Roseanne Twenty Years to Life (1988–2018) HD online
|Episode cast overview:|
|Roseanne Barr||-||Roseanne Conner|
|John Goodman||-||Dan Conner|
|Laurie Metcalf||-||Jackie Harris|
|Sara Gilbert||-||Darlene Conner|
|Alicia Goranson||-||Becky Conner-Healy (as Lecy Goranson)|
|Michael Fishman||-||D.J. Conner|
|Emma Kenney||-||Harris Conner-Healy|
|Ames McNamara||-||Mark Conner-Healy|
|Jayden Rey||-||Mary Conner|
Taped on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Stage 15 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California in front of a packed studio audience. The taping was officially a reunion of the cast and most of the crew from the original series.
Roseanne mentions DJ's wife, Gina, who is serving in the military overseas. Since DJ's daughter is African American, this may allude to Gina being a girl from DJ's childhood. As a youngster, DJ Conner was apprehensive about kissing a girl in his class play, Gina, because she was black (Season 7, episode 9 "White Men Can't Kiss" from the original run).
Judy Prescott played Miss Crane (Mark's teacher) in this episode. She also played the same character (as Darlene's teacher) in the first episode of the original run of the series.
Darlene's Son Mark is named after Becky's late husband Mark Healy. In real life this is a nod to actor Glenn Quinn who portrayed Mark in the original series. Glenn passed away December 3, 2002 of an opioid overdose.
The Conners youngest son, Jerry, is not in this episode. He is said to be working on a fishing boat in Alaska.
Jacky mentions she voted for Jill Stein, in stead of Hillary Clinton. In real life, Jill Stein beat Roseanne Barr to become the presidential candidate representing the Green Party.
The famous chicken sweatshirt makes an appearance in the opening scene, worn by Roseanne. This shirt has been worn by every main cast member at one time or another in the series original run.
The two newest Conner grandchildren seem to be named after family members who have passed away. Darlene's son Mark seems to be named for his uncle, Mark Healy, who is mentioned to be deceased. In real life, Glenn Quinn, who played Mark in the series original run, passed away in 2002. DJ's daughter is named Mary, presumably after Nana Mary who is likely deceased. In real life, Shelly Winters who played Nana Mary passed away in 2006.
President Donald Trump called Roseanne Barr after the airing of this episode to congratulate her on its high ratings, over 18 million viewers.
Season 10 premiere following the season 9 finale in 1997.
Most of the "hot questions" from the series finale of the original show (from 1997) are answered in this inaugural episode.
Dan's death was revealed to be a part of Roseanne's book.