'Roseanne' cast honors the memory of Glenn Quinn with a moving ritual before every episode
The untimely death of the actor did not mean that he'd be forgotten by the show.
As reported in an article published by Country Living, the hit TV show Roseanne, that had record ratings on its return to TV, paid a moving tribute this week to one of its actors, Glenn Quinn, from the original series.
Quinn, who played the character of Mark Healy in the original series died due to drug overuse in 2002 at the age of 32.
The show showed his photo at the end of the episode in his honor and also featured a heartbreaking scene between Becky and Darlene.
During the episode, Becky opened up about losing Mark and disclosed to Darlene that the couple was trying to have children.
Darlene pointed out to Becky that even if she did not see herself frozen after Mark's death, everyone else around her could. She explained to Becky that moving on would not be betraying his memory.
Actor Michael Fishman, who portrays the role of D.J. Conner on the show, posted an emotional update on social media on Wednesday after the show was broadcasted.
In the post, Fishman said Quinn's sisters attended the sets for many weeks after the shooting for the show's reboot began. He revealed that Quinn's niece would be a part of the show in the upcoming episodes.
Fishman recalled that Quinn was an amazing person. Quinn had the personality to light up every room he entered with his charm and the show did not even think of replacing his character with a different actor.
“As a show, we never considered replacing his character. Recasting as some in the media suggested was never even an option. Glenn is irreplaceable.”
Michael Fishman, Facebook, April 11, 2018
Before the taping of every episode, the cast is introduced to the studio audience. The introductions begin when the cast enter Roseanne and Dan's bedroom through the kitchen to meet the crowd.
Fisher brings Quinn's picture along with him and the cast pass it to each and every character before they begin filming.