Screen Junkies » Roseanne Barr http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 03 Oct 2014 21:50:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Dispatches For Our Irrelevance Desk: Roseanne Barr Cast In ‘The Office’ Final Episodes http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dispatches-for-our-irrelevance-desk-roseanne-barr-cast-in-the-office-final-episodes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/dispatches-for-our-irrelevance-desk-roseanne-barr-cast-in-the-office-final-episodes/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:14:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253216 In 1989 world, this is HUGE news.

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In a very misguided grasp of the words “celebrity” and even “actor,” The Office, in its twilight hours, has wrangled Roseanne Barr to appear on the show as a talent agent, there to rescue Andy and his dream of entertaining America.

I didn’t know Andy had an inclination for entertaining, besides his well-documented experiences in Here Comes Treble. Oh well. I guess you miss a lot of new information when you don’t watch a show for its last five years.

Anyway, for the millions of our readers that are huge fans of Roseanne Barr and late-era The Office, this is your Woodstock. Make hay while the sun is shining.

Community gets John Goodman, The Office gets Roseanne. Seems about right.

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Roseanne Uses Her Siren Call To Lure Back John Goodman For NBC Pilot http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/roseanne-uses-her-siren-call-to-lure-back-john-goodman-for-nbc-pilot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/roseanne-uses-her-siren-call-to-lure-back-john-goodman-for-nbc-pilot/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:52:49 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245095 It's crazy enough to work.

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Just when you’re ready to count out NBC, they drop a bombshell like this on the America public…AND TOTALLY REDEEM THEMSELVES!

Of course, I’m kidding. I’m pretty sure that NBC has been abandoned by GE overseers and is now just a scientific study in chaos theory at its randomest. The previous weird news is that Roseanne Barr is working on a pilot called Downwardly Mobile, in which her character runs a mobile home park. Today’s weird addendum is that John Goodman might be jumping onboard. As you may or may not remember, depending on your age, Goodman made a name for himself on Roseanne in the late 80′s and early 90′s.

While this arrangement seems to benefit the show and Roseanne more than it would Goodman, he can credit a lot of his success to Roseanne Barr, and their chemistry on the seminal sit-com was pretty great, so it’s hardly charity on his part.

As much as I like to shit on NBC for being awful, let’s chalk this one up to the proverbial broken clock being right twice a day. With Roseanne’s batshit crazy persona these days, the only thing you can really expect from this show is that it will star Roseanne, and it will be nothing at all like Roseanne.

That’s enough to pique my interest.

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9 Stand-Up Comedians Who Deserve Their Own Reality Shows http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/9-stand-up-comedians-who-deserve-their-own-reality-shows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/9-stand-up-comedians-who-deserve-their-own-reality-shows/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 21:52:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27058 I don’t dislike Rosanne or Sinbad, but I’m not going to spend 30 minutes of my life on them when I have access to Netflix and free Internet porn. If basic cable really wants to gain some viewers, why don’t they give a reality show to more interesting stand-ups?

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Earlier this week, it was announced that stand-up comedians Rosanne Barr and Sinbad will each star in their own reality show. In Barr’s new series, the comedian and former sitcom star will leave Hollywood behind in order to run a 40-acre macadamia-nut plantation in Hawaii. I have no idea why she’s doing that, but if it’s not exciting enough for you, “Sinbad’s Family Affair” will focus on Sinbad and his genetic offspring, giving viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at a comedian they’ve thought was dead for over a decade.

Since most reality TV is dominated by annoying housewives and New Jersey gutter skanks, I suppose Rosanne and Sinbad count as big names. Even so, who wants to watch this dreck? I don’t dislike Rosanne or Sinbad, but I’m not going to spend 30 minutes of my life on them when I have access to Netflix and free Internet porn. If basic cable really wants to gain some viewers, why don’t they give a reality show to more interesting stand-ups? Here’s a list of nine comedians who deserve their own reality shows.

Larry David

For years, we’ve been watching Larry David’s “life” unfold on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” And while it’s not intended as a documentary, it’s shot in a way that makes viewers feel as if they’re actually watching a day in the life of the neurotic comedian. So, how different is Larry’s real life from what we see on “Curb?” A reality show is the only way to find out.

Don Rickles

Don Rickles is one of the greatest insult comics of all time. Also, he’s getting really, really old. Since people tend to get meaner in their old age, I imagine Rickles must be on top of his game. Hopefully we’ll find out soon, since I doubt he’ll be around much longer.

Lisa Lampanelli

Based on her stand-up, Lisa Lampaneilli’s life consists mainly of having sex with black dudes. Pair her up with Ray J or Flavor Flav, and you’ve got yourself another hit show for VH1. Plus, her reliance on racism might win some bigots who normally wouldn’t tune in. It’s win, win.

Gilbert Gottfried

With his loud, annoying voice and penchant for off-color jokes (If Greg Giraldo is cremated, will that be the “Greg Giraldo Roast“?), Gottfried would make for some really interesting reality TV. Although, I doubt it would be as interesting as his life as depicted in the above clip. After you’ve discussed frog legs with Kermit T. Frog, everything else pales in comparison.

Michael Richards

Last time someone chronicled Michael Richards’ stand-up career, it made national news. Just imagine if there were professionals involved, instead of some dude with a flip phone. I’m not sure which network would be the best fit, but I’m think more “CMT” than “BET.”

Doug Benson

I’d estimate that half the people watching your average reality show are probably stoned out of their minds. How else can you explain their continued popularity? As such, why not give Doug Benson his own show. He has television experience from “Best Week Ever,” and since half of his routine is about pot, he’d connect with the audience in a way that only a guy who obsesses about McGriddles really can.

Steven Wright

Steven Wright’s bizarre observations and unique style have been wowing audiences for decades. But the real question is how does his deadpan delivery translate into an everyday interaction, like picking up a prescription at the pharmacy? Yes, watching a guy with a monotone voice take a trip to the drug store might sound boring, but like I said, they just gave Rosanne Barr a show about working on a nut farm. Don’t try to tell me that is somehow more interesting.

Jim Norton

Norton is a fixture on Opie and Anthony, and has been featured on “Lucky Louie” and “The Tonight Show.” So why not give him his own show? He’s hilarious, insightful, and he never starred in Jingle All the Way or She Devil. OK, fine, he was in Furry Vengeance, but he wasn’t the star.

Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan has a knack for putting a hilarious spin on the mundane. And since there’s nothing more mundane than a reality show about somone’s day-to-day life, following Gaffigan around with a camera would be pure gold. After all, this guy made a career out of talking about manatees and Hot Pockets. He was born for this.

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Roseanne Working On A Farm And No It’s Not A Pig Farm http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/now-roseanne-is-getting-a-reality-show-because-reality-is-dull-pointless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/now-roseanne-is-getting-a-reality-show-because-reality-is-dull-pointless/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:18:35 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26822 Roseanne has a reality show that you might not see anything else about if you flee the country now.

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As part of a concerted effort to make people never want to watch reality TV again, Roseanne is joining Sinbad in the reality TV club. To make matters even more easily mocked, it’s about her owning a farm. Here’s an actual, not-made-up quote about the series, which will depict her managing a 40-acre macadamia farm:

“They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality – I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!”

Now for a fictional, made-up-by-me quote from Roseanne about the series:

“Please God, just kill me now and don’t allow this atrocity to happen.”

The Lifetime series doesn’t have a title, but I’m guessing it will be some abortion like “Roseanne’s Nuts!” or “Going Nuts with Roseanne!” Please God, just kill me now and don’t allow this atrocity to happen. (via Deadline)

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