|Created by||Matt Williams|
|Theme music composer||W. G. Snuffy Walden|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Matt Williams is a television writer creator and producer He is the creator and producer of the tv shows Roseanne and Home Improvement and Roseanne Cherrie Barr, aka Roseanne Barr, aka Roseanne Arnold, aka Roseanne Thomas, aka Roseanne (born November 3 1952 is an Emmy John Stephen Goodman (born June 20 1952 is a Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning American Actor. Lauren Ophelia "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16 1955 is an American three-time Emmy Award -winning Actress. Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American Actress Alicia Linda Goranson (born June 22, 1974, in Evanston Illinois) better known as Lecy Goranson, is an American actress Michael Desmond Fishman (born Michael Desmond Quatil October 22, 1981) is an American actor best known for playing Roseanne Barr and Sarah Cassandra Chalke (born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian - American Television Natalie Marla West (born January 23, 1956 in Grand Forks North Dakota) is an American Actress. William Garrett Walden (born February 13, 1950, often credited as Snuffy Walden or W The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States of seasons||9|
|No. of episodes||222 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||approx. This is a complete List of ''Roseanne'' episodes Roseanne was an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997 22 minutes (per episode)|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original run||October 18, 1988 – May 20, 1997|
Roseanne is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom broadcast on ABC from 1988 to 1997 starring stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. NTSC ( National Television System Committee) is the Analog television system used in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode The i, which is sometimes uppercase stands for Interlaced, the 480 for a vertical frame resolution Stereophonic sound, commonly called stereo, is the reproduction of Sound, using two or more independent audio channels through a Symmetrical Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Events 325 - The First Council of Nicaea &ndash the first Ecumenical Council of the Christian Church is held Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The year 1988 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1988. The year 1997 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1997. Stand-up comedy is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience with the absence of the theatrical " Fourth wall " Roseanne Cherrie Barr, aka Roseanne Barr, aka Roseanne Arnold, aka Roseanne Thomas, aka Roseanne (born November 3 1952 is an Emmy The show portrayed a working-class family living in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois struggling to get by on a limited income. The American middle class is an ambiguously defined Social class in the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Household income is a measure of current private income commonly used by the United States government and private institutions Many critics considered the show notable as one of the first sitcoms to portray an American family in which economics necessitated two parents working jobs outside the home.  For many years, Roseanne tackled subjects that most other popular shows at the time avoided, such as poverty, alcoholism, drug use, sex, menstruation, masturbation, obesity, feminism, domestic violence, and homosexuality. Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life including food clothing shelter and safe Drinking water, and Alcoholism is a term with multiple and sometimes conflicting definitions Drugs can be used in many different ways as detailed below Medication See also Medication People can use drugs to relieve pain or discomfort or to cure An organism's sex is defined by the gametes it produces males produce male gametes (spermatozoa or Sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova or Egg cells; individual See also "Mensuration" a term sometimes used to describe Measurement, particularly in the context of Forestry. Masturbation refers to Sexual stimulation especially of one's own genitals ( self masturbation) and often to the point of Orgasm, which Obesity is a condition in which excess Body fat has accumulated to such an extent that health may be negatively affected Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate Domestic violence (also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse) occurs when a family member partner or ex-partner attempts to physically or psychologically dominate Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. The show was also significant for its portrayal of feminist ideals including a female-dominated household, an overweight female lead whose likability didn't rely on her appearance, relationships between female characters that were cooperative rather than competitive, and females openly expressing themselves without negative consequences. Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate
Roseanne was hugely successful from its beginning, spending its first six seasons among the Nielsen Ratings' top five highest-rated shows. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television The show's success inspired television networks to offer a rash of sitcom deals to stand-up comedians, a practice that continued for years afterwards. During its seventh season, the show's ratings dropped but it still managed to remain among the Nielsen Ratings' top ten highest-rated shows. It was only during the show's ninth and final season, when the show's storyline drifted away from its original premise, that Roseanne dropped below the Nielsen Ratings' top thirty highest-rated shows.
