a
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Mirror Scare / int_32318e9a
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Misery Poker / int_32318e9a
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Möbius Neighborhood / int_32318e9a
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Mooning / int_32318e9a
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Most Common Super Power / int_32318e9a
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Motionless Makeover / int_32318e9a
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Mouthy Kid / int_32318e9a
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Mrs. Robinson / int_32318e9a
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My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad / int_32318e9a
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Naked Apron / int_32318e9a
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Name One / int_32318e9a
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No Bisexuals / int_32318e9a
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Old People Are Nonsexual / int_32318e9a
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Once a Season / int_32318e9a
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One Drink Will Kill the Baby / int_32318e9a
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108 / int_32318e9a
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Overprotective Dad / int_32318e9a
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Parody Episode / int_32318e9a
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Playing Cyrano / int_32318e9a
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Post-Script Season / int_32318e9a
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Pottery Barn Poor / int_32318e9a
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Real Life Writes the Hairstyle / int_32318e9a
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Really Gets Around / int_32318e9a
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Rearrange the Song / int_32318e9a
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Right Through the Wall / int_32318e9a
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Road Trip Plot / int_32318e9a
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Round Table Shot / int_32318e9a
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Runaway Train / int_32318e9a
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Scare Chord / int_32318e9a
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Scary Black Man / int_32318e9a
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Secret Other Family / int_32318e9a
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Secretly Selfish / int_32318e9a
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Silent Treatment / int_32318e9a
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Single Serving Friend / int_32318e9a
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Sit Comic / int_32318e9a
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Sleeping Single / int_32318e9a
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Social Semi-Circle / int_32318e9a
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Something for Everyone / int_32318e9a
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Status Quo Game Show / int_32318e9a
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Sting / int_32318e9a
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Stop Copying Me / int_32318e9a
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Straight Gay / int_32318e9a
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Straw Feminist / int_32318e9a
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Strong Family Resemblance / int_32318e9a
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Sudden Name Change / int_32318e9a
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Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss / int_32318e9a
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Take This Job and Shove It / int_32318e9a
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Talking to the Dead / int_32318e9a
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Tame His Anger / int_32318e9a
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Telepathic Sprinklers / int_32318e9a
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Thanksgiving Episode / int_32318e9a
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The Couch / int_32318e9a
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The Dead Have Names / int_32318e9a
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The Illegible / int_32318e9a
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The Jail Bait Wait / int_32318e9a
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The Mall / int_32318e9a
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The Pete Best / int_32318e9a
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The Talk / int_32318e9a
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The Thing That Would Not Leave / int_32318e9a
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The Whitest Black Guy / int_32318e9a
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Their First Time / int_32318e9a
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Three Stooges Shout-Out / int_32318e9a
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Too Much Alike / int_32318e9a
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Troubled, but Cute / int_32318e9a
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Troubled Teen / int_32318e9a
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Two Men, One Dress / int_32318e9a
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Tyrant Takes the Helm / int_32318e9a
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Uncomfortable Elevator Moment / int_32318e9a
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Unexplained Accent / int_32318e9a
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Unishment / int_32318e9a
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Unlimited Wardrobe / int_32318e9a
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Useless Bystander Parent / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
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Vacation Episode / int_32318e9a
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Vandalism Backfire / int_32318e9a
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Viva Las Vegas! / int_32318e9a
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Vorpal Pillow / int_32318e9a
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Wacky Parent, Serious Child / int_32318e9a
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Wacky Waterbed / int_32318e9a
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Was Too Hard on Him / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wealthy Ever After / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wedding-Enhanced Fertility / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wedding Ring Defense / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Weight Woe / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Well, This Is Not That Trope / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
When You Coming Home, Dad? / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Where Everybody Knows Your Flame / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
White Sheep / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Who Names Their Kid / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Why Couldn't You Be Different? / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wife-Basher Basher / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wig, Dress, Accent / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
With Lyrics / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wondrous Ladies Room / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Working Title / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
World of Ham / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
World of Snark / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Worst Wedding Ever / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Wouldn't Hit a Girl / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Written-In Infirmity / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Yet Another Christmas Carol / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
You Are Fat / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
You Are in Command Now / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Your Costume Needs Work / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Affair Hair / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Establishing Shot / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Geographic Flexibility / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Hair-Trigger Sound Effect / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Kids Prefer Boxes / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Opening Credits Cast Party / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Suddenly Sexuality / int_32318e9a
 Roseanne
hasFeature
Tone Shift / int_32318e9a