Roseanne

Roseanne Thinks She Would Be a Better President Than Oprah

After the powerful acceptance speech from Oprah Winfrey as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes, the big “O” has been getting a lot of hype—especially from folks who are urging her to run for president in 2020.

Oprah’s speech, including an incredible ending that sounded so much like she is ready for the campaign trail:

In my career what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who have withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.

Even Seth Meyers, who hosted the award show hinted that Oprah running for president would be an incredible thing:

Oprah, while I have you, in 2011 I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — jokes about how he was unqualified to be president — and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president!

Not to mention the that the Twitterverse exploded with “Oprah for President 2020” and #Oprah2020 tweets.

Even Donald Trump had a few choice words on the subject:

Seems like everyone seems to be on board. Well—except for Roseanne Barr. The comedian, who presented at the Golden Globes, has voiced her big opinion once again on political matters. Roseanne, who has been open about her support for Donald Trump, shared her thoughts about the topic during a panel discussion about the return of Roseanne to ABC.

According to The Daily Wire, Roseanne commented:

I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different.

She was obviously referring to Trump.

Then she was asked about Susan Sarandon and what she thought about the idea of the actress running.

Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012.

Yeah—and she came in 6th place.

 

 

So it seems that she’s still got the fire under her to possibly get her horse in the race yet again.

I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working-class people. And in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt that yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed, and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American.

Roseanne shared some more of her thoughts about Trump:

Well, he says a lot of crazy shit. I'm not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he's said and done that I don't agree with, just like there are a lot of things Hillary Clinton has said and done that you don't agree with. Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says.

 

 

 

The "Roseanne" Revival Has A Premiere Date

The premiere date for the new Roseanne revival has appeared.

The new take on the famous 90s sitcom will appear on our tv screens on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and will continue thereon for every Tuesday. ABC announced this date this past Friday by tweeting out the line, “same couch, same cast, same laugh.”

And to that effect, most of the original cast will be returning to the series including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Johnny Galecki, Michael Fishman, Lecy Goranson, and Sarah Chalke.

The official network synopsis of the "10th season" is that it:

“Will explore life, death and everything in between through the relatable, hilarious and brutally honest lens of the Conner household. With the inimitable Roseanne at its epicenter, fresh stories that tackle today’s issues and even more laughs from a brilliant cast and crew that haven’t missed a beat, audiences old and new will celebrate the homecoming of America’s favorite working-class family.”

On top of that, Sandra Bernhard and Estelle Parson, who both played queer women in the show’s original run, will be returning as well.

That said, the series finale of the show revealed that Parsons, who played the mother of Roseanne’s character, wasn’t really a lesbian and instead it was Roseanne’s sister Jackie.

We’re currently unsure how the show’s controversial ending will affect this revived series’ story (especially since many other complications were brought up like Dan’s death and the two daughters marrying different men).

On top of that, it was announced earlier this year that Darlene, played by openly gay actress Sarah Gilbert, will have a “gender-creative” child named Mark.

All that said, there is some concern of how the comedy of the show will be presented as Roseanne Barr’s political views have shifted since her original take on the role.

We’ll see what happens in March.

Roseanne Revival Will Have A Gender Nonconforming Child

Jackson Millarker (from Modern Family) & Sara Gilbert and Johnny Galecki

We have more information for you concerning the upcoming Roseanne revival.

Turns out there might be a gender nonconforming character in the new revival of the show.

Showbizz 411 broke the story when a casting call went out for a child actor who could play a gender nonconforming character.

The casting call states that the role demands “sensitive and effeminate” acting from the performer and “displays qualities of both young female and male traits.”

In addition, it’s known that the 9-year-old character is one of two children of Darlene, played by openly gay actress Sara Gilbert, and David, played by Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki.

Just yesterday, we talked about how Roseanne will ignore the finale and have the main character’s husband, Dan, alive.

If you don’t know, the finale season of classic sitcom Roseanne went a little, or a lot, off the rails. In that season, the Connors won the lottery and became instantly rich. They then went through wacky adventures like going on luxurious trips and Roseanne’s sister flirting with a prince.

But, then on the final episode the writers decided to do a “wake up from a dream” trope where Roseanne tells the audience that everything they’d seen in the season wasn’t real. She had just made it up from her typewriter in the basement of her home.

Turns out, her Darlene wasn’t married to David, her sister Jackie was a lesbian, and Dan died!

BUT, now the show has decided to change all that up again. The writers have said that they wouldn’t ignore the ending but would have Dan alive and now we see that Darleen and David at least stayed together long enough to have two kids.

So, it’s anyone’s guess where exactly the story will be when the Roseanne revival starts up, but at least we know there will be LGBTQ characters involved when it does.

'Roseanne' Won't Ignore The Finale, But Dan Is Alive!

In the age of reboots and revivals, Roseanne (one of my all-time favorites) is a show no one expected could ever come back because one of the show’s biggest characters, Dan Conner, was announced to have died at the end of the series. In what proved to be figments of Roseanne’s imagination, the show took twists and turns in the last couple of seasons that made it apparent the show had jumped the shark.

 

 

As we learned last week about the upcoming Will & Grace revival, the new generation of the show will completely ignore what happened or what was ‘said’ during the show’s ending. The end of the hilarious show starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman showed Roseanne walking through her house at 714 Delaware Street as we heard an omnipresent Roseanne voice over explaining that the majority of the show had been a fabrication of Roseanne’s writing—including the death of Dan. The twelve-year-old me is still crying!

 

 

So I guess in following the deus ex machina style of today’s reboots and revival, it’s safe to say that “Why the hell not? Of course they can bring back Dan!” And that’s exactly what ABC is doing.

During the Television Critics Association, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said:

I don’t want to talk too specifically, but I wouldn’t say we’ll ignore the events of the finale. Dan is definitely still alive.

If this is the case, will we find out if Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) is actually a lesbian and not Roseanne’s Mom Beverly (Estelle Parsons), if Darlene (Sara Gilbert) is actually romantically linked to Mark (Glen Quinn) instead of David (Johnny Galecki) and if the Conners had actually won the Illinois State lottery?

Dungey also continued to mention that The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki is currently in talks for reprising his role of emo artistic David Healey.

When Roseanne was first rumored to be coming back, it was assumed that the show was returning as a response to the current political climate. The official press release for the show mentioned:

Roseanne 2.0 will find the Conner family dealing with the economic challenges of living pay check to pay check in 2018.

During the TCA, Dungey touched on more on what fans can expect from the revamped show:

Very much tonally be similar to the original, unflinching, honest and irreverent at times. Very topical.

And while the show will not be a direct pushback on politics, it will have show Roseanne and the Conners trying to navigate through daily life trying to solve issues like getting medical insurance.

It’s a great time to be alive! While so many are miffed about the classics coming back from the dead, I for one am excited—especially about Roseanne whose humor and wit helped teach me about blue collar struggle, the spirit of Halloween, and loose meat sandwiches.