Played by Roseanne Barr. Jackie Harris redirects here For the football player see Jackie Harris (American football. Roseanne Cherrie Barr, aka Roseanne Barr, aka Roseanne Arnold, aka Roseanne Thomas, aka Roseanne (born November 3 1952 is an Emmy Roseanne Conner, modeled after Barr's stand-up comic (and presumed real-life) persona, was born in late 1952 and is a loud, caustic, and dominant woman with a wry sense of humor. She frequently meddles and tries to control the lives of her husband, daughters, son, sister, and friends. The series features a running joke where Roseanne is constantly hungry.  Despite her dominating nature, Roseanne's love for her family and friends is plainly evident. Roseanne is absent from only one of the 222 episodes in the series.
Played by John Goodman. John Stephen Goodman (born June 20 1952 is a Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning American Actor. Dan Conner, born in 1951, is Roseanne's genial, easygoing "teddy-bear" husband. He holds a variety of blue-collar jobs throughout the series. Though he appears to be dominated by Roseanne, Dan asserts his will in the matters that concern him most, particularly his daughters' romantic lives. He is openly admired by many of the show's characters for his devotion to his wife and children. Among his children, Dan bonds most strongly with his tomboy daughter Darlene. Tomboy is a Girl who behaves according to the Gender role of a Boy. His relationship with Roseanne's sister Jackie is outwardly contentious but secretly close.
Played by Laurie Metcalf. Lauren Ophelia "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16 1955 is an American three-time Emmy Award -winning Actress. Jackie, born in 1955, is Roseanne's somewhat wacky younger sister. Jackie has a lackluster social life and her romantic relationships are frequently unstable. She is fairly dependent on Roseanne, spending most of her time in the Conner household. Roseanne often asserts control over Jackie's life, a frequent cause of conflict between the two. As an auxiliary member of the nuclear Conner family, however, Jackie is often in a position to serve as confidant for individual family members, making her a catalyst for major change or resolution within the series. Jackie's has a contentious relationship with her parents, particularly her mother, Beverly.
Played by Lecy Goranson. Alicia Linda Goranson (born June 22, 1974, in Evanston Illinois) better known as Lecy Goranson, is an American actress Becky, born in 1975, is Roseanne and Dan's eldest child. She does well academically and socially in school. The high value she places on her feminine appearance and social acceptance puts her in stark contrast with her sister Darlene, with whom she frequently fights. In the first four seasons of the series, Becky appears to be on a path toward high lifetime achievement. This path is drastically diverted when she skips college to elope with Mark, and later ends up living with him in a trailer park.
During the show's fifth season actress Lecy Goranson left to attend Vassar College. Vassar College is a private Coeducational, liberal arts college situated in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. At first, her character Becky was merely absent from the show, explained in the story when she marries and moves away to live with her husband Mark. During the sixth season, however, the show's producers recast Becky with actress Sarah Chalke. Sarah Cassandra Chalke (born August 27, 1976) is a Canadian - American Television This change is addressed in the show which becomes a running gag for the remainder of the series as both Goranson and Chalke continue to alternate in the role of Becky, depending on Goranson's availability. Examples of this gag include:
Because cast and crew believed that the eighth season of Roseanne would be its last, Goranson had signed back on only for that season. When the show was renewed for a ninth season, Chalke replaced Goranson full-time.
Played by Sara Gilbert. Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American Actress Darlene, born in 1977, is Roseanne and Dan's wily and sarcastic middle child. Among the Connor children, she is the most similar to Roseanne, dishing out clever one-liners and displaying a knack for manipulating those around her. The similarity also means that, unlike the other characters on the show, Darlene does not readily submit to Roseanne's will. Darlene starts the series as a tomboy character who loves to play basketball, but during the show's third and fourth seasons develops into a more gothic teen. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The goth subculture is a contemporary Subculture found in many countries She dates, eventually marries, and has a daughter with David, the younger brother of Becky's husband, Mark.
