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‘Roseanne’ Cancelled: ABC Scraps Season 11 After Barr’s Racist Tweet

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5.4k points · 1 month ago

Man, what a truly insane series of events.

That all happened within, like an hour.

2.3k points · 1 month ago

They probably had conversations on what to do if she attracted too much negative attention

991 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Probably gave a special warning after the Hilter cookies thing.

Hitler* Samsung fix your keyboard.

437 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Her whole life is a thing. She had a crazy upbringing and early life.

Barr was born in Salt Lake City, to a working-class Jewish family. She is the oldest of four children born to Helen (née Davis), a bookkeeper and cashier, and Jerome Hershel "Jerry" Barr, who[6] worked as a salesman.[7] Her father's family were Jewish emigrants from Russia, and her maternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Austria-Hungary and Lithuania.[6] Her paternal grandfather changed his surname from "Borisofsky" to "Barr" upon entering the United States.[7]

Her Jewish upbringing was influenced by her devoutly Orthodox Jewish maternal grandmother.[7] Barr's parents kept their Jewish heritage secret from their neighbors and were partially involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[7] Barr has stated, "Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning I was a Jew; Sunday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, and Wednesday afternoon we were Mormons."[8]

When Barr was three years old, she got Bell's palsy on the left side of her face. Barr said, "[so] my mother called in a rabbi to pray for me, but nothing happened. Then my mother got a Mormon preacher, he prayed, and I was miraculously cured". Years later Barr learned that Bell's palsy was usually temporary and that the Mormon preacher came "exactly at the right time".[7]

At six years old, Barr discovered her first public stage by lecturing at LDS churches around Utah and even was elected president of a Mormon youth group.[7]

At 16, Barr was hit by a car; the incident left her with a traumatic brain injury.[7] Her behavior changed so radically that she was institutionalized for eight months at Utah State Hospital.[9] While institutionalized she had a baby, which she placed through adoption.[10]

In 1970, when Barr was 18 years old, she moved out by informing her parents she was going to visit a friend in Colorado for two weeks, but never returned.[9]

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The car accident is interesting. The other week Bill Maher did a whole 5 minute closer on his HBO show about Rosanne Barr and how they had been friends forever and that she's a total socialist and he doesn't get why she's like this now. He just kept saying wtf, a few years ago you were as left as it gets etc.

Maybe there is something going on aside from just racism. I always thought she was a progressive until someone brought her up a few months ago.

It's not just her. Sam Kinison and Ralphie May both had brain injuries that changed their personalities before they became stand up comedians.

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That was a fucking ride that never let up. Just when I thought "damn, that was interesting", she gave baby up for adoption. Thank you for sharing that.

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I 100% believe this. Like there was a clause in her contract to not be racist.

My only weakness!

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I'm honestly confused. I used to watch the old episodes of Roseanne and I remember her seeming progressive. There an episode about abortion, there were gay characters, and I remember them addressing racism too. There was even a line from Darlene about making her mom mad by dating a republican.

I remember them addressing racism too

There's an episode where their youngest kid DJ doesn't want to kiss a girl in the school play because she's black and he doesn't like how she looks. Dan is somewhat in agreement, and Roseanne is disgusted by his views on it. Ironic, considering today's events.

Funnily enough in the new show, DJ apparently ended up having a kid with that girl.

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645 points · 1 month ago

Best series finale since Breaking Bad, honestly.

461 points · 1 month ago

Well, at least it didn't end like The Sopran

Oooooh

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7.7k points · 1 month ago

ABC should sign a deal for a new sitcom staring Laurie Metcalf and John Goodman about a husband, his sister-in-law, and their families dealing with the loss of his wife, Sueanne.

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Is this what the story was for when he came on Two and a Half men? I never really watched it

1.0k points · 1 month ago

This is exactly what happened, yes.

Turns out these stupid-ass shows are a lot funnier when the star is coked-out to the gills.

Are you referring to Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer or Angus Jones?

I'd say Charlie Sheen was the unhinged glue that held that production together from a sort of art-imitates-life and schadenfreude watchable standard for discerning viewers. I'm sure those other guys and certainly Ashton Kutcher have their fans, maybe excluding post born again real hard Angus.

