S01.E06: Lovers' Lane

Queen Debbie sez: THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRYSTAL ANDERSON’S YELLOW HAIRCLIP!

 Even Jackie is mirin' it.

Even Jackie is mirin' it.

  • We have discovered through careful research that "based on a character created by Roseanne Barr" has been in the credits from the beginning. You're welcome, and now you can sleep tonight
  • Please note that our discussion contains a major spoiler for S1 Stranger Things. If you haven't seen it yet...what are you doing with your life?
 We wonder if this is one of the "tacky show pony" outfits Roseanne disliked.

We wonder if this is one of the "tacky show pony" outfits Roseanne disliked.

 Jackie's pants probably should have had their own lane.

Jackie's pants probably should have had their own lane.

 Chip is a cutie but Becky will move on quickly.

Chip is a cutie but Becky will move on quickly.

Metcalf has previously referred to herself as a workaholic, but when I asked her if this was true, she amended: “I can’t even call it work. I’m a creative-a-holic. I love the tearing into new material.” She recalls filming a three-person scene during the first season of “Roseanne,” in which she didn’t have much dialogue. During a break, the director came over and said to her, “You know, you don’t have to be acting during this part, because you’re not on camera.” Recalling this moment three decades later, she still can’t keep the outrage from her voice. “That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever heard! What would I do, just drop out? Just pull the plug and go dead for a while as they’re sitting two feet away from me?
— Willa Paskin, Laurie Metcalf Was Hiding in Plain Sight, NY Times Magazine, 2/21/18
  • Dan wants to see "Snake Man take on the Human Clamp." Surely this is a nod to how popular Wrestlemania and the WWF was at the time.
 Jake the Snake Roberts spends some quality time with Damien.

Jake the Snake Roberts spends some quality time with Damien.

 "PLEEEEEZ!" These goofballs.

"PLEEEEEZ!" These goofballs.

  • Queen Debbie says Jackie's bowling look is reminiscent of some kind of old thymey skier.
  • Danny Jacobson, episode writer, allegedly referred to his stint on Roseanne as the "Vietnam of his career."
  • The internet likes to debate and discuss the origins of "Katy bar the door," but seem to agree it's an American idiom.
  • This week, Queen Debbie thinks that Dan's slow-mo bowling style reminds her of Jackie Gleason's graceful dancing. 
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But Dan compares himself to the ICEMAN!

 The most embarrassing mother in the world

The most embarrassing mother in the world

 We have no idea what Becky was worried about!

We have no idea what Becky was worried about!

 Corn: SPOTTED!

Corn: SPOTTED!