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John Goodman Really Misses Working With Roseanne Barr

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The rest of the Conners cast may have ‘trucked on’, but John Goodman clearly isn’t over the firing of his long time co-star Roseanne Barr yet. Much like his on-screen character. Goodman recently appeared on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’, where he discussed in detail filming The Conners without Roseanne, The Big Lebowski, and his acting inspirations. The immediate question that arose during the interview had predictably a lot to do with the Roseanne Barr controversy. And in response to the dilemmas of host Meyers, Goodman responded with a ‘it was odd doing the show without her.’

John Goodman Misses Working With Ex-costar Roseanne Barr

Goodman remarked,

“We used to have a lot of fun on the show, and I really missed her this year”.

He then put light on the fact how Barr immediately gave up all her rights to salvage the jobs of 200 plus people for the doom of the show’s cancellation. Goodman discussed how he was surprised with the fact that the production unit dealt responsibly with a death of one its lead characters. The veteran quipped back at the host citing his own death sequence during the show’s original run. ‘They are not gonna remember, he was sleeping, no one would watch towards the end’, joked John Goodman.

“Roseanne” originally ran from 1988 to 1997. ABC then rebooted it in 2017. ABC cancelled the show the following year after Barr posted a racist tweet. The series was revived as “The Conners” shortly thereafter.

John Goodman Is In All Praises For Estelle Parsons As A Guest On The Conners

The Conners had a whole deck of guest appearances on the show in its inaugural season.  Host Seth Meyers took notice of the eventful appearances on the Roseanne spin-off and quizzed Goodman about how they helped the show. Goodman acknowledged the prowess of The Conners’ guest stars. He elaborated how their appearances on the show breathed fresh air into a rotting family. He mentioned a few names including Mary Steenburgen, Katy Sagal, and Peter Gallagher, but most specifically he appreciated the presence of the veteran Estelle Parsons on the show. Parsons, 92, plays a quirky, orthodox mother-in-law to Goodman’s Dan Conner. Goodman saluted the virtuoso by calling her ‘fabulous, fantastic and amazing. ‘

How The Conners Killed Off Roseanne

The first episode of “The Conners” revealed that Roseanne Conner had died from an opioid overdose. Roseanne Barr expressed her angst over the way her character was written off from the show. But the track gained mass acclaim as audience saw the show as a daring experiment challenging front and center social issues.

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