They did it RIGHT this time and PROOF that season one was ed
Dave Mack | . United States | 10/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So all us whiners and complainers HAD an effect!!! Season two will be unedited!!!! Anchor bay should be commended for listening to the complaints of the TRUE fans of the show who would not settle for a half-assed presentation of this classic show. Thanks to us, we can ALL enjoy this show the way it should be.
And if you STILL don't believe that season one was edited, had cut epsiodes? The cast of ROSEANNE was on Larry King Live last week and she admitted it!!!! Roseanne herself!
The cast appeared on Larry King Live and someone called the show asking about the DVDS Heres a transcript from the LarrykingLive website
CALLER: I bought the season one DVD of "Roseanne." And I noticed that you guys used the edited syndicated version.
BARR: I know everybody is so mad. You guys, I don't know if you guys have heard.
GOODMAN: I wouldn't know.
CALLER: How come? And are you going to fix that for season two?
BARR: Yes, we ...
KING: Explain what he means.
BARR: Well, they, I don't know, they -- for season one for some reason they accidentally put out the syndicated, edited ...
GOODMAN: OK. Yes. So ...
BARR: But they have assured me today that from season two on, it will be the regular network.
GOODMAN: I'm sorry, I thought all that stuff was at the, like the bumpers at the end and stuff like that. Remember we'd go to -- I'm sorry ...
BARR: We didn't start that until third season.
KING: What did they edit out for syndication?
BARR: They always take out two minutes when they syndicate, for more commercials. But, so they went ahead and put that in, but people are mad, the fans. So we're making sure, you know, that from the second season on, it's the original run.
So there! You heard the truth from ROSEANNE herself! Still don't believe it? It's because of the REAL fans of this show complaining that we will get the real UNCUT episodes from now on!
:) d "
Roseanne Season 2 - ALREADY?! 8-D
The Writer | of the Great U.S.A.! | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well! I'm surprised that the second season is being released so quickly! At this rate, they'll have all 9 seasons out in maybe 3 years,which means I better clear some space on my shelf! I didn't have a problem with the Season 1 set, perhaps because I didn't really tune into Roseanne until it went into syndication, but I was surprised to see so many people complaining about it. Don't get me wrong, I prefer the uncut episodes myself! [...]
The second season of Roseanne brought the series more to life, IMHO, with the characters each exploring their own directions, instead of Roseanne and her friends working in that factory, which was, in all honesty, a little dull, and if you check Roseanne's interview on the Season 1 set, you'll see she agrees with me 100% on that one, lol.
To get these episodes unedited, I'm anxious to see them in their original formats! It's like seeing them again for the first time!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I will!"
"Welcome to the Tunnel of Terror..."
Agnes Moorehead | 07/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Seems like Amazon didn't take the time to list the episode titles for us, so I'll take a crack at it. "BOO!", being the most dimented and memorable episode for me & my sister, wins the title spot for my "review". p.s. Most TV shows can be found on imdb.com, though beware of occasional glitches in the descriptions (mainly die-hard fans notice these errors and are able to report them for correction).
"Inherit the Wind" - Becky "lays down the law" in front of the whole student council, including the boy she has a date with that night, Jimmy Meltrigger.
"Little Sister" - Jackie defends her decision to enroll in the police academy.
"Guilt by Disassociation" - Roseanne gets a job "psych" when the job offer she thought she had is quickly revoked because she lacks computer skills.
"Somebody Stole My Gal" - While doing some office work at Dan's construction site, Roseanne impresses the architect who turns out to be a needy, yet generous loner latching onto the Conner family.
"House of Grown-Ups" - Jackie prepares for 6 weeks at the police academy while Becky takes Darlene - or shall I say Vivienne - to her first co-ed party.
"Five of a Kind" - Arnie plants a kiss on Roseanne leaving her to wonder what it could mean.
"BOO!" - DJ welcomes trick-or-treaters to the Conner's "tunnel of terror", while Dan and Roseanne try to "out trick" each other.
"Sweet Dreams" - Roseanne's first attempt at a fantasy episode as she tries to get a few minutes of peace in the tub.
"We Gather Together" - Another dysfunctional Thanksgiving on Delaware St. as Roseanne tries to find a way to tell her parents she prefers they stay at a motel.
"Brain-Dead Poets Society" - Darlene's insightful poem brings Roseanne and Jackie to tears at the middle school's talent night.