Played by Michael Fishman. Michael Desmond Fishman (born Michael Desmond Quatil October 22, 1981) is an American actor best known for playing Roseanne Barr and D. J. , born in 1981, is Roseanne and Dan's youngest child (until the birth of Jerry in the eighth season). D. J. is treated by the others as the "baby" of the family, and as such his concerns and opinions are often discounted or ignored. Thus left to his own devices, D. J. develops some unusual behaviors, such as building a cache of dismembered dolls. These behaviors are singled out for ridicule by his older sisters, particularly Darlene who inflicts a playful degree of violence upon him. D. J. has an especially close relationship with Roseanne. The initials D. J. stand for David Jacob, a fact which is only mentioned in two episodes of the series.
Roseanne featured a large cast of recurring characters. The following appeared in 10 or more episodes of the series, ordered below by number of appearances.
Roseanne was a half-hour program that aired weekly between September and May of each year from 1988 to 1997. Johnny Mark Galecki (born April 30, 1975) is an American Actor. Natalie Marla West (born January 23, 1956 in Grand Forks North Dakota) is an American Actress. Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn ( May 28, 1970 &ndash December 3, 2002) was an Irish actor in television and film Estelle Margaret Parsons (born November 20, 1927) is an Academy Award -winning American Theatre, Film and Television Martin Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor who has starred in his own TV sitcom and acted in prominent films Michael Raymond O'Keefe (born April 24, 1955) is an Academy Award -nominated American Film and Television Actor Sandra Bernhard (born June 6 1955) is a Jewish Comedian, Singer, Actress and Author. Thomas Duane "Tom" Arnold (born March 6, 1959) is an American Actor and Comedian. James Pickens Jr (born October 26, 1954) is an American Actor notable for his starring role as Dr George Timothy Clooney (born May 6 1961 is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe award-winning American actor director, producer, John McConnell (born November 13, 1958) aka John "Spud" McConnell, is an American actor and a radio personality based in New Orleans Shelley Winters (August 18 1920 &ndash January 14 2006 was an American actress who appeared in dozens of films as well as on stage and television This is a complete List of ''Roseanne'' episodes Roseanne was an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997 Each September to May run is regarded as a separate season comprising of 23 to 26 weekly episodes. Though the storylines of most episodes were self-contained, major changes were sustained from one episode to another forming a broad Conner family story that developed across the entire series.
As the season (and series) opens, Roseanne is a line-worker at Wellman Plastics along with her sister Jackie and friend Crystal. Jackie has a brief relationship with Booker, the foreman at Wellman. Dan finds sporadic work as a construction contractor and faces a strained relationship with his irresponsible father Ed (played by Ned Beatty). Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Roseanne's parents, Bev and Al, consider moving to Lanford, but eventually decide against it. Tomboy Darlene struggles with her femininity as she enters puberty and gets her first period. Becky faces dating problems with her first boyfriend Chip. In the season finale, Roseanne stands up to a new foreman (played by Fred Thompson), when she leads Jackie, Crystal, and other co-workers as they quit Wellman Plastics.
Now that they've quit Wellman Plastics, Roseanne and Jackie must find new jobs. Jackie decides to become a police officer. Roseanne cycles through a variety of menial jobs including telemarketer, secretary for Dan's boss, bartender, cashier at a fast food restaurant, and finally, sweeping floors at a beauty parlor. At home, Dan's poker buddy Arnie makes a startling debut when he plants a passionate kiss on Roseanne. The Conners celebrate an outrageous Halloween that becomes an annual feature of the series. Later, at Thanksgiving dinner, Dan takes wary notice of a growing romance between his father and Crystal. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American Holiday, which is a form of harvest festival. Jackie gets serious with new boyfriend Gary (played by Brian Kerwin). Brian Kerwin (born October 25, 1949) is an Emmy -nominated American Actor. Becky repeatedly rebels against Roseanne and Dan's parental authority. Old biker buddy Ziggy (played by Jay O. Sanders) appears to remind Roseanne and Dan of their own rebellious past. Jay Olcutt Sanders (born 16 April 1953) is an American Character actor. Darlene first proves her talent for writing when she wins recognition for her poetry. Roseanne's own writing talents are given a boost when her family fixes up a basement room to serve as a writer's den.
