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New ‘Roseanne’ Teaser Makes Fun Of The Show’s Original Ending

And, as Becky would apparently say now, it’s “dope.”

On Christmas, ABC gifted the internet with a few funny teasers for the upcoming “Roseanne” revival and from the looks of them, not much has changed in the Conner household.

Well, that is with the exception of Becky (Lecy Goranson) using the word “dope” and Dan (John Goodman) being, uh, alive.

Clockwise from upper left) Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr and Sara
Clockwise from upper left) Laurie Metcalf, John Goodman, Sarah Chalke, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Roseanne Barr and Sara Gilbert are all returning to the show.

In the original series’ finale, it was revealed that Dan died of a heart attack. But in one teaser for the reboot that jarring detail is not only ignored, it’s a punch line.

The clever clip features Becky and (zombie?) Dan watching basketball as Dan complains about the current Chicago Bull’s lineup and how the team was better in the 1990s.

To this, Roseanne says:

“You can’t live in the past, Dan. When things are gone, they’re gone forever.”

This is not the first time the show has made fun of itself. Goranson, who originally played Becky, left the show in its fifth season to attend college. She was replaced by actress Sarah Chalke, but then returned for the show’s eighth season. Goranson eventually left the show again, and Chalke reprised the role.  But the switching of the actresses became a long-running inside joke on the series — which you can see in these clips:

Check out the other new teasers below!

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