‘She Is Missed’: John Goodman Opens up About How He ‘Crashed’ After Roseanne Was Booted from Show

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Actor John Goodman, former co-star to Roseanne Barr, has previously spoken up about Barr’s racially targeted tweets which resulted in her dismissal from her sitcom “Roseanne” — now, he opened up saying it wasn’t easy in the aftermath.

Barr had tweeted at former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, writing, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, Goodman spoke about his hard time after Barr was booted from the original show, and how much she gave up to allow the show to keep on rolling with the new spinoff, “The Conners.”

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Goodman joked that at the end of the last season of “Roseanne,” his wife “goes out to the liquor store to fill her vape pen and she hasn’t been back yet.”

He explained that he didn’t know if the show would continue after it was canceled by ABC, however, he had hoped it would.

“I mean, she is missed definitely,” Goodman said. “After that many years, it’s like a family. And last year was so miraculous and so unreal that when it went away, it was almost like a dream.”

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“And I thought, ‘okay, I’ll be a big boy and handle this,'” Goodman said, explaining the hardship following the show’s cancellation.

“And I just crashed for a couple of weeks. All kinds of weird stuff happened. My wife got sick right after that. Then I fell down the stairs.”

Talking about financial control, Goodman said Barr “gave up a lot so that people could work.”

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“It was very weird doing the first show without her because she’s my buddy,” Goodman said. “I mean, we’d just sit there and she’d make me laugh and I’d make her laugh.”

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Goodman previously revealed that in the new spinoff, his character will be “mopey and sad” because his wife is dead — Barr said on a YouTube show that the writers kill her off by an opioid overdose.

The new spinoff, “The Conners,” will air October 16 and will be the same family “minus mom.”

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Mary
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Mary

I love the whole cast, but I must say Roseanne’s daughter on the show what’s her name on the view Sarah Gilbert. ??? She should have kept he mouth shut, and supported Roseanne by saying no apology! Joy Behar has said far worse about Trump & other people she doesn’t like! She criticizes Christian Americans.

Roseanne said one fricking thing & apologized, I’ve heard worse on TV.

Roseanne is the heart of the show, and they need to bring her back!!!

Judy Ellis
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Judy Ellis

This will fail without Roseanne, she is the one who made it the major hit that it was. I will not watch it , and I think they made a big mistake letting her go. Other have make far worse remarks and never had their careers ruined. All politics SMH

Douglas
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Douglas

They should just make it another crazy dream, while Roseanne was in the hospital. Dan came back. Roseanne can too. Or they should just end the whole thing. No one wants to see the family. Roseanne’s the draw, not the rest of them.

linda frost
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linda frost

This is so unfair. I would like to wish the others on the show well, but I just can’t because it is so unfair. Not just to Rosanne, but to all the people who wish for freedom of speech. And after all, she is a comedienne and this was wrong to take seriously. Some people in the industry have gotten so sensitive over the least little thing. They don’t care about important issues anymore. They would rather make a mountain out of a molehill. Now if we could just rid the networks of those people over some of the things… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Will not watch without Roseanne!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It’s a shame the networks let outside individuals(even last presidents wife)demand that anyone be fired over a tweet. It was not a threat. ABC should not let anyone tell them how to hire and fire people. The show didn’t even get started good. If a tweet upset you this much, you should not be IN The public or politics. Miss you have ruined many lives. But when your rich it doesn’t matter to you. I did like Roseanne, she told the truth in her sitcom and I think SOME PEOPLE COULDN’T TAKE , RIGHT MRS OBAMA!!! MAYBE IT WAS A… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Roseanne should of never been cancelled, black comics blast their own race with racesist jokes, but let whitey let loose you are labeled a racesist. Minorities have such low esteem, it’s sad.

Ann Biri
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Ann Biri

I am still disgusted that Roseanne was fired and yet the same network continues on with the View, who have also made inflammatory remarks about Christians and many other individuals. I really like John Goodman but won’t watch the Connors because of the double standard displayed by ABC. Last Man Standing I will now be able to watch on FOX! I am hoping they will come up with a vehicle for Roseanne in the near future.

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