Other notable guest stars during the season include Stephen Dorff (as Becky's boyfriend Jimmy), Stephen Root (as Roseanne's lawyer Peter), and Bert Parks (as a judge). Stephen Dorff (born July 29, 1973) is an American Actor, best known for portraying Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat Stephen Root (born November 17, 1951) is an American Actor. He is principally known for his comedic work but has won acclaim for Bert Parks ( December 30, 1914 – February 2, 1992) was an American Actor, Singer, and Radio and
The season opens with the Conner women confronting the issue of pregnancy: Roseanne takes a test for it that turns up negative, Becky seems to be headed for it but isn't, and Darlene surprises all when she is interrupted while heading for it herself. Roseanne takes on a job as waitress at Rodbell's Luncheonette where we first meet both Leon and Bonnie. Jackie gets injured while on the job as a cop, which results in a breakup with her boyfriend Gary. Becky begins dating Mark, a boy her parents later forbid her to see, prompting Becky to temporarily move in with Jackie. Dan is floored to learn that his father Ed and Crystal plan to marry, and that Crystal is pregnant with Ed's baby. Roseanne locks horns with snooty new neighbor Kathy (played by Meagen Fay). Meagen Fay is an American Actress. A native of Chicago, in the early 1980s Fay was a featured cast member at The Second City. Nana Mary makes her first appearance at a family barbecue. In the season finale, Ziggy reappears with a proposition to open a motorcycle repair shop with Dan and Roseanne, which they do, after which Ziggy decides to leave because he doesn't want to feel responsible if the business fails.
Other notable guest stars during the season include Leonardo DiCaprio (as Darlene's classmate), Brad Garrett (as Doug), Judy Gold (as Amy), Alyson Hannigan (as Becky's friend Jan), and Tobey Maguire (as Jeff). Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11 1974 is a three-time Academy Award -nominated and Golden Globe -winning American film actor. Brad Garrett (born April 14, 1960) is an Emmy Award winning American television/ voice Actor and Stand-up comedian. Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian and actress. Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24 1974 is an American Actress. Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor.
The season starts with Becky surprising Roseanne by asking for birth control. Dan and Roseanne get started with their new motorcycle repair shop business, Lanford Custom Cycles, while Roseanne continues to work at Rodbell's Luncheonette. Jackie, after a brief stint working at a perfume counter, decides to become a truck driver. Nancy is first introduced as Arnie's fiancee, but not before Jackie discovers that after a night of heavy drinking, she's slept with the newly engaged Arnie. Darlene undergoes a personality shift into a sullen gothic teen. Booker makes a surprise appearance at a Halloween costume party. Roseanne's neighbor Kathy moves away. Roseanne gets breast reduction surgery. Roseanne and Dan accompany Arnie and Nancy to their wedding in Las Vegas. At the end of the season, Lanford Custom Cycles fails, Rodbell's Luncheonette closes, and Nancy is left alone after Arnie is "abducted by extraterrestrials. "
Notable guest stars during the season include Bob Hope (as himelf), Wayne Newton (as himself), David Crosby (as Duke), Neil Patrick Harris (as Dr. Doogie Howser), and Rick Dees (as Ken). Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Carson Wayne Newton' (born April 3, 1942) is an American Singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas Nevada. David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American Guitarist, Singer, and Songwriter. Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15 1973 is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -nominated Actor. Doogie Howser MD is a Television Comedy-drama starring Neil Patrick Harris as a brilliant teenage doctor who was also faced with the Rick Dees is an American comedic performer entertainer and radio personality best known for his #1 internationally syndicated radio show The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown
After the bike shop closes, Mark decides to move to Minnesota. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Becky decides to go with him, and they elope. Jackie and Roseanne each get a check for $10,000 from Bev. They, along with Nancy, decide to open a diner, but can only get the money they need after Bev agrees to become a partner as well. Nancy comes out as a lesbian. The Tildens, a single father and his two daughters around Becky and Darlene's ages move in next door. Jackie dates Fisher -- who is much younger than she is -- until Roseanne discovers he is physically abusive. Dan confronts him, beats him up, and is arrested. Roseanne and Jackie's father dies. Roseanne's rich cousin Ronnie visits and convinces Darlene to get her GED and apply to art school. David applies as well. Darlene asks her parents if David can move in, because his mother is moving away and they want to stay together. Roseanne and Dan initially refuse, but when Roseanne sees David's mother being verbally abusive, she decides to let him stay. Dan is offered a deal to rehab and sell a house by Roger, who runs off before the deal is complete -- but Jackie decides to buy the house, saving Dan from financial ruin. Darlene gets an acceptance letter from art school, David gets a rejection. At the end of the season, Roseanne is scared Darlene will run away to school although Darlene has already decided not to go. Realizing she was wrong, Roseanne convinces Darlene to not give up on her goals just to stay with David.
