How Well Do You Remember "Roseanne?"

By: Olivia Cantor

How Well Do You Remember "Roseanne?"
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About This Quiz

Clever, controversial, and oh so funny are words that describe the "Roseanne" TV show as well as the main character, an overweight housewife struggling to make ends meet. More realistic than many of the TV shows of the time, Roseanne drew in viewers year after year for the ready laughs, the realism, and the edgy topics. You probably remember them all AND the characters' names. Then what are you waiting for? Relive the best of the nine-year hit show by taking the quiz right now. 

Roseanne Barr, started as a stand-up comedian who took her real-life situations as a housewife and mother to new heights when fans responded to her "domestic goddess" routine. Touring the country, she garnered a loyal following, then shot to the top when she performed on the Tonight Show. Turning her stand-up comedy into a prime-time TV show was a brilliant move. Besides being one of the longest-running comedy shows, Roseanne stretched beyond acting to writing, directing and producing some of the episodes.  

The show was good to Roseanne in more ways than just financial because she found love on set. She married the actor who played Dan's friend, Tom Arnold. Do you remember it all? The kiss episode? The pregnancy episode? Then it's time to click below and take the challenge. Start the quiz right now!



What is Roseanne's last name?
Wilmer
Runner
Bomer
Conner
The Conner clan are a blue-collar family.

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"Roseanne" is set in which state?
Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
The story takes place in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois.
Minnesota

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Who is Roseanne’s husband?
Dan Conner
Dan Conner may not be a perfect dad, but he loves his family very much and works very hard.
Dick Conner
Dylan Conner
Dwayne Conner

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Who is Roseanne’s sister?
Julia
Jan
Jackie
Jackie is Roseanne’s single sister who can’t get a break with dates sometimes.
Jenny

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Where do Roseanne and Jackie work during the first season?
School
Factory
The sisters worked at Wellman Plastics, until Roseanne led a walkout at the factory.
Post Office
Restaurant

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Before he was a big star, which actor had a recurring role in the first season?
Ralph Macchio
George Clooney
Clooney was a foreman in the factory where Roseanne worked.
Neil Patrick Harris
Ben Stiller

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Did the theme song have lyrics during the first eight seasons?
Yes
No
The first eight seasons of the show feature an instrumental theme song. In season nine, the show used an updated version of the song which includes lyrics. It was performed by the band Blues Traveler.

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What was Dan’s job?
Construction contractor
Dan didn’t have a steady contractor job in the beginning.
Mailman
Grocer
Bartender

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Who was Dan’s father, who was a loving grandpa to the kids but sometimes clashed with his own son?
Horatio Conner
Ed Conner
Ed was a traveling salesman, and a womanizer, too.
Bill Conner
Mario Conner

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What's the name of the oldest Conner child?
Beverly
Becky
Becky was the oldest Conner child.
Barb
Brenda

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What's the name of the second Conner child?
Dana
Daria
Darlene
Darlene was played by Sara Gilbert.
Delia

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What's the name of the third Conner child?
VJ
AJ
DJ
DJ was played by Michael Fishman.
RJ

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What is the name of Becky’s boyfriend, who she ended up marrying?
Drew Healy
Mark Healy
Mark was played by Glenn Quinn.
Zach Healy
Luke Healy

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Darlene also had a boyfriend who she ended up marrying. What was his name?
David Healy
David was played by Johnny Galecki.
Tom Healy
Mike Healy
Joe Healy

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Incidentally, the Conner girls’ boyfriends are related. How?
They are brothers.
Like Becky and Darlene, Mark is older than David.
They are cousins.
They are step-brothers.
They are twins.

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During season one, Darlene has a storyline that didn't get discussed on TV shows often at the time. What was the issue?
She got her first period.
Often, TV shows only mention girls undergoing puberty. The storyline on "Roseanne" specifically addressed the issue.
She got cancer.
She got pregnant.
She got an STD.

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The sometimes neurotic Jackie entered this service-oriented job during season two.
Police officer
Jackie passed her training and became a police officer.
Firefighter
Dental hygienist
Postal carrier

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Which of the Conner kids discovered a talent for writing?
Becky
DJ
Darlene
Darlene used this talent to get into college later on.
None of them

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In season three, Dan and Roseanne opened this kind of shop with their friend Ziggy.
Barbershop
Used car lot
Bakery
Motorcycle repair shop
This business eventually closed shop.

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Which Conner child was played by two actors?
Becky
Becky was first played by Lecy Goranson, then later replaced by Sarah Chalke. They both played Becky in season eight.
Darlene
DJ
Jerry Garcia

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Who is Dan’s poker buddy?
Allen
Arnie
Arnie was played by Tom Arnold.
Andrew
Alan

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Nancy, one of Roseanne’s friends, eventually comes out as this.
Catholic
Protestant
Lesbian
Nancy’s lesbian storylines figured prominently on the show's later seasons.
Heterosexual

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Eventually, Dan and Roseanne have another child. What was his name?
Frankie Valli Conner
Ringo Starr Conner
Jerry Garcia Conner
The new kid was played by twins Cole and Morgan Roberts.
Steven Tyler Conner

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Later on, Roseanne tries to run this kind of business with other (mostly) female partners.
Beauty salon
Clothing store
Restaurant
The restaurant business was good while it lasted.
Drugstore

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The series finale had a twist ending. What was revealed about Dan as part of this twist?
He had a second family.
He died of a heart attack.
In a vacation episode, Dan had a heart attack which wasn’t fatal. It proved to be fatal, after all, according to Roseanne. The finale revealed the series to have been a book Roseanne wrote about their family. She had changed some of the major things that happened to her family members for the book.
He divorced Roseanne.
He was actually Jackie's husband.

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