Comedy

Comedy Clicks – USA EDITION – The Conners

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is the spin off of the show Roseanne – The Conners


About the Show

Summary of Plot

The show follows the Conners, a working class family struggling to get by on a modest household income. After the death of the original show’s lead character Roseanne, they are forced to face the daily struggles of life in their home in the fictional mid-state exurb of Lanford, Illinois, in a way they never have before. iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 seasons

Characters:

John Goodman – Dan Conner
Laurie Metcalf – Jackie Harris
Sara Gilbert – Darlene Conner-Healy
Lecy Goranson – Becky Conner
Michael Fishman – D.J. Conner
Emma Kenney – Harris Conner-Healy
Ames McNamara – Mark Conner Healy
Jayden Rey – Mary Conner

Trivia

  • Harris was born in the ninth season of the original Roseanne series when the show ended in 1997. The last episode was her being brought home from the hospital. In this series, Harris is in high school but in reality she would be approximately 21 years old (at least) when The Conners started in 2018 after the first and only season of the Roseanne reboot
  • Juliette Lewis appears as Blue, the girlfriend of David (Johnny Galecki). They previously played siblings Audrey and Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in 1989.
  • Season nine of Roseanne ended with Dan having been dead, while The Conners begin with Roseanne being dead
  • Katey Sagal has a recurring role in this spin-off. It’s a known fact that Roseanne Barr herself was offered Sagal’s famed ‘Peg Bundy’ role on ‘Married…with Children’ (1987) back in 1986 and she turned it down.

Clips

Trailer

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