Roseanne

The Pied Piper of Lanford - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: In Ziggy's first appearance in the series (S2, EP. 16 "Born to Be Wild"), he says he has two kids. He states "I had to make mine I checked them at birth, they're boys!" However in his second appearance in the series here, he states they were his girlfriend, Jill's, kids and the kids are back living with their father.

Stressed to Kill - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: Shortly after the fight with Becky, Roseanne asks Jackie to go across the street to get her something to drink, so she can smoke in secret. After Roseanne lights the cigarette and walks near the register, Jackie's plaid coat can be seen in the door's window as she waits for the next scene.

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Other mistake: When the opening credits are shown, the door to the basement is in the kitchen. In the beginning of the series the door is still in the kitchen, but in later seasons the basement door is in the laundry room, but in the opening credits it is still in the kitchen.

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Into That Good Night: Part 2 - S9-E24

Visible crew/equipment: When Bev hears "movement" on the baby monitor everyone rushes toward Roseanne on the stairs, and just as Roseanne comments that they're all "scary enough individually," we can see the second camera appear at the left side of the screen. Then when Bev walks through the bedroom's doorway, we can see movement of the boom mic at the top left corner of the screen, and when DJ turns on the camcorder we can see the end of the set from the POV of the camcorder.

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Couch Potatoes - S7-E24

Continuity mistake: Roseanne brings in a plate of sandwiches after Dan brings home the new couch. She places the plate on the the small stand in front of her. Between shots, the plate switches to the stand in front of Dan and then back to in front of Roseanne.

Home for the Holidays - S9-E12

Revealing mistake: When the family is eating the Christmas cookies, look at the top of the screen. In the kitchen, you can blatantly see where the top of the kitchen actually ends, revealing gray panels. The Conner's ceiling never went up this high, so it is definitely set material.

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Suggested correction: Some people wear different sizes depending on the type of shoe. Not necessarily a mistake.

Scenes from a Barbecue - S3-E24

Plot hole: All the kids and Arnie are about to play a basketball game. Darlene and Chuck Jr. battle in Rock, Paper, Scissors to see who picks first. They both throw scissors, and then Chuck Jr. says he gets to pick first. They should have done it over, since that would be considered 'a tie', he really didn't win. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: In one episode, there is a bowl of fruit on the table in the living room. The boys start wrestling and they knock it down. In the next shot it's back on the table again, untouched.

The War Room - S9-E15

Continuity mistake: When a depressed Roseanne emerges from her bedroom after Dan has left her, she tells Nancy and Leon that she wants to turn over her and Jackie's shares of the restaurant to them. She says she wants Nancy and Leon to experience the same sense of accomplishment that she and Jackie felt when they first opened the business. However, Roseanne seems to have forgotten that it was Nancy, along with her, Jackie, and Bev, who started the restaurant.

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Continuity mistake: During the show's first two seasons, we are told Roseanne had a more slender figure during her younger years and didn't start gaining weight until after she began having kids. Later in the Halloween episode, "The Ghost of Halloween Past," Roseanne is shown her past, and her younger versions are not slender.

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Continuity mistake: In episodes when Darlene has just moved into her apartment, the bathtub is on the wall in front of the bathroom door. In later episodes, the tub is on the wall to the left of the door.

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Continuity mistake: In "Guilty By Suspicion," Jackie hangs up her coat in her living room closet. This is the same door that, when she first moved into the house, led to the basement.

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No Talking - S2-E12

Factual error: When Becky locks Roseanne out of her bedroom, Roseanne heads to the garage for a screwdriver to take the door off the hinges - an impossibility since the hinges are on Becky's side of the door. In the next scene, the door is off the hinges.

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Suggested correction: Roseanne could have waited until Becky opened the door at a later time. She would have to come out at some point. It was also Darlene's room, so she would have to let her in. Roseanne was making a point and to make sure Becky didn't do it again.

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The Dark Ages - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Dan calls Becky, there is a shot of her and Mark in their Minneapolis apartment. This is the exact same set that is used later for Darlene's Chicago apartment when she goes to college. The fireplace shape and style, the wallpaper, position of the bathroom door, and the windows are exactly the same. The only difference is that the Darlene version looks shabbier.

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Father's Day - S1-E14

Other mistake: The episode where Dan's dad visits and says he invented the rear windshield wiper he says Dan was 3 years old and Audrey was 8 months pregnant, but Dan's an only child.

The Last Thursday in November - S8-E8

Other mistake: Roseanne gave birth to Jerry on October 31st. That Thanksgiving, on November 21st, Jerry was only 3 weeks old. However, he is side by side with Andy sitting in a high chair on his own, sitting straight up, holding his own head up.

Trivia: Roseanne's three ex-husbands have appeared or worked on the show during its run. Her first husband, Bill Pentland, wrote a few episodes for the show and played Dan's friend, Freddy, in a season one episode. Tom Arnold, her second husband, played Arnie and was an executive producer. Finally, her third husband, Ben Thomas, had a cameo as a police officer who pulled her and Jackie over in an episode later in the show's run.

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Question: In the episode where Jackie goes to Roseanne's house and complains that she is overdue, she says something along the lines of she will be 80 years old with a 35 year old kid inside her. Well she lifts up her shirt and that pregnant belly looks real. Here's the question, was Jackie pregnant in real life?

Answer: Yes she was. When Laurie Metcalf, who played Jackie, became pregnant during the series, her pregnancy was written into the storyline; her pregnant belly is real. At the end of the episode where Jackie gives birth, there is a photo of Laurie Metcalf in the hospital just after she had her baby.

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