Sunday, July 02, 2017

It Was All a Dream!?!?

It Was All a Dream!?!?: In 1997, when Roseanne viewers learned the ninth and final season was a fictional account of the family written by Roseanne, they were fuming mad. Why even tell a story if it never happened? More often than not, there’s a real-world explanation for why shows pull this stunt.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

My parents were livid over the Dallas dream as well as the Roseanne one. My Dad especially ranted and raved about what a rip off it was. I had felt the same about the St. Elsewhere deal though I did see why they did it from a writing standpoint.

Did not know they were trying to bring back Roseanne. Not sure that is going to work as a lot has changed for society in the intervening years.

David Cranmer said...

Always enjoyed the Newhart finale. But every other show that pulled this lame stunt was pointless and pathetic.

Don Coffin said...

I figure anyone who gets upset about a fictional show having a meta-fictional episode needs to get a real life.

Series television is all make-believe.