Roseanne

Roseanne (1988)

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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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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.

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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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Continuity mistake: In the episode where Jackie takes over the house, while Roseanne is at their parents. DJ comes in the kitchen and is sent in the laundry area for a shirt. Before he goes in there he is wearing a pair of dark jean with nothing on them. He comes back a second later with his head stuck in a shirt still with the same pants on. But when he finally pops his head through the shirt his pants have changed to a pair of stonewash, with what looks like bleach stains on the front. A wide shot of the kitchen in the next frame and his pants are back to the dark ones with nothing on them.

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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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