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What doesn’t kill us is makin’ us stronger … July 6, 2011

I recently discovered the last episode of Roseanne, thanks to Netflix.  I always loved the show, but I mostly saw it in reruns.  I hadn’t seen much of the later years (especially after they won the lottery in the last season), so I’d never seen the last episode, which aired during my freshman year of high school, in May 1997.

In the last episode, it was revealed that rather than having an affair, Dan had actually died of a heart attack.  Roseanne’s response was to write the novel she always wanted to write, and she took liberties with the family story.  For instance, Becky was actually married to David, and Darlene to Mark, not the other way around.  Jackie was a lesbian, not their mom.    And the family never won the lottery, that was a plot point Roseanne dreamed up.

The last half of the last episode was made up of Roseanne’s monologue explaining the book and what it means to her, and it includes a flashback to the early episode in which the family transforms the basement into her writing studio. I thought the monologue was a great way to end the show, although I’m not a fan of all the “big reveals.”

But I’d love to know what happened to the Conners after the show ended (besides half of the actors ending up on the cast of Big Bang Theory, another show I love!)  They are still one of my favorite TV families, especially Darlene.  Hmmm, favorite TV families sounds like a future blog topic ….

So, what would the Conners be doing today?  In December 2009, Barr posted a blog entryregarding what a possible Roseanne reunion would be like.  Some highlights: Mark dying in Iraq, David leaving Darlene for a woman half his age and then Darlene meeting a woman and having a test tube baby, Becky working at Walmart, Roseanne and Jackie opening the first medical marijuana dispensary in Lanford, Jerry and the grandsons forming a band, and (yay!) Dan reappearing alive after faking his death.  We can only hope!!

In a side note, wow……..Roseanne’s blog is very, um, very unusual.  Yeah, that’s it … unusual!

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Costanza-esque? May 28, 2011

These quotes by George Costanza could’ve been uttered by me!  Is he my kindred spirit?

On relationships:

If you can’t say something bad about a relationship you shouldn’t say anything at all.

I would rather date the blind. You know, you could let the house go; you let yourself go. A good looking blind woman doesn’t really know that you’re not good enough for her…

You know the odds of me being anyone’s type? I have never been anyone’s type, but apparently, this Marisa Tomei loves funny, quirky, bald men!

So, I’m afraid that…I, am going to have to break up with…YOU. Yes, I, am breaking up with YOU. Shocked? Never expected this did you!?…Well, live and learn!

On crappy comebacks:

Oh yeah, Reilly? Well, the jerk store called. They are running out of you!

On voicemail:

Got a machine…I’m a dead man. I don’t know what the hell I said! I gave her an ultimatum and there’s nothing I can do. It’s a machine! The little light is blinking right now, “come and listen to the idiot! Hey everybody, the idiot’s on!”

Believe it or not, George isn’t at home. Please leave a message at the beep. I must be out or I’d pick up the phone. Where could I be? Believe it or not, I’m not home!

On hypochondria:

When I asked him if it was cancer, he didn’t give me a “Get out of here.” That’s what I wanted to hear: “Cancer? Get out of here!” …It should be part of the training at medical school: “Cancer? Get out of here! Go home! What are you crazy? It’s a little test. It’s nothing. You’re a real nut. You know that?”

 

(Side)kick it! May 11, 2011

I have noticed that many late 80s/ early 90s sitcoms have a DUMB sidekick accompanying their main character (sometimes a relative, often a neighbor).  I am not talking about idiot savants (foremost example: Kramer), or those who are simply supergeeks (Screech).  I’m talking those that are so dumb they may not be able to function in society.

A lot of shows had them then, but I don’t really see that on TV these days.  Here are the most memorable 5, in my opinion:

1. Waldo Geraldo Faldo (Family Matters): You gotta love Waldo … Urkel might’ve been the star, but poor, clueless Waldo was funnier (and way less annoying).  Did I sayyyy thaaaaaaaat?  Yep, sure did!

2. Jazz (Fresh Prince of BelAir): Memorable Jazz Quote:  [explaining a shrunken shirt] The directions on the shirt said “Hand Wash”. So that’s exactly what I did. Before I put the clothes in the washer, I washed my hands. 

No wonder Uncle Phil was always tossing him out the front door!

3. Cody Lambert (Step by Step): Whoa, dude!  This guy, like, tooootally got on my nerves.  He was cute though!

4. Kimmy Gibbler (Full House): I hated Kimmy.  Not funny!!!  Deej totally should’ve ditched her, but that wouldn’t have been very Tanner-like.

5. Dauber Dybinski and Luther Van Dam (Coach): I loved both of these guys. For some reason, these are the only non-teenagers on the list?  Somehow, despite their stupidity, both of these guys got to move on to another stage in life.  And HOW are there no Luther clips on youtube? 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Thanks to my lovely sister, I have this clip of Luther.  Love him!

 

Bring it on down to … Gagaville??

I really thought this was a joke, but the internet wouldn’t lie, especially about Lady Gaga, right?

She’s releasing songs on “FarmVille” before they can be heard anywhere else?  Because nothing says “Gaga” like farming??  Huh?  I always thought she was an odd one …

I think this is INCREDIBLY lame, but probably very smart, considering how much people like this game.  I never saw the appeal of these myself, and refuse to start now, even though I’m gaga for Gaga!

At least I can watch her appearance on American Idol tomorrow, I’ll just need to switch back to the Modern Family “Lady Gaga concert episode,” which I cannot wait for!!  Scuttlebutt is that she wants a guest role in the future!