Trivia: Roseanne's three ex-husbands have appeared or worked on the show during its run. Her first husband, Bill Pentland, wrote a few episodes for the show and played Dan's friend, Freddy, in a season one episode. Tom Arnold, her second husband, played Arnie and was an executive producer. Finally, her third husband, Ben Thomas, had a cameo as a police officer who pulled her and Jackie over in an episode later in the show's run.

Trivia: Shelley Winters plays Estelle Parsons' mother in the series, even though in real life she's only seven years older than Parsons.

Trivia: Shelly Winters, who played Bev's mother, Nana Mary, was only seven years older than Estelle Parsons, who played Bev (Roseanne's mother).

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Trivia: In the Season 7 episode, "White Men Can't Kiss," D.J. refuses to kiss a student named Geena Williams in a school play because she is black. In Season 10, it's revealed that D.J. is married to that same girl.

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Trivia: The show's ninth and original final season received a great deal of backlash due to its differences from prior seasons, plot-twists and the revelation that Dan had died of a heart attack during the finale. When the series was revived in 2018 for a tenth season, it was revealed that outside of a few cheeky inside-jokes, the ninth season was going to be largely ignored and was no longer considered canonical, and that the entire original cast (including Dan) was set to return. (Whew!).

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Trivia: At the end of the episode Nine Is Enough there is a scene making a joke out of Dan being in shock about Roseanne being pregnant. In that scene they show Roseanne in the future with a pregnant belly wearing a maternity dress. In the very next episode, Two for One, she is in a maternity shop trying on that very same dress.

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Question: In the episode where Jackie goes to Roseanne's house and complains that she is overdue, she says something along the lines of she will be 80 years old with a 35 year old kid inside her. Well she lifts up her shirt and that pregnant belly looks real. Here's the question, was Jackie pregnant in real life?

Answer: Yes she was. When Laurie Metcalf, who played Jackie, became pregnant during the series, her pregnancy was written into the storyline; her pregnant belly is real. At the end of the episode where Jackie gives birth, there is a photo of Laurie Metcalf in the hospital just after she had her baby.

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