One thing to keep in mind is stations.

This was on ABC. Most of the people who died on LOST were written out after getting DUI's in Hawaii. You don't fuck around on an ABC show, period.

CBS? Shit they had Charlie Sheen out doing every drug in the world, spreading HIV to half of Los Angeles, what did he get? A raise, every single year the show was on.

It really is important to know who your boss is.

40 points · 1 month ago

Also remember Sheen has the Michael J Fox clause in his contract. If he became “ill” they would have to buy him out of his contract.

He ended up walking away with a very sweet severance package after all the shit he pulled.

Edit: spelling

He's got a great agent. For his shitty FX show he had a deal that if he made it to 12 (or whatever number of) episodes then he was automatically renewed for 100 total episodes.

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No replace her with Christopher Plummer

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648 points · 1 month ago

They should just replace Barr with Wanda Sykes in the title role and go on as though nothing has changed.

I could accept that.

"Boy, Roseanne. You look different this morning."

"Slept well last night"

And then it's never mentioned again.

The old Aunt Viv.

The Becky Connor

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2.1k points · 1 month ago

Roseanne’s agent just said they will no longer represent her.

https://twitter.com/claireatki/status/1001538347104391169?s=21

995 points · 1 month ago

To be fair, it’s not like her agency will have much to do for her now, anyway.

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Maybe it's time we reboot King Of The Hill. Hank Hill is a good man who can't post shit to twitter.

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All Roseanne had to do was not say something stupid and she could go on making millions of dollars acting on a popular TV show. But of course... What a fucking idiot.

All Roseanne had to do was not say something stupid and she could go on making millions of dollars

Except this is exactly how she has built her career.

Since her stand-up in the 80s, it's just been a series of huge successes due to her outlandishness. Then she goes too far. Then everyone hates her. Then people forget about her. Then she comes back with a new thing. Repeat ad nauseum.

Now here's Tiny Toons making fun of her national anthem performance.

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ABC had a ticking time bomb on their hands with Roseanne. She has been saying stupid stuff for years, but that's her fault for getting her own show cancelled

ABC cancelled the show way too fast to not be prepared for this situation. They probably told her straight up to not fuck around anymore and I bet she thought she was protected because of her ratings. There was no bullshit from ABC on this.

731 points · 1 month ago

Renewed after one week. Cancelled after one tweet. ABC does not believe in mulling things over.

776 points · 1 month ago

"You exist because we allow it. You will end because we demand it"

                                          -ABC

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Not only that, but she put the other actors out of a successful gig.

Edit: and crewman, yes, they are out of gigs too along with anybody else attached to the show.

4.8k points · 1 month agoGilded1

Yeah, I'm sure John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf will be fine, but what the fuck has the original Becky actress been doing the past two decades? For her, this is probably like winning the lottery and then watching someone burn the ticket in front of her eyes before she can cash it in.

Emma Rose Kenney still has Shameless under her belt too.

She called her manager and quit the show before it got cancelled. Sounds like some of the cast got out ahead of this even before ABC did.

111 points · 1 month ago

No, she TWEETED that she called her manager to quit before it got cancelled. Probably at the instruction of her manager.

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Really nice metaphor there, well said.

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Syndication has probably made her life quite fine. Sure, more money is always great, but I doubt she's strapped for cash with syndication.

Now the rest of the crew who it might have been a good gig this hurts. I don't know how much of the crew is from the original tapings or not.

Edit: I've been made aware that lots of networks have now pulled syndication as well. Even Hulu pulled episodes. This really hurts the entire cast and crew from decades ago who received royalties. She fucked so many people, it's sad.

170 points · 1 month ago

For people in the crew this is the norm. Most sitcoms are short lived and people jump from job to job constantly. It's the life.

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But we get John Goodman back <3.

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332 points · 1 month ago

100%. I remember randomly checking her twitter once and wasn’t sure if was hers or one of the Perez Hilton, Tank Sinatra, whatever satire ones...nope. It was just crazy Rosanne.

