S01.E05: Radio Days

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 From Season Nine no doubt!

From Season Nine no doubt!

  • We finally did the math on Chris Tucker and his mysterious uncredited appearance in this episode. He must be in the background at Wellman Plastics. Turns out he was born in 1971, so he would have just cleared the adult bar as a background extra, and had just moved to Hollywood from Georgia after high school in 1988.
  • Queen Debbie hears "Woodsy Guthrie" as an echo of "Woodsy Allen," who Homer misnomers on "A Milhouse Divided" from 1996, and does not seem to be written by Laurie Gelman. We're not saying she would be recycling jokes or anything. DO @ us.
  • Roseanne's mother was very into Fascinating Womanhood when Roseanne was growing up, which bore fruit in the form of Roseanne's Domestic Goddess routine:
We discovered it one day in a restaurant. I remembered my mom and all the neighbor ladies reading Fascinating Womanhood’ when I was young, and how there was a chapter on manipulating your old man by becoming a “Domestic Goddess”…Perfect Wife, Homemaker, etc. I said, “What if I say ‘Domestic Goddess’ as a term of self-definition, rebellion, truth telling?” My sister stood up in the restaurant and screamed: “My God, Rose, it’s Millions, no, it’s Billions!
— "Roseanne's Story," People, 10/2/1989
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A woman need not be well-educated, or possess high intelligence to follow a clever man’s discourse. In his pleasure at having himself admired the man seldom notices that his conversation is not understood.
— Helen Andelin, Fascinating Womanhood, 1963
  • Queen Debbie has also been enjoying Stealing the Show: How Women are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press, a look at "the rise of the female showrunner." There is a chapter on Roseanne.
There was no cultural cred in being a married housewife with three kids — not in feminist activist circles and definitely not in the testosterone-drenched stand-up comedy world. Yet Barr bult her uncool reality into the core of a her act… It coalesced around the persona of a ‘domestic goddess,’ a travesty of housewifery inspired, she says, by Helen Andelin’s Fascinating Womanhood, a book her mother admired, designed to show readers how to get what they want out of men.
— Joy Press, Stealing the Show: How Women are Revolutionizing Television
  • Queen SJ received her copy of Roseanearchy while Debbie was visiting! Yay!
 Now hopefully someone will read it to her.

Now hopefully someone will read it to her.

 Jackie leads the charge before break with both sass and frass.

Jackie leads the charge before break with both sass and frass.

 Break time, and the ladies come in for some exposition and a heaping helping of Crystal Anderson.

Break time, and the ladies come in for some exposition and a heaping helping of Crystal Anderson.

 Pain. Misery. Trailers full of cats.

Pain. Misery. Trailers full of cats.

Did your mom have a laundry rack like that when you were growing up? (Upper left.)

 Moms can fix anything!

Moms can fix anything!

 The future called, and they want Jackie to know that shirt is a Xani-don't. Featuring DJ Recently-Spanked Clooney Tushie

The future called, and they want Jackie to know that shirt is a Xani-don't. Featuring DJ Recently-Spanked Clooney Tushie

CORN, SPOTTED.

 Congratuations to Frank and Toby Cutler!

Congratuations to Frank and Toby Cutler!

 Everybody sing! Wait, not you, DJ!

Everybody sing! Wait, not you, DJ!