Notable guest stars during the season include Wings Hauser (as Ty Tilden), Danielle Harris (as Molly Tilden), Loretta Lynn (as herself), Morgan Fairchild (as Nancy's girlfriend Marla), Bill Maher (as Bob), Ed Begley, Jr. (as Principal Alexander), Blake Clark (as Vic), Red Buttons (as Bev's lover Jake), Sally Kirkland (as Mark and David's mother Barbara), Tim Curry (as Nancy's lover Roger), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as D. Wings Hauser (born December 12 1947) is an American actor director and film writer Danielle Andrea Harris (born June 1, 1977) is an American Television and Film Actress, perhaps best known for her roles Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb on April 14, 1934) is an American Country music Singer-songwriter; she was one of the leading Morgan Fairchild (born February 3 1950 is an American actress. William "Bill" Maher Jr, (ˈmɑɹ born January 20 1956) is an American Stand-up comedian, Television host, Edward James Begley Jr (born September 16, 1949) is an American Actor, Game show Panelist and Environmentalist Blake Clark (born February 2, 1946) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and veteran of the Vietnam War. Red Buttons ( February 5, 1919 &ndash July 13, 2006) was an American comedian and Actor. Sally Kirkland (born October 31, 1941) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress Timothy James Curry (born 19 April 1946 is an English Actor, Singer, Voice actor, and Composer, as well as having a career as a Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American Actor. J. 's friend George), Joan Collins (as Roseanne's cousin Ronnie), Matt Roth (as Jackie's boyfriend Fisher), and Steve Jones (as a threatening diner patron). Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23 May 1933) is a Golden Globe Award -winning English actress and bestselling Matt Roth (born September 15 1964) is an American actor He had a recurring role on Roseanne as Fisher (1992-1993 Stephen Phillip Jones (born 3 September, 1955 in Shepherds Bush, London) is an English rock Guitarist
Under pressure from Roseanne to leave the Lanford Lunch Box, Bev sells her share in the restaurant to Leon. David proposes marriage to Darlene, but she refuses. Dan and Roseanne discover and smoke an old stash of marijuana. Roseanne's past as a victim of abuse arises when she reacts violently to DJ after he steals and wrecks her car. Becky returns home and moves into a trailer park. Mark goes to trade school only to later drop out. Jackie gets pregnant as a result of a one-night stand. Jackie later develops a relationship with her baby's father, Fred. Roseanne and Dan discover that David has secretly moved in with Darlene at school. Roseanne visits a gay bar with Nancy where she receives a surprise kiss from Nancy's girlfriend. Jackie gives birth to a boy, which she names Andy. Dan confronts his mother's history of mental illness. The season concludes with Fred and Jackie's marriage.
