The year is quickly winding down. Somehow Halloween is over and today is Thanksgiving.
Both of these holidays just make me think of Roseanne
. Most things I can somehow relate to some TV program! Roseanne
is known for some fantastic Halloween episodes but they also have their share of great Thanksgiving episodes. I got to watch two of them last night before I dozed off to sleep on Thanksgiving eve. They showed the episode with the brilliant Shelley Winters
as Roseanne's Grandmother. Her character pretends to be senile but everyone is on the joke except for her daughter, played by Estelle Parsons. Darlene gets out of coming home by pretending to have to go visit her boyfriend David, even
though she is secretly already living with him. Jackie is about to have her baby and her mom is playing tricks on her by pretending to dislike the father of her baby so she might decide to date him. Dan is mad at Becky's boyfriend Mark for marrying his daughter when she was so young. We also find out a secret in this episode -- that Roseanne's mom got pregnant before she was married. Roseanne
was one of those shows with an amazing supporting cast. I can't get through the holidays without my Roseanne
. I really thought they would give us a Roseanne
DVD box set by now but looks like I have to wait another year. We did get the Golden Girls
box set this year, so I shouldn't complain. I still haven't decided if I need a replica of Sophia's purse in my DVD collection...but it might be too hard to resist! Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Hopefully your families are as hilarious and welcoming as the cast of Roseanne
and The Golden Girls
. But if not, you always have TV to escape into.