Friday, February 6, 2015

Life Lessons From Roseanne

Who else loves the show Roseanne?






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. And guess what? I learned that there will be more episodes of Roseanne! It was just announced. So I guess we'll see if people flip out about Roseanne's parenting.

Meanwhile, I'll be cheering her on.






Do you like Roseanne?










75 comments:

  1. Oh God I haven't seen a rerun of Roseanne in maybe ten years but I've seen the most episodes more than once. As much as some would hate on her if the show aired today, I have to say that I didn't feel like the show was a fake like I feel for many of today's shows. Some of them literally have me yelling at the TV and rolling my eyes.

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  2. LOVE roseanne!! it was so real-life!! until the last season...hmph.

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  3. I haven't seen that show in years and years, but I do remember laughing at it as a kid :)

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  4. Hahaha I love this show!!! Thank goodness for Netflix.

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  5. Haha you reminded me why I used to love that show. and now I want cake

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  6. I hate the holier than thou parents. Enough.

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  7. I loved that show!! Sure she's inappropriate, but she's funny as hell!

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  8. Roseanne is on Netflix and Hulu now and two nights ago I watched it for several hours. Funny, funny stuff!

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  9. I love the Roseanne because it's real. Have you ever seen her reality show set on her macadamia farm in Hawaii? She's just as "real" in real life. I can't remember what it's called though - sorry :)!

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  10. Omg my favorite was Peg Bundy! In my next life, I'm going to be her...high heels, cheetah skintight pants and hair teased to Jesus.

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  11. I LOVE Roseanne! I always loved the way she mothered and it reminds me of my sister and her husband.... so funny!

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  12. Frankie Heck is my absolute favorite person ever. The writers have her nailed - she is incredible. I didn't watch Roseanne much when I was younger and only get two TV channels now so I'm not as familiar with Roseanne...but she sounds like someone I'd enjoy hanging out with hahah! I may pass on the chips but she's got a friend in me when it comes to spending money the wrong way....

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  13. I haven't seen this show in ages!! I used to love it!

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  14. ah, I loved that show! I still do! Well I haven't seen it in ages but I stand by it!

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  15. I have always liked Roseanne!!! My thought when people start complaining about parenting on TV - it's just supposed to be funny and it is!!!

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  16. I love Roseanne. The show was real, relatable and funny!

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  17. I loved Roseanne! I never thought how parents these days would react to her though. Wouldn't it be funny to hear her react to their comments? Like on Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets!

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  18. i don't believe any mother who says they don't yell at their kids. straight up, kids can be damn annoying and irritating as hell and YES YOU WILL YELL AT THEM because they do shit to make you mad. kids should know what makes their parents angry so that they don't do that crap but when your'e always telling them to please dont do this or that, they're just going to keep doing this because NO ONE talks like that when they're angry.

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  19. Love this! I get so annoyed with parents who think they have to be so sensitive about everything. They're kids, they are not as fragile as you think!

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  20. Love this! I get so annoyed with parents who think they have to be so sensitive about everything. They're kids, they are not as fragile as you think!

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  21. I love Roseanne and The Middle. I feel like they captured reality better than reality shows. I can relate to both of those moms.

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  22. Now, I want to watch some Roseanne :)

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  23. I loved Roseanne so much and it's streaming on netflix now so I might just do a little binge-watch. Totally true though - people would have a field day tearing the show and the characters apart. Ah, my childhood. :)

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  24. Amen to that! We love the Hecks!

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  25. Giggling. I loved both those shows. A perfect parent I am not.

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  26. I'm with you- I can watch Roseanne all day/repeats/whatever! She is the best. I want to be friends with her or anyone who slightly resembles her personality. Like you. Thanks.

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  27. I ADORE Roseanne. We've watched all the episodes 2x plus what we've watched before/after binge marathoning it. hahaha.

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  28. I am like that with How I met your Mother. I have seen every episode about a million times and they never get old.

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  29. Roseanne is one of my favorite shows for many of the reasons mentioned. I really enjoy her comedy and humor! I watch reruns as well.

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  30. I haven't watched Roseanne in years! I always liked the Wonder Years :)

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  31. Omg.. The clips made me laugh! Gave me a sense of such a great comedy!

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  32. What a lovely show! Funny with a twist! Your post really made me laugh out loud!

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  33. I wasn't allowed to watch Roseanne as a kid, but I always heard it was funny. I think every mom yells at her child occasionally. It's human nature!

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  34. Oh my gosh, show me one 80's baby that doesn't like Roseanne and i'll show you a slice of cheese from the moon!

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  35. What a funny show back then....

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  36. Oh wow I've not watched Roseanne in forever I used to love it, this really makes me want to rewatch it now!

