R8, those girls did a really good job at acting drunk, especially "Dana," but Lecy really got the hangover downpat. I felt so bad for her the next day 'cause I know all too well what that's like.
Michael Fishman grew up to be unexpectedly very handsome.
They looked fine. They're not comedians, nor do they probably have much experience in a comedy roast situation like this. Sometimes it's hit or mis. They weren't bad, but a big part of comedy is delivery. They need to work on their delivery and timing a bit.
By the way, where was Sara Gilbert?
R9 - agreed.
Fishman did turn out decent looking. He was a horrible actor as a kid.
She's white trash...and on some sort of meds. I used to jerk around like that too...when I was hooked on meth and benzos.
She did something similar on the Roseanne reunion on Larry King's show. Smirked and mocked Larry like a bratty teenager might do to a substitute teacher. Larry's a dolt, of course, but it was strange to see this thirtyish woman behaving like a snotty child.
In that first picture of Fishman in R15's link, he looks sorta Robert Blake crazy.
She looks drunkardly.
She had a really weird blog for a while a when she was living in Billyburg and working at a flower shop.
She's sitting at the grown-ups table now so she feels she has to swear.
OK, I thought she was going to be extremely fat or unrecognizable due to plastic surgery, but she looks normal. She does act jittery, but no big deal .
She pronounces her name Lee-Cee. They fired her for banging one of the writers? Lecey is still friendly with Roseanne?
As i recall, Lecy was replaced by Sarah Chalke and then came back for the final season.
Lecey left at the start of the 5th season (1992-1993) to attend college. They sent her off by having her and Mark elope and move to Minneapolis so he could take a job there. Becky was gone for the rest of the season. Sarah Chalke wasn't brought in to replace her until Season 6 (1993-1994); Mark returned with her, even dumber. Chalke stayed through Season 7 (1994-1995), and then in Season 8 (1995-1996), Lecey returned. Chalke came back in the latter half of the season to do some episodes that Lecey was unable to do (like the Disney World two-parter), then Chalke took over again full-time for the final Season 9 (1996-1997).
BTW: I love the "Patty Duke Show" spoof they did when Lecey returned in Season 8. The end credits had Lecey and Chalke spoofing the "Identical Cousins" intro.
Becky #2 was waaaaaay better, waaaaaay prettier....
waaay too unlikely as the spawn of Dan and Roseanne.
Go and ask how she reconciles her celebrated role playing a cat with her signature song about a bird, "Meadowlark." Don't let her conduct the class until she takes sides as either a cat person or bird lover, then mock her choice. Then make meowing noises and ask to stroke her kitty while whistling "Memory."
I loved Lecy as Becky.She had a really expressive face and the coolest hair.
I strongly disagree, R26. Lecey was the better actress, and not bad-looking I should add. But more importantly, she fit in with that family dynamic. Becky #1 could hold her own against Darlene and Roseanne, was intelligent, and had more chemistry with "Mark." When Chalke took over, she turned Becky into a dumb blonde bimbo whose only shtick seemed to be to whine about something with hands on hips, and then storm out: Chalke also looked out of place in that family; she looked like she belonged with a WASPy family, instead. And though she and Glenn Quinn complemented each other physically, they seemed to be lacking in chemistry.
Poor Glenn Quinn, he was so cute and he was also a decent actor. He became a junkie and died of an overdose some years ago.
Sarah Chalke was good in Scrubs and ok in HIMYM, but she was not Lecy.
Sarah C. Is a successful tv actor.
Lacey, not so much.
The residual checks keep coming in.
why was courtney love with DJ? i don't get it.
What does "OK" stand for? I don't understand.
R33, but that doesn't change the fact that Chalke sucked as Becky. Watch her episodes. She's horrid and unwatchable. I almost never watch after Season 5.
R37 when you say she "sucked" do you mean that she sucked her teeth as though she had a nervous tic?
I always thought that about Sarah Chalke. She was way too well bred to be a Connor.
That guy who killed all those guys in Colorado needs to get her lawyer. I guess you can kill your kid and it's OK but if you're actually mentally ill and kill, it's to the death chair
Goranson's Becky was the most realistic portrayal of a teenager ever put on television. She did a phenomenal job.
Agree, the whole cast was superb and then all the featured big name actors, like Shelley Winters, Estelle Parsons, Sandra Bernhard. But Mackenzie Phillips as Julie on "One Day at a Time was also a good t.v. teen portrayal.
I agree, the writing in the early seasons when Becky and Darlene were teenagers was spot on.
"But Mackenzie Phillips as Julie on "One Day at a Time was also a good t.v. teen portrayal."
Maybe a little over the top, R42
she was very realistic and a good actress, Mackenzie has talent and she looks fab these days.
Is that what happens when you smoke meth and chug cough syrup simultaneously?
It was just last year when someone found her reading tarot cards in a shop for a living.
She's either a lesbian or a gypsy.
I think she is a gay chick into alternative healing. I'm quite serious.
She's probably at Michfest right now.
I always thought Lecy was mentally retarded. A great actress, but still mentally retarded.
DJ started breeding barely out of his teens, complete with pregnant belly pics with his brood mare.
Where was Sara Gilbert?
R51 - good question.
Mackenzie was a realistic teen, with acne, a drug problem and real anger. She's also good in George Lucas' "American Graffiti" currently on ThisTV.
Sara couldn't be bothered to come up off of Linda Perry's pussy long enough to show some gratitude to Roseanne for giving her a career.
Traci Lords, Loretty Lynn, Martin Mull, Fred Willard??
Remember when she danced wildly in her bedroom to one of those Black Box 90s club songs?
In a recent interview, Lecy Goranson said she never tuned into the show to see Sarah Chalke playing Becky and never even bothered to watch the show's finale. I find that really odd. I mean, I get that for some people a job is just a job and maybe she never gave "Roseanne" two thoughts when she wasn't on set. That's fine. But it surprises that she really cared so little. Also, if she really didn't care about any of it, then why is she still agreeing to interviews about the show 15 years later?
I heard the rumor she's a lesbian, but she's so flaky bordering on "off", I'm hoping they're just confusing her with Sara. If she is gay, she's self hating:
[quote]Goranson appeared on Larry King with the cast of Roseanne and objected to episodes that focused on homosexuality. Goranson referred to herself as "a good Christian."
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