Welcome to the show notes for this episode!
- Queen Debbie shared a weird docu-episode of an old show that featured "A Week in the Life of Roseanne" from 1992. It is a great watch!
- It features Chuck Lorre, who was the "second-in-command" in 1992 on Roseanne. On this show, Lorre mentions that a season was like "writing 25 plays in 40 weeks;" which may give us some idea about the production and shooting schedule.
- Lorre talks about how he got his start in TV and how he was fired from popular 80s cartoons on Conan. We also like his story about how and why he changed his name to "Lorre:"
- We also enjoyed Roseanne's first(?) TV interview, on public access cable in Arizona. Roseanne gives the interviewer a solid "MEH" when he asked if she was influenced by Elayne Boosler and Joan Rivers, but lights up when Rusty Warren comes up.
- Rusty Warren was a very bawdy comedian and singer who produced albums in the 1960s and 70s, and we imagine Roseanne was exposed to them at home via her comedian-loving father. Rusty wants the ladies to Bounce their Boobies.
- Roseanne notes that Rusty lived in Sun City, AZ at the time of this show, and says, “If she’s watching, hey come down, I’m doing a lot of your stuff.”
- Queen Debbie and Queen SJ speculate about how old Roseanne Barr and John Goodman look versus how old they are supposed to be if it's their 15 year reunion (about 34). Barr and Goodman were both born in 1952, making them about 36 when this episode aired.
- Queen SJ would like to remind you what you should and should not put down a portapotty.
- We discuss the end of the "period tax," which has been in the news recently.
- Queen Debbie may be right about the "show pony-ness" of Roseanne's outfit this episode. As a fun comparision, here is Roseanne's portrait dress from the episode, and an outfit she wore to The People's Choice Awards in 1989. It looks like left to her own devices, Roseanne would get much wilder!
- We wax on about charm bracelets, which would have gone well with Roseanne's large earring collection.
- Ann Faulkner (Sylvia) enjoyed being behind the camera before and after Roseanne.
- Queen SJ did some hard looking at what Roseanne's holding in the last scene and believes she was reading her lines off of it, not kidding. It has to be a prop remote.