Roseanne: 5 Things You Don’t Know About the Revived 90s Sitcom

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By: Lindsey Granger Posted: 9:49 PM, Apr 10, 2018

The Roseanne reboot is the surprise hit of the spring, and has already been picked up for another season…after just one episode!  So we’re celebrating with five things you didn't know about the nostalgic 90s sitcom.

 

1. John Goodman Goes Creepy

Let’s start with the first thing you didn't know about Roseanne. If you think it's creepy that John Goodman came back from the dead – wait ‘til you see him in the thriller movie 10 Cloverfield Lane.

 

2. A Legacy of Success

Next, whoever hired the original writers sure had an eye for talent! Amy Sherman-Palladino went on to create Gilmore Girls; Chuck Lorre started Two and Half Men, Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and Mom; and Joss Whedon did Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Justice League, and The Avengers.

 

3. Roseanne’s Vocal Chops

The third thing you didn't know about Roseanne? Her singing voice was widely “celebrated” after her legendary butchering of the National Anthem in 1990 – but we hadn't heard the last of her. In 2006, she came out with a show called Rockin' with Roseanne.  Thankfully kids are less snarky than the internet.

 

4. Casting of DJ Conner

Next, Macaulay Culkin auditioned for the role of D.J. If he had scored the part, it would've been his big break, because it would be two years before Home Alone came out. Instead, Sal Barone got the part and shot the pilot. However, he didn't get along with Sarah Gilbert – so Michael Fishman was hired! Roseanne told Entertainment Weekly she liked Fishman because he looked like her family, and "he was a little Russian boy."

 

5. Roseanne’s Ex-Husbands

 

And now for the last thing you don't know about Roseanne: all three of Barr’s ex-husbands – Bill Pendleton, Ben Thomas, and Tom Arnold – made guest appearances on the show. Arnold, however, who played Dan’s poker pal, has had the biggest career – appearing in everything from True Lies to NCIS New Orleans.

 

Are you surprised to know any of these fun facts?! Tell us on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.

 

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