"Lobocop" - Roseanne's 2nd job as a Lobo bartender takes a toll on her lovelife until Dan comes in & picks her up.
"No Talking" - Classic teen daughter/mom rivalry with a little "good cop (Dan), bad cop (Roseanne) mixed in.
"Chicken Hearts" - Roseanne finds herself cow-towing to her teenaged boss (the "little maggot") in order to get weekends off.
"One for the Road" - When the folks are away...Becky plays bartender for her friend, mixing up a recipe for two wicked hangovers.
"An Officer and a Gentleman" - With Roseanne out of town, Jackie steps in to help Dan with the kids. Shades of "Leave it to Beaver"...(a la Roseanne, of course)
"Born to be Wild" - Dan & Roseanne's old buddy Ziggy rides into town, bringing nostalgia, revealing Dan's nickname, and restoring Dan's hog to its former glory.
"Hair" - Roseanne takes a job in a hair salon full of characters including the owner of the factory most of the town once worked in.
"I'm Hungry" - Tempted by Mallomars and Bucky Burger commercials, Roseanne diets to get her pants to fit better.
"All of Me" - Jackie is crazy about her new man, but Roseanne is worried that she's losing herself in the deal.
"To Tell the Truth" - Dan convinces Jackie to make up with Roseanne but on her way over to apologize, she gets a proposition from Gary.
"Fender Bender" - Roseanne's feelings are hurt as well as her neck when Mrs. Wellman rear-ends her and doesn't apologize until she is threatened by the Conner's lawsuit.
"April Fool's Day" - The procrastinating "Wagners" must go down to the IRS office on April 15th to ask a question about their return.
"Fathers and Daughters" - To prove they relate to both children equally, Roseanne bonds with Darlene while Dan takes Becky to the mall.
"Happy Birthday" - Missing her creative side, Roseanne gets a great gift from Dan - the basement is converted into her own private writing studio."
Video Commentaries on Season Five
Pageturner in NYC | Manhattan | 06/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season four is the 1991-92 season that won Laurie Metcalf her first of three consecutive EMMY Awards as Best Supporting Comedic Actress. (Roseanne would finally win her only Best Actress-Comedy EMMY for season five; and John Goodman--shockingly--never won an EMMY for playing Dan Connor altho he was nominated seven years in a row!).
FINALLY, for this fourth season set, there are at last commentaries by Roseanne! And even better, they are video-commentaries, which means you actually watch Roseanne live on the right-side of your TV screen as she watches and comments on the episode playing on the (larger) left side of your screen. The two episodes she comments on are TRICK ME UP TRICK ME DOWN (that season's Halloween episode, which also marked the final appearance of George Clooney as Booker--and Roseanne has some great, sharp comments on the fact that her series's writers didn't appreciate Clooney the way she did) and THANKSGIVING '91 (with guests Shelley WInters and Estelle Parsons). These are wonderful commentaries, very funny, very honest and Roseanne's comments are aided by some pop-up blurbs at the bottom of the screen that sometimes corrects or elaborates on something Roseanne has said. (For instance, Roseanne says Shelley Winters wasnt too happy about playing Parson's mother because she was only a few years older than Parsons. The pop-up track tells us that WInters was seven years older than Parsons.)
The second extra is a brief on-camera interview with Roseanne about the show. It's spirited and fun and filled with clips. The final extra is called "A Grown-Up Sit Down Interview with "an Adult" Becky and D.J. It's merely a condensed and reedited compilation of the interview Michael Fishman did for the season two set and the interview Lecky Goranson did for the season three set. It offers no new material and is just a rehash of previously seen footage.
Even thought Roseanne ends each commentary track with the same statement of "Am I done?", I hope that the next sets have even more video commentaries. This is a terrific DVD set.
The fourth season is my favorite!
ADRIENNE MILLER | TENNESSEE | 06/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Roseanne - The Complete Fourth Season has to be the best season of Roseanne. Some classic and hilarious episodes, The Bingo episode where Roseanne is addicted to bingo, The Birth Control Pill episode, where Becky asks Roseanne for those little white pills. The two-part Vegas episode, where Arnie and Nancy tie the knot in a tacky wedding chapel, Roseanne and Dan serve as the maid of honor and best man. The Fade to Black episode where Darlene becomes depressed for practically the entire season, she is moody, withdrawan, wears black all the time because she feels like an outsider in her first year at high school (hey didn't we all?) This season is freakin' amazing, you won't be disappointed."