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6.1k points · 1 month ago

Free Speech is a beautiful thing but remember it doesn’t mean freedom from consequences.

You are entitled to free speech.

You are not entitled to agreement, popularity, or business deals.

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  • Barr cited numerous conspiracy theories during her unhinged rant on Tuesday  

  • Critics on Twitter slammed her 'racist' tweet and called on ABC to take action 

  • She apologized to Jarrett an hour later and said that she was 'leaving' Twitter 

  • Barr also falsely claimed Chelsea Clinton was married to George Soros' nephew  

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For anyone wondering what the tweet was:

muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj

VJ means Valerie Jarrett, an Obama era government official with African American heritage who was born in Iran (to American parents).

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Wait, she said she was part of the brotherhood for being born in Iran? Brotherhood hates Shia Muslims. Fucking imbeciles.

She also claimed that 10 year old George Soros was a Nazi who murdered fellow Jews and stole their gold. Reality isn't her strong suit.

Trump Jr retweeted this one.

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She was on Joe Rogan's show where he tried to reason her out of chemtrail shit she follows. She genuinely believes Monsanto is spraying aluminum from jets.

I don't remember what that's supposed to do, but it's ridiculous.

Controls the weather, controls the sheeples minds, causes chronic illness for the sake of big pharma profits....

Take your pick the chemtrail people blame everything on them.

Well the weather is being controlled by Doppler radars, not chemtrails.

Get it right, sheeple.

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Amazing. Afraid of Monsanto and then voting Republican. Crazy knows no bounds...

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These people have no idea what you're talking about, they just want to get that muslamic stuff out of our country!!!11!

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1.8k points · 1 month ago

Especially stupid when you consider that the Muslim Brotherhood is hardcore Sunni Wahhabi and Iran is almost exclusively Shi’a aka they have no association with each other. Fucking idiot.

lol I love the idea of expecting someone like her to know the actual differences between Sunni and Shi'a

793 points · 1 month ago

Margaret Cho had a funny bit a long time ago about being annoyed with people calling her the slur for a Chinese person since she's Korean, same premise.

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muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj

ignorance & bigotry had a baby=rb

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1.2k points · 1 month ago

I knew she was pretty right-wing but holy hell her Twitter is batshit crazy.

She's a Q Anon fan.

Because apparently Alex Jones was too grounded for her tastes.

TIL what Q Anon is. And it's fucking terrifying that people believe this shit.

382 points · 1 month ago

Holy shit. This QAnon guy thinks Obama and Hilary are cannibal pedophiles and trump is on a secret mission to take them down. Trump gave the wOkE people a sign the investigation has started by taking an awkward drink of a fiji water bottle. (Because pedo rings are common in fiji)

Fucking insanity

If you're feeling brave, dive into their subreddit. It is pretty...scary. just that people are sincerely into this stuff. The signs they see in everything and the amount of spin put on every word and action is even worse than the_d subreddit.

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She follows that insane QAnon shit that festers on 4chan and subredits like r/greatawakening - she believes that the leaders of world government are all involved in a secret pedophile sex ring and that Donald Trump is personally liberating thousands of children.

President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now.

Fucking crazy.

What in the actual fuck is that subreddit?!

Is everyone taking crazy pills? Wtf is going on here?

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That's not even the half of it. She was borderline Nazi with her anti-Semitic comments, then made a complete 180 and went full "If you criticize Israel you're an evil Nazi." She's fucking crazy.

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4.7k points · 1 month ago

Also claimed George Soros, who would have been a nine year old when World War 2 started, helped the Nazis imprison and kill Jews then stole their wealth.

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other things she said

  • Soros was trying to overthrow the US government

  • called on americans to unit against a CIA mind control program

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795 points · 1 month ago

In a shocking twist Roseanne has now been made the head of InfoWars and ABC just announced they're greenlighting a sitcom starring Alex Jones.

It would be like an Office/Parks and rec show where Alex Jones plays a normal guy who said he started his whole character as a joke to make it into a comedy central type of character, but it grew on his own and he kept doing it because he really needed the money. The premise would be how he tries to come clean, but the GOP and other lobbyist etc threaten him with lawsuits, and even death if he ever speaks out.

