S10.E06: No Country for Old Women (Estelle Parsons Ok Though)

Gorgeous Estelle Parsons welcomes you to the show notes for this episode!

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  • Your queens were pondering whether or not Estelle Parsons is actually 90. YUP.
  • “I’ve been running since I was 40. Running is my love. I love to run.” A video piece on Estelle Parsons on the OWN network. She talks about Roseanne, her grandchildren, shows off her amazing apartment complete with unmade bed ("My housekeeper keeps her own hours"), and having her Oscar reguilded.
  • Estelle wins the Oscar for Bonnie and Clyde. Bob Hope hosts and Walter Matthau presents the award. And wowsers, the Oscars have always been lame!
 Keeping the tradition of Conner generics alive, we have Value Save bran flakes for breakfast.

Keeping the tradition of Conner generics alive, we have Value Save bran flakes for breakfast.

 Queen Debbie admires the layers of clutter and "lived-in" feel of the house. A recipe taped to the cabinet, the pantry, the coat rack, the dish drain and so on.

Queen Debbie admires the layers of clutter and "lived-in" feel of the house. A recipe taped to the cabinet, the pantry, the coat rack, the dish drain and so on.

 Some quality grandpa-grandson time.

Some quality grandpa-grandson time.

  • Queen Debbie had a lot of interesting stuff to say about how hard it is to shoot and set up for even a short "around the table" scene. She worked on a web series called Puppy Love that featured this exact scenario, except with salad and wine instead of weenies and tops.
 Ladies' poker!!

Ladies' poker!!

 Good to see you, Crystal!

Good to see you, Crystal!

So I get a phone call and I guess they were really down to the wire for casting the ‘Roseanne’ pilot,” she says. “I know they had auditioned a whole bunch of actresses for Crystal and there I was in LA. They call and I was on the set the next day. It’s a classic case of ‘right place, right time’.”

She had never met Roseanne but knew Chicago stage colleague Laurie Metcalf, who was to play Roseanne’s sister, Jackie.

“Just having Laurie involved made it very appealing and safe,” says West, whose character Crystal had been Roseanne’s best high school friend and was her coworker along with Jackie at Wellman Plastics.
— Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune, 5/4/2018
 Sorry, but Bev is right about mustard vs. ketchup on weenies.

Sorry, but Bev is right about mustard vs. ketchup on weenies.

 Serving cocktails wieners at a poker game made us think of the treasure trove of 50s recipes out there.

Serving cocktails wieners at a poker game made us think of the treasure trove of 50s recipes out there.

 And hello Nancy! Enjoy this cameo now, because we have a sneaking suspicion Sandra won't be back for Season 11.

And hello Nancy! Enjoy this cameo now, because we have a sneaking suspicion Sandra won't be back for Season 11.

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 We know what bird this house would attract....

We know what bird this house would attract....

 A Pee-Wee!

A Pee-Wee!

 Roseanne was just trying to relax with some generic beer and mustard weenies when she is called away.

Roseanne was just trying to relax with some generic beer and mustard weenies when she is called away.

We think there's a lot going on in Becky's apartment, design-wise:

  • We don't think she would be the type to hang up her work uniform
  • It is very odd that there is a restaurant warmer with decaf/regular carafes on her counter for one single lady
  • Rabbit ears, probably indicating Louise Belcher cosplay
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  Great Scott ! It's always great to see Christopher Lloyd!

Great Scott! It's always great to see Christopher Lloyd!

 We enjoyed that Becky is still a music fan, but like many people her age, did not make it out of the 90s. Her apartment definately reflects her "forever young" attitude.

We enjoyed that Becky is still a music fan, but like many people her age, did not make it out of the 90s. Her apartment definately reflects her "forever young" attitude.

 "You're freaking me out, Mom."

"You're freaking me out, Mom."

 As a life coach, let's hug it out!

As a life coach, let's hug it out!

 On second thought, maybe not.

On second thought, maybe not.