Notable guest stars during the season include Mariel Hemingway (as Nancy's girlfriend Sharon), Vicki Lawrence (as Dan's old flame Phyllis), Florence Henderson (as neighbor Flo), Ahmet Zappa (as Mark's roommate Roy), and Fabio (as himself). Mariel Hadley Hemingway (born November 22, 1961) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American actress. Vicki Lawrence (born Victoria Ann Axelrad on March 26, 1949 in Inglewood California) is an Emmy Award -winning Actress Florence Agnes Henderson (born February 14, 1934) is an American actress and singer perhaps best known for playing the role of Carol Brady in the Television Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa (born May 15 1974 is an American Musician, Actor and Novelist. Fabio Lanzoni (born March 15, 1959) widely known simply as Fabio, is an Italian male fashion model who appeared on the cover of hundreds
Season seven began with Roseanne's unexpected pregnancy and went on to tackle such issues as abortion, alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual dysfunction and racial prejudice. "The Sitcom Mom's Welcome Wagon" also aired this season.
Notable guest stars during the season include Sharon Stone (as a trailer park resident), Ellen DeGeneres (as Jackie and Fred's psychologist Dr. Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning Actress, producer, and former Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26 1958 is an eleven time Emmy Award -winning American stand-up comedian, Television host and actress Whitman), Danny Masterson (as Darlene's boyfriend Jimmy), and Traci Lords (as Landford Lunch Box waitress Stacy). Daniel Peter Masterson (born March 13, 1976) is an American Actor, known for his role as Steven Hyde in That '70s Show Traci Lords (born Nora Louise Kuzma on May 7, 1968) also known as Traci Elizabeth Lords and Tracy Lords, is an American
Season eight addressed Roseanne's baby shower (and the subsequent arrival of her son Jerry Garcia Conner), DJ's Thanksgiving pageant, Darlene's wedding, and Dan's heart attack.
As ratings had begun to drop at the end of the seventh season, the show's producers wanted to end the series after the eighth season. The show was, however, again renewed for one final season. One of the final episodes of the eighth season (in which Dan had the heart attack) was originally intended to be the series finale, but after the show was picked up for one last season, writers introduced a plot revolving around Dan not following the hospital's orders after the heart attack. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply This led to Roseanne and Dan having their worst fight in the show's history, with a second part to the heart attack episode being the first episode of the ninth season.
Notable guest stars during the season include Fred Willard (as Leon's husband Scott), Ed McMahon (as himself), Pat Harrington, Jr. (as himself), Jenna Elfman (as hitchhiker Garland), Shecky Greene (as Bar Mitzvah guest Uncle Sol), Norm Crosby (as minister at Leon and Scott's wedding Reverend Crosley), June Lockhart (as TV mom Ruth Martin), the cast of Stomp (as Lanford Lunch Box patrons), Eric Dane (as a Disney World bellhop), and Tony Curtis (as ballroom-dance instructor Hal). Fred Willard (born September 18 1939 He also appeared as KVWN news director "Ed Harken" in Anchorman The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and in American Edward "Ed" Leo Peter McMahon Jr (born March 6 1923 is an American Comedian, Game show host, Announcer, and Television personality Daniel Patrick “Pat” Harrington Jr (born August 13, 1929) is an American actor Jenna Elfman (born September 30, 1971) is an American Television and Film Actress. Shecky Greene (born Sheldon Greenfield, April 8, 1926) is a comedian known for his nightclub performances in Las Vegas, where he has been a Norm Crosby (born September 15, 1927) is a Comedian sometimes associated with the Borscht Belt, but often seen on Television in the June Lockhart (born on June 25, 1925, in New York City, New York) is an American Television and Film Actress Not to be confused with Ruth Martin (Neighbours Ruth Martin is a dramatic character on the long running Television series Stomp is a non-traditional Dance troupe (originating in Brighton UK that uses the body and ordinary objects to create a physical theatre performance Eric William Dane (born November 9, 1972) is an American Actor, most recently known for his role as Dr Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz June 3, 1925) is an American film actor
The ninth and final season of the show marks a complete departure from the rest of the series as it takes on a more surreal tone. The Conners win the state lottery jackpot of $108 million, Roseanne battles terrorists, Dan ponders the meaning of life, Jackie meets her prince, D. A lottery is a form of Gambling which involves the drawing of lots for a prize Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion J. finds love, and Darlene gives birth. Most surreal of all is the season's final episode, in which Roseanne reveals an alternative scenario for the series in which many of its events never actually take place and are instead part of a book she is writing. In this scenario, Dan's heart attack has killed him, the Conner family has not won the lottery, Becky has married David instead of Mark, Darlene has married Mark instead of David, and Jackie has come out as a lesbian instead of Roseanne's mother.