307 points · 1 month ago

I'm going to be honest, I would watch the hell out of that.

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2.3k points · 1 month ago

Literally a stormfront talking point.

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611 points · 1 month ago

I think you kind of missed that these types of people won't believe ANYTHING on Google. I have a conservative brother I've complained about on here before. To him all Google results that disagree with him are "liberal lies" but then he will post any Fox News article that agrees with him. I remember my wife saying I should ask him what makes his sources more reliable than mine and when I did ask him that he said if I can't see difference between made up articles and real ones that he's posting then I'm just a sheep that laps up anything the liberal media feeds him.

So yeah... that's what you're up against.. even with a "simple google search"

338 points · 1 month ago

I've said before on here, I have a co-worker who literally doesn't believe there are guilty pleas in the Mueller investigation. That there's a secret government being run by the Democrats that's more powerful than the actual government pulling all the strings and either forcing guilty pleas or putting out fake news to every media outlet. No idea how to even talk to these people.

We sure don’t seem like a party that got everything under control :/

240 points · 1 month ago

Democrats are simultaneously tyrannical overminds capable of bringing every American institution to its knees and feckless cowardly losers who let Hurricane 9/11 murder all the black people living on the plantations.

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Their talking points have infiltrated into the masses. They are winning their culture war.

And if you think it isn't happening on this website, they've been active recruiting and using reddit for years. Dog whistle language and phrases everywhere.

1.3k points · 1 month ago

And if you think it isn't happening on this website, they've been active recruiting and using reddit for years.

The_Donald, Conspiracy, CringeAnarchy, GreatAwakening, etc. etc. Their brand of crazy is wide out in the open.

234 points · 1 month ago

I'mgoingtohellforthis too

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Some of them dank meme subs are shit people too

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699 points · 1 month ago

Half of /r/dankmemes is a stale joke followed by the n-word.

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Didn't take me long to see that the same people who post on r/CringeAnarchy oftentimes were The_Donald posters and/or Conspiracy posters.

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4.5k points · 1 month ago

Sucks for the rest of the people involved in the show who were actually decent people, but good on ABC.

Totally agree. They had one of the actors on a radio show just the other morning. She seemed so excited to have a good gig, and was ready for season two. I don't watch the show, but was genuinely happy for her. Now that's taken away because someone else couldn't keep their mouth shut.

1.2k points · 1 month ago

All she had to do was keep her mouth shut and not spout hateful crap/conspiracies. That's IT. Now she ruined it for everyone.

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689 points · 1 month ago

For the sake of the cast and crew (minus Rosanne herself) I hope they convince ABC to spin off the show minus the Rosanne character. The character was headed into surgery so have her die due to complications. Call the new show The Conners. Zero involvement from Rosanne from that point on.

  • Original series: Dan dies twice.

  • Relaunch: Roseanne dies.

Would be funny. They should do it.

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285 points · 1 month ago

Roseanne Barr probably has enough rights to the entire concept of the show and its world that she could nix that. Or at the very least she'd still be getting money from it, then ABC would still be generating money for her and might still be under fire.

She isn't the credited creator. She's been an executive producer for a long time, but I don't think she owns any of the characters.

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457 points · 1 month ago

Honestly, I feel like a lot of them might have been planning on leaving before this morning anyway. Like Whitney Cummings - you don't just quit your job as co-showrunner of the highest rated series on the network because of a "busy work schedule".

Lol no kidding. Roseanne is your work schedule.

I think in the coming months we're gonna read all sorts of shit about Barr being a nightmare on and off the set. I get a feeling this show was falling apart already and Barr just inadvertently gave it a final push.

101 points · 1 month ago

The original Roseanne shared a studio with Seinfeld. Barr got into a huge fight with Jason Alexander over a parking spot. She has always been an idiot.

143 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

That... sounds like an actual episode of Seinfeld.

