Everyone’s excited that Roseanne Barr scored 18 million viewers– it must be the Trumpers. But in reality, “Roseanne” is the least conservative show on TV. It’s run by Wanda Sykes and cast member Sara Gilbert — two prominent lesbians. The show features a 10 year old cross dressing boy who is probably gay. (The role was originally billed as gender fluid.)
On the premiere show this week, Roseanne and Dan’s daughter, Becky, announced she was going to accept $50,000 to carry another woman’s child. The family supported it. They also supported the 10 year old boy’s decision to wear a skirt to school. The family also warmly welcomed back Roseanne’s sister, Jackie, who in episode 2 reveals she voted for Jill Stein for President.
“Who?” Roseanne squawks in reply. Exactly.
Not only that, Roseanne and Dan have a black granddaughter (they haven’t even gotten to that yet). Something tells me in weeks to come there will be anti-Wall pro-immigration episode as well. The Conners will turn out to be the accepting, open conservative Republican family in history. In episode Dan even jokes about Darlene (Gilbert) being gay– wink wink since Gilbert is gay but her alter ego is not.
In a real right wing, conservative Rust Belt home, the boy would have been told to wear pants to school, Jackie would be persona non grata, and Becky would be prohibited from being a surrogate and sent packing. But we aren’t in that world. We’re in a gloss of that world that doesn’t exist.
Donald Trump called Roseanne (the real Roseanne) to congratulate her on her ratings. He’s been told that she supports him, so be probably thinks he had something to do with this. The truth is, Trump’s name is never uttered on the show.
Barr is crazy like a fox. She ginned up the base to get them to watch her show, and the result was a shattering 18 million. Even if 50 percent go away next week (when politics aren’t even mentioned) she’s got a massive hit. Trump doesn’t know it, but he’s been used by Roseanne. She’s getting the last cackle on him. Good for her!
In a Tweet this afternoon, Roseanne marveled at getting a call from Trump. But she also pointed out the other presidents she’d met or talked to– including Carter and Clinton. Just in case no one’s paying attention
#RoseanneBarr when i think of all the Presidents that I have gotten to meet and talk with, it really makes me feel so humbled! A poor Jewish kid from Utah! Bush Carter Bush Clinton and now @realDonaldTrump
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 29, 2018