Roseanne 'Revival' Video: Darlene Comes Out (But There's a Twist)

CBS brought the late Dan Connor back to life on Friday just long enough for him to have a long overdue heart-to-heart with daughter Darlene.

On Friday’s episode of The Talk, co-host Sara Gilbert staged a mini-Roseanne reunion with her former TV dad John Goodman, and, for authenticity’s sake, recreated the ABC sitcom’s iconic living room set and harmonica-tinged opening. (Goodman was on The Talk to promote his role in Kong: Skull Island.)

“So, uh, there’s something I’ve been wanting to talk to you about for a while now,” Gilbert’s Darlene tells Goodman’s Dan. “I don’t know how to say this — I’m a talk show host.”

His response? “You know, for a minute there, I thought you were gonna tell me you were gay.”

Press PLAY above to watch the quasi-Roseanne revival, and then hit the comments and lament the harsh reality that this is probably the closest thing to an actual Roseanne revival we’ll ever get.

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  1. GraceM says:

    As usual, not available outside the US. Why bother posting this then?

  2. Pat says:

    That was a very funny skit, with Sara and John. I use to watch Roseanne and that scene just seemed like I was watching a new episode, with Dan and Darlene sitting on the sofa watching football.

  3. jilliano says:

    Can we not Fuller House this?

  4. Kevin Tran says:

    What a great mini-reunion.

  5. GraceM says:

    I’ll have to wait and see if Global has the skit on their website tomorrow. Tried searching for it but again, not available outside the U.S. I don’t understand why though.

    • TV Gord says:

      Global has the rights in Canada, so that’s why CBS’ clips won’t play here. This geo-blocking is always about business and who has the right. The frustrating thing is when an American show isn’t on a Canadian channel, then we’re out of luck (Scandal is one example).

      • Shar says:

        But sometimes it works in our favour – I can watch The Good Fight & the Mindy Project for free so it often balances out.

  6. Rex the Wonder Dog says:

    That was pretty funny.

  7. Susan Jurist says:

    Brilliant video. Thanks for posting. A Roseanne revival sure would be fun except they killed off Dan, so he wouldn’t be in it.

  8. Frank says:

    If they did a reunion it would make sense if they just pretended that horrible final season never happened.