Edit: Did some looking into this, there actually is a Seinfeld episode called The Parking Space, though it's not really the same thing. Also, it appears that the real-life incident involved Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Tom Arnold, though I don't know how accurate these 25-year old tabloid articles actually are.

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Wanda Sykes quit over the Twitter comments before it was cancelled. Being both African American and LGBT I feel like she probably gave her a chance but was ready to go if she did anything stupid.

56 points · 1 month ago

This is what people choose to ignore when bitching about feelings and politics and being pc and all that other shit.

Wanda is hilarious and has options but even ignoring her and just making it personal. How would you like to show up to work for a person that flat out hates two or three things about you as a person, about your identity that you can't change and do not affect your work at all?

"Suck it up buttercup!"/"Just get another job!" doesn't cut it, and that's why protections and stuff have to be put in place. because people fucking suck and can really ruin someone's life if there isn't some legislation to make workplace harassment illegal and protections for certain classes. It doesn't affect me is a phrase that should die in a fire.

I know Wanda quit, and she can afford to do that. This was kind of tangential.

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3.3k points · 1 month ago

I just browsed the comments section of the article, and what was one of the most common utterances?

"Well....so much for freedom of speech."

JFC people! Don't you know what freedom of speech means!? She got to say what she wanted and the government didn't throw her in jail.

2.1k points · 1 month ago

Same folks that want to force NFL players to stand

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12.9k points · 1 month ago

now john goodman can be in good stuff again

And Laurie Metcalf (though she didn't stop, 2 Tony nomination including a win and an Oscar nomination in the last year is just impressive).

576 points · 1 month ago

She has consistently been the funniest part of the new show. She's pretty great.

She is why I tuned in, she didn’t disappoint.

It is too bad they can’t fire Roseanne and keep the rest of the cast and move on. I’d watch that,

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Dearest Roseanne The Conners

Pilot Re-Boot

During the final episode of Season 9, when Roseanne reveals that the entire season was written as a book based on her life and family, she changed certain elements of what she had not liked; most notably, that Dan had actually died after having his heart attack in "The Wedding", near the end of season 8.

In Season 10, Dan is alive and well and reads an unpublished memoir of Roseanne's where he states that the book would have been a success had she not killed off the "most interesting character"; vaguely implying that the Season 9 finale revelations were the actual details made-up for Roseanne's book.

In fact, what becomes apparent is that Roseanne actually died of a heart attack at the beginning of Season 10 and Dan was trying to complete Roseanne's unfinished memoir by writing its concluding chapter. He realizes, however, that he is completely unable to write her story for her and so, in substitute, the family (i.e., ensemble cast) commits to living their lives out loud, the way Roseanne always did.

Run title: Dearest Roseanne The Conners

Edit: /u/ksavage68 re-titled the show - fantastic idea.

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If you’ve never seen her monologue in the opening 20 minutes of Horace & Pete episode 3 (I think it was), do yourself a favour and tune in... she’s a magnificent powerhouse.

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John Goodman is the best.

229 points · 1 month ago

I’ve met him!!

He’s an absolutely fantastic person in real life. Talking to him for literally like a minute cemented him as one of my favorite celebrities. He’s one of those guys that’s exactly how you’d hope they’d be in real life based on how they are on screen.

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Fun John Goodman story!

I was working at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood when he got to do the handprints at the theater. He was so kind, goofy, and delightful. He even did fake karate moves and bowed during it. I dunno. It was nice. He was clearly really excited to be honored.

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3.1k points · 1 month ago

They should make a new sitcom with the same cast except for Roseanne. I bet it would be great.

3.3k points · 1 month ago

"Dan."

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2.2k points · 1 month ago

The opening credits do the same kitchen table 360 rotation while the family gets ready for dinner but when the camera stops on the empty chair where Roseanne sat, the camera pans quickly over to Dan sitting next to the chair and looking at the empty seat. He then BUSTS out laughing ala Roseanne, giving a classic John Goodman bellow of laughter as we fade out.

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1.2k points · 1 month ago

Or he could go full Nutty Professor and play all the characters in different outfits. This is a terrible idea.

267 points · 1 month ago

Terrible, but I still upvoted, haha.

