S01.E11: Canoga Time

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 Say "hello" to Dan's little fren.

Say "hello" to Dan's little fren.

  • Aunt Debbie has cracked the case for us! She had a memory of a monologue from an acting class that was veeery similar to the plot for this episode. Looks like Canoga Time was adapted from a play by Matt Williams, Between Daylight and Boonville, originally produced in 1980 off-Broadway.

From a synopsis of the monologue:

Trying to prove that she and Big Jim have bigger fights than Carla and Larry, Marlene describes one humdinger they had when they wound up throwing every stick of furniture out in the yard. Start: “This one time, before the kids were born, Big Jim was workin’ construction before goin’ to work for the company.” 

Playwright and television writer Matt Williams’s first professionally produced play, Between Daylight and Boonville, which premiered ten years ago off-Broadway, has all the hallmarks of an early work by a promising young writer. Certainly the play shows Williams’s keen ear for dialogue and good eye for character development, yet something is missing. His story unfolds so slowly it’s easy to see exactly where it’s heading long before it unfolds onstage.
— Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader, 10/25/1990
  • This episode also reminded Debbie of the classic George Carlin bit about "My stuff, your shit."
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  • Here's that prehistoric blow dryer. It was called "The Eskimo" and was produced during the 1930s and 40s. Unsurprisingly, they are HEAVY.
 Kudos again to the props department.

Kudos again to the props department.

 Becky looks darling with her braids and pink jumper.

Becky looks darling with her braids and pink jumper.

 We love it when Dan and Roseanne do silly shit with DJ.

We love it when Dan and Roseanne do silly shit with DJ.

 Who else wants to see Jackie's viper tattoo???

Who else wants to see Jackie's viper tattoo???

 Oh please no.

Oh please no.

 Even more no. Though this was an eyeroller, we don't think there's real problems in their marriage. Unless you consider the hack writers coming between them....

Even more no. Though this was an eyeroller, we don't think there's real problems in their marriage. Unless you consider the hack writers coming between them....

 " Cilla " rustles up some dinner.

"Cilla" rustles up some dinner.

 "I MOUSSED MY HAIR." Jackie's entrance and stomping in and out is very stagy, but her look is great.

"I MOUSSED MY HAIR." Jackie's entrance and stomping in and out is very stagy, but her look is great.

 SJ says: NO BOSSES IN BEDROOMS. Not even you, Cloonster.

SJ says: NO BOSSES IN BEDROOMS. Not even you, Cloonster.

 Little brothers are the WORST!

Little brothers are the WORST!

 And then this happens. The end!

And then this happens. The end!