Queen for a Damn Dayactive
Queen for a Damn Day is a podcast about the American television sitcom Roseanne, which aired from 1988-1999, and is returning for a limited run in 2018.
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2018-03-27

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19 Episodes Available

Average duration:01:04:08

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Your queens tangent off into Klondike history (??), maiden/mother/crone as seen on the show, and fishnet wearing tips BECAUSE PATRIARCHY. We're kind of relieved this season is winding down. Our Show Notes have more of a saloon-whore vibe than a riverboat one.

“An anniversary, prescription pill addiction, and a horribly degrading job for Darlene – yep we call that comedy gold on our show. With so many families struggling to make ends meet it can be hard to go on trips and celebrate. The scene of Roseanne and Dan seeking a night at a local hotel, only to be refused and mistreated is hilarious, but also painfully real. Tom [sic] Bagley was sensational as the rude hotel manager.”
— Michael Fishman, Facebook
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Roseanne demands another shot at a honeymoon and Jackie finds a compromise that both Dan and Roseanne can live with. SJ and Debbie talk good parenting, big pants/hair/shoes, and their paper routes.

You can see the Show Notes for this episode also!

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Did you want a recap of Go Cubs? You’ve come to the wrong place. The writers emotionally manipulate us, Roseanne peers through a rake, and we hear the NPR-ian dog whistles embedded in the script. SJ demands to know where Armani is!! Debbie and SJ are out of their minds for various reasons and can’t really stay on topic. NO REFUNDS! (We do accept coupons from other stores.)

Maaaybe just look at the Show Notes instead?

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A rummage sale gets everyone horny/shove-y/throwing shit in an episode that feels like a pack of skits. Debbie and SJ don’t love the caveman attitudes on display from our leading men. Debbie cracks the case of “what is this plot ripped off from?” (see show notes for answer) and SJ talks about partying with the cocaine lesbian mafia as a teen.

You'll wish you threw our Show Notes onto the lawn!

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Say buh-bye to Dwight after this Saturday. Don’t worry, someone else will come in to take his sexist place. Your Queens go waaay too deep on the logistics of the truck bet, who Bill Sadler looks like, and the terrible writing around our ladies and what they could afford at the mall in the 80s.

Our Show Notes will really pop your hood, check them out!

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The Conners now have four generations under one roof and the center cannot hold. Meanwhile, Mark is delightful UNLESS you're the one who should be parenting him correctly, DARLENE. Debbie talks about the logistics of setting a table scene for filming, SJ marvels over fashion basics, and are marzipan villages even actually a thing?? (NO.)

Our Show Notes are here for you, even if they need a little help getting their compression socks on.

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Dan has a birthday and a reckoning with a Bobo who lets him know he’s not a youngster anymore. Our Queens discuss street fisticuffs, the 1950s sitcom influences on the show, and how 14-year-olds don’t dress like Becky anymore.

Our Show Notes are a steroid case that thinks you should KEEP IT DOWN and listen to your little woman.

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Roseanne channels her inner drag king for Crystal the Doormat, and Jackie catches Booker being a total fuckboi. Queen Debbie and Queen SJ occupy themselves with overthinking the logistics of bringing elaborate gelatin desserts to work, real snow days and fake TV snow, and SJ reveals her stunning ignorance about WHAT EVEN IS FOOTBALL?

Have a skosh of a gander at our SHOW NOTES! SJ was a LEETLE overcaffeinated for this ep. Poor Debbie!

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Dan commissions a family photo for his and Roseanne's 15-year high school reunion, and a secret from the deep, dark, peppy past is uncovered. Queen Debbie and Queen SJ debate how slutty velvet is, period inequality, and if Roseanne can actually sing (spoiler alert: NO).

We'll shake our pom poms at you until you check out our Show Notes!

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Roseanne orchestrates a bowling night which gets Jackie closer to Booker, Becky closer to Chip, and Crystal closer to being Queen SJ's spirit animal. Queen Debbie and Queen SJ talk about American idioms, how graceful Dan is, and the politics of Booker's weird sex-bet.