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366 points · 1 month ago

I would be way more interested in watching this.

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HIRE THIS DAN

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Literally the only reason I was watching was for Dan and the kids. Hell, they can have her die of an opioid overdose. Practically set it up in the show.

330 points · 1 month ago

Fuck it. Just don't even explain her absence. Never mention her again and I'd be all in.

230 points · 1 month ago

They can say that she joined ISIS.

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214 points · 1 month ago

Or they could redo the whole dream thing, except this time instead of Dan dying it was Roseanne.

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871 points · 1 month ago

Roseanne revival but instead of ignoring John Goodman's character dying they pretend it was Roseanne's character instead

Holy shit that'd be hilarious.

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150 points · 1 month ago

They did that in the 80s with the show Valerie (with Valerie Harper as the mother) - they killed her character off after a contract dispute, and changed the show's name to The Hogan's Family after season 2 or 3 IIRC.

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Back in the late 80s/early 90s, there was a sitcom starring Valerie Harper called ''Valerie'' that was a pretty big hit. As I recall, Harper got into some sort of lawsuit with the network, so they killed off her character, hired Sandy Duncan to play an aunt that came to live with the family and take care of the kids, and finally renamed the show ''Valerie's Family''. After a season or two, it was eventually renamed ''The Hogan Family''. I could see something similar working with the cast of Roseanne. We already know Aunt Jackie, and she practically lives there anyway.

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I saw a tweet that said: "They should Rebrand the show
Roseanne died on the toilet and Dan remarries a young minority woman"

Wouldn't that just be a blue-collar Modern Family?

100 points · 1 month ago

I'm open to a blue collar version of Modern Family.

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Exactly.

Just like the original Roseanne was a blue-collar Cosby Show.

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534 points · 1 month ago

They could call it Roseain’t.

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They should rework the show with John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf as the focus of the series. Roseanne Barr is expendable. The show has a solid cast without her. They can write her out with a car crash, or maybe have her be a victim of a shooting at a grocery store to be topical.

Edit: A user below found the episode where this basically happened already, in season 2 of the series, way back in 1990. Roseanne's sister Jackie acts as surrogate mom while Roseanne is gone for three days. http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/television/comments/8n13k3/roseanne_cancelled_abc_scraps_season_11_after/dzs6qat/

Thanks, user who I can't name or the automod will delete my comment!

Nah, keep the show and the same characters, but have Wanda Sykes play Roseanne's character.

"Dan, I had this dream where I was a crazy white racist. Thank god I woke up."

"I love you, Roseanne. By the way, our children are still white, at least but they're not crazy racists."

63 points · 1 month ago

I heard that in Wanda’s voice so perfectly. I back it.

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7.2k points · 1 month ago

In a statement, Channing Dungey, president of ABC statement said, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

Well done.

3.2k points · 1 month ago

No elaboration, no flowery language, no long explanation... just a concise "fuck no we're not doing this" and done

Something like this costs ABC (which is a division of the Mouse) far more money and negative attention than it would benefit even if exec's liked the racism and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Which they obviously don't, but no redeeming value whatsoever makes termination an easy call.

I work in TV ratings. This is not true. Roseanne was averaging better ratings than the NBA Playoffs. It was the #1 show on television. The Cavs game 7 that just aired had some of the highest ratings in a long ass time, maybe ever for a conference final. Didn't reach Roseanne ratings.

This absolutely is not a business decision. I will be surprised if it sticks, too, because ABC's local affiliates really liked selling that show.

Wow I didn't realize it's so popular

It was only a little less popular than NFL on Sundays, which is the most popular television programming by far. Roseanne averaged about 8% of all people who have televisions watching it, while baout 12% of people who own televisions would watch NFL.

As a comparison, Brooklyn nine-nine averaged about 1.5% of homes with a TV watching, and Big Bang theory gets about 2.5%. A regular season NBA game usually is around 1%, but a titanic match up during the regular season (like Cavs vs Celtics with Kyrie) would get up to around 5-6%. And Roseanne was around 8.

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Please, Donald Trump, I beg you to comment on how unfair ABC is being to Roseanne.

