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Roseanne Twenty Years to Life (1988–2018) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Comedy / Drama
Original Title: Twenty Years to Life
Director: John Pasquin
Writers: Matt Williams,Roseanne Barr
Released: 1988–2018
Duration: 21min
Video type: TV Episode
Roseanne and Dan adjust to living with Darlene and her children when Darlene loses her job. Becky announces she is going to be a surrogate to make more money. Roseanne and Jackie are at odds.
Episode cast overview:
Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr - Roseanne Conner
John Goodman John Goodman - Dan Conner
Laurie Metcalf Laurie Metcalf - Jackie Harris
Sara Gilbert Sara Gilbert - Darlene Conner
Alicia Goranson Alicia Goranson - Becky Conner-Healy (as Lecy Goranson)
Michael Fishman Michael Fishman - D.J. Conner
Emma Kenney Emma Kenney - Harris Conner-Healy
Ames McNamara Ames McNamara - Mark Conner-Healy
Jayden Rey Jayden Rey - Mary Conner
Sarah Chalke Sarah Chalke - Andrea

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.



Reviews: [12]

  • avatar

    Jockahougu

    The show is funny. I hated the last year when in its original run. In fact I stopped watching after 4 episodes. That was the year they won the lottery.

    Luckily the show is back and has a talented writing staff that knows how to show a family struggling with life but "Holding on together".

    Now I might not like "Roseanne" personal beliefs but I can put that aside and watch a well made show that makes me laugh.

    Welcome back Roseanne.
  • avatar

    Blackbeard

    Great comic treatment of the divide within our country. Good to see something other than the conservative hating pulp that we see most often in the entertainment industry.
  • avatar

    Landaron

    Good writing and fine familiar refined acting by our regular cast. I'm so glad everyone could be on good terms with each other and bounce jokes and lines off each other as well, if not better then you did long ago. Not many people work that close for so long and then be apart and still come back like no time past at all. You guys make me feel good about life in general Your show is smart and engaging and I welcome it back in the midst of the many heart and soul lacking television as of late. If I had to complain about something it would be the too loud canned laughs. Unless maybe it's live, I should have checked. If it's live then sorry no problems at all
  • avatar

    Gri

    I'll admit, I haven't seen everybody episode of the original. However, from what I have seen, this show appears to pick right back up. Roseanne's classic quick wit is as same as ever. The show is loyal to the original, while main ting a modern twist by focusing on today's hot topics. Though, we haven't known the new characters for long, they seem to be like able enough. So if you're in the mood for a good life, you definitely want to watch this!
  • avatar

    Jusari

    Writing is the weakest I've seen. Whereas Roseanne, in the past, blossomed with being funny yet still grounded in realism, this feels like any sitcom you flip through today. It's a combination between Big Bang misogynistic humor and Broke Girls attempt at showing the 'liberal' point of view. Roseanne as always had complete control over the writing -- you definitely can see it show through with this first episode. Her staunch need to display the opposite side as submissive and over the top while conservatives are the opposite (minus the occasional rip on conservatives.) Let's not forget the drastic change in Dan and how much he mocks the grandson. You can just feel John Goodman's uncomfortableness as he reads the dialogue that are so blantatly transphobic and misunderstanding of culture today. Back in the 80's and 90's Roseanne was ahead of the time -- now she is more behind the times than ever. Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert are the only two actresses that keep the shows old energy alive that even give this show the 4/10 stars I managed to give. As a devote fan of the previous show it is sad to see the writing drop and a show that previously celebrated alternative lifestyles now trashing on them.
  • avatar

    RED

    So exciting to see this show back, and in order with the best seasons of the original series. This doesn't feel like a reboot, but a continuation. I love the nuance and shades of grey that are natural to real life. There is no simple answer to some problems. Realistic, awesome, fantastic.
  • avatar

    godlike

    It has been 21 years and I was a bit worried if the show still had the same thrill as back then. I wasn't disappointed! Chemistry is working, jokes are on point and the whole episode was funny but also serious. I have always loved Roseanne because this type of humour is funny but not offensive.
  • avatar

    Kekinos

    Like they never missed a beat. The use of innuendos if politics was great and the life lessons withthe jokes are classic Roseanne.
  • avatar

    Zadora

    There was a lot of ways this reboot could have gone wrong, but for the most part, a lot of it went right. They were quick to dive right into the heart of the show, and that is family and poverty.

    They had an edgy tone, openly discussing President Trump, which surely impacted some people, but I think TV was overdue for something that at least partially presented "the other side".

    Funny to an extent, and about as good as a multi-cam can be in 20118.

    There are much better shows out there, but just as a 90's sitcom fan the returnw as more than welcome.
  • avatar

    Runemane

    Twenty Years to Life is about Roseanne and Dan adjusting to Darlene and her children living with them and Becky announcing she is going to become a surrogate, to make money.

    I am a fan of the old show, but I had a strong feeling this was going to be bad. With an old cast and that it would lack feeling, but especially today with unrestrained content. Well it was more than bad, it was disgusting. Being weird for the sake of it and I didn't care or laugh once. Not to mention politics discussion, I won't be watching this. The X-Files revival seasons are mediocre, but at least watchable, this is garbage.
  • avatar

    Damdyagab

    I really hoped they would go back to the early years in their attempted return. Struggling family fighting about money and jobs. Instead they went back to the social issues that ruined the first run. To keep up with the gay angle, lets have Darlene gay but to one up it, let's insert a cross dressing 10 year old. To keep up with the race issue, insert a black grandchild. They fell short however, we don't have any religious issues covered. The political bantering was horrible. Just write a comedy show. We don't need social injustice shoved down our throats. We watch comedy shows to get away from that
  • avatar

    MeGa_NunC

    Not having had television when the original series aired I cannot comment on how it measures up but the first episode, from twenty years later, seemed forced and performances stilted. Maybe the actors need time to get into gear or maybe it is the writers that need time to write better material. The delivery wasn't funny but bordered on being amusing. Articles previewing the showed promise but it didn't come through in "Twenty Years io Life". Maybe future episodes will be better. Maybe I would not have liked the original series.

    The second half/episode "Dress to Impress" was better. I think it was because there were not so many people in the scene waiting to say their lines. Perhaps that is why they put the two episodes together.