Roseanne: Season 3
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- Interview featurettes with actors Laurie Metcalf and Lecy Goranson
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The first episode of the season was "The Test," and it was test in many ways. It was the first episode to air after Roseanne's National Anthem incident, where she pissed off most of America and was called a disgrace by President Bush (quite ironic considering how his son is running the country these days). Fortunately, the incident was forgotten and "Roseanne" continued to roll along smoothly, turning out some of the finest episodes of the whole series. Who doesn't love "Like, A Virgin," in which Darlene is caught making out with her friend Brian on the couch? And who could forget the classic Halloween special, "Trick Or Treat," in which Roseanne dresses as a man and is so convincing that she spends most of the night hanging with a group of men at The Lobo. Probably the funniest episode of the season is "PMS, I Love You," in which Roseanne's PMS collides with Dan's surprise birthday party and disaster ensues. "Vegas Interruptus" is a very notable episode as Roseanne and Dan debate whether to go to Vegas or stay at home so Roseanne won't lose her job. The episode shows how rare a vacation is for Roseanne and Dan and how Roseanne has to balance the importance of her job over the importance of her trip. The classic "Scenes From A Barbecue" introduced Nana Mary, portrayed brilliantly by the late Shelly Winters.Read more ›
"The Test" is a great season opener as Roseanne and her family wait for the outcome of her home pregnancy test. There are some precious moments, such as when DJ asks if he was an accident, and Roseanne tells him that he was a surprise, the difference being that "an accident is something that you wouldn't do over again if you had the chance, but a surprise is something you didn't even know you wanted until you got it." The girls show their selfish side, trying to make a case for not having the baby even before the test is complete. Becky goes as far as asking her mother "Don't you want me to go to college?".
The audience gets their first look at the late Glenn Quinn as rebel and smart-mouth Mark Healey in "Becky, Beds, and Boys". Mark doesn't even pretend to care what the Conners think when he shows up in a bar, obviously under-aged and the Conners see him there. His answer to their question of how he got in there when he is only 18 is that he has a piece of paper that says he is 21. Becky's concerned parents forbid her to see Mark anymore, but she keeps coming up with ways to see him anyway. I liked how Mark was portrayed in these early seasons when he was "Rebel Without a Cause" as opposed to the last three seasons when he was transformed into "Rebel Without a Clue".Read more ›
"Roseanne said she would be happy to create extras for a DVD package. She's particularly keen on providing commentary tracks and promises to come clean on the notorious behind-the-scenes conflicts between cast and crew. "I would totally do commentary for it, because I remember almost every show and what was going on," she said. "I would say, `Well, this is where such and such was fired.' There are good stories." And yet she maintains, "We always had fun, the cast. We always had great fun every day on that show."
We're going into the third season and still no commentaries. You'd think someone who controllled the show so completely as Roseanne did would be proud to talk about her struggles and triumphs on this ground-breaking show.
Wouldn't you all love to hear Roseanne doing commentary either solo or with co-stars John Goodman or Laurie Metcalfe? Hope Roseanne is listening.
I don't think any other TV "sitcom" in the history of modern American culture has touched more lives or portrayed a more realistic nuclear family than "Roseanne." My family was "Roseanne" and there millions of other "Roseanne" families in America, right?
There are a total of twenty-five episodes from Season 3. All the episodes on this box-set will be UN-CUT.
Here's a list of all the episodes from Season 3 with the original ABC air dates:
The Test First aired: 9/18/1990
The family awaits the results of Roseanne's pregnancy test. This was Rosanne's first episode after her "National Anthem" controversy.
Friends and Relatives First aired: 9/25/1990
Lending money to his dead-beat pal Arnie comes easily for Dan, while supporting his family takes a little more effort and thought.
Like, a Virgin First aired: 10/2/1990
Roseanne decides it's time to give Becky "the talk."
Like, a New Job First aired: 10/9/1990
Another "like a" title :-). Despite her misgivings, Roseanne, working late as a coffee-shop waitress, leaves Dan in charge.
Goodbye, Mr. Right First aired: 10/16/1990
After Officer Harris gets slightly injured, Gary says he's tired of always worrying about her.
Becky, Beds and Boys First aired: 10/23/1990
Becky's folks pressure her to stop dating a boy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Roseanne been a big time hit favorite family show for such a long time back in the 1980's and 1990's. I'm really liking the show even though I seen it for only a year.Published 1 month ago by Jean Luc Pressoir
My favorite show!!! All discs worked and all episodes accounted for. Though warning each disc is in a paper sleeve and all fit in one slot of case. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sugarcookies