Didn't he call her up personally to congratulate her on her great premiere ratings?

154 points · 1 month ago

Yes

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Oh give it a few minutes.

It's not 3 A.M. yet and he's not on the toilet

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Or offer her a cabinet position and trot her out at one of his rallies.

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Roseanne: We're not racists, or stupid, or horrible people

Posts 12 off the rails conspiracies

Roseanne: The working class just wanted a regular Joe like billionaire Donald Trump to represent us

Gets into twitter flame war with school shooting survivor

Roseanne: The liberal media is always trying to falsely paint us in a bad light

Tweets racist Islamophobic harassment at Obama employee

Where’s that jpeg of the guy shoving a branch into the wheel of his bicycle when you need it

https://i.imgur.com/u6lSCvx.jpg

By /u/Hello_my_name_is

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You can’t just go around saying whatever you want on Twitter.... who does she think she is, the president of the United States???

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Can we take a moment to note how incredibly selfish this is of her? She just put a lot of people out of jobs because she can't control herself on Twitter. Not only is she a racist piece of shit, but she is actively hurting her co-workers careers.

edit: To be clear I was more thinking about the crew and staff, the everyday people working on the show as opposed to the actors. Although the actors are hurt by it too.

And she’s held to a higher standard than the president. That’s some shit

202 points · 1 month ago

ouch. it's indeed some shit.

182 points · 1 month ago

So was Billy Bush.

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Everyone on Roseanne had a comfy job this morning. A tweet happens and you lose your job. Kind of nuts but the right thing to do.

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I took a look at her twitter feed for the first time after seeing this news. I had thought she was just conservative, but she's like full on, conspiracy theorist nuts. Wow.

And there's really no other way to interpret the tweet in question other than being extremely racist. Good for ABC for canceling the show.

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Holy shit, I did not think they would do that. They had huge ratings. Can't wait for all the "stupid snowflake liberals!!"

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Honestly, it’s the only route they could go. This wasn’t even something that could be spun as a misinterpretation of racism on Roseanne’s part, she just flat out called a former WH staff member an ape. Anything less than cancellation would have caused a huge backlash

Hasn't she done that multiple times before?

She has, but ABC swore that they had her tight on a leash and that she wouldn’t cause controversy.... apparently they forgot what happens when the season is done filming

ABC swore that they had her tight on a leash and that she wouldn’t cause controversy

Hmm maybe you shouldn't hire gigantic pieces of shit in the first place, regardless of how much money they can make you.

Just maybe.

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YES! That's why I don't understand how people are shocked by this!

Like, did everyone forget who the fuck Roseanne was?

296 points · 1 month ago

Like, did everyone forget who the fuck Roseanne was?

I don't think that many people knew. It's not like she has been an A-list celeb the last 20 years. There are tons of washed up people that have made disgusting comments on social media, it just doesn't always get that much attention.

40 points · 1 month ago

“I wonder what old James Woods is up to nowadays, let me go check on tweeter”

Gets instant cancer

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Woah.

I saw this headline pop up in my Twitter feed before I even knew she had done anything. Thought I was on drugs

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473 points · 1 month ago

Holy smokes some of the comments in T_D about this are alarming.

They own the media. I feel like this is just going to come down to taking up arms one day soon

I've had the bug-out bag ready for almost 2 years. I'm ready when they are.

Umm

It’s a special kinda of crazy when your people control most of the country from the top to the bottom, and yet you’re still so paranoid and crazy that you’re ready for “war” at a moments notice. Those people are greatly disturbed.

They control the presidency, both houses of Congress, most governors, the last several heads of the FBI (minus McCabe) were republicans, the head of the justice department is a republican, his deputy AG is a republican, yet somehow liberals control the nation and they need violent revolution to take the country back.

Talk about a persecution complex

The Special Counsel is a Republican, too.

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Arrested Development
482 points · 1 month ago

Didn't this show have monster ratings? Anyone know just how big it was? Crazy they cancelled it!

The Americans
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It premiered at 18.6 million viewers, and ended with 10.58 million.