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  37. I didn't miss an episode back in the day! I remember laughing so hard because every word out of her mouth was funny!

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  39. I've never seen this show before, but I do agree that it's just a show. You can enjoy it without modeling your home after it.

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  40. Oh my gosh, this brought back many laughs. I watched this show faithfully and hated to miss an episode. I join you in "I want some cake" lol.

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  41. Never knew about this show but I would love to check and see this. I want to watch so I can relate too. -ANOSA

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  42. This brings back so many memories. I used to watch Rosanne all the time.

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  43. I can relate. I would love to watch it again for memories sake.

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  44. I remember watching that show all the time. We always laughed and enjoyed the words of wisdom.

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  45. I haven't watched Roseanne in ages. I heard that there was going to be a remake of it. Don't know how I feel about that.

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  46. Not actually heard of it before but you're right some in your face parents would and probably still do have a field about it

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  47. Haha used to watch it all the time! It's true she is not the perfect mom but hey, her kids are healthy and alive. Props.

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  48. I hate to admit this, but until they figured out that I'm bipolar, YES I did yell at my children. I still do when it gets really loud in the house, but it's because they can't hear me over all of the commotion. I have six children and there is no dull moments in this house. Either they are cutting up laughing or arguing over who is cleaning the kitchen that night.
    As for your question about if I like Roseanne, YES. I've even seen her in her home on a show that I seen. I cannot remember which one. It had her real family in it and she was a totally different person than what she is on that show. It just comes to show that she is a WONDERFUL actress. She isn't anything like that as a mom in real life. She's actually really awesome.

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  49. Roseanne was one of my favorite shows growing up. I will have to look for the reruns. I would love to watch it from the beginning again.

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  50. I just can't wait for the facebook fights and memes about it. I used to watch it as a kid. Hope the new episodes are as good or more!

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  51. It's crazy how much things have changed. I hope they don't make a remake because it'll be a watered down version and just ruin it,

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  52. I hear they are bringing Dan back from the dead in the new episodes. That last season was pretty messed up. Hope the updated show is more like the original seasons.

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  53. OMG, this show brings back so many wonderful memories. I loved this show. I have to check out some of the reruns.

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  54. Oh man! Roseanne! I forgot about this show ahaha. People are far too negative. It's a good thing it's an older series because it'd get ripped to shreds these days. I like your light-hearted approach to the potential negative thoughts. Very funny. :)

    Christie's Take on Life.. xx

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  55. I always loved the realness of Roseanne. Middle class family, money problems, so relatable! Not to add it was super hilarious!

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  56. I haven’t watched Roseanne. But you brought a few good points. I should check this show.

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  57. Wow!! thats' pretty much a record of how much times you have watched this. Well, I would watch the movie for sure.

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  58. I have never watched Roseanne but she reminds me of Melissa McCarthy and her character Sookie in Gilmore Girls! Loved your GIF pictures!

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  59. I didn't know that they were going to be doing more episodes of Roseanne. I am just not sure I could do it without John Goodman though. Roseanne was great but Goodman was the heart of the show for me. Might have a problem without him.

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  60. Rosanne is a pass for me. It bothers me how demeaning she is to the kids. I grew up that way, so it's a sore subject to me, but I also just plain dont like John Goodman. With someone else as the husband, I'd enjoy watching.

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  61. I watched Rosanne when it first aired and I had the time of my life laughing till I cried. The show is so real life, that's a true family right there.

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  62. I love Rosanna! I heard they were bringing the show back, and I can't wait!

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  63. I've never seen this show but it sure does look funny! Who tells others what they should and shouldn't say to their children? That chart is nonsense.

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  64. I love your writing style. Unconventional but interesting to read and funny too!

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  65. we all have some fond memories of such interesting shows. but never seen this one

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  66. I am not familiar with the show! I feel bad for not knowing her. I think she's just being real. We all do what she does even if some parents don't admit it.

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  67. That sounds about right. I don't care what people say about the shows that I like, I like and that's that. Haha. I think she's hilarious!

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  68. I grew up on this show and love it. They're just a natural average family.

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  69. God this is a right blast from the past - I vaguely remember this show and watching it when I was little. Oh dear :D
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  70. I do like Roseanne and used to watch it all the time. It has more true life situation and frankly more to true family life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  71. I absolutely loved watching Roseanne when I was younger. I didn't even know what I was watching, but use to laugh my little heart out. <3
    So crazy!

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  72. Never heard of the show. Sounds like a fun one to watch.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  73. I used to watch this all the time! I am really interested to see how they put everything back together after the finale of the original show...that should be interesting :-)

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  74. Yes! I used to watch her show all the time!! Great memories and laughs!

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