Please note that SJ's levels were just TOO DARN HIGH so is clipped a little at points. Sorry for the sketchy sound quality!

Also, please partake of our show notes, which are not riddled with fungus (unlike Dan's bowling shoes).

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In a whiplash-inducing, exposition-dump of an episode, both David AND Bev return. David and Darlene race through some emotional cabbage. Er, baggage. If Queen Debbie and Queen SJ sound a little underwhelmed...well...if the jazzy, STD-riddled turban fits.

Lettuce entertain you with our Show Notes, stay lentil you're through. BECAUSE NOW THEY'RE DOING VEGAN JOKES. GET IT? DO YOU??

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Becky gets some bad news about her future as a surrogate. SJ and Debbie consider aspirational dog names, being a young old person, and the complicated relationships of the Conner women.

Check out our Show Notes for this episode!

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Dan and Roseanne enter a songwriting contest to win a prize, and Roseanne ponders her past as an aspiring writer and revolutionary. Jackie tries to decide if she wants to hit it and quit it with the old Bookerino.

Please note that we try to get the new episode out midweek, but we've been hit by a bad case of school (SJ) and travel (Debbie) this week. We are releasing this one early.

Check out our show notes for this ep!

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Dan is out of work but he and Roseanne are having fun playing house. Meanwhile, Dan loses patience with Jackie's sody pop-purloining, couch-surfing ways. Debbie and SJ take a hard look at the extreme drama that was boiling behind the scenes by the time episode four was filming.

Have a look-see at our show notes for this episode!

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Dan and Roseanne keep romance alive with a date night where they come face-to-face with a divorcee. Meanwhile, the kids are home alone until Aunt Jackie shows up. Queen Debbie and Queen SJ were excited that there was a moment on TV where a hard-working mom was allowed to talk about her hopes and dreams that extended beyond her daily drudgery. 

You can see scenes from this episodes and most of the things we talked about in the Show Notes, like wild 80s patterns, Alicia Goranson's blog, vintage Avon, and more!

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We do a deep dive into Harris and our own teenage dumbassery, shoplifting, how significant a woman's muffin can really be, and who John Goodman looks like this week.

Don't forget to check out our Show Notes!

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Subterfuge is the name of the game when Dan scores a drywall job and the grownups have to decide if there's any money left over for a splurge.

Don't forget to check out our Show Notes for this episode.

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Debbie and SJ discuss the return of Roseanne after 21 years, how we feel about the characters now, hot button issues the show brings up like gender fluidity and expression, and the current political climate as expressed by Roseanne and Jackie. Queen Debbie thinks Queen SJ is a fool for thinking that Roseanne might move center over the course of the show, and she's probably right. Buckle up, we've got a lot to talk about! 

Check out the Show Notes for this episode!

Also, after we recorded, we discovered ABC is airing the episodes out of order. We may relabel eps or make mention of this in the future.

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We discuss our early impressions of Roseanne Barr pre-sitcom, the actors, and the pilot, and some background about the contentious creation process of the show.

Don't forget to check out our Show Notes for this episode of links and screenshots from the show!

Please note: we had a little technology hiccup for our first recording, so around the hour mark we stopped, there's a music interlude, then we return and wrap it up.

Look back at Roseanne in Season One, one episode at a time, 30 years later. It's a trip down memory lane with side trips to deep show trivia.
May 04, 2018 by Indigideb

Getting its legs! Having fun getting there. Interesting to listen to if you have an ear for 80s and 90s nostalgia, stand-up, gender roles, Illinois, growing up poor, and the re-boot of Roseanne on ABC. It's surprising how often the Hillbilly Elegy comes up -- and how often the Season 1 writers used the word "hillbilly." I would never use that word to describe the Conners, then or now. So it's weird that that keeps coming up. Especially weird if you know that show "creator" Matt Williams claims he had "working parents." (I don't think working equates to poor, Matt. Nice try.)

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