ROSEANNE BARR was a comedian who mined her daily life as a middle-class housewife (er, domestic goddess) for material. She then got a show, got famous, got rich, stayed crass, pissed some people off, got richer, and left television. Roseanne’s coming back to television though with a new reality show on Lifetime. (Lifetime is classy though, they called it a docu-series. Is that how we’re rebranding reality TV now?) We’d actually be pretty interested to see a show about Roseanne, since she’s a pioneer for women in comedy who don’t give a f*ck and managed to thrive and survive both showbiz and close associations with Tom Arnold.
Her new show has a spin though, in that it takes place on her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. Dear readers, yours truly loves a good pun, but at what point do you draw the line about a show about an actual nut farm? Must…resist…the…urge. The other side of the coin is that you know this show wouldn’t have gotten picked up if there was no nut farm so it’s a necessary, punny evil. There’s no premiere date just yet, but it will be pretty great to see Roseanne back on TV again. I think I’m just secretly wishing that we’ll find out Roseanne’s real life Halloween celebrations are as awesome as her sitcom ones were. Does anyone else miss those terribly, or is it just me?
P.S. I’M NUTS ABOUT NUTS! THIS SOUNDS NUTTY! SHE’S A HARD NUT TO CRACK! WHATCHA EATIN’? NUTTIN’ HONEY! NUTSNUTSNUTSNUTS!