It's one of my favorites.
I'm so glad reruns come on frequently. I always tune in even if I've seen the episode 34289723 times.
As I watch, I sometimes think, "Man. If this show aired today, the uppity moms would have a field day." I mean, you have mom groups whining about certain shows and commercials. Keep your TV off then? Hello?
Here's what I imagine they'd complain about:
--Roseanne promotes obesity. People will watch and think it's okay to be fat.
My thoughts: I want some cake!
--Roseanne shouts at her kids! You shouldn't shout at kids. Parents should be saying the things on this chart:
My thoughts: I'm sorry, but this chart is not for me. It's fantastic if it works for you, but I do yell. I do tell my kids, "If you're going to be pissy, go upstairs." I do say, "Don't use that word. It's for adults only."
--Roseanne doesn't spend her money properly. It's why she's always poor.
My thoughts: Welcome to the real world. A lot of people are struggling.
--Roseanne feeds her family junk. Have you seen the pantry? Whenever she goes grocery shopping, she's pulling out ice cream and bags of potato chips.
My thoughts: If it's not your family, why do you care? (Hides all my chips. And ice cream.)
--Darlene is a brat. She needs to be properly disciplined.
My thoughts: Eh. Some people are just moody. See: my kid Natalie. See also: Kate Gosselin's kid Mady.
I appreciate Roseanne and always will.
Another Mom I'm like?
Frankie Heck from The Middle.
Parenting: they do it right.