A lot has happened in the last 20 years. Roseanne went off the air in 1997, life improved for a little while, then things got pretty weird, and so now Roseanne is back to fix us up again.
That’s right, the classic Conner family drama, easily the most brutally honest comedy of our youth, is back as Roseanne Barr reprises her role as the Midwestern mother you never had (and thank the heavens every day), John Goodman is alive and well, back from the dead. We have plenty of new faces to greet and old ones to re-meet, but in case you were wondering how long it’s been, little D.J. is 36 now.
Watch as we recap the finest moments of the original and remind you just what you missed, then drop a few hints on what to expect with the reboot. We’ll give you a few freebies now: The cast liked the original ending so go suck it. Roseanne Barr is a Republican in real life, and that’ll fit into the reboot somehow. And, most importantly, the Conners are back on the same couch, putting each other down in the same kitchen (kind of), a little diversity this time through and two (count ’em, two) Beckys. Alright, now things are going to get weird. The only question that remains: What has become of Johnny Galecki?
Roseanne returns with nine new episodes on ABC on March 27, which you can stream with Hulu.