Quotes Of The Day: Roseanne

Yes, as in the former sitcom star.

I was never a fan. Her TV family were too damn realistic for my taste. I grew up around — and fled from — people like that and I’d be damned if I consider more time with them as entertaining.

But Lefsetz recommended this piece she wrote for NY Magazine and it’s really, really good. Eye-opening and with behind-the-scenes stuff I never knew or even suspected.

And

I read The Art of War and kept the idea “He that cares the most, wins” upmost in my mind. I knew I cared the most, since I had the most to lose. I made a chart of names and hung them on my dressing-room door; it listed every person who worked on the show, and I put a check next to those I intended to fire when Roseanne became No. 1, which I knew it would.

And:

The feeling of being used all those years just because I was in the top ten—not for my money or even my gluttony—was sobering indeed. I vowed that I would make a complete change top to bottom and rid myself of the desires that had laid me low.

And:

Hollywood hates labor, and hates shows about labor worse than any other thing. And that’s why you won’t be seeing another Roseanne anytime soon. Instead, all over the tube, you will find enterprising, overmedicated, painted-up, capitalist whores claiming to be housewives.

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  1. You said: I was never a fan. Her TV family were too damn realistic for my taste. I grew up around — and fled from — people like that and I’d be damned if I consider more time with them as entertaining.

    That’s why I was a fan. Both my family of origin (6 kids, small town red-necks, no money) and my spouse and kids were (lower) middle class (even though we worked at a Big 10 University), smartassed, and lived many of the same situations as the Connor family. The Connor family and the Bunkers (All in the Family was another all too real family) and it still makes me feel homesick at the same time it makes me cringe.

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