'Roseanne: Halloween Edition'
(Roseanne, John Goodman, et al / DVD / NR / (1988) 2006 / Anchor Bay Ent.)
Overview: 'Roseanne' is the story of lower class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parent's in Law. A classic sitcom, the story circles around the Connor family - a family of five (DJ, Darlene, Becky, Roseanne and Dan). The household's mother, Roseanne, is being accompanied in her quest to keep the family together by her sister Jackie and various friends over the years.
DVD Verdict: By far, the Halloween episodes of Roseanne were the best from the series. There will be seven episodes included on this disc from seasons 2-8 from the nine season show. Among the episodes, Roseanne is mistaken for a man - since she is wearing a lumberjack costume, and goes with it. Roseanne sends everyone to a Halloween party while she sits home and moaps, resulting in the Ghosts of Halloween Past / Present / and Future visiting her. Roseanne gets her husband Dan to pull a Halloween stunt on Nancy (played by Sandra Bernhard). Leon invites a bunch of his friends to a Halloween party to the "Lunch Box", who seem to know Jackie's husband Fred well, raising the question if he's gay or not. Having watched this show when it was new, and never want to tune into the reruns, I definally won't be being buying this show season by season (I think four seasons are available to buy now). But, I will be buying this best-of set. The end of these Halloween episodes were the best when you got to see a series of carved pumpkins on the Connor family porch. This is a Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and come with the Special Features of an Audio Commentary by Roseanne.