Notable guest stars during the season include Ed Asner (as Lou Grant), Robin Leach (as himself), Hugh Hefner (as himself), Jerry Springer (as himself), Jim Varney (as Jackie's boyfriend Prince Carlos), Tammy Faye Bakker (as Roseanne's make-up consultant), Todd Oldham (as himself), Dina Merrill (as Doris), Joanna Lumley (as Patsy Stone), Jennifer Saunders (as Edina Monsoon), Steven Seagal (as himself), Arianna Huffington (as Estree), Marlo Thomas (as Tina), Tony Robbins (as himself), James Brolin (as Roseanne's business partner/love interest Edgar Wellman, Jr. Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American Actor primarily known for his Emmy -winning role as Lou Grant on Lou Grant is a fictional character played by Edward Asner in two television series produced by MTM Enterprises Inc Robin Douglas Leach (born August 29, 1941 in London, England) is an English celebrity writer famous for hosting his first show Lifestyles Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Gerald Norman "Jerry" Springer (born February 13, 1944) is an English -born American Television personality, a former James Albert Varney Jr ( June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American Actor. Tamara "Tammy" Faye Messner ( March 7, 1942 – July 20, 2007) was an American Christian singer, evangelist Jacky Todd Oldham (born October 22 1961 in Nueces County Texas) is the son of Jackie Ray and Linea Lee (Renfro Oldham and the husband of Matthew Oldham Dina Merrill (born December 9, 1925) is an American Actress and Socialite. For the sixteenth century translator see Jane Lumley. Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab) was a BAFTA and Emmy Award -winning British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958 is a BAFTA and Emmy Award -winning English Comedian, Screenwriter and actress Absolutely Fabulous (also known as Ab Fab) was a BAFTA and Emmy Award -winning British sitcom written by and starring Steven F Seagal (born April 10 1951 is an American Action movie Actor, producer, writer director, Martial artist Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos, on July 15, 1950) is an Author, media gadfly, and nationally syndicated Margaret Julia “Marlo” Thomas (born November 21, 1937) is an American actress, who first achieved fame on the TV series That Anthony Robbins or Tony Robbins (born February 29 1960) is an American Self-help Writer, professional Speaker James Brolin (born July 18 1940) is an American Television, Film, Character actor, producer, and director ), Bob Hope (as himself), and Debbie Reynolds (as Dan's mother Audrey). Bob Hope, KBE KCSG ( May 29, 1903 &ndash July 27, 2003) was an American comedian and actor who appeared in Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, Singer
Roseanne consistently ranked in the Nielsen top shows listing for each of its nine seasons. Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television It reached its pinnacle in its second season with a #1 ranking (tying with The Cosby Show), and only fell out of the top 20 in its final season. The Cosby Show is an American television Situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, first airing on September 20, 1984 The following table lists the ranking for each season.
