“Roseanne,” which returned Tuesday with nine new episodes, didn’t win its first Emmy until 1992, for its fourth season. It went to Laurie Metcalf, who took home her first of three straight Best Supporting Comedy Actress Emmys — and she definitely didn’t let Roseanne Barr forget it.
A month after the Emmys, the sitcom aired its milestone 100th episode, “The Dark Ages,” which ended with one of the show’s trademark fourth wall breaks: Metcalf is polishing her new hardware on the couch next to Barr, who starts wrestling her for it. John Goodman soon pops in and they chase Metcalf off the stage. Barr’s then-husband Tom Arnold joins in on the fun too.
Barr would win her own Emmy the following year, but Goodman never won for “Roseanne”; he finally received his first statuette for his guest turn on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” in 2007.
In our current Emmy odds, “Roseanne,” which was never nominated for Best Comedy Series, is in 11th place for the top prize. Barr and Goodman are both in seventh and Metcalf is in second. Let’s hope someone wins and the show is renewed so they can continue these Emmy antics.
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