Roseanne Barr Says Cast Of ‘Roseanne’ Ready For A Reunion
Who else would be pumped to tune in to a Conner reunion?
Awesome news for “Roseanne” fans! Roseanne Barr just sent us into a tailspin with one simple tweet reading “roseanne show cast is up for a reunion show.”
roseanne show cast is up for a reunion show
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 16, 2017
Can this be real? Let’s cross our fingers that she is serious! A “Roseanne” reunion would be LIFE-CHANGING! Well, at least for die-hard fans like me.
If it does happen, I just hope all the cast really does participate, including both Beckys. But I can’t help but wonder: How will the writers handle John Goodman character Dan Conner’s death in the last episode? (Um, I hope I didn’t need to put a spoiler alert there. The show did end in 1997, y’all.)
And how will they handle Glenn Quinn’s tragic and unfortunate 2002 death in real life? (Quinn played Becky’s husband Mark Healy on the show).
John Goodman (Dan) and Sara Gilbert (Darlene) also teased us earlier in the week with a spoof of “Roseanne” on Gilbert’s show “The Talk.” Seeing the two of them back together on that famous afghan-covered couch gave me goosebumps.
During its nearly decade-long run, “Roseanne” was not just beloved by fans, but it was also critically acclaimed. It was nominated for numerous Golden Globes (and won several) as well as GLAAD Media Awards, American Comedy Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.
Roseanne Conner wasn’t your typical sitcom mom, and “Roseanne” wasn’t your typical family sitcom. It tackled tough issues like abortion, infidelity, birth control, cancer, homophobia, racism, child abuse, gender inequality, poverty, sexual harassment and addiction.
The show wasn’t for everyone, and it didn’t offer escapism like many sitcoms and television programs do. It was real, gritty and honest but, at the same time, hilarious, heart-warming and empowering.