From 1988 to 1997 John Goodman and Roseanne Barr played the Connors on “Roseanne” and now, 21 years later, they are marking their return to network TV together. During a recent appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Goodman told Kimmel that he never thought this would happen because he didn’t see much need for it.
From there, the rest of the interview was hilarious, but a little weird.
Kimmel asked about Goodman’s character being dead and all he said was, “I wouldn’t know, I was dead…I am still waiting for them to do the zombie Dan thing.”
Barr chimed in and said, “If you’re a real fan of the show, you’d know that Dan was never dead… I wrote the shit…”
Kimmel who has seen the first couple of episodes told the audience and his guests, “The way you’ve figured out Dan’s departure and return is second only to Jesus,” which is actually pretty high praise considering the odds.
The “Roseanne” reboot boasts Whitney Cummings, Norm MacDonald and Wanda Sykes as writers and producers on the new show. But, when it comes to the old show and the old writers, there have always been rumors about what it was like to work with Barr. Kimmel asked about those rumors and if Barr really did number all the writers and only call them by numbers.
“Yes, I had them all wear numbers because they sucked,” Barr said.
The iconic comedy series “Roseanne” returns to The ABC Television Network on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. EDT, with nine new episodes featuring the complete original cast – Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman and Lecy Goranson. Sarah Chalke, who played the character Becky in later seasons, will also appear as new character Andrea