In comparison, the juggernaut Big Bang Theory started this season with 17.65 million, ended with 15.5 million viewers.

Either way, it’s ratings were phenomenal for modern TV. Up there with the big hitters like GoT, BBT, and TWD. It’s why it’s so shocking they actually cancelled it.

308 points · 1 month ago

Isn't ABC part of Disney?

The House of Mouse doesn't like to have racism on any of its property and has pretty much erased much of the old racist content they used to have.

117 points · 1 month ago

Yeah ABC has no choice but to kill the show. Disney isn't going to damage its brand image just to keep a popular TV show.

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94 points · 1 month ago

It did. From here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-roseanne-finale-dips-but-dominates-abc-1114311
"Roseanne has been averaging a 5.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers with live-plus-three day lifts. With a full week of time-shifting, those numbers climb to a 6.4 rating in the key demo and 22.1 million viewers. Either way, Roseanne is the highest-rated and most-watched series of the broadcast season, eclipsing NBC's This Is Us and* CBS' Big Bang *Theory — which had been in a heated battle for top status."

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Twin Peaks
3.2k points · 1 month ago

Damn, that was fast! Well done, ABC.

This is what happens when you’re a racist moron, Roseanne.

626 points · 1 month ago

She Michael Richards'd herself after a reboot and while it was still on air. Plus it had insane ratings. That's some next level stupidity.

663 points · 1 month ago

I imagine the cast and crew are fucking pissed. She just put a lot of people out of work.

161 points · 1 month ago

The cast will probably get some compensation for this (I'd be shocked if it weren't in their contracts). The crew I feel bad for, though, who just got royally screwed.

94 points · 1 month ago

Section 1.1 - Should Ms Barr go batshit crazy on Twitter and get the production cancelled the other actors and staff will receive their full salaries.

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366 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

To be fair to Michael Richards, this is way worse. Michael had an unhinged live outburst in a comedy club that’s traditionally seen as a “safe space” for unhinged rants. I’m not excusing what he said at all, just saying it’s way different than picking up your phone and consciously and thoughtfully typing all those tweets out.

She didn’t Michael Richards herself, she Trumped herself. Only this time it actually came with the consequences that we should be able to impose on our president.

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I think in Michael Richards' case, he broke down and did a racist bit and doubled down on how racist it was as a joke. Except it wasn't funny and that was a horrible decision in what at least used to be considered a "safe space" (that was one of the first times a cell phone video caught something like that in the act). Not excusing it, not saying he shouldn't have done it, but I agree with you, this is way worse. His bit was basically supposed to be about the power of the N-word but it was really sloppy and offensive. But it was clearly a one-time thing, even after that a lot of black comedians and such came out in defense of him.

Also, it's not like this is the first time Roseanne Barr has said shit like this either, she has been saying crazy, ignorant and even racist shit on Twitter before - this was just SO offensive and SO blatant that it was a slap in the face to everybody who didn't see how she was already, and there was no plausible deniability ("oh, she really meant X Y Z".) And she thought that everybody would agree with her (and frankly, a large part of her viewerbase probably does, the alt-right people they intended to appeal to with the show).

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Only this time it actually came with the consequences that we should be able to impose on our president.

So far, it seems that the Trumps are really the only ones able to Trump without consequence. So many others are finding their careers sidetracked or outright derailed for embracing Trumpism, yet somehow Trump himself has managed to harness that outrage into failing upwards.

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998 points · 1 month ago

Well, relatively fast.. She's been saying crazy shit on Twitter since before it started airing.

They thought millions of dollars would be a good enough leash for her to tone it down. Guess you can’t cage crazy.

The thing that gets me is how selfish it is, she just put a lot of people out of work and cost ABC a lot of money.

186 points · 1 month ago

Yeah. She’ll be fine, but lots of folks on that production probably really needed that job.

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122 points · 1 month ago

They really did give her every opportunity to shut her stupid face and collect her goddam paycheck. How hard is it to stay off twitter and keep your shitty opinions to yourself?

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That statement by ABC is blunt and to the point to. No fucking around.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”

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Q anon didn't call this

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