20 Secrets About Roseanne That Reveal What Really Went Down Behind The Scenes Of The Iconic Sitcom

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18. There was a Roseanne cartoon

Yes, back in the day when TV execs gave stand-ups the Saturday morning cartoon treatment (like Life with Louie and Bobby’s World), they also made a cartoon version of Roseanne. In this animated version, Roseanne was aged eight, and together with her little sister and her buddy (a character modeled on Dan) they dealt with typical kids’ issues and growing pains. Ah, the ’90s…

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17. A lot of now-famous writers worked on the show

Many well-known writers cut their teeth on the original Roseanne. Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) and Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) all got their start working on Roseanne. Which may explain why it was such a brilliant and funny show!

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16. The Conner House is real

Roseanne might be set in Lanford, Illinois, but of course it’s actually shot on a studio lot in Hollywood. That little yellow house at the beginning, though? Well, that actually exists. It can be found in Evansville, Indiana, where the show’s creator Matt Williams grew up.

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