S01.E09: Dan's Birthday Bash

These lovely Conner ladies welcome you to the Show Notes for this episode.

 Darlene debuts her short hair.

Darlene debuts her short hair.

  • Leeeeeza Gibbons of Entertainment Tonight attempts to make hay out of Emmy-winner Peter Chaconas "scooping" Babs on Take a Break with Mr. Pete
 Roseanne's wearing this for the halibut...I'll show myself out. 

Roseanne's wearing this for the halibut...I'll show myself out. 

 We see you back there, Mr. Boom Mic!

We see you back there, Mr. Boom Mic!

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 Dan received more ship-related swag that we didn't see him unwrap.

Dan received more ship-related swag that we didn't see him unwrap.

 Jackie's sweater looks kind of 1950s abstract to us.

Jackie's sweater looks kind of 1950s abstract to us.

The son of two blue-collar parents in Evansville, Ind., Williams said what inspired “Roseanne” was the old adage “Write what you know.”

“That’s what I did,” he explained. “My father worked on an assembly line in a factory. My mother was a waitress who later became a beautician. Dan is an amalgamation of all my uncles, who were independent contractors.
— Matt Williams, Today, 10/18/2013
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 We forgot to bring this up during the show, but really excellent blocking when Dan circles away from Bobo, taking a long walk around the now-empty bar, and they keep the same distance from each other as Dan leaves.

We forgot to bring this up during the show, but really excellent blocking when Dan circles away from Bobo, taking a long walk around the now-empty bar, and they keep the same distance from each other as Dan leaves.

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  • We don't know if Chip's mom was at aerobics or Jazzercise. Either way, this reminded Queen SJ of Get in Shape, Girl! These commercials always made SJ feel slightly inadequate and like she should be doing...something? There was no parallel product for boys. There were just "footballs."
 Aww, Grunge Baby!

Aww, Grunge Baby!

 When your dad pops his top, it's scary.

When your dad pops his top, it's scary.

 We know this moment from being a kid and it is not a happy memory.

We know this moment from being a kid and it is not a happy memory.

 Looks like Dan travels with his own art. That's the prints from the Conners' entryway.

Looks like Dan travels with his own art. That's the prints from the Conners' entryway.

 Christ, what an asshole.

Christ, what an asshole.

 Bobo goes down hard! Yay!

Bobo goes down hard! Yay!