|Season||Ep #||Years||Ratings Rank||Viewers|
|Dates||Broadcast time (ET)|
|October 1988-February 1989||Tuesday 8:30-9:00 pm|
|February 1989-September 1994||Tuesday 9:00-9:30 pm|
|September 1994-March 1995||Wednesday 9:00-9:30 pm|
|March 1995-May 1995||Wednesday 8:00-8:30 pm|
|May 1995-September 1995||Wednesday 9:30-10:00 pm|
|September 1995-May 1997||Wednesday 8:00-8:30 pm|
The entire Roseanne series is available on DVD in the Region 1 (North America) NTSC format from Anchor Bay Entertainment (briefly named Starz Home Entertainment resulting in some DVD packaging bearing this name). The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America Roseanne Cherrie Barr, aka Roseanne Barr, aka Roseanne Arnold, aka Roseanne Thomas, aka Roseanne (born November 3 1952 is an Emmy Lauren Ophelia "Laurie" Metcalf (born June 16 1955 is an American three-time Emmy Award -winning Actress. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner John Stephen Goodman (born June 20 1952 is a Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning American Actor. The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, also known as the KCAs, is an annual awards show which always aired live and usually is held in late March or early April that honors The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting Sara Gilbert (born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California) is an American Actress The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG to recognize outstanding performances by members DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played NTSC ( National Television System Committee) is the Analog television system used in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico Anchor Bay Entertainment is a home entertainment company and a division of Starz Media, which is a unit of Starz LLC. The first season was issued with shorter, syndicated versions of the episodes because Anchor Bay was unable to attain permission to release the original broadcasts. In the company's eighth and ninth season DVDs, some scenes have been altered to avoid disputes over music rights, including substituting some closing credit scenes with a black screen. Anchor Bay also released a special "Halloween Edition" DVD in August 2006, featuring uncut Halloween-themed episodes, with commentary by Roseanne Barr.
Anchor Bay has been releasing the Region 2 (Europe) PAL format DVDs of the show at a slower pace. PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour -encoding system used in Broadcast television systems in large parts of the world So far, Anchor Bay has released Region 2 DVDs only for the show's first four seasons. Release dates for subsequent seasons have not been announced.
In June 2006, Magna Pacific began to release the show on DVD in Region 4 (Australia, Central America, and South America) PAL format. Magna Pacific is a leading independent film and home entertainment distributor headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, operating within Australia PAL, short for Phase Alternating Line, is a colour -encoding system used in Broadcast television systems in large parts of the world Similar to the Anchor Bay releases, Magna Pacific has only released the show's first five seasons. Release dates for the subsequent seasons have not been announced. Unlike the Anchor Bay releases, Magna Pacific's first season DVDs include the full-length original broadcast episodes.
|The Complete 1st Season||August 30, 2005||September 19, 2005||June 7, 2006||Roseanne-on-Roseanne candid interview, Bloopers, Season One highlights, Interview: John Goodman Takes a Look Back, Wisdom from the Domestic Goddess. Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.|
|The Complete 2nd Season||December 6, 2005||February 6, 2006||October 4, 2006||John Goodman: A candid interview, Best of Season Two, Wacky Jackie, Roseanne Untied: Season 1 Launch Party, John Goodman's audition. Events 1060 - Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary 1240 - Mongol invasion of Rus: Kiev Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.|
|The Complete 3rd Season||March 21, 2006||May 15, 2006||February 7, 2007||Laurie Metcalf Interview: The Sister that Never Leaves, Lecy Goranson Interview: I As a Teenage Becky, Best of Season Three. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 457 - Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 - Battle of Montesarchio in which the Prince Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.|
|The Complete 4th Season||June 27, 2006||March 17, 2008||June 6, 2007||Interview with Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman, Roseanne Interview: "Life Imitating Art, Imitating Roseanne", Audio commentary with Roseanne on select episodes. Events 1358 - Republic of Dubrovnik is founded 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 45 BC - In his last victory Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.|
|The Complete 5th Season||September 12, 2006||TBA||November 7, 2007||Video commentaries with Roseanne, Roseanne Answers Top |
|The Complete 6th Season||December 5, 2006||TBA||TBA||No Special Features|
|The Complete 7th Season||April 3, 2007||TBA||TBA||No Special Features|
|The Complete 8th Season||August 7, 2007||TBA||TBA||Video commentaries with Roseanne, Roseanne: Working-Class Actress Interview|
|The Complete 9th Season||October 16, 2007||TBA||TBA||Two new exclusive interviews: 'Legacy of Class' and 'Breaking the Sitcom Mold'. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1043 - Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 322 BC - Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Video commentary with Roseanne & Michael Fishman|