Fans erupt with comments after 'Roseanne' mocks two favorite ABC tv shows
The famous family series poked fun at the other shows airing in their network.
Roseanne recently premiered its reboot and fans have been eager to watch every episode.
The show previously mocked the 2016 presidential election and tackled other worldly issues through humor, much like when Roseanne - played by Barr - and Dan - played by John Goodman - came to accept their grandson Mark – played by Ames McNamara - being a gender non-conformist.
During the third episode, Pop Culture shared that the show somewhat humorously went after ABC’s Tuesday night lineup. Roseanne also airs every Tuesday on the same network.
At some point in the episode, Dan and Roseanne fell asleep in the living room and missed all the shows they like to binge watch.
Wow, so this revival is just openly racist. “They’re just like us” ? #Roseanne— He Said, She Said (@misanthrope1969) April 4, 2018
After Dan snored too loudly, Roseanne woke up, disoriented, but soon began to realize that they both have overslept.
She proceeded to jolt her husband awake informing him that they have missed Wheel of Fortune and Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel.
Dan went on to say, "We missed all the shows about black and Asian families.”
Roseanne quickly responded with, "Hmmm, they're just like us. There you're all caught up.”
Even though Roseanne did not mention any show titles, it was clear she was referring to ABC’s comedy series, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat.
"We missed all our shows about Black and Asian families." No, you didn't. They'll be on starting at 9 with blackish and Black Lightning. #Roseanne— Omari Daniels (@TheOtherBigO) April 4, 2018
replay it, this is what she said, "We missed all our shows about Black and Asian families." how is that an insult when she said they missed watching the shows because they overslept? seriously, are you just looking for something to complain about #Roseanne?— Tina Marie (@LadyTi88) April 4, 2018
Both shows are family comedies, which also represent minorities on primetime television.
A lot of fans did not like the joke and criticized the show while others took it lightly and just laughed it off, pointing out that the series merely mocked its own network for fun.
Black-ish is mainly about an upper-middle-class African-American family, which uses humor to tackle current issues, much like Roseanne.
Fresh Off the Boat, on the other hand, stars an Asian-American family. It is the first American television sequel that stars such a family that